Lemon and Sage Roasted Turkey


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Tired of the same old turkey during the holidays? Here's one that even grandma will love. It makes the house smell delightful.

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  • 1 12-14 lb. turkey
  • 1 C. chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 1 stick butter, melted

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Mix broth and black pepper, set aside . Remove package of giblets and neck from the turkey cavity. Rinse turkey under cold water and pat dry. Loosen the skin carefully from the breast meat using your fingers. Place lemon slices and sage leaves under the skin. Season as desired including the cavity. Tie ends of drumsticks together, place turkey breast side up in a shallow roasting pan. Brush turkey with butter and then with the broth mixture. Insert meat thermometer into the thickest part of meat but not touching the bone. Roast turkey at 350 degrees for 4 hours or until the thermometer reads 180 degrees and the drumsticks move easily, basting occasionally with broth mixture.

Begin checking after 3 hours of roasting time. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

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