Megaturkey Recipe -
Megaturkey Recipe
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"Yummy, moist, tasty turkey! I combined two of my favorite turkey recipes to make this one superb apple flavored roast turkey with stuffing."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Gently loosen the turkey skin on the breast by sliding your hand between the skin and bird. Insert pieces of butter between the skin and breast.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss together the celery, bread cubes, and onion. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stuff this mixture into the cavity of the turkey, and place the apple halves inside with it. Place the turkey into a roasting bag, and pour the apple juice over the inside and outside of the turkey. Close the bag, and place turkey into a large roasting pan breast side up.
  4. Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature is 180 degrees F (85 degrees C) when measured in the meatiest part of the thigh. Open the bag, and remove turkey to a serving platter. Let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2005

added a bonus taste

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2009

The turkey turned out moist and juicy, and looked great. But, it was slightly lacking in flavor - next time I will add poultry seasoning. I did not care for the stuffing. It turned out soggy and the little flavor it had was weird (maybe the garlic powder - ?).


13 Ratings

Nov 24, 2007

Second year making this turkey recipe. If you like a moist turkey than this is the recipe for you. Yummmm!

Feb 18, 2006

Excellent, very tender and full of juice.

Nov 11, 2008

I used this recipe to make my first turkey. It was fabulous! Very moist! Now I'm afraid to stray from this recipe for my second turkey!

Nov 30, 2006

i would definitely do this again. i have never cooked a turkey before but i read up on it to cook for some friends. i brined my turkey almost 24 hours, which you shouldn't because that's a little too long. the turkey turned out tasting fine, but my gravy was definitely too salty. i used oranges instead of apples, i cut each orange in half and squeezed the juice over the turkey then stuffed it inside the cavity along with my vegetables, i didn't do the stuffing. i was almost worried that there wasn't going to be enough juice to make gravy but there is so much you'll have plenty. the only bad part was that my turkey stuck to the plastic a little bit and ripped some skin off. my turkey was honestly so tender the drumsticks were falling off when i tried to move the bird to my cutting board. i thought my breast was pretty dry but everyone else thought it was really moist. i would trust them because i don't eat very much roast turkey anyway.

Jul 31, 2009

megaturkey indeed! This was quite the turkey! the stuffing was a bit wet for the bf, and he complained that there were no seasonings on the turkey itself, but otherwise he liked it. It is a very moist turkey. Mine took 5 hours to cook, but it was also an almost 20 lb turkey, so I am not surprised. If not horrendously flavorful, it is nice and moist. If I do this again I'll salt and pepper the bird itself and rub in some poultry seasoning as well. Thanks for the recipe. Spot on directions!

Nov 28, 2008

The stuffing was perfect. I diced one apple and left the second halved to cover the turkey ends. The apple juice made it moist and had a great flavor. I prefered this over adding wine.


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  • Calories
  • 787 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 285 mg
  • 95%
  • Fat
  • 39.3 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 91.3 g
  • 183%
  • Sodium
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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