Happy Orange Turkey
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 3-3/4 hours + standing
Best turkey I ever made! I used this recipe last minute because I wanted to put oranges inside my turkey so I searched for that type of recipe. I didn't read the recipe that well before starting and didn't realize I needed a cooking bag or champagne. Then I even forgot to pour orange juice over the top. Instead I basted as it cooked. It still came out excellent. The turkey was so tender and tasty. I made gravy with the drippings and that turned out great as well. I am keeping this recipe to use for years to come!
This turkey was simply perfect! I didn't use an oven bag and substituted cooking sherry for the champagne. I dressed up the turkey but placing orange slices on the top. The gravy made from the drippings was amazing. This is a definite keeper!I made lemony green beans (TOH recipe) to go with this turkey. Awesome!
This will be my third year making this recipe! Family loves it! Easy to do and smells great! Nice change to herb only flavored turkey.
We had leftover Moscato from the holidays, so I decided to try this recipe with a 7 lb. roasting chicken. YUM! I cut the recipe in half and did not use the flour or roasting bag. I just basted a lot instead. My husband can't wait for me to make it again!
I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. It came out super moist and literally fell off the bones. The drippings made an excellent and unique gravy.