Smokey Roast Turkey with Rosemary Apple Cranberry Sauce

By Silvia P – vaughan, ON
Smokey Roast Turkey with Rosemary Apple Cranberry Sauce
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 120
  • Servings: 12

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About this Recipe

This Holiday Turkey is Smokey on the outside and tender on the inside.
Homemade cranberry sauce is sweet and savory with the addition of Canadian apples and Italian Rosemary


1 12-15lb MLP Turkey
rinsed and patted dry
1 tbsp. each smoked paprika
salt and black pepper
1 tsp each garlic powder and thyme
1 bag of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 MacIntosh apple
cored and cubed
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. fresh or dried rosemary


Sprinkle turkey inside and out with the 2nd and 3rd ingredients. Massage all over
Cover with foil and cook at 350F for 1 hr.
Uncover and continue to cook according to directions on pkg or until juices run clear for another 45-1hr.
Allow it to rest for 1/2hr.

Apple Cranberry Sauce
Place all ingredients except rosemary into a medium size saucepot.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
Add rosemary and turn the heat off.
Ladle the sauce into a decorative jar and seal.
Refrigerate until needed, then serve with turkey.


Can be stored refrigerated for months.
Sides: Butternut squash, corn, parsley,,onions and a splash of white wine are sautéed in 2 tbsp. oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked slowly until tender.

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