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Sherried Cider Turkey Giblet Gravy

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The perfect gravy to go with your baked turkey. You haven't had gravy until you've tried this recipe.


Skim fat from turkey pan juices, reserving 1/4 cup of fat. Deglaze turkey pan with sherry over medium-high heat, scraping up brown bits. Stir in cider. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove pan from heat.

In a heavy saucepan, whisk together reserved fat and flour to make a roux, cooking over moderately low heat, whisking frequently, for 3 minutes. Add sherry mixture and 2 cups stock in a stream, whisking to prevent lumping. Simmer, whisking occasionally, 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to heated gravy boat.


  • 1 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup sparkling apple cider
  • 6-8+ Tbsp. all-purpose flour (or Wondra)
  • 2 cups turkey giblet stock (or chicken broth)