Apple Spice Turkey Brine

Apple Spice Turkey Brine

Give your turkey extra flavor with a spiced apple brine, flavored with fruit juice and spices. Brine the turkey for 24 hours for the best results.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Pour apple and orange juice into a large pot over medium heat. Add the salt, brown sugar , cloves, and nutmeg.
  3. Step 3

    Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat until salt and sugar are completely dissolved.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature (at least 40 to 60 minutes). After the mixture has sufficiently cooled, add the cold water.
  5. Step 5

    Place poultry in a large plastic container or a large stockpot. Pour the brine over top . Brine poultry covered for at least 1 hour per pound in the refrigerator.
  6. Step 6

    Thoroughly rinse all the brine from the turkey before cooking. Pat turkey dry inside and out and apply with rub of choice. Cook meat as directed.​