• prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 5 hr
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  • Summary

    Turkey recipe: this aromatic lemon, apple and herb turkey is moist, tender, delicious and the perfect centerpiece for your holiday meal! Easy to make and bursting with flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Turkey (12-18lbs, although you can go bigger, you may have to adjust ingredients accordingly)
    • 1.5 heaping cup salt
    • 1.5 gallons water
    • 8 bay leaves
    • 1/2 c molasses -or- 3/4 c brown sugar
    • 6 lemons washed and quartered
    • 2 sprigs rosemary
    • 2 sprigs thyme
    • 2 Tbs minced garlic
    • Combine all ingredients in large pot and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, or until salt and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
    • 1/2 cube softened butter (4 TBS Butter)
    • 1 c chopped parsley
    • 1 tsp salt
    • Combine all ingredients and mix well
    • 1 red apple sliced
    • 1 onion quartered
    • 1tsp or 1 stick of cinnamon
    • 6 sage leaves
    • 1.5 c Gingerale (apple juice, seltzer water, or even water will all work as well)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 903 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 34 g 52.08%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 49%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 494 mg 164.81%
    • Sodium: 47886 mg 1995.26%
    • Calcium: 88 mg 8.79%
    • Potassium: 1141 mg 32.59%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 29.99%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.46%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 130 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 9 g
    • Vitamin A 12.68%
    • Vitamin C 14.08%
    • Vitamin D 17.01%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat19
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total16 oz-eq

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