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Upside Down Apple Cider Turkey

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“This recipe came from a couple of my fellow Watkins associates, Cheryl and Thad Overturf.”
3hrs 20mins
1 turkey

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup watkins grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon watkins rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon watkins thyme
  • 1 tablespoon watkins marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon watkins black pepper
  • 1 apple
  • 2 -3 tablespoons watkins traditional cider brew mixed spice
  • 10 -12 lbs turkey
  • Apple Cider Gravy
  • 1 tablespoon watkins chicken soup base


  1. Coat entire Turkey with Watkins Grapeseed Oil Sprinkle with Watkins Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram,& Black Pepper (Be sure to apply to both sides!) Cut 1 Apple into slices and place inside Turkey (Not to be eaten, just for flavor!) or add stuffing if desired.
  2. Add one cup water to bottom of pan Sprinkle 2-3tbsp of Watkins Traditional Cider Brew throughout bottom of roasting pan Cook Turkey upside on rack in roasting pan at 325 degrees.
  3. See outside of Turkey bag for proper baking time.
  4. (10-12lbs approximately 3-4 hours) Place meat thermometer into thickest part of Turkey.
  5. Once it reaches 170 degrees, Turkey is done.
  6. Let sit 20-30 minute before serving.
  8. Strain juices from bottom of roasting pan Simmer juices in a smaller pan on med-low heat With a wire whisk, add 4-6 tbsp of flour or more depending on how much juice you have left over Add 1 tbsp of Watkins Chicken Soup Base Simmer on low heat until ready to serve!
  9. You won't believe how wonderful your home will smell while cooking this turkey.
  10. Cooking the turkey upside down makes the white meat more juicy!

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