Cherry-Glazed Turkey with Cherry-Apple Stuffing

Complement savory slices of roast turkey with a fruity stuffing and cherry glaze.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 5 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Turkey

1
whole turkey (12 lb), thawed if frozen
2
tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

Stuffing

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
package (16 oz) herb-seasoned stuffing mix
2
medium red apples, chopped (2 cups)
1 1/2
cups dried cherries
1
cup chopped pecans
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz container)

Glaze

1/2
cup cherry preserves or jam
1/4
cup ruby port or chicken broth
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray; set aside. Remove and discard neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. In small bowl, mix sage, salt and pepper; rub into turkey skin.
  • 2 In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. In large bowl, thoroughly mix cooked onion and remaining stuffing ingredients.
  • 3 Turn turkey breast side down. Fill neck cavity lightly with 1 cup of the stuffing (do not pack stuffing because it will expand during roasting). Fasten neck skin of turkey to back with skewer.
  • 4 Turn turkey breast side up. Fold wings across back of turkey so tips are touching. Fill body cavity lightly with 3 cups of the stuffing (do not pack stuffing because it will expand during roasting). Place remaining stuffing in baking dish. Cover with foil; refrigerate until ready to bake. Tuck legs under band of skin at tail (if present), or tie together with heavy string.
  • 5 On rack in shallow roasting pan, place turkey, breast side up. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone.
  • 6 Cover turkey loosely with foil or roaster cover; roast 3 hours. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix glaze ingredients; set aside.
  • 7 Uncover turkey and place foil-covered baking dish with stuffing in oven. Roast 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes longer, brushing turkey with glaze frequently, until thermometer reads 165°F and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. Thermometer inserted in center of stuffing in turkey should read 165°F. Remove baking dish with stuffing from oven after 40 to 50 minutes of baking time or when thoroughly heated (165°F).
  • 8 Place turkey on warm platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Let stand about 15 minutes for easiest carving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining turkey and stuffing separately.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    780
    (
    Calories from Fat
    340),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    38g
    38%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    165mg
    165%;
    Sodium
    1210mg
    1210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    57g
    57%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    51g
    51%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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