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Bacon Wrapped Perfect Turkey

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  • 18 pound Turkey
  • 8 Pounds of Thick Sliced Bacon
  • Your favorite stuffing – we used an Apple Stuffing (with Granny Smith Apples)

Directions

  • First prepare turkey inside and out
  • Preheat the oven to 325F
  • Stuff... Now comes the fun part –
  • Take about half the bacon and over the turkey vertically first. Covering each leg and wing
  • Now take the other half and weave horizontal through the vertical strips
  • Leave bacon at the end on each side so that it will tuck under. Weave as tightly as possible and use tooth picks to secure.
  • Cover will foil and roast for 3 hours or so, you can baste as needed but keep the foil on. Then take the turkey out and remove the foil and roast an additional hour let the bacon crisp and brown.