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Apple Maple Brined Turkey

10 servings
Dinner

Characteristics

Dairy Free Gluten Free

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

488
Calories
65.1 g
Protein
14.8 g
Carbs
0 g
Fibre
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 488
  • Fat 17.2 g
    • Saturated   5.2 g
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 179 mg
  • Sodium   1470 mg
  • Carbohydrate 14.8 g
    • Fibre   0 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 65.1 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %
    • Vitamin C 60 %
    • Calcium 8 %
    • Iron 33 %

Method

Place 2 cups of the water and the salt in a pot and bring to boil, stirring to dissolve the salt, about 2-3 minutes. Cool to room temperature, and then pour into a large, tall stock pot or sterilized, food grade pail just wide enough to hold the turkey. Stir in remaining ingredients, except turkey. Set in the turkey, ensuring it is completely submerged in the brine. Refrigerate turkey in brine 12-18 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Drain turkey well; discard brine. Pat turkey dry inside and out. Tuck wings under turkey; tie the legs together. Place the turkey in a roasting pan. Roast turkey, basting with pan juices occasionally, 3 hours, or until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180¡ãF. Rest the turkey 15 minutes before carving. Make gravy with the pan juices, if desired.

Serving Suggestions

To make gravy to serve with this turkey, remove fat from pan-drippings and then place roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 1/2 cups of chicken or turkey stock and bring to boil, scraping the bottom to dislodge the flavourful brown bits. Mix 3 Tbsp. flour with a 1/2 cup of cold chicken or turkey until smooth. Slowly whisk mixture into the pan. Cook until the gravy has thickened, then season with salt and pepper.

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