Roast turkey with grand marnier apricot stuff
Roast Turkey Poultry Holiday Apricots
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:20:37 AM. Recipe ID 52446. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Roast turkey with grand marnier apricot stuff
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
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
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.
Didn't find the recipe you were looking for? Search for more here!