Perfect Turkey


  • 1 (12-14 lb) Cleaver's fresh turkey
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 2 apples, cored and halved
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 bottle (750 ml) Sauvignon Blanc


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Rinse turkey and pat dry.
  2. Gently loosen skin over breast and insert pieces of butter between skin and breast.
  3. Place apples inside the cavity. Sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Place turkey in a roasting bag and pour wine over the inside and outside of the bird.  Close bag and place turkey in roasting pan.
  5. Bake until the internal temperature is 165 to 180 degrees. 
  6. Remove turkey from bag and let stand 20 minutes before carving. Use juices from bag for gravy if desired.

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