Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cranberry Turkey Brine

Cranberry Turkey Brine

 Prep Time: 13 minutes 


  • 2 quarts cranberry juice
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup salt (1 1/2 cups Kosher or coarse salt)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 12 cloves garlic, unpeeled and lightly smashed
  • 4 springs fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 6-8 bay leaves


Combine ingredients and place in a large pot. Add turkey to pot, making sure that brine covers turkey. If not, add more water to mixture. Brine for 1 hour per pound. Thoroughly rinse all the brine from the turkey, inside and out, before cooking. Otherwise there will be a salty flavor to the turkey.

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