Sherri Stone – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Aspiring writer, Sherri Stone shares her no fail turkey recipe. Every time you comment, your name goes in the drawing for a copy of Megan DiMaria’s Searching for Spice or Lena Nelson Dooley’s Maggie’s Journey. Deadline: Nov 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Sherri:

Sherri’s no fail turkey

preheat oven to 350 

rinse turkey and pat dry (you do know to take all the stuff out of the cavity first, right?)

rub turkey inside and out with butter – kids can help with this part – they love it!

take an equal number of apples and pears (amount depends on the size of your turkey – we usually use 3-4 of each), dice them up in medium to large pieces and toss them with sugar and cinnamon.

fill turkey cavity with apple/pear mixture

season outside of turkey with a little season salt and garlic powder  (or whatever seasoning you like)

place a rack in the bottom of your roasting pan so turkey doesn’t sit directly on the bottom

Place turkey in a plastic cooking bag

pour 1-2 cups of chicken broth into the bag and seal it. Make two or three small slits in the bag to let out steam.

bake turkey for 20 minutes per pound. 

This “recipie” works for any size turkey. It is super easy and you will  never have a dry turkey again. The meat is juicy and tender and falls off the bone – not so good if you’re one of those families that likes to carve at the table. We’re not! It’s also a little sweet which is really nice, and you can serve the apple / pear mixture as a side dish. Delicious!

 This is now my favorite (and only, if I’m cooking) way to cook a turkey.  You really have to work hard to mess this up! I’d love to know how your turkey turns out…

           Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. 

About Sherri: Sherri Stone is a medical social worker with Emerald Coast Hospice in Marianna, Fl. She has been a social worker for 20 years and a serious writer for the past two years. She is not yet published, but working on that and learning to be patient. Her husband is her biggest supporter and encourager. She blogs about Christian living and service at and about hospice at, and welcomes guest posts for either blog. 

Come back Nov 21 for Ane Mulligan’s recipe.


12 Responses to “Sherri Stone – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1”

  • julie lippo says:

    could you do this in a roaster as well …

  • Kim F says:

    yummy!! This sounds like a great alternative – and no basting!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Kim Kelley Hale says:

    WHat a great idea! Gonna try it next week! I too am wondering about roaster. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer Hibdon says:

    Sounds like such an easy way to do the bird! Cooking bags really make life easy!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all.
    Thanx Shannon for your blog and giveaways. You are a blessing. Hope you are published soon Sherri, looking forward to your books.

  • Sherri says:

    Julie and Kim – You can absolutely do this in a roaster. I think the key is to have it sealed with some liquid – whatever you choose – inside the cooking container (bag or roaster). That keeps it moist along with the juicy apples and pears inside the turkey itself. We really like this recipe and use it every time we cook a turkey. I’d love to hear from you after you try this. I hope you’ll love it as much as we do. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Jennifer, thanks for your comment. I hope you’ll get to read one of my books one day. 🙂

  • Glad everyone is buzzing about Sherrie’s recipe. If I were to cook a turkey, I’d try it. So far, I’ve gotten out of providing the main dish.

    Remember to get your free e-book cookbook: No drawing. Just follow the instructions and download.

  • Margie Mijares says:

    This turkey recipe sounds absolutely scrumptious!!! I may just give it a try if I do the turkey for our family get together…fallng off the bone is the way I like it!! Sherri, I wish you all the best with your writing career. Bless you for your work as a social worker with hospice. We had hospice in for our 25 year old son 5 years ago and they helped us through those last painful months. Wishing a blessed Thanksgiving to all!! I would love an opportunity to win a book. Thanks!! Margie

  • Sherri says:

    Margie, thank you for your comments on hospice. It is my heart and I’m glad that your experience was a positive, supportive one. I hope that you are doing well in your grieving process. It’s a life-long journey, isn’t it? If you are at the point where you are comfortable sharing some of your story I would love to talk to you about that. You can contact me at Blessings to you and your family.

  • Illene Stewart says:

    Here’s a crazy story about me. I have a cookbook collection, yet I DON’T cook. I read them like novels and enjoy the pictures. My kids use to say that the way I called them to eat was, “Everybody get in the car”.

  • sherri says:

    Illene, that made me think of me, only with exercise videos. Love to watch people doing all that exercise that just melts the pounds ways, but, um… yeah, love to watch! 🙂 Ha! Usually while I’m eating some kind of heavenly junk food – chocolate, chips and dip… Hmm. Getting hungry now!

  • Debbie Clark says:

    Hi. Since I already have regular stuffing mix bought for my turkey, would it work to dice up apples and add to the stuffing mix? Would it still taste ok and give it the moisture needed?

    Thanks for your recipie.

    Debbie Clark

  • sherri says:

    Debbie I’m not typically a stuffing person – at least not until we started doing the apple and pear thing. I can’t imagine a stuffing mix that wouldn’t go well with apples, though, so I say, give it a try. The apples (and pears if you use them) will only add moisture and some really nice flavor. Sometimes the best recipes come from trying things just like this, and I think it sounds great. Please let me know how it turns out. I’d love to know.

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