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Difficulty Levels Easy
Preparation Time (in mins) 20
Cook Time (in mins) 200
Servings 12
Cost per Serving No
Recipe Type Entree
Author Paula Deen
Preparation <p>Preheat oven to 325°. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper inside turkey cavity. Place onion, garlic, herb sprigs and bay leaves insides cavity. Place turkey breast-side up on rack in large roasting pan. Brush with half of butter; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remaining salt. Truss, if desired.</p>

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<p>Tent turkey with foil, roast 2 hours, 30 minutes. Remove foil, brush with remaining butter. Increase oven temperature to 425°. Roast turkey until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh away from bone registers 180°, about 45 minutes, tenting with foil during last 15 minutes of cooking time, if browning too quickly. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.</p>

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<p>Meanwhile, skim and discard fat from pan juices. Place roasting pan with 1 1/2 cups juices over medium heat. Add broth, chopped thyme, and remaining pepper, stirring up browned bits from bottom of the pan. Simmer 3 minutes.</p>

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<p>Stir together cornstarch and 1/3 cup water. Strain gravy into small pot over low heat, gradually whisk in cornstarch mixture. Simmer stirring, until thickened, 2 minutes.</p>
Nutrition (per Serving) No

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