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Roast Turkey with Sage Stuffing

Total time 4 hours
     A stuffed 8 - 10 pound turkey will take 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours to took.  You need a meat thermometer so you don't over cook it.  It is overcooking that causes dryness.  BTW, I checked some of my many cookbooks for roasting times and they ranged from 2 1/2 hours to 4 hours for an 8 lb bird...that's a big range - get a thermometer.  I considered brining, and decided not to - it's a challenge to find a place to keep a turkey, covered in brine, cold.  Besides, if you use a meat thermometer you won't have an overcooked, dried out bird! This recipe will work with a brined bird, as well.  

The Bird

Roast Turkey with Sage Stuffing Ingredients:

 Instructions:

The stock - if making

Turkey Stock                                                                            Time: 1 hour - earlier in the day

The stuffing

Sage, Prosciutto, (Giblet) and Celery Stuffing

stuffing Ingredients:

 Instructions:

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               Nutrition Information
            
 
Recipe serves 8  
         
Entire Recipe / per serving
Calories:  8050 / 1006
Total Carbohydrates:  240 / 30
          Dietary Fiber: 18 / 2.5
Total Fat:  411 / 51.5
         Saturated Fat: 137 / 17.5
Cholesterol:  2723 / 340
Protein:  776 / 97
Calcium:  1288 / 161
Sodium:   8489 / 1061

General Technical Details and Disclaimer:

Measurements are actual measurements used for calculation. If there are no values the nutritional numbers were simply too small.

I try to be accurate, but I do not guarantee it.  I use 'grams' as the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to ounces.

My information comes from my own digital, computerized scale and the USDA Nutrient Data Library: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/


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