This simple recipe takes the headache out of holiday baking. There are only three ingredients, and no basting or constant checking is required.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 whole stuffed turkey
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • If necessary, unbind legs of turkey. Rinse and dry turkey with paper towels. 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. Cover the roasting pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until the skin is browned and the meat is beginning to separate from the legs, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove lid in last 20 minutes of roasting if needed to brown skin. Use pan drippings for gravy, if desired.

Cook's Notes

Be sure not to use too large of a roasting pan. If using an aluminum (throw-away) roasting pan, tent the aluminum foil placed over the turkey so that it does not touch the turkey; however, it is necessary to ensure that the aluminum foil is as "sealed" as possible.

Baking time varies based on the size of the turkey and the kind of oven used; if in doubt, follow the rule of thumb of 15 minutes per pound of turkey. However, I have found that this recipe cooks remarkably fast.

I never add salt to this recipe, even when making the gravy.

Nutrition Facts

671 calories; protein 73g 146% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 29.1g 45% DV; cholesterol 211.6mg 71% DV; sodium 177.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2011
This was AMAZING!!! The turkey came out super moist! I made mine in an electric roaster and then tossed it in my oven for 10 minutes to crisp the skin. So simple and so good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2011
This was AMAZING!!! The turkey came out super moist! I made mine in an electric roaster and then tossed it in my oven for 10 minutes to crisp the skin. So simple and so good!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
Just put it in the oven! Read More
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