The World's Best Turkey

The World's Best Turkey

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"This recipe makes a deliciously moist turkey."

Ingredients

4 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 591 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 591 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.6g
  • 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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  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.

Footnotes

  • Learn more about how to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving in our How to Cook a Turkey article!
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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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!

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 t...

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 ...