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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 batch brine
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition:

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

2447 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 621.7g 201% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 486.3mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2020
This smells amazing! Brines are always a must when I make turkey. I brined a turkey breast overnight and it came out super juicy. I loved all the added aromatics and flavors however this was a little sweet for my tastes. Next time I would cut back the sugar to about 1 cup especially with the additional sugar in the apple cider. Just be sure to rinse with water thoroughly after removing from the brine and to use KOSHER salt not table salt. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2020
This smells amazing! Brines are always a must when I make turkey. I brined a turkey breast overnight and it came out super juicy. I loved all the added aromatics and flavors however this was a little sweet for my tastes. Next time I would cut back the sugar to about 1 cup especially with the additional sugar in the apple cider. Just be sure to rinse with water thoroughly after removing from the brine and to use KOSHER salt not table salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2015
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 the case as the white meat using this brining recipe stays so moist. No more battles over the dark meat. The ingredients add a wonderful flavor. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2017
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
Perfectly moist turkey that has a great flavor all the way through. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2016
I cut the sugar down to 1 cup simply because I didn't have it on hand! Loved it Read More
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