Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Pan Gravy Recipe

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  1. For gravy base: Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add turkey parts; sauté 10 minutes. Add onions, celery, and bay leaves; sauté until onions are soft, about 8 minutes. Add cloves, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir 10 seconds. Add cider, broth, and apple; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain stock into medium saucepan. Discard solids. Stir honey and vinegar into gravy base. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled.)
  2. For turkey: Set rack at lowest position in oven and preheat to 500°F. Rinse turkey inside and out; pat dry. Sprinkle main cavity generously with salt and pepper. Place onion wedges, apple wedges, and crumbled bay leaves in cavity. Starting at neck end, carefully slide hand between skin and breast meat of turkey to loosen skin. Rub 4 tablespoons butter over breast meat under skin. Place turkey on rack set in large roasting pan. Tuck wing tips under. Tie legs together loosely to hold shape. Rub remaining 3 tablespoons butter over outside of turkey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place turkey in oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Roast turkey 1 hour; pour 1 cup chicken broth over turkey. Roast 1 hour, basting once with pan drippings. Pour 1 cup chicken broth over turkey. Roast until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175°F, basting once with pan drippings and covering turkey loosely with foil if browning too quickly, about 1 hour longer. Transfer turkey to platter; cover loosely with foil. Let turkey rest 20 to 30 minutes (internal temperature of turkey will increase 5 to 10 degrees).
  4. Pour pan juices into large measuring cup. Spoon fat off top of pan juices and discard. Return pan juices to roasting pan; add gravy base. Place roasting pan over 2 burners and bring gravy to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until gravy is reduced to 31/4 cups, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits, about 15 minutes. Season gravy to taste with salt and pepper. Strain gravy into bowl.
  5. Serve turkey with gravy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1364.06 Kcal (5711 kJ)
Calories from fat 537.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59.7g 92%
Cholesterol 633.1mg 211%
Sodium 1407.91mg 59%
Potassium 2154.75mg 46%
Total Carbs 30.23g 10%
Sugars 24.36g 97%
Dietary Fiber 2.37g 9%
Protein 179.36g 359%
Vitamin C 7.8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 8.2mg 46%
Calcium 143.4mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 112.82 Kcal (472 kJ)
Calories from fat 44.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.94g 92%
Cholesterol 52.36mg 211%
Sodium 116.45mg 59%
Potassium 178.22mg 46%
Total Carbs 2.5g 10%
Sugars 2.01g 97%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 9%
Protein 14.83g 359%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 13%
Iron 0.7mg 46%
Calcium 11.9mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 31.8
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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