Apple Brine for Turkey the Night Before Cooking recipe

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2 quarts apple juice
1 gallon cold water
1 cup kosher salt
6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
5 pounds ice cubes

Nutrition Info

79.5 calories
carbohydrate: 19.7 g
cholesterol: 0 mg
fat: 0.2 g
fiber: 0.2 g
protein: 0.2 g
saturatedFat: 0 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 7611.2 mg
sugar: 17.9 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Line a cooler with a large food safe bag. Combine the apple juice, water, and salt in the bag, stir until the salt is dissolved, add the garlic.

  2. To use: Lie your turkey into the brine with the breast-side down, add more water to submerge turkey completely if needed. Pour the ice over the turkey. Seal the bag and close the cooler, allow to sit overnight.

Recipe Yield

1.5 gallons

Recipe Note

I have used this recipe for many years. It makes a turkey fall-apart moist every time.

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