Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

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14Ingredients
5Hours
1080Calories

Ingredients

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  • 10 slices smoked bacon (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 pound celery (finely chopped)
  • 4 onions (peeled, 2 finely chopped and 2 cut into wedges)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 13 tablespoons butter
  • 5 slices white bread (crusts removed and finely diced)
  • 7 3/4 pounds turkey
  • 1/2 pound cranberries
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 orange zest (only, plus slices to garnish)
  • broccoli (steamed, to serve)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped, plus sprigs to garnish)
  • mashed potatoes (to serve)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. To make the stuffing, fry the bacon in a large non-stick frying pan for 4-5 mins until the fat starts to render. Add the celery and chopped onions and sauté gently for 5 mins. Stir in the wine and 8 tbsp of the butter and heat gently until the butter has melted. Stir in the diced bread, mix thoroughly and remove from the heat. Set aside to cool.
    2. Use some of the stuffing to stuff the turkey. Fold over the loose flap of skin and secure with a metal skewer. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Melt the rest of the butter and brush over the turkey then season. Scatter the onion wedges around the turkey.
    3. Roast the turkey for around 20 mins per lb - about 3 hrs. Baste the turkey occasionally with the roasting pan juices. To check if the turkey is cooked pierce the thickest part of the thigh with the tip of a knife - the juices should run clear. If they are pink return to the turkey to the oven for another 20 mins then check again.
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    NutritionView More

    1080Calories
    Sodium29% DV690mg
    Fat92% DV60g
    Protein180% DV92g
    Carbs11% DV34g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories1080Calories from Fat540
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat60g92%
    Saturated Fat23g115%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol360mg120%
    Sodium690mg29%
    Potassium1460mg42%
    Protein92g180%
    Calories from Fat540
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate34g11%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Sugars18g36%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C35%
    Calcium15%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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