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My Favorite Turkey Brine

Susan S.: "llove this brin. turkey is tender and juicy" Read More
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My Favorite Turkey Brine

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  • 3 cups apple juice (Or Apple Cider)
  • 2 gal. cold water
  • 4 Tbsp. rosemary leaves (Fresh)
  • 5 cloves garlic (Minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. peppercorns
  • 5 whole bay leaves
  • 3 oranges (Large)
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    Susan S. 9 months ago
    llove this brin. turkey is tender and juicy
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    Jill 2 years ago
    I have never had a brined turkey before and this was my first time making a turkey. I chose this recipe because the ingredients sounded delicious and I was right...this brine recipe added amazing flavor to the turkey and it was juicy!! I will definitely be making this again!! For others reading this that are beginners in making a turkey...allow for several hours of cool down time for the brine!
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    Maria Ferreira 2 years ago
    Tried and true, loved it! In 2020
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    Chastity Chartier 2 years ago
    This turkey brine made the best flavored, juiciest turkey I’ve ever had. I am definitely making it again!!
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    Primrose 3 years ago
    It was easy and so delicious. Almost fool proof!
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    Sandra Mejia 3 years ago
    I've used this before and have gotten cheers for a delicious, juicy turkey! using it again!!!
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    Used this recipe two years ago and the turkey turned out very flavorful and moist. This year I’m using the same brine recipe for our thanksgiving turkey.
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    April Kearns 3 years ago
    Perfect turkey! Juicy and delicious and very little hassle! This will be my go to turkey brine! My whole family loved it!
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    Heather 3 years ago
    Great! Doing it again with a rosemary butter glaze for Easter this weekend
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    R. Sahagun 4 years ago
    Used this brine 3 years in a row and it never fails to make the bird really juicy
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    Lauri Hollern 4 years ago
    We did this brine last night and left it overnight. Our turkey was so good! The flavor was just outstanding. We grilled our turkey.
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    Rollins Menniti 5 years ago
    I used this brine at Thanksgiving and My very picky Nephew (grown man) said "this turkey isn't just good it is great" He has never really complimented any meal I have ever been at. It was the moistest Turkey I have ever made by far and the taste was amazing. I will definitely use it again
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    Steve C. 5 years ago
    This is my go-to brine recipe lots of subtle flavor