Roasted Turkey

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins




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