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Roasted Turkey Breast With Cherry And Apple Rice Stuffing

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Ingredients
  Water 3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)
  Long grain and wild vegetable and herb rice 18 Ounce (3 boxes, UNCLE BEN'S Brand)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried red tart cherries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Apple 1 Large, peeled and chopped to make 1 cup
  Toasted sliced almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bone in turkey breast 6 Pound
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 325°F.

MAKING
2 In a large saucepan, combine water, rice, contents of seasoning packets, 3 tablespoons butter and cherries.
3 Bring to a boil.
4 Cover and lower the heat.
5 Simmer for 25 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
6 Stir in apple and almonds; set aside.
7 On a rack in roasting pan, place the turkey breast, skin side down.
8 Loosely fill the breast cavity with rice stuffing.
9 Cover the stuffing with a heavy-duty foil, molding it slightly over the sides of turkey.
10 Carefully invert the turkey, skin side up, on the rack.
11 In a skillet, melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter.
12 Brush the surface of turkey with some butter.
13 Roast the turkey, uncovered, for 1 hour, basting with melted butter.
14 Continue roasting for 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours, basting occasionally with melted butter, until the meat thermometer inserted into the center of turkey registers 170°F.
15 Allow the turkey to stand, covered, for 15 minutes before carving.

SERVING
16 Carve and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
12

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