Crisp Apple-Scented Roast Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy

Crisp Apple-Roasted Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy
Crisp Apple-Roasted Turkey with Cider-Calvados GravyLandon Nordeman

The turkey in this recipe, from Lynne Rossetto Kasper, is deeply infused with the aroma of apples. "I'm a great believer in repeating seasoning themes at different stages of cooking to build depth," she says, "which is why I use several expressions of apple—the fruit itself, cider, and apple brandy—in this recipe." The seasoning that goes into the brine may seem like a lot, with its one-third cup chile powder, three heads of garlic, four apples, and two quarts of cider, but the final effect is perfectly balanced.

Steps 1-3
Roast Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy, Steps 1-3Saveur
Steps 4-6
Roast Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy, Steps 4-6Saveur
Steps 7-9
Roast Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy, Steps 7-9Saveur
Crisp Apple-Scented Roast Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy

Crisp Apple-Scented Roast Turkey with Cider-Calvados Gravy

Several expressions of apple--cider, apple brandy, and the fruit itself--add an irresistible apple aroma to the turkey.Landon Nordeman