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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
Place 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.
3
Preheat 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.
4
Pour 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
5
Meanwhile 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.
6
Remove 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