Cranberry Orange Stuffed Turkey
Present a picture-perfect turkey with this recipe, filled with cranberry and orange bread stuffing, to complete the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
45 min.prep time
3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 (14 1/2-ounce) (8 1/4 cups) package herb seasoned cubed stuffing mix
6 ribs (3 cups) celery, sliced 1/2-inch
2 medium (1 cup) onions, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 (18- to 22-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
1/2 cup orange juice
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen cranberry-orange sauce
Stir together cranberries, sugar and 1 1/2 cups orange juice in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop and sugar dissolves (9 to 11 minutes); cool 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all remaining stuffing ingredients in large bowl. Stir in cranberry mixture.
Heat oven to 325°F. Stuff turkey with stuffing. Place turkey on rack in roasting pan. Bake as directed on turkey package or approximately 5 to 6 hours. (Meat thermometer should read 180°F in thigh.)
Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until melted (5 to 6 minutes). Loosely cover turkey with aluminum foil if browning too quickly. Serve sauce with turkey.
To bake stuffing in casserole, place stuffing mixture into greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, for 60 to 70 minutes or until celery is tender.