Roast Turkey With Fruit & Pine Nut Stuffing

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 40m
Ready In

"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated."

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (582.2 g)
  • Calories 845.5
  • Total Fat - 29.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 361.2 mg
  • Sodium - 997.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 121.6 g
  • Calcium - 131 mg
  • Iron - 6.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

To make stuffing, melt butter in a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat and add onion, garlic, celery and bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and then stir in remaining ingredients and remove from heat.

Step 2

Remove and discard neck from turkey and then rinse the turkey under cold water and then pat dry inside and out with absorbent kitchen paper.

Step 3

Spoon the stuffing into body cavity and tuck wings underneath and then secure crossed legs with unwaxed kitchen string.

Step 4

Place turkey, breast-side up, in an extra large, flameproof roasting pan and brush oil all over turkey and season with salt and pepper and then cover pan with greased foil.

Step 5

Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for 3 hours and remove from oven and then remove foil and pierce skin all over with a skewer. Return to oven and cook for a further 45 minutes, or until juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.

Step 6

Transfer turkey to a large plate and rest, covered with foil.

Step 7

To make gravy, place roasting pan containing pan juices on stove top over a medium heat and sprinkle over flour and stir for about 1 minute, or until bubbling and lightly browned.

Step 8

Gradually whisk in stock until smooth and bring to boil and then simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until thickened and then season with pepper and strain into a jug or a gravy boat.

Step 9

Serve turkey with gravy, roast vegetables and steamed greens.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.