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Annie's Turkey Brine

Annette M Acord

"A little bit of sweet, salty, and a whole lot of savory! Yummmm!"
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45 m servings 2447 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 batch brine)

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  1. Stir water, apple cider, brown sugar, orange slices, salt, celery, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme together in a stock pot; bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Cool brine completely before using to brine turkey.


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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 2447 calories; 2.5 g fat; 621.7 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 167921 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This will be my third thanksgiving using this recipe. It is a wonderful recipe producing the moistest turkey for the big day. We use to hate the white related to it's dryness. This is no longer ...

Tried this for Thanksgiving and I was told it was the best anyone had ever tasted so I am going to do it again for Easter!

Best. Turkey. EVER!!! This was my first Thanksgiving using this recipe, but it definitely won't be my last! It's the most moist turkey that I've ever had and it was so full of flavor!

I cut the sugar down to 1 cup simply because I didn't have it on hand! Loved it

Perfectly moist turkey that has a great flavor all the way through.