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Roast Capon With Apple And Raisin Stuffing

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Roast Capon With Apple And Raisin Stuffing is simply irresistible. Try this amazingly delicious stuffing recipe; I am sure you will always tempt to prepare this for every party!
Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pared chopped tart apple 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Herb seasoned croutons 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Golden raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Capon 6 Pound
  Soft butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry vermouth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 6 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

In 1/4 cup butter or margarine, saute 1 cup chopped celery and 1/2 cup chopped onion until onion is transparent.
In a large bowl, combine celery and onion with pan juices, 4 cups pared, chopped apple, 2 cups herb-seasoned croutons, 1 cup golden raisins, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tea spoon pepper.
Fill neck cavity of 1 (6-lb.) capon with about 3/4 cup stuffing.
Bring neck skin over stuffing and fasten to back of bird with a metal or wooden skewer.
Fill body cavity with remaining stuffing and close cavity by sewing with a large needle and heavy white thread.
Tie ends of legs together.
Place capon, breast side up, in roasting pan.
Rub all over with 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine.
Pour 1 cup dry vermouth and 1 cup water into roasting pan and add 1 cup chopped onion.
Roast 3 hours at 325°, basting often.
Remove capon from oven and place on warm platter.
Keep warm while you prepare gravy.
Gravy:
Skim all fat from pan juices and set aside.
Measure pan juices and add enough chicken broth to make 3 cups.
Return 2 tablespoons fat to roasting pan.
While off heat add 6 tablespoons flour, stirring until smooth.
Stir in 3 cups liquid.
Cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened.
Strain and add salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
26

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