Turkey with Apple and Walnut Stuffing

Turkey Walnut

This is a great way to serve your Christmas Turkey!


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 2 Tbsp thyme
  • 5 good pork sausages, grilled, skins removed
  • 1 cup each: lightly toasted
  • chopped walnuts, white bread cubes or cooked rice
  • pinch salt, pepper & nutmeg
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4kg-5kg turkey, defrosted
  • 6-8 rashers streaky bacon
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Making the Stuffing
  1. Sauté the onion and celery in oil, until softened. Add the apple.
  2. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the thyme. Cut the sausages into 2cm chunks. Combine with the onion mixture, walnuts, bread or rice, seasonings and egg.
  3. Remove the turkey giblets. Wipe inside and out with a paper towel. Spoon stuffing into the neck and body cavities. Truss or tie to keep a good shape.
Cooking the Turkey
  1. Place breast-side up in an oiled roasting pan. Cover the breast with bacon. Add a cup of water to the pan. Lightly cover turkey with foil or an oven bag.
  2. Roast according to packet instructions, usually about 3¼ - 3½ hours.
  3. Excellent served with roasted or new potatoes, minted peas, asparagus and gravy.
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