Golden Roasted Turkey Recipe

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Golden Roasted Turkey
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  1. In a stockpot, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until salt and brown sugar are dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add the cold water to cool the brine to room temperature.
  2. Place a turkey-size oven roasting bag inside a second roasting bag; add turkey. Carefully pour cooled brine into bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible; seal bags and turn to coat. Place in a roasting pan. Refrigerate for 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the water, apple, onion and cinnamon. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until apples are tender; drain water.
  4. Drain and discard brine. Rinse turkey under cold water; pat dry. Place cooked apple mixture, rosemary and sage in turkey cavity. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
  5. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Rub with oil and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving; discard apple mixture and herbs. Yield: 14 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 825.42 Kcal (3456 kJ)
Calories from fat 306.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.1g 52%
Cholesterol 376.31mg 125%
Sodium 2793.69mg 116%
Potassium 1300.25mg 28%
Total Carbs 15.73g 5%
Sugars 9.33g 37%
Dietary Fiber 0.87g 3%
Protein 116.2g 232%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Iron 6mg 33%
Calcium 105.1mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 92.27 Kcal (386 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.81g 52%
Cholesterol 42.07mg 125%
Sodium 312.31mg 116%
Potassium 145.36mg 28%
Total Carbs 1.76g 5%
Sugars 1.04g 37%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 3%
Protein 12.99g 232%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 33%
Calcium 11.7mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.2
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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