Apple Almond Stuffed Turkey



12 servings



1 (16 lbs.) turkey
1 lb. sliced bread
3 md. onions, chopped
3 md. tart apples, chopped
1-1/2 cup fully cooked ham, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 tbsp. dried savory
2 tsp. lemon peel, grated
1-1/2 tsp. orange peel, grated
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. fennel seed
1/2 cup butter or
1-1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup dried currants
1 cup turkey or
chicken broth
1/2 cup apple juice


Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 225°F for 30-40 minutes, tossing occasionally until partially dried.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté the next 10 ingredients in butter until onions and apple are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to alarge bowl. Add the bread cubes, almonds, currants, broth and juice; tosswell. Just before baking, stuff the turkey. Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together. Place on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered at 325°F for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until thermometer reads 185°F. When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil and baste if needed.

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