Apple Cider Brined Roasted Turkey

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

super moist turkey and the apple cider makes a great tasting gravy.


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Serves:
many
Prep:
24 Hr
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Roast

Ingredients

1 gal
apple cider
4
bay leaves
1 1/4 c
salt
12 c
cold water
14 lb
turkey thawed
1 stick
butter
4 c
chicken stock
1 c
white wine
salt, pepper, paprika

Step-By-Step

1In large pot heat 4 cups Apple cider, bay leaves, and salt to boiling. Remove from heat and add 8 more cups of cider and 8 cups of water. Let cool.
2Place turkey in large pot or bucket. Pour cooled brine over top. Place a heavy plate or brick on turkey to keep it submerged. Refrigerate 24 hours.
3Preheat oven 300 degrees. Remove turkey from brine and rinse with water. Discard the brine. Season the turkey with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place turkey in roasting pan.
4Pour the chicken broth and wine around the turkey. Place in oven and roast for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Until internal temp is 165 degrees
5Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat remaining apple cider to a boil and continue to boil and reduce for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter. Baste the turkey with the cider butter sauce every 30 minutes.
6Remove turkey from roaster and place on cutting board. Strain pan drippings and make a slurry of flour and water and create the gravy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American