Herb-Roasted Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy
Herb-Roasted Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy
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    Brining the turkey in the refrigerator for two days ensures an incredibly moist result. We do not recommend stuffing brined turkeys because the brine can make the stuffing too salty. A do-ahead gravy base eliminates last-minute stirring and thickening. Look for fresh bay leaves in the produce section.

    Ingredients

    • 8 quarts cold water
    • 2 cups coarse kosher salt
    • 8 large fresh or dried bay leaves
    • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
    • 2 tablespoons whole allspice
    • 1 16- to 17-pound turkey; giblets removed, neck reserved
    • 3 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
    • 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
    • 3 tablespoons minced fresh sage
    • 3 tablespoons minced fresh marjoram
    • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 4 cups low-salt chicken broth
    • 2 cups apple cider
    • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons Calvados (apple brandy) or other brandy
    • 2 large Granny Smith apples, quartered, cored
    • 2 large onions, quartered
    • 1 cup apple cider

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 217 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 18 g 27.42%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 55.03%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 50 mg 16.65%
    • Sodium: 18543 mg 772.61%
    • Calcium: 62 mg 6.22%
    • Potassium: 66 mg 1.88%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.61%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.46%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 14.79%
    • Vitamin C 5.81%
    • Vitamin D 0.69%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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