Turkey with Apple Stuffing

A classic holiday roast turkey stuffed with a savory, sweet apple stuffing flavored with thyme, sage, and raisins.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  It's time to get those final recipes in order and get ready!  Here's a great one to start the plans out!
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to get those final recipes in order and get ready! Here's a great one to start the plans out!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  It's time to get those final recipes in order and get ready!  Here's a great one to start the plans out!

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

270

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

270

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups celery, chopped

  • 3/4

    cup onion, chopped

  • 3/4

    cup butter, cubed

  • 9

    cups day-old whole wheat bread, cubed

  • 3

    cups apples, finely chopped

  • 3/4

    cup raisins

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons salt

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1/2

    teaspoon rubbed sage

  • 1/4

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1

    turkey (14 to 16-pounds)

  • Additional butter, melted

Directions

In a Dutch oven, sauté celery and onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in the bread cubes, apples, raisins, salt, thyme, sage and pepper. Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey with 4 cups stuffing. Place remaining stuffing in a greased 2-quart baking dish; refrigerate until ready to bake. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush with melted butter. Bake, uncovered, at 325°F for 3 3/4 to 4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°F for the turkey and 165°F for the stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Bake additional stuffing, covered, for 20 to 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cover turkey and let stand for 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving. If desired, thicken pan drippings for gravy. Editor’s Note: Stuffing may be prepared as directed and baked separately in a greased 3-quart baking dish. Cover and bake at 325°F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.

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