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easy turkey with apples and glaze

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

A very easy, yummy, and moist turkey with a hint of fall.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Terrific turkey with a delicious and EASY twist! Follow Sherri's directions and you will have the perfect holiday turkey. The turkey is tender and juicy. The flavor from the apples in the cavity permeates the meat. We found it most noticeable in the dark meat. The apple juice poured on top caramelizes in the baking process and gives the turkey a sweet and savory flavor. A fantastic centerpiece for your holiday meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy turkey with apples and glaze

  • 1
    12 lb turkey, giblets removed
  • 3
    apples, cored and quartered
  • 1
    12 oz container apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 3/4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried sage

How To Make easy turkey with apples and glaze

Test Kitchen Tips
We recommend using a meat thermometer while cooking. Our turkey took about an hour longer to cook than the instructions. The turkey thigh should read 180 degrees and the turkey breast 170 degrees.
  • Foil in the bottom of a roasting pan.
    Heat oven to 325. Line a large roasting pan with foil.
  • Sliced apples inside the seasoned turkey.
    Place turkey in pan. Rub inside and outside of turkey with salt and pepper. Stuff apples inside the turkey.
  • Pouring apple juice over the turkey.
    Pour apple juice over turkey.
  • Pouring broth into the roasting pan.
    Pour broth into the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkling sage over the turkey.
    Sprinkle turkey with sage.
  • Covering the turkey with foil while roasting in the oven.
    Loosely cover turkey with foil. Roast 3 hours.
  • Brushing the turkey with liquid while it roasts.
    Remove foil and roast another 30-60 minutes, brushing with liquid until the bird is no longer pink inside.