Drunken Turkey

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This delicious turkey is easy to make and keeps well in a freezer.













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
Metric measurements


12pounds turkey
2pounds mixed dried fruit
1cup golden raisins
4each granny smith apples
4each oranges juice from
92ounces chipotle peppers canned*
3cups tequila *
3cups liqueur grand marnier or cointreau, orange flavor*
2each butterVideo sticks, cut into 1-inch wedges*
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Preheat oven to 325℉ (160℃). Rinse turkey and pat dry inside and out. Set aside.

Combine dried fruit, raisins, and apples in a medium-size bowl. Put orange juice and chiles (with sauce that clings to them) into a blender or food processor and process for 1 minute. Add 1 cup each of tequila and Grand Marnier, then pour the mixture over the fruit and let rest 15 minutes.

Drain the fruit, reserving the liquid. Cut half the butter into ½ inch pieces and combine with the fruit. Stuff cavity of the turkey with most of the fruit. Place the turkey in a roasting bag, arrange remaining fruit on top of the bird and pour reserved orange juice liquor mix over it. Combine remaining tequila and Grand Marnier. Have ready a basting syringe fitted with a metal injection nozzle and inject the mixture all over the turkey.

Melt remaining butter and carefully pour over the turkey in the roasting bag. Seal bag and cut ¼ inch slit on the top to let steam escape. Place in a roasting pan and roast for 2½ hours. Every 30 minutes open bag (being careful to shield your face from steam) and inject more liquor, eventually using it up. When ready to serve, slit open bag, arrange turkey on a platter, and scoop out the fruit stuffing. Place all the fruit in a serving bowl. Strain the juices that have accumulated in the bag, skim off any fat, and serve in a gravy boat.

Serves 8 to 10.

First published: last updated: 2015-02-09




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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 952g (33.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 150331% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 504mg 168%
Sodium 436mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
Sugars g
Protein 396g
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 21% Iron 61%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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