Apple Cinnamon Turkey

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 h 20 m

Serves 12 People


1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup white onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
10 Lb Fresh Young Turkey
2 Tbsp 100% Pure Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Sage
1/8 Tsp kosher salt
1/8 Tsp pepper
6 Whole Cloves
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1 apple, chopped
1 square grilling mesh


  1. For Charcoal Grill: Line one side of grill with double layer of heavy duty foil to form drip pan. Prepare charcoal on one side of grill to 300°F (check temperature with lid down).
  2. For Gas Grill: Light two burners on opposite ends of grill. Insert foil drip pan under center grill rack.
  3. Place celery, carrots, onions and garlic in drip pan.
  4. Meanwhile, remove neck and gizzards from turkey cavities. Rinse turkey, pat dry, tuck wings back, brush with olive oil and season inside and out with sage, salt, and pepper.
  5. Spoon whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and apples inside turkey cavity. Return turkey legs to tucked position with brace provided or butcher string. Do not put dressing in this turkey.
  6. Place turkey, breast side up, on grilling mesh on grill rack over indirect heat. Cover and grill 11 to 13 minutes per pound to internal temperature of 180°F in thigh and 170°F in breast (about 2 1/2 to 3 hours).
  7. Rotate turkey (by turning grilling mesh) every hour for even browning.
  8. Remember to add 6 to 8 briquets every 45 minutes for charcoal grill.
  9. For perfect, juicy slices, remove turkey from grill, cover with foil and several dish towels. Let rest 20 minutes before carving.