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Roast Turkey With Corn Bread Stuffing

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Ingredients
  Bulk pork sausage 1 Pound, crumbled
  Unsalted butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped celery 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Corn pone 1 , crumbled (8 Inches Square)
  Chicken stock/Low sodium chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Apples 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Cored, Chopped, Unpeeled)
  Minced parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried thyme leaves 3 Teaspoon
  Rubbed sage 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 2 Cup (32 tbs), toasted
  Turkey 16 Pound (Fresh / Frozen, Thawed, 1 In Number)
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  1% milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

1. ln a 12-inch nonstick skillet, brown the sausage over moderate heat for 5 minutes and transfer to a large bowl. Melt the butter in the skillet, add the celery and onion and saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Transfer to the bowl; toss with the corn pone, stock, apples, parsley, 2 teaspoons of the thyme,the sage, 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper, and the pecans if you wish.
2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Stuff the body and neck cavities of the turkey, then truss. Insert a roasting thermometer in its thigh. Transfer the rest of the stuffing to a buttered baking dish, cover tightly with foil, and refrigerate.
3. Roast the turkey on a rack in a large open roasting pan, basting often, for Ah hours or until the thermometer registers 180°F. Bake the extra stuffing, covered, during the last 30 minutes. Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes; carve it, discarding the skin. Reserve the pan drippings.
4. To prepare the gravy: In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the drippings over moderate heat. Whisk in the flour, the remaining thyme, salt, and pepper and cook until bubbly. Whisk in the milk; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the turkey and Roasted Vegetables.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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