Food From Friends, Meat & Poultry

Serves 12

1 (12 to 17-lb.) whole fresh turkey
1 large red delicious apple, washed, dried and cored
1/2 cup olive oil
salt to taste
2 to 3 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried rosemary
2 large Spanish onions, sliced into rings
1/3 cup orange juice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place apple in cavity of turkey. Rub oil all over turkey. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika and rosemary.

Lay onion slices on bottom of a large roasting pan. Place turkey, breast side up on top of onions. Pour orange juice around turkey. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Roast for about 3 to 5 hours or until meat thermometer placed in thickest part of breast, not touching bone, reads 180°F. Remove foil and baste turkey with pan juices. Cook uncovered for an additional 20 minutes to brown. Let cool before carving.

Preheat oven to 350°F. After turkey is carved, return to roasting pan and spoon gravy and onions on top of turkey. Reseal with aluminum foil. Reheat for approximately 25 minutes before serving.

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