Cider Marinated Turkey

Updated 8 months ago

1 gal apple cider 1/2 c. kosher salt 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs fresh thyme 8 whole cloves 5 garlic cloves 1 tsp whole allspice, crushed cold water 1 turkey 1 onion, quartered 2 carrots, cut into chunks 1 tbsp rubbed sage 1 tbsp olive oil In a large kettle, combine 8 c. of cider along w/the next 6 ingredients. Cook & stir until salt is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add remaining cider along w/cold water to equal 3qts of liquid. Place two turkey size roasting bags inside of each other: add turkey. Place in roasting pan. Pour marinade into bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible: seal bag. Refrigerate for 24 hrs: turn over after 12 hrs. Drain & discard marinade. Rinse turkey under cold water. Place onion, carrots & sage in cavity: rub oil over skin. Roast turkey as you usually do. We like to use the turkey roasting bag method. Recipe Submitted by:Janice Meyer 


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