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I loved the taste and tenderness of this recipe. This was part of menu #26073. Used Dandelion Jelly adding apple korn schnapps. Used 2 large apples and added a large onion halved, and garlic cloves filling in the cavity of the turkey. Saved 6 thin sliced of apple and placed them under the skin along with the sage leaves. Loosely covered with foil,A MUST because the sugar in the jelly will brown quickly. I roasted at 325 degrees F., using a meat thermometer to get a perfect doneness. Removed the turkey when it reads 165 degrees F. in the thickest part of the thigh meat. Here is an approximate turkey cooking time guide for roasting at 325 degrees F. from the USDA: 8 to 12 lbs: 2 3/4 to 3 hrs 12 to 14 lbs: 3 to 3 3/4 hrs 14 to 18 lbs: 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hrs 18 to 20 lbs: 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hrs 20 to 24 lbs: 4 1/2 to 5 hrs While roasting, I basted with the liquid a couple times. I also suggest keeping water in the bottom of the pan because all the basting liquid will brown or burn. As I craved the turkey found the dark skin gotten soft so I place it under the broil skin side down then flipped and ended up with a yummy crisp skin every one fought over.Thank you for a great recipe.

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Rita~ February 06, 2009
Apple Sage Roast Turkey