"To make my turkey with Muscat and dried-fruit gravy, I start with the Classic Roasted Turkey recipe, then I tuck smoky bacon under the turkey skin to moisten and flavor the bird as it roasts," says Grace Parisi. More Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Grace Parisi
November 2006

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Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
12 servings plus leftovers
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the dried fruits with the orange Muscat, cover and let stand overnight at room temperature.

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  • Follow the Classic Roasted Turkey recipe:In Step 1, loosen the breast skin, tuck the bacon slices under the skin to cover the breast before roasting. In Step 3, add the macerated dried fruits and any soaking liquid to the finished gravy; season with salt and pepper and simmer for 3 minutes before serving.

Notes

The sweet notes in this gravy go with all of Thanksgiving's savory side dishes. Any leftover gravy would be terrific with pan-fried pork chops the next day.

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