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Cider-Basted Turkey and Apple Gravy

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“Another great recipe from my mother-in-law! Makes a beautiful golden-brown turkey with the best gravy!”
4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine basting ingredients (1st 5 ingredients) in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Then set it aside.
  3. Remove giblets and neck from inside turkey.
  4. Place apples, onion thyme, and sage into turkey.
  5. Rub breasts and legs with butter and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour 1/2 of the basting liquid over turkey.
  7. Place in oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  8. Pour remaining liquid over turkey and roast 2 more hours, basting frequently.
  9. Add water if needed.
  10. Add apple slices to pan juices around turkey.
  11. Cover turkey and roast another 1 1/2 hours.
  12. For gravy: Transfer apples from pan to a bowl.
  13. Spoon off fat from pan juices.
  14. Add enough chicken broth to measure 4 cups.
  15. Add broth and apples to saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  16. Mix apple cider and corn starch in a small bowl.
  17. Whisk corn starch mixture into gravy.
  18. Season with salt and pepper.

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