Butter-Rubbed Turkey with an Apple Cider Glaze and Gravy - Instructions
This turkey, cured with Apple Cider Brine and then basted with apple cider the last
hour of roasting, has a sweet and beautiful bronze-glazed finish-perfect for
showcasing on a buffet table. I like to garnish the serving platter with lady apples
and kumquats nestled in a bed of fresh herbs. Pair this turkey with the Chestnut Bread
Stuffing with Apples, Bacon and Caramelized Onions, and your guests will be returning
to the buffet in seconds.
Position an oven rack on the second-lowest level in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500
F. Have ready a large roasting pan with a roasting rack, preferably V-shaped, set in
Place the onion, garlic, apples, thyme and sage inside the chest cavity of the turkey.
Truss, following the directions for an unstuffed turkey. Use a pastry brush to brush