Food & Drink Magazine

Dr. Pepper Turkey

By Kalamitykelli

Dr. Pepper Turkey/Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

We are big fans of turkey in our house and we will eat every bite. I smoked the turkey in these pictures but you can roast in a conventional oven and I will tell you how.

You will need:

1 fresh or frozen turkey – ours was 14 pounds.

Dr. Pepper Turkey/Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

2 apples – quartered
2 large onions – peeled and quartered
12 cloves of garlic – peeled and minced
16 ounces Dr. Pepper – preferably Dublin Dr. Pepper like in the picture
1 stick butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

Dr. Pepper Turkey/Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

Directions:
Set a frozen turkey into the fridge at least 3 days prior to cooking.
When thawed take the bird out of the fridge and the wrapper, take out the bag inside the turkey then rinse the bird inside and out.
Pat dry with paper towels.
Put the onions, apples, garlic and ¾ stick of butter inside turkey.

Dr. Pepper Turkey/Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

Rub ¼ stick butter all over the turkey then salt and pepper.
Place stuffed turkey in pan then pour all the Dr. Pepper into the bird and expect it to run out the neck and into the pan.
Add enough water or broth to bring liquid up to 2 inches from bottom of pan.
Cover with foil until last 2 hours then take foil off for browning.
Cook in a pre-heated 325 F oven until thermometer reaches 165 F in the thickest part of the bird. For my 14 pound turkey it takes between 4-5 hours.
If you are going to smoke the turkey then plug it in and place the covered bird into the oven at 350F for 1 hour then put into the smoker.

Dr. Pepper Turkey/Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

It will take about 13 hours or until a thermometer reaches 165 in the thigh to smoke a 14 pound bird and you will

Dr. Pepper Turkey/Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

need to baste it every 2 hours but it is worth it because it is moist and lovely!


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A World Premiere: Sushi a La P.F.Chang’s

    Anthony's Restaurant Rating: 85/100 XWelcoming:9/10 Menu Choices: 8/10 Food Presentation: 8/10 Food Temperature: 7/10 Food Taste: 17/20 ... Read more

    The 28 August 2014 by   Nogarlicnoonions
    DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • Spicy Blueberry Sauce

    I love, love blueberries and we are right in the midst of our blueberry season here in the UK at the moment. I know my sister has been picking the juicy little... Read more

    The 27 August 2014 by   Mariealicerayner
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Beauty: A Little Duty Free Haul

    My parents went on a (seemingly lovely) holiday to Turkey recently, and to make up for leaving me at the 9-5 grind I gave them a little list of things I might... Read more

    The 26 August 2014 by   Ninegrandstudent
    FASHION, FOOD & DRINK, LIFESTYLE
  • Chicken Panini with Apples, Swiss Cheese and Thyme

    Please share if you love it!Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0Facebook0 During the past few weeks I’ve asked readers to fill out this survey. I wanted to know wha... Read more

    The 26 August 2014 by   Krimkus
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Alone Time {Weekend Recap}

    Hi guys! I feel like I haven’t posted in forever! I guess that means I’ve been living life. A lot of it’s been work (40+ hours per week…yay for being an... Read more

    The 24 August 2014 by   Almostveggirlie
    FOOD & DRINK, HEALTHY LIVING, VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
  • The BEST Meatloaf is Perfect for Sliders!

    I promised in my post earlier this week when I wrote about a Girls Nite In event that I hosted that I would post the recipe for the Meatloaf sliders that I... Read more

    The 21 August 2014 by   Creativeculinary
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

    Hearty homestyle bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey make great comfort food. Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppersby Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime8.20. Read more

    The 20 August 2014 by   Sue Lau
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES

Add a comment