Simple Butter-Rubbed Roast Turkey

Simple Butter-Rubbed Roast Turkey
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 turkey (about 14 lb.), preferably fresh, completely thawed if frozen
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples (unpeeled), cored and quartered
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 leaves fresh sage
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 2 cups homemade or low-salt chicken broth; more if needed
    • 2 medium yellow onions, quartered
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups apple cider
    • 6 cloves garlic

Position a rack on the lowest level in the oven that will let you fit the turkey and still have room to bake the dressing. Heat the oven to 350°F. Have ready a large roasting pan with a roasting rack, preferably V-shaped, set in the pan. Remove the bag of giblets from the main and neck cavities...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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