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Apple-Bourbon Gravy

Yield Makes 4 1/2 cups
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 20 min. Nothing compares to homemade gravy.


  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pan juices from Savory Herb Roasted Turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaf.

  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in apple and onion; sauté 8 minutes or until onion is tender and apple begins to caramelize.

  3. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Gradually add pan juices and apple juice mixture to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.