About this recipe:This roast turkey recipe will ensure that your bird is deliciously moist.
1 whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
125g butter, cubed
2 apples, cored and halved
1 tablespoon garlic powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2/3 bottle champagne
Add to shopping list
Turn this recipe into a shopping list you can print, email, view on your mobile or shop online. It's free! Powered by Whisk.com
Method Prep:20min › Cook:3hr30min › Extra time:20min › Ready in:4hr10min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
Gently loosen turkey breast skin, and insert pieces of butter between the skin and breast. Place apples inside the turkey's cavity. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place turkey in a roasting bag, and pour champagne over the inside and outside of the bird. Close bag, and place turkey in a roasting tin.
Roast turkey 3 to 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature is 74 degrees C when measured in the meatiest part of the thigh. Remove turkey from bag, and let stand for at least 20 minutes before carving.