Turkey Brine Recipe
This turkey brine recipe is flavored with apple, citrus, brown sugar, rosemary and spices. It's the perfect way to guarantee a moist and flavorful turkey every time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
- 2 cups apple cider
- 2 gallons cold water
- 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 5 cloves garlic smashed
- 2 tablespoons peppercorns
- 2 oranges thinly sliced
- 2 lemons thinly sliced
- 5 rosemary sprigs
- 3 bay leaves
Place all the ingredients in a large pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until salt and sugar have dissolved.
Turn off the heat. Let the brine mixture cool.
Place a whole turkey in the brine solution to fully submerge it, then refrigerate for 18-24 hours.
When you're ready to cook your turkey, remove it from the brine and rinse with cool water; pat dry with paper towels.
Proceed with your normal turkey roasting method, or I've listed my favorite turkey recipes below in the notes section.
Here are my favorite turkey recipes to pair with this brine
Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0.5% | Vitamin C: 10.6% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 1.4%