"The directions were so easy to follow. It turned out perfect! I will be making this recipe over and over again." Tom via email
Turkey thawed Salted Butter Old Bay Seasoning Paprika Garlic Powder Apples Oranges Onions Rosemary Thyme Sage
This easy smoked turkey recipe is unbelievably flavorful and makes an incredible holiday centerpiece.
Remove the neck and innards from the turkey. Preheat your smoker to 325°F.
Quarter your apple, oranges, and onions. Make sure to peel the onion.
Stuff half of the oranges, apples, and onions into the turkey, followed by all the fresh herbs. Finish by stuffing with the remainder of the apples, oranges, and onions.
Using butcher’s twine, tie the legs of the bird together to keep the cavity closed.
Add all the spices to a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle just enough over the bird that the top is barely covered.
Melt butter in a small dish in the microwave. Add the remaining spices to it and stir well.
Take half of the mixture and inject it into the breast and thighs of the bird, saving the other half to use for basting throughout the smoking process.
Add the bird to the smoker and cook for 4-5 hours or until the internal temperature reads 165°F.
Baste every 30 minutes during the smoking process. Allow the turkey to rest for 1 hour before slicing and serving. Enjoy!