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    3 hrs 20 mins

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    3 hrs

    Sharon123's Note:

    A recipe from the Golden Door developed by chef Tracy Ritter and sous chef Steven Pernetti. Enjoy this traditional turkey for Thanksgiving or anytime!

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    For glaze


    1. 1
      In the bottom of a roasting pan large enough to hold the turkey, combine celery, carrots and onions.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl combine fennel (if using), leeks, sliced orange and basil.
    3. 3
      Toss to mix.
    4. 4
      Place mixture in cavity of turkey.
    5. 5
      Place turkey on top of vegetables or on a rack over vegetables to cook.
    6. 6
      Make glaze: In a small bowl combine apple juice concentrate, water, orange juice, lemon or lime juice and soy sauce.
    7. 7
      Set aside.
    8. 8
      Place turkey in a preheated 400* oven 1/2 hour, then lower temperature to 350* and cook 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until an internal temperature of 180* to 185* is reached.
    9. 9
      After first half hour of cooking, baste bird every 10 to 15 minutes with glaze mixture.
    10. 10
      Remove turkey from oven and allow it to rest 20 minutes before carving.
    11. 11
      While turkey is resting, pour off all pan juices into a"de-fatting cup" and allow juices to separate from fat.
    12. 12
      When separated, carefully pour into a serving pitcher or gravy boat.
    13. 13
      Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
    14. 14
      Place turkey on a platter for carving.
    15. 15
      Note: Removal of all skin before serving will lower fat content of each portion.
    16. 16
      Makes 12 servings.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 08, 2013


      We baked another turkey breast yesterday -- mostly for sandwiches. I placed the veggies under the turkey breast (didn't use the fennel) and then basted with your wonderful glaze. The turkey was moist and the flavor was wonderful. Will definitely use this recipe again for sure. Made for PRMR, December, 2013.

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    • on November 22, 2012


      Delicious turkey and the glaze was phenomenial! Skin crispy and turkey was wonderful! Thanks for shairng!

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    • on December 05, 2009


      Very very very moist and oh so tasty! This recipe is excellent and I highly recommend that everyone try it! I whisked 1/4 cup of flour into the drippings plus 1 cup of chicken broth for gravy. I really liked the gravy but DH wasn't big on the citrus. I will make my turkey like this again for sure. Made exactly as directed, without the optional fennel. Made for PRMR. Thanks Sharon123! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (657 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 796.2
    Calories from Fat 330
    Total Fat 36.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 308.7 mg
    Sodium 516.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 9.9 g
    Protein 94.4 g

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