Roast turkey with grand marnier apricot stuffing
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Roast turkey with grand marnier apricot stuffing
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:01:42 AM. Recipe ID 25027. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Roast turkey with grand marnier apricot stuffing
 Categories: Poultry, Holiday, Main dish
      Yield: 12 Servings
           Turkey, about 21 pounds
      2 x  Oranges, cut in half
      1 ts Dried thyme
           Freshly ground black pepper
      4 x  Sticks of butter, room temp

MMMMM----------------GRAND MARNIER APRICOT STFFNG---------------------
      1 c  Diced dried apricots
  1 1/2 c  Grand Marnier
      1    Turkey liver and heart
      2 x  Sticks unsalted butter
      2 c  Coarsely chopped celery
           Lg yellow onion, chopped
      1 lb Bulk pork sausage
      1 lb Herb stuffing mix
      1 c  Slivered almonds
      2 c  Chicken stock
    1/2 ts Dried thyme
           Salt, to taste
           Black pepper, to taste
  FOR TURKEY: Make the stuffing.
  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat dry.  Squeeze the juice of the
  oranges all over the turkey and in teh neck and body cavities. Spoon
  the stuffing loosley into the cavities.  Set aside any extra
  stuffing. Sew up the cavities or close with small trussing skewers.
  Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.  Sprinkle all
  over with thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.  Spread the butter all
  over the turkey.  Turn breast-side up in the pan and cover the pan
  with aluminum foil.
  Place the turkey in the oven and reduce the heat to 325 degrees F.
  Roast for 3 hours.  Remove the foil and roast, basting occasionally,
  until the juices run clear when the meaty part of a thigh is pierced
  with a sharp skewer., about 2 more hours.  Bake the leftover stuffing
  in a baking dish at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  Let the turkey stand, covered with foil, for 15 minutes before
  GRAND MARNIER APRICOT STUFFING: Place the apricots and 1 cup of the
  Grand Marnier in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat
  and set aside. Simmer the turkey liver and heart in water to cover in
  a small saucepan for
        5    minutes; set aside to cool.
  Melt 1/2 cup of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add
  the celery and onion and saute for 10 minutes.  Transfer to a large
  mixing bowl.
  Cook the pork sausage in the same skillet, crumbling with a fork,
  until it is no longer pink.  Remove from the heat and add to the
  celery mixture.
  Add the stuffing mix, apricots with liquid, and almonds.  Finely dice
  the turkey livers and heart and add to the stuffing mixture. Stir to
  Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of butter and the stock in a small
  saucepan just until the butter melts.  Pour over the stuffing mixture
  and add the remaining 1/2 cup of Grand Marnier.  Stir well to moisten
  the stuffing. Season with the thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

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Recipe ID 25027 (Apr 03, 2005)

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