Apple Cider Glazed Roast Turkey

An easy recipe for Apple Cider Glazed Roast Turkey which is guaranteed to give you a flavorful and tender turkey!

10-15 People
Prep Time
1 day
Cook Time
3 hours
Total Time
1 day 3 hours


  1. Pot or bucket for brining the turkey
  2. Paper towels
  3. Roasting pan
  4. Small bowl
  5. Pastry brush
  6. Turkey Baster

For the Brine:

  • 10-15 lb turkey, giblets removed
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

For Roasting the Turkey:

  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • ~2 cups apple cider, for basting


  1. Place the turkey into a pot or bucket.
  2. Add the apple cider, kosher salt, sugar, and enough water to just cover the turkey (should be about 1 gallon), and stir to dissolve the sugar and salt.  
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 16-24 hours.
  4. After brining, rinse with water to remove excess salt and then thoroughly pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Place the turkey onto a roasting pan and stuff with the onion and apple quarters.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together the sea salt and rosemary.
  7. Brush the turkey all over with the melted butter and then sprinkle with the rosemary sea salt.
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Place the turkey in the oven on the lowest rack and cook for 30 minutes.
  10. Reduce the temperature to 325 and cook another 2-2 ½ hours, depending on the size of your turkey, basting the turkey with the remaining apple cider every 30-45 minutes.
  11. Test the internal temperature of the turkey into the thigh and the breast.  The turkey is done once the temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  12. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 20 minutes before slicing turkey.

This recipe was created in partnership with blogger Greens & Chocolate.

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