Plum-Glazed Roast Turkey with Spinach, Bacon, and Cashew Stuffing and Plum Gravy Recipe

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  1. Make glaze and roast turkey: Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Simmer jam, five-spice powder, peppercorns, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan, stirring, until jam is melted, about 3 minutes. Pour glaze through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing on and discarding solids, then cool.
  3. Rinse turkey inside and out and pat dry. Season inside and out with remaining teaspoon salt. Loosely fill large body cavity (and neck cavity if desired) with stuffing and tie drumsticks together with string. Fold neck skin under body and secure with skewers, then tuck wings under.
  4. Put turkey on a rack set in a large flameproof roasting pan and roast in middle of oven 30 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  6. Brush melted butter over turkey and roast, basting every 30 minutes (add a little water to pan if juices get too dark), 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Brush turkey with plum glaze and continue to roast until thermometer inserted in center of body cavity (stuffing) registers 165°F (fleshy part of thigh will be about 180°F; do not touch bone), 1 to 1 3/4 hours more. If glaze starts browning too much, tent turkey with foil. (Total roasting time: 3 to 3 3/4 hours.) Transfer turkey to a platter (do not clean roasting pan), then remove skewers and discard string. Transfer stuffing from cavity to a serving dish and keep warm, covered. Let turkey stand 30 minutes.
  8. Make gravy while turkey stands: Transfer pan juices to a 2-quart glass measure, then skim fat, reserving 3 tablespoons of it. Add enough turkey stock to pan juices to total 4 1/2 cups. Straddle roasting pan across 2 burners, then add wine and deglaze pan by boiling over moderately high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, until wine is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add stock mixture and jam and boil, stirring, until jam is melted. Pour through fine-mesh sieve into glass measure.
  9. Whisk together reserved fat and flour in a large heavy saucepan (it will be about the thickness of peanut butter) and cook roux over moderately low heat, stirring, 3 minutes. Add hot stock mixture in a fast stream, whisking constantly to prevent lumps, and simmer, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in turkey juices accumulated on platter and simmer 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve turkey with gravy.
  11. Cooks' note: If you choose not to cook your stuffing inside the bird, your turkey will take less time to roast(thigh should register at least 170 degrees F).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3443.06 Kcal (14415 kJ)
Calories from fat 550.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.2g 94%
Cholesterol 603.55mg 201%
Sodium 45898.97mg 1912%
Potassium 13861.69mg 295%
Total Carbs 131.93g 44%
Sugars 0.21g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.91g 8%
Protein 486.61g 973%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 113.5mg 631%
Calcium 144.7mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 13.11 Kcal (55 kJ)
Calories from fat 2.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.23g 94%
Cholesterol 2.3mg 201%
Sodium 174.78mg 1912%
Potassium 52.78mg 295%
Total Carbs 0.5g 44%
Sugars 0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 8%
Protein 1.85g 973%
Iron 0.4mg 631%
Calcium 0.6mg 14%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 73.6
  • 74

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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