Roast turkey with apple cider gravy recipe

Recipe for Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

Difficulty: Moderate
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 ½ to 2 hours
Serves: 8
1 turkey breast (about 7 lbs.)
1teaspoon salt
1 t teaspoon black pepper
1 t teaspoon rubbed sage
4 c. apple cider
¼ cup real maple syrup
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, diced
2 Tablespoons melted butter
½ cup flour mixed with ¾ cup cold water
2 Tablespoon strong Dijon mustard

1.    Season outside of turkey breast with salt, pepper, and sage.  Place in small roasting pan in a rack.
2.    Pour apple cider and maple syrup along with bay leaf and onion around the turkey.  Cover the roasting pan.
3.    Place in a 350° F oven basting with juices every 20 minutes.  Start testing after 1 ½ hours using an instant read thermometer.  
4.    Once the turkey has reached an internal temperature of 130° F, remove lid and increase the oven temperature to 400° F.  Baste with butter every 10 minutes.  The turkey is finished when it has an internal temperature of 165F at its center.
5.    Remove turkey breast to a warm platter, cover with aluminum foil and keep in warm place.
6.    Pour the liquid from the roasting pan into a small saucepan.  Skim off the fat from the top.  Bring the liquid to a boil. Whisk in flour/water mixture.  Bring back to a boil.  Taste for seasoning.  Serve with turkey slices.

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