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Sweet apricot preserves and savory herbs flavor this moist turkey.
Heat oven to 325°F.
Remove neck and giblets from turkey cavities. Rinse turkey and dry with paper towels; place onto work surface. Loosen skin from breast and legs as much as possible. Sprinkle turkey cavity with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
Combine butter, preserves, sage and rosemary in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; process 15 seconds or until finely chopped. Place 1/3 cup into small microwave-safe bowl; set aside. With hands, spread remaining butter mixture under turkey skin. Fold wings back under turkey; secure legs.
Place carrots, celery and onion in even layer in large roasting pan. Place turkey, breast-side up, onto vegetables. Add 1/4 cup water to bottom of roaster.
Microwave reserved 1/3 cup butter mixture 15 seconds or until melted. Brush butter mixture over turkey.
Roast turkey, brushing with butter mixture 2 more times, 3-3 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer placed into meat portion of thigh, but not touching bone, reaches at least 165°F. Place aluminum foil tent over turkey breast after 2 hours to prevent overbrowning.
Remove turkey from roaster to cutting board. Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon; discard.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
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