Annie's Turkey Brine


A little bit of sweet, salty, and a whole lot of savory! Yummmm!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 batch brine


  • 1 ½ gallons water

  • 1 quart apple cider

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 2 oranges, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups salt

  • ¾ cup celery leaves and diced celery stalk from the inside of a bunch

  • 3 tablespoons dried rosemary

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme


  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.


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
3g Fat
622g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 2447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 486mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 622g 226%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 575g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 196mg 979%
Calcium 953mg 73%
Iron 13mg 69%
Potassium 1690mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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