Cider-Basted Turkey and Apple Gravy Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Cider-Basted Turkey and Apple Gravy
Add your photo!



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine basting ingredients (1st 5 ingredients) in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Then set it aside.
  3. Remove giblets and neck from inside turkey.
  4. Place apples, onion thyme, and sage into turkey.
  5. Rub breasts and legs with butter and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour 1/2 of the basting liquid over turkey.
  7. Place in oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  8. Pour remaining liquid over turkey and roast 2 more hours, basting frequently.
  9. Add water if needed.
  10. Add apple slices to pan juices around turkey.
  11. Cover turkey and roast another 1 1/2 hours.
  12. For gravy: Transfer apples from pan to a bowl.
  13. Spoon off fat from pan juices.
  14. Add enough chicken broth to measure 4 cups.
  15. Add broth and apples to saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  16. Mix apple cider and corn starch in a small bowl.
  17. Whisk corn starch mixture into gravy.
  18. Season with salt and pepper.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 695.5 Kcal (2912 kJ)
Calories from fat 253.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.13g 43%
Cholesterol 337.4mg 112%
Sodium 867.92mg 36%
Potassium 1148.79mg 24%
Total Carbs 7.84g 3%
Sugars 4.99g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Protein 104.03g 208%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Calcium 63mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 124.19 Kcal (520 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.02g 43%
Cholesterol 60.25mg 112%
Sodium 154.98mg 36%
Potassium 205.13mg 24%
Total Carbs 1.4g 3%
Sugars 0.89g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.14g 3%
Protein 18.58g 208%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 27%
Calcium 11.3mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.1
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top