Cranberry Turkey

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A real winner for the festive season!

Succulent and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!


  • 1 Tegel Turkey, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 2 tbsp butter or oil
  • 1 peeled and diced onion
  • 2 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 diced rashers bacon
  • 2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs or cooked rice
  • Grated rind of two oranges
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 300g bottle Wattie's Bit on the Side Cracker Cranberry Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 50g softened butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
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  1. Wash the Tegel Turkey and pat dry using paper towels.
  2. Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan and cook the onion, garlic and bacon until softened. Remove from the heat and put in a large bowl.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs, orange rind, raisins, 1/2 cup Wattie's Bit on the Side Cracker Cranberry Sauce and mix together. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill the turkey cavity with the stuffing.
  5. Tie the turkey legs together and twist the wings under the body.
  6. Spread the butter on top of the turkey and place into a roasting dish.
  7. Cook according to the times on the Turkey packaging.
  8. Mix the remaining cranberry sauce with the honey and during the last 20 minutes of cooking time, brush the turkey regularly to glaze.
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