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Why do you put an apple in a turkey?

Why do you put an apple in a turkey?

Apples. Consider quartering an apple or two for stuffing your turkey. They will provide the turkey with a little extra moisture during the cooking process and a very subtle flavor that will remind you of fall.

What to put in the cavity of the turkey while cooking?

Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, halved lemon, quartered onion, and the garlic. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Why put an onion in a turkey?

the onion goes on the bottom so the meat doesn’t touch the bottom of the pot and scorch. we used to do this before there were turkey fryers and baskets /stands. (30 years ago). weused coat hangers wrapped around the legs to lower and raise the bird.

How to make apple stuffing for a Turkey?

Directions In a large skillet, saute apples, almonds, onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes. Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey with half of the stuffing. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until a thermometer reads 180° for the turkey and 165° for the stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings.

How to cook Turkey with apples and onions?

Arrange apples and onions around turkey and continue to roast (without foil covering) until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°F or juices run clear (not pink) when you poke thigh with a paring knife, about 2 hours more. Transfer turkey to a platter and let rest 30 minutes before carving.

What’s the best way to stuff a Turkey?

Place turkey into a roasting pan with a lid, and rub the oil all over the turkey, inside and out. Stuff the body and neck cavities of the turkey with the apple quarters; arrange whole apples around the turkey in the roasting pan. Scatter any extra apple quarters into the pan.

What kind of raisins go with turkey stuffing?

Complementing your golden bird, the well-seasoned bread stuffing is sparked by a festive sweetness from apples and raisins. It’s a staple on our holiday menu. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey In a Dutch oven, saute celery and onion in butter until tender.