Thanksgiving Apple Cider Turkey Brine

October 5, 2022 • 0 comments

Thanksgiving Apple Cider Turkey Brine
This brine recipe is for 1 (10- to 14-pound) Barham Family Farm fresh turkey! Be sure to completely thaw the bird before brining for 24 hours.
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  • Servings: 8-10


1 gallon apple cider

1 gallon water

2 cups kosher salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 stick of cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

Zest of 1 orange, removed with a vegetable peeler

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

4 sprigs fresh sage

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon black pepper peppercorns

Bring ingredients to a boil in a large stockpot and cool completely.

In a 5-gallon bucket or large food-safe bag, pour brine over turkey and allow to marinate for 24 hours.

Remove the turkey from the container, pat dry with a paper towel and roast turkey.

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