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Apple Almond Stuffed Turkey

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Ingredients
  Bread loaf 1 Pound, sliced (1 Loaf)
  Onions 3 Medium, chopped
  Tart apples 3 Medium, chopped
  Diced cooked ham 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Dried savory 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fennel seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Toasted)
  Dried currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Turkey broth/Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Apple juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Turkey 1
Directions

Cut bread into 1/2-in.cubes and place in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 225° for 30-40 minutes, tossing occasionally until partially dried.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the next 10 ingredients in butter until onions and apple are tender, about 15 minutes.
Transfer to a large bowl.
Add the bread cubes, almonds, currants, broth and juice; toss well.
Just before baking, stuff the turkey.
Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together.
Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until thermometer reads 185°.
When the turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil and baste if needed.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Servings: 
48

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