Apple Cider Turkey Brine

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This apple cider turkey brine creates a moist, flavorful, and tender roasted turkey with a rich, golden brown, crispy skin. You'll love the sweet and savory combination of apple cider, orange juice, onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. It's the perfect holiday entrée for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table!

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For the Brine:
4 c apple cider
1.75 gallons water
2 cups coarse kosher salt
Juice from 1 orange
1 T pepper
3 dried bay leaves
6 sprigs fresh rosemary
8 sprigs fresh thyme
8 cloves garlic
1 small onion
For Roasting:
12-16 lbs. whole turkey
2 T butter
1 c water
  • In a large pot, combine apple cider, water, orange juice, kosher salt, pepper, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, garlic and onion. Bring to a simmer over high heat. You do not need to rapidly boil the...
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Nutritions

Calories
1224

Sodium
728mg
30% DV

Fat
100g
155% DV

Protein
119g
239% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
16g
67% DV