Apple Cider Gravy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 8

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) reduced sodium chicken broth
  2. 1/4 cup (60 mL) 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced shallots
  5. 2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
  6. 1 cup (250 mL) sweet apple cider
  7. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

Method

  1. Strain pan drippings from Apple-Maple Turkey into a large measuring cup. Discard solids and skim off fat. Add enough broth to make 3 1/2 cups(875 mL). Set aside. In a bowl, use a fork to blend together the butter and flour, forming a paste. Set aside.
  2. Set roasting pan on stove over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 3 min. Stir in maple syrup and cook until caramelized, about 1 min. Stir in apple cider, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan, and simmer 3 to 4 min. Stir in broth mixture and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in butter paste until incorporated. Return to a simmer and cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 10 min. Season with salt and pepper. Strain shallots if smooth gravy is desired, then transfer to a gravy boat to serve.
Tip:
Sweetened with apple cider and maple syrup, this unexpected gravy is the perfect complement.