Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy

Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy
34 Ingredients
  • Brine:
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 6 (2-inch) strips orange rind
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • Turkey:
  • 1 (12-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 apple, cut into wedges
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 sage sprig
  • 1/2 orange, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • Cooking spray
  • Gravy:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Nutrition
776
39% daily value
12 servings
                                       
                                           
     

Fat

52% 34

Saturated

41% 8

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 14

Polyunsaturated

- 8

Carbs

14% 41

Carbs (net)

- 39

Fiber

9% 2

Sugars

- 28

Sugars, added

- 8

Protein

143% 71

Cholesterol

81% 243

Sodium

101% 2434

Calcium

12% 116

Magnesium

26% 108

Potassium

22% 1049

Iron

22% 4

Zinc

56% 6

Phosphorus

89% 625

Vitamin A

11% 97

Vitamin C

11% 10

Thiamin (B1)

21% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

65% 1

Niacin (B3)

159% 25

Vitamin B6

159% 2

Folate equivalent (total)

10% 40

Folate (food)

- 35

Folic acid

- 3

Vitamin B12

164% 4

Vitamin D

277% 41

Vitamin E

4% 1

Vitamin K

21% 26

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 766
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