Cranberry and pecan stuffed turkey

After a Christmas main without the fuss? Try this tasty roast turkey with a cranberry and pecan stuffing.

8 with leftovers

20m

Note: + cooling and 20 mins resting time

2h 35m

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 cups (140g) finely chopped day-old Coles Finest by Laurent White Sourdough Vienna
  • 1/3 cup (45g) dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup (40g) pecans, toasted, chopped
  • 1 tbs finely chopped sage
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 Coles RSPCA Approved Small Turkey Buffet (about 2.8kg)
  • 1.5kg Kent pumpkin, seeded, cut into wedges
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown onion, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside to cool completely.

STEP 2

Add the bread, cranberries, pecans, sage, egg and lemon rind to the onion mixture. Stir to combine.

STEP 3

Rinse turkey under cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Spoon stuffing into the neck cavity and pull down excess skin to enclose, securing with a skewer. Place the turkey in a large heavy-based roasting pan. Spoon the remaining stuffing into the body cavity. Spray turkey with olive oil spray. Season. Cover the pan tightly with greased foil.

STEP 4

Roast the turkey for 1½ hours. Remove foil. Add pumpkin and red onion to the pan. Roast, uncovered, for 1 hour or until turkey is golden brown and juices run clear when breast is pierced with a skewer. Loosely cover with foil. Set aside for 20 mins to rest.

STEP 5

Cut the turkey into slices and serve with the roasted vegetables.

STEP 6

with remaining jam mixture every 15 mins, for 1¼ hours or until the ham caramelises and is golden brown. Set aside for 15 mins to cool slightly.

STEP 7

Transfer the ham to a large serving platter. Cut into slices to serve.

Dietary information

Dairy-free
Lactose-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
No added sugar

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