Hard Cider Gravy

Hard Cider GravyRecipe
Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 96
Caloriesfromfat 60 %
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Sugars 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Fat 6 g
Satfat 4 g
Sodium 165 mg
Cholesterol 17 mg


Drippings from roasted turkey, still in roasting pan (see recipe for Roasted Turkey with Sage)
1 cup hard cider or dry white wine
2 to 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and black pepper


Strain the drippings into a large measuring cup or bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes, then skim off and discard the fat. (Alternatively, use a fat separator.)

Place the empty pan over 2 burners over medium-high heat. Add the cider and cook for 1 minute, scraping up the bits stuck to the pan. Pour into the skimmed drippings and add enough broth to make a total of 4 cups.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the flour, whisking, until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the broth mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Strain.