Thanksgiving Turkey Using Twinkies
It’s almost that time of year where families all over world gather for Thanksgiving. I’m going to share a favorite recipe of mine to add to your festivities. Enjoy.
I have always loved cooking and experimenting with new dishes. I came up with a new sorta twist on an old favorite of ours. we love Twinkies so why not throw some into the mix? I love cooking with different ingredients than what is considered standard. In this recipe I added twinkies, and this meal turned out very well. Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:
1 (8 1/2 ounce) package of yellow corn muffin mix, prepared and baked according to the package directions;
6 Twinkies, halved lengthwise;
1 (14 to 18 pound) turkey;
1 tart apple, peeled, cored, and diced up;
1/4 cup of honey
Ok. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool on the counter. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Scrape the creme filling out of the Twinkies with a small spoon and save the filling in a small bowl.
Cut the Twinkie pastry into cubes and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Decrease the oven temperature to 325*F.
Rinse the turkey. Crumble the muffins into a bowl, add the apple and toasted Twinkies, and mix lightly. Loosly stuff the mixture into the turkey and truss the legs. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack set in a roasting pan. Roast the turkey for 12 to 15 minutes per pound, until the thigh temperature reaches 175*F to 180*[ and the juices run clear.
In a small bowl, combine the honey with the reserved twinkie creme filling and mix it up well. Brush the turkey with the honey mixture during the last 10 to 15 minutes of roasting time.
Remove the Turkey from the oven and let it set for 20 minutes before carving. Once you try this recipe it will become one of your favorites during the holiday season. Enjoy!