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    Turkey

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    3 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    3 hrs

    hschroer77's Note:

    This recipe is from my sister-in-law's kitchen. Also the best turkey we have ever had. So juicy and so moist.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the top rack.
    2. 2
      Combine the butter and sage in a mixing bowl, mash with a fork or spoon until the sage is well-incorporated and the butter has flecks of green in it. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Remove the neck and gizzards from teh inside of the turkey and discard. Rinse the bird thoroughly inside and out with cold water. Pat dry.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle the cavity and skin liberally with salt and pepper. Using your fingers, gently lift the skin from the breast and legs, and slip pieces of the sage butter underneath; massaging it in as you go.
    5. 5
      Truss the turkey; place it on a rack in a large roasting pan, and put into the oven.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and hot water to thin the glaze out a bit. Use this to baste the turkey every 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      The turkey should take about 3 hours to cook. If the legs or breast brown too quickly, cover with foil.
    8. 8
      About 2 hours into cooking, shingle the strips of bacon oven the turkey breast to over.
    9. 9
      Continue to roast and baste for another hour or so.
    10. 10
      The turkey is done when a meat theromometer registerss 170 degrees F in the meatiest part of the thigh. At 170 degrees F the thigh juices will run clear when pricked with a knife.
    11. 11
      When done, transfer the turkey to a cutting board and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
    12. 12
      Serve and enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (509 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 960.9
     
    Calories from Fat 486
    50%
    Total Fat 54.0 g
    83%
    Saturated Fat 20.7 g
    103%
    Cholesterol 355.2 mg
    118%
    Sodium 422.8 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 15.9 g
    63%
    Protein 94.8 g
    189%

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