Deconstructed Roast Turkey with Orange-Chestnut-Pumpernickel Stuffing

Yield: Makes 6 servings

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Traditional fall flavors get a modern makeover in this succulent roast turkey dressed with pumpernickel stuffing made with dark rum, Florida orange and chestnuts. Bits of celery and onion add a crunchy texture to complete the total taste experience.



1 (1-pound) turkey breast  
3 tablespoons unsalted butter        
¾ cup celery, finely diced        
¾ cup onion, finely diced        
2 cups Florida orange juice       
1 cup chestnut purée        
¾ cup dark rum         
1 cup pumpernickel bread, cut into ¼-inch cubes, toasted   
¾ cup Florida orange segments, chopped    
¾ cup whole chestnuts, roasted, roughly chopped   
Oregano sprigs, if desired


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line sheet pan with parchment paper; place turkey breast on parchment paper. Roast until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let stand for 20 minutes.

While turkey is standing, melt butter in sauté pan over medium heat; add celery and onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add orange juice and chestnut purée; stir until mixture is smooth. Add dark rum; cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; fold in pumpernickel bread cubes, orange segments and chestnuts.

Slice roast turkey; place turkey slices on serving plate. Spoon stuffing mixture over turkey slices.

Garnish with oregano sprig, if desired. Serve immediately.



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