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    Roast Turkey With Sage and Thyme

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    4 hrs 30 mins

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    Serves: 12


    14 lb. ...

    Units: US | Metric



    1. 1
      Remove and discard giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey with cold water, and pat dry with paper towels.
    2. 2
      Loosen skin from turkey breast without totally detaching skin( sort of make a pocket). Stir together 2 tablespoons, butter, salt and pepper. Rub butter mixture evenly over turkey breast under skin. Carefully place sage leaves and thyme sprigs evenly on each side of breat under skin. Replace skin.
    3. 3
      Place pear halves, celery, onion, and garlic inside cavity. Place turkey breast side up, on a lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil lined shallow roasting pan. Rub entire turkey evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
    4. 4
      Bake at 325F for 2 hours and 45 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thigh reads 180°F Basting turkey every 30 minutes with pan drippings. (Prevent overcooking by checking for doneness after 2 hours)Remove turkey from roasting pan, and let sand 20 minutes before slicing. Garnish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 10, 2007


      Great results. My turkey (14lbs) was done in under 4 hours! thanks for the recipe

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    • on February 09, 2007


      This recipe looked too good to pass up, even though I was looking for something for just drumsticks. I didn't change any of amounts of the other ingredients, I just placed the vegetables (and fruit) in the baking dish around the drumsticks. I didn't have any fresh thyme, so I used dried. I did have the fresh sage, and the flavor really shines through here. The meat was juicy, but I can see where a whole bird would have been batter here, to allow the flavors to infuse the turkey through the cavity.

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    • on January 31, 2007


      Moist meat! love it! I tried to go as low fat as possible. So I didn't use any butter and it browned just fine. I would have basted it if I had the time. Maybe next time. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Roast Turkey With Sage and Thyme

    Serving Size: 1 (431 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 671.8
    Calories from Fat 314
    Total Fat 34.9 g
    Saturated Fat 11.1 g
    Cholesterol 273.5 mg
    Sodium 388.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 79.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh sage leaves

    fresh thyme sprigs

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