Whole Turkey with sage and onion stuffing and a Cranberry Jus

How to prepare

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Whole Turkey with Sage and Onion Stuffing

2 tsp

Corn Flour



1 bunch



Chicken Stock


Cold Water


Onions small & cut in half

3 tbsp

Cranberry Jelly

To Taste

Salt and Pepper


  • Weigh turkey and allow 15 minutes per 500g plus an extra 20 minutes
  • Lightly oil onions and turkey breast, sprinkle with salt & pepper
  • Place onions in a roasting tray so they form a platform and will soak up any roasting juices
  • Scatter some sage leaves over onions, then place the turkey over the onion and sage bed
  • Preheat oven to 180°C and roast turkey until the skin turns golden, then cover with aluminium foil reduce heat to 160°C
  • Baste regularly to keep the meat moist
  • To test if turkey is cooked, insert a fine skewer into the thickest part of the thigh and the juices should run clear (if not continue cooking until they do)
  • Transfer meat to a plate and cover loosely with foil and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes
  • Carefully remove onions and return to a 180°C oven to color
  • Place roasting dish on the stove top and add cranberry jelly stirring with a wooden spoon until hot
  • Pour chicken stock into the roasting dish and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add any roasting juices collected from the resting meat and thicken the liquid with a mixture of corn flour and cold water, strain sauce
  • Serve turkey with some stuffing, onion halves and drizzle with sauce

Roasting Tip

  • Roasting at lower temperatures (slow roasting) results in less moisture loss. This means the end result is succulent and moist and usually feeds more. Well worth it if you have the time.
  • Leftover meats should be cooled and refrigerated within 2 hours of cooking. Then they can be safely enjoyed in sandwiches or rolls the next day.

Stephan Muller owner of the Wursthutte since 2013.

Old Werner Muller started the Wursthutte Butcher Shop in Malvern more than 35 years ago. Werner's goal was to produce the most authentic sausages for his Australian customers. 13 years ago, Stephan Muller, Werner’s nephew, arrived from Luzern Switzerland to help out his uncle and learn from him. Stephan, a sixth generation Butcher, then became the owner of the Wursthutte and continues the family legacy today in a very competitive market.

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