Maple and Apple Cider Brine
Home for the Holidays
Try a different brine for this year's holiday turkey! This one will transport the flavors of dark, sweet maple syrup and tart apples into your beautifully browned bird.
1 cup kosher salt
2 cups pure maple syrup
3 ounces Veggie-Stock Gold® dissolved in 2 quarts hot water
2 quarts apple cider
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 gallon ice water
4 apples, cut in eighths and cored
In a large stockpot, add the salt and maple syrup to the prepared stock, then stir in the apple cider and peppercorns. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the salt completely. Add the ice water to cool the stock and refrigerate overnight or until the brine is completely chilled.