Very easy - I used this recipe for my first Thanksgiving and it turned out perfectly. The guests who don't like turkey, even liked it!
Thank you Suzy - 10 stars ! This was great, moist and dee-lish. I used an oven bag and a meat thermometer and our 14.6 lb Butterball took a bit over 3 hours to get to 180. Could have been my oven. Any way his was the best Thanksgiving Turkey we have EVER had and it looked beautiful too. My daughter took some pics and we will post them soon.
This turned out great! I used foil to cover and uncovered the last 30 minutes or so to brown it. I did use a bit of onion, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. It did take closer to 4hrs for my 15 pounder to cook. When it was done I mashed the apple into the juices added flour, onion powder, lots of pepper and chicken broth to make a gravy. Yum!
I added a little cajun twist on the seasoning. The turkey came out juicy and flavorful. I would not cook it over 180. Just under keeps it juicy and safe to eat. Thanks for sharing.
Great help for a turkey novice! I was inordinately pleased to find my grocery store had a little package of fresh 'poultry herbs'. Just enough of all 3 in this recipe. Somehow I forgot the lemon, but it still tastes great! I baked a 16 lb. turkey for just over 3 hours, and I did think some of the white meat got too dry, even in an oven bag. But I will use this easy method again!
Made this for Thanksgiving in an electric roaster. Loved using the fruits and herbs. Will use this recipe again. Thanks for sharing!
Probably the best turkey I have made in the entire 10 years I have been making T-day dinners. The turkey was juicy with GREAT flavoring. The drippings off this bird made UNBELIEVABLE gravy (made with cornstarch and chicken broth). I will be making this regularly.