Glazed Turkey with Sweet Potato Dressing
3 sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 orange, rind grated, juice squeezed, reserved
1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, trimmed, chopped
1/2 cup peeled parsnip, chopped
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 10-lb. turkey
Stuffing: Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.
Simmer 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain, mash, and stir in the
grated orange rind.
Place half the melted butter in a large skillet over medium-high
heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and parsnip. Cook 10 minutes,
stirring often. Add sage. Add mixture to the sweet potatoes, mixing
Preheat oven to 450 F. Spoon the stuffing into turkey. Insert a meat
thermometer through the body cavity into the thickest part of the
stuffing. Brush remaining butter on the turkey and place in a
Bake at for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat and continue baking at 375 F
1 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature registers 180 F.
Baste often with the reserved orange juice and any juices that
collect in the pan. When turkey is done, let stand 20 to 30 minutes