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Roast Stuffed Crisped-skin Turkey

1.

Follow recipe for Roast Crisped-Skin Turkey throug

2.

Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven

vegetables, and thyme in shallow roasting pan

Prepare, V-rack following "Step-by-Step: Preparing the bir

3.

Place about 6 cups stuffing in medium microwave-sa

plastic, wrap

degrees, on instant-read thermometer

cavity, of turkey

twine., Tuck wings behind back

below),, truss turkey. Brush breast with butter

on, foil-lined V-rack

temperature, to 250 degrees and roast 2 hours longer

roasting, pan if necessary. Meanwhile

7

-inch or 9-inch-square baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate

until, ready to use.

4.

Remove roasting pan with turkey from oven, using thick wads of paper towels

or, potholders

Increase, oven temperature to 400 degrees

of, breast registers about 165 degrees

175

degrees, and stuffing registers 165 degrees on ins, 1

to, 1 1/2 hours longer. Remove turkey from oven and l

carve.

5.

While turkey is resting, unwrap baking dish with stuffing and bake until

golden, brown

6.

Carve turkey, serve with stuffing and gravy, if desired.

Servings: 1

Yield:

Tips

Preheating in a microwave gives the stuffing a head start on cooking so that the turkey does not overcook as it waits for the stuffing to reach the proper internal temperature. A cheesecloth stuffing bag makes easy work of removing the stuffing when itís time to carve the bird.