Golden Roast Turkey with Sausage Apple Stuffing
16 lb Turkey
1 c Butter or Margarine, Melted
1/4 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
Sausage Apple Stuffing (see below)
Remove giblets and neck from turkey; wash, and set aside.
Wash turkey thoroughly inside and out. Pat dry with towels. Remove any
Prepare the Sausage Apple Stuffing.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Spoon some of dressing into neck cavity of turkey. Bring skin of neck over
back; fasten with poultry pin.
Spoon remaining dressing into body cavity; do not pack. Insert 4 or 5
poultry pins at regular intervals. Lace cavity closed with twine and then tie.
Bend wing tips under body, or fasten to body with poultry pins. Tie ends of
legs together. Insert meat thermometer in inside of thigh at thickest part.
Place turkey on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with some butter;
sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast uncovered and brushing occasionally with remaining butter and pan
drippings; about 4 hours, or until meat thermometer registers 185 degreesF. Leg
joint should move freely within the socket.
When turkey begins to turn golden, cover loosely with tinfoil to avoid
Place turkey on serving platter. Remove foil, twine, and poultry pins. Let
stand 20 to 30 minutes before carving.
Make the gravy.
Serves 14 to 16.
Sausage Apple Stuffing
1/4 lb Bulk pork sausage
1/3 c Chopped onion
1/3 c Chopped celery
6 c Dry bread cubes
1 tb Finely chopped fresh parsley
3/4 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Poultry seasoning
1/8 ts Pepper
3 tb Butter, melted
1/3 c Water
1 1/2 c Chopped peeled apples
1/2 c Raisins
In small skillet, brown pork sausage with onion and celery. Do not drain.
In a large bowl, combine bread,cubes, parsley, salt, poultry seasoning,
pepper and butter, mix well.
Stir in the water, apples, raisins and sausage mixture including drippings.
Just before roasting, spoon stuffing loosely into turkey cavities (both
ends); do not pack too tightly.
Place leftovers in a casserole and cook basting with the juices from the