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Prep Time: 15 min. Total Time: 1 hour and 30 min. Serves: 8
1 large onion, halved and divided
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil, divided
4 sprigs fresh Compliments Sage, divided
2 Granny Smith apples, diced
1⁄3 cup (75 mL) Compliments Chopped Walnuts
1 tbsp (15 mL) Compliments Italian Seasoning
1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper, divided
3 cups (750 mL) fresh white bread, torn into 1⁄2- to 1-in.
(1 to 2.5 cm) pieces
1⁄4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley
1 egg yolk
2 cups (500 mL) Compliments Chicken Broth, 30% Less Sodium, divided
2 boned turkey breasts (2 lb/1 kg), skin on
1. Dice half the onion. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil over medium heat and cook onion until caramelized, about 8 min.
2. Finely chop 2 tbsp (30 mL) sage and stir into the skillet along with the apple, walnuts, Italian seasoning and 1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Cook until the apples have softened slightly, 2 to 3 min. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.
3. Mix the cooled apple-onion mixture with the bread pieces, parsley and egg yolk. Add 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) of the broth to moisten the stuffing so it just holds together. Set aside.
1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Place both turkey breasts, skin side down, on a cutting board. Cut horizontally into the thickest part of each breast (but do not cut through) so they open up like a book.
Season each of the cut surfaces with the remainder of the salt and pepper.
2. Mould 2 cups (500 mL) of stuffing into a log; place in the middle of one side of the first breast. Fold the meat over to close and use kitchen twine to wrap and tie the rolled turkey in 3 or 4 places. Repeat with second breast.
3. Thinly slice the remaining onion and scatter in a roasting pan along with the remaining sage sprigs. Place the stuffed turkey breasts overtop and brush them with the remaining oil. Add the remaining broth to the pan and cook in centre of oven for 15 min. Reduce the heat to 375°F (190°C) and continue to cook for 40 min. or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Transfer turkey to a platter and let rest 5 to 10 min. Remove the twine, slice and serve with the onion and sage stuffing.
Per serving (1⁄8 of the recipe): 310 calories, 25 g protein, 14 g total fat (2.5 g sat. fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre,
8 g sugars, 530 mg sodium
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INFO: Susan Ritvo (617) 645-2500 - Located just 20 miles south of Boston, the town of Norwell is located in Plymouth County, situated along the picturesque North River.
Norwell was originally settled in 1636 as part of the settlement of Scituate, and still retains much of it's past rural character.
Shipbuilding was a major industry from the 1700s to the early 1800s. Some of the finest frigates, schooners and merchant vessels to ever sail were actually produced in Norwell.
Today, Norwell is an affluent suburban community with over 10,000 residents and provides modern schools, shopping, churches, libraries and health facilities, as well as a wild life preserve.
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Poor weather affects harvest; likely to be less pumpkin available this holiday
Nestlé Baking today announced that it expects a shortage of LIBBY'S(r) Pumpkin on store shelves as the country enters the holiday season. Heavy rains persisted throughout the 13-week harvest in Morton, Illinois, frustrating efforts to pick the entire crop. As a result, less pumpkin has been picked and canned, leading to an anticipated shortage of LIBBY'S pumpkin products as the holidays approach.
"We know that LIBBY'S Pumpkin, with the LIBBY'S Famous Pumpkin Pie Recipe on the label, plays an important role in the traditional holiday meal," said Paul Bakus, Vice President/General Manager, Nestlé Baking. "Libby's has been a part of that tradition for more than 80 years and we appreciate that honor. That's why we wanted to alert bakers to the anticipated shortage. Our calculations indicate that we may deplete our inventory of canned LIBBY'S pumpkin as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday."
As a result of the weather and the company's commitment to picking and packing only quality fruit, the 2009 inventory of canned pumpkin will be smaller than planned. Nestlé is continuing to ship the last of the already canned inventory. When it is gone, there will be no more pumpkin available until the 2010 harvest. This is why the company believes a shortage of LIBBY'S pumpkin is likely.
"If only we could have changed the weather!" said Bakus. "We hope Mother Nature is nicer to us next year, hopefully delivering less rain and more sunshine. If you are unable to find Libby's 100 percent Pure Pumpkin at your local grocers, we apologize and hope you will understand."
To try and help bakers who may be disappointed by the shortage, Bakus is encouraging bakers to visit www.VeryBestBaking****, where they'll find new recipes added to the pie collection.
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