The World's Most Amazing Turkey Gravy

Amazing Cider Laced Gravy

Over the 25 years of holding fabulous Thanksgiving Buffets at New World Home cooking Co in Saugerties, the most requested recipe I have received is for the cider laced gravy. How does he do it? It is not sweet, by any means, but has the essence of fall apples. You may want to bathe in it, be careful. 

It may look complicated but it’s pretty easy, just give it time to develop flavor!

(video coming next week!)


You may want to bathe in this gravy!


Make about 1 1/2 quarts


For the stock.

From one turkey: the neck, gizzards and heart (in the words of Julia Child- Save the Liver for a snack,  or for the dog)

Veg oil

1 box (32 oz) good quality chicken broth

salt and pepper

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Season the neck, gizzards and heart very well with salt and pepper.

In a heavy skillet add enough oil to the pan fry the gizzards and neck.

Cook the parts in the oil over medium high heat until brown all over.

Pour off the oil and fat and reserve.

Pour in the boxed broth and enough water to cover the neck completely.

bring to a simmer, and simmer throughout the day while your turkey cooks, adding more water as needed to keep the neck covered.

After a couple of hours, strain out the parts and you will have your base turkey stock.


Make the Gravy!

1 cup flour ( or 1/2 cup cornstarch for GF)

2 cups apple cider

Pinch of thyme

Dash of hot sauce

check for salt and pepper ( you probably wont need it)


This is fun!

After your turkey has cooked and has rested for about 20-30 minutes, remove it to a platter. (according to my Turkey 101, you cooked in directly in the roasting pan, right? All those brown bits and juices are the key!)

Put the turkey pan directly on the stove over low heat and whisk in the flour vigorously, scraping up all the browned bits and fat, building a smooth roux.

All that good stuff in the pan is magic!


Add the apple cider to the pan and whisk it in vigorously.

Add the homemade stock a little at a time, whisking to incorporate, until it is all in.

Gently bring a simmer and watch it thicken. (if it gets too thick, add a little water)

Add a dash of tabasco style  hot sauce and few thyme leaves. 

Taste it. Moan. Taste it again.


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