Roast Turkey With Grand Marnier Apricot Stuffing

Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Here's another good turkey and dressing recipe. DH loves stuffings and gobbles this one up. I've never really liked using the giblets (I think it's a mind thing, lol), but I am convinced that they really add a lot of flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make the stuffing - directions below.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F
  3. Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat dry.
  4. Squeeze the juice of the oranges all over the turkey and in the neck and body cavities.
  5. Spoon the stuffing loosely into the cavities.
  6. Set aside any extra stuffing.
  7. Sew up the cavities or close with small trussing skewers.
  8. Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
  9. Sprinkle all over with thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Spread the butter all over the turkey.
  11. Turn breast side up in the pan and cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  12. Place turkey in the oven and reduce heat to 425.
  13. Roast for 3 hours.
  14. Remove the foil and roast, basting occasionally until the juices run clear when the meaty part of the thigh is pierced with a sharp skewer, about 2 more hours.
  15. Bake the leftover stuffing in a baking dish at 325 for 30 minutes.
  16. Let turkey stand, covered with foil for 15 minutes before carving.
  17. STUFFING:.
  18. Place the apricots and 1 cup of Grand Marnier in a small saucepan.
  19. Heat to boiling.
  20. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  21. Simmer the turkey liver and heart in water to cover in a small saucepan for 5 minutes; set aside and cool.
  22. Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  23. Add the celery and onion and saute for 10 minutes.
  24. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  25. Cook the pork sausage in the same skillet, crumbling with a fork, until it is no longer pink.
  26. Remove and add to the celery mixture.
  27. Add the stuffing mix, apricots with liquid, and almonds.
  28. Finely dice the turkey liver and heart and add to the stuffing mixture, stir to combine.
  29. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup butter and the stock in a small saucepan just until the butter melts.
  30. Pour over the stuffing mixture and add the remaining 1/2 cup Grand Marnier.
  31. Stir well to moisten the stuffing.
  32. Season with thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
  33. Enough for a 21-24 pound turkey.
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My mom used to make this when I was growing up. I've adopted it for my family now, all grown up. I was surprised to see it out here already. We don't use the turkey recipe, but use the stuffing. Like you lazyme, I omit the giblets, not so much aversion as just not worth the extra effort to me as I can't tell the difference.