Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
¼ cup Butter or margarine
1 cup Water
¾ cup Apricot nectar
1 package (7 ounces) herb seasoned stuffing mix
1 cup Natural American pistachios
1 cup Chopped onion
½ cup Dried apricots, cut up
½ cup Chopped dates
1 (12 – 14 pound) turkey
Combine butter, water and apricot nectar in saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Cook conventionally or in microwave oven until butter is melted. Stir in stuffing mix until well moistened. Mix in remaining ingredients. Stuff, truss and roast turkey at 325 degrees F., for 3 to 4 hours or until internal temperature registers 180 º F. in meatiest area. If preferred, turn stuffing into casserole dish and bake covered at 325 or 350 º F., for 1 hour or until hot and moist.
*Roasted Pistachios: Pistachios can be quickly roasted in the microwave oven. Just place ½ cup pistachio nutmeats onto paper plate and place in the microwave. Cook on High 1½ to 2½ minutes. Stir pistachios once during cooking. Remove from microwave and let stand a few minutes before using.