Maple-Pepper Gravy

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Slow-roasted turkey juices reduce and intensify for a divine sauce. Use any reserved giblets here. If you didn't roast the neck, sauté it for 8 minutes. Remove and discard the neck once the gravy is done.

Serves 16 (serving size: about 1/4 cup)


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Pan drippings (including juices) from whole roasted turkey (about 2 cups)
1 roasted turkey neck
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme


Active: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Place a ziplock bag inside a 2-cup glass measure. Pour pan drippings into bag; let stand 10 minutes. Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings into a small bowl, stopping before fat layer reaches opening. (You should have about 1 1/2 cups drippings.) Discard fat.

2. Place roasting pan from turkey or a large saucepan on a burner over medium-high. Add neck, milk, and maple syrup to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Combine 1/2 cup chicken stock and flour in a bowl. Add turkey drippings, flour mixture, remaining 2 cups chicken stock, pepper, and salt to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits. Strain stock mixture into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until reduced to 3 1/2 cups. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped thyme.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 46
Fat 1.2 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.4 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 153 mg
Calcium 32 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 2 g