about 12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse turkey thoroughly with cold water; pat dry. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and lemon pepper seasoning; sprinkle over surface and in cavity of turkey.

Step 2

Combine cornbread crumbs and bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. Add onion, celery, sage, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, bacon drippings, and eggs; mix well. Stir in water until desired consistency is reached.

Step 3

Stuff dressing lightly into cavity of turkey; set remaining dressing aside. Close cavity of turkey with skewers. Tie ends of legs together with string. Lift wingtips up and over back, tucking under bird securely.

Step 4

Brush entire bird with vegetable oil; place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1 1/2 hours; cut cord holding drumstick ends together. Bake an additional 1 hour, basting frequently with chicken broth. Turkey is done when drumsticks are easy to move.

Step 5

Spoon reserved dressing into a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2- inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

Step 6

Transfer turkey to serving platter, and spoon baked dressing around turkey on platter. Garnish with apple wedges and sprigs of fresh herbs.

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