- Servings: 8 - 10
|1||Whole Turkey, 18 to 20 lbs|
|1||(granny Smith) Apple, quartered and seeded|
|1||Large (navel) Orange, quartered|
|1||Large Sweet Onion, peeled and quartered|
|2||Whole Garlic Cloves|
|1 tsp||Montreal Steak Seasoning|
|1 stick||Melted Butter, ½ cup|
|Salt & Pepper|
|Butter-flavor Oil Spray|
|½ cup||White Wine|
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl combine the fruit, onion, garlic and seasoning. Place fruit mixture in cavity of the turkey, tie legs to hold this inside. Brush turkey with melted butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spray a large roasting pan with a buttery oil. Place turkey breast side DOWN in pan; add 1/2 cup water.
Bake uncovered for 2 hours. Remove pan from oven and place turkey breast side UP in roasting pan. Add wine to roaster; baste every 30 minutes, for about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 more hours. Turkey is done when internal temperature in thigh is 180 degrees.
Transfer turkey to cutting board, remove the fruits and onion and discard. Tent the turkey with foil and let stand 15 minutes before serving.
This makes for a turkey that is full of flavor, moist, tender, and golden brown.