The World's Best Turkey

314 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    3 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 10 m
Sarah
Recipe by  Sarah

“This recipe makes a deliciously moist turkey.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 (12 pound) turkey

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse turkey, and pat dry. Gently loosen turkey breast skin, and insert pieces of butter between the skin and breast. Place apples inside the turkey's cavity. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place turkey in a roasting bag, and pour champagne over the inside and outside of the bird. Close bag, and place turkey in a roasting pan.
  3. Bake turkey 3 to 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature is 180 degrees F (85 degrees C) when measured in the meatiest part of the thigh. Remove turkey from bag, and let stand for at least 20 minutes before carving.

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Reviews (314)

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Andy
387

Andy

QUESTION PLEASE: as somebody else inquired, do we cut slits in the bag, per instructions on the box of cooking bags? The recipe doesn't say. Thank you for responding!

CINTHYA1981
299

CINTHYA1981

I have made this for thanksgiving two years in a row and everyove raved about it! It comes out unbelievably juicy and simply delicious! I cubed two apples and stuffed the cavity to have enough to serve with the turkey. I also took the turkey out of the roasting bag about 2/3 of cooking time to prevent the skin from sticking to the bag and basted every twenty minutes after that until it was brown and crispy. I highly recommend this recipe!!! The flavor is amazing and it's so easy to prepare! The apples and the champagne really follow through in this recipe, you won't be disappointed!

StacyUncorked
254

StacyUncorked

This Thanksgiving will be the 3rd year I've used this recipe - the last 2 years it has turned out PERFECT!! Since we usually have between 10 and 16 people for Thanksgiving, we use a turkey that is at least 25 lbs - even with the larger turkey you can't go wrong with this recipe! You do need to check it before the end of the cooking time listed, some ovens tend to cook faster than others (like mine!) so you want to make sure you don't over-cook it. And definitely make sure you flour your bag before putting the turkey in. The drippings make an awesome gravy and has been a HUGE hit, one of our guests hates gravy, but when I make this turkey and the subsequent gravy, he can't get enough! I'm looking forward to making this again this year, we're having more guests this year than the last 2, and they're looking forward to having this awesome turkey! :)

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 591 cal
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 68.2 g
  • 136%
  • Cholesterol
  • 214 mg
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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