Let's Dish Host Chris Koetke shows you how to make roast turkey with apple cider gravy

CLEVELAND - It's that time of year when the Turkey takes center stage.  And if you're still searching for the perfect gravy accompaniment , Let's Dish's Chris Koetke has one for you.

Recipe for Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

Difficulty: Moderate

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 ½ to 2 hours

Serves: 8

1 turkey breast (about 7 lbs.)

1teaspoon salt

1 t teaspoon black pepper

1 t teaspoon rubbed sage

4 c. apple cider

¼ cup real maple syrup

1 bay leaf

1 medium onion, diced

2 Tablespoons melted butter

½ cup flour mixed with ¾ cup cold water

2 Tablespoon strong Dijon mustard


1.      Season outside of turkey breast with salt, pepper, and sage.  Place in small roasting pan in a rack.

2.      Pour apple cider and maple syrup along with bay leaf and onion around the turkey.  Cover the roasting pan.

3.      Place in a 350° F oven basting with juices every 20 minutes.  Start testing after 1 ½ hours using an instant read thermometer. 

4.      Once the turkey has reached an internal temperature of 130° F, remove lid and increase the oven temperature to 400° F.  Baste with butter every 10 minutes.  The turkey is finished when it has an internal temperature of 165F at its center.

5.      Remove turkey breast to a warm platter, cover with aluminum foil and keep in warm place.

6.      Pour the liquid from the roasting pan into a small saucepan.  Skim off the fat from the top.  Bring the liquid to a boil. Whisk in flour/water mixture.  Bring back to a boil.  Taste for seasoning.  Serve with turkey slices.

You can find more recipes like this on the Live Well network .

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