Gluten Free Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing




Take the plunge this Thanksgiving and try this crowd pleasing turkey! Oh, and did we mention that it's gluten free!

Ingredients

1 turkey (10-15 pounds)

½ cup Herbs de Provence Olive Oil

½ cup Gravenstein Apple Balsamic Vinegar

1 tablespoon sea salt

10 apples, peeled, cored and sliced in half

4 sprigs rosemary


Directions

Remove the gizzards (save in refrigerator for gravy)

Rinse bird well and pat dry with paper towels; then truss (tie legs together with string)

Place turkey breast side up in a roasting pan, then put rosemary inside bird

Drizzle bird with oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with salt

Wedge apples around roasting pan to prop turkey up evenly --place 2 apple halves in cavity of bird

Place roasting pan with turkey, apples, etc. in oven on lowest rack

Roast at 325°F, 15 minutes per pound; a 15 pound turkey requires 3 hours and 45 minutes. If skin begins to brown too soon, cover with tin foil

To check temperature stick a meat thermometer deep into thigh; at 175°F it is safely done

Remove turkey from oven and allow to sit for 20 to 30 minutes before carving

Serve


To thaw out a frozen turkey place in refrigerator - this will take about one day for every 5 pounds, a 15 pound bird needs 3 days. Alternatively, thaw the bird in a cold water bath, this requires 30 minutes per pound –7 ½ hours for a 15 pound bird.


Take note, because of the balsamic vinegar in this recipe, the turkey skin will be much darker than a bird cooked in the traditional method.

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