Turkey With Cranberry Brine

1620 mins (prep 1440, cooking 180)
18 ingredients
35 servings
I love brining my turkey during the holidays. In my opinion, turkey always tastes best with a dab of cranberry sauce on it, so I decided to to include that wonderful taste in a brine. The results were better then I had hoped for. This recipe includes the brine, turkey preparation, and instructions for a simple gravy. Prep time is also the brine time.

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Serving Size (220.41 g)
Servings 35
Amount per Serving
Calories 259.65 Calories from Fat 62.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.9g 371.29%
Saturated Fat 2.66g 465.79%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 146.1mg 1704.55%
Sodium 2890.42mg 4215.2%
Total Carbohydrate 0.41g 4.82%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 3.53%
Sugars 0.17 g %
Protein 47.06g 3293.87%
Vitamin A 143.44IU% Vitamin C 0.38mg%
Calcium 27.47mg% Iron 1.83mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onions, stalks celery, medium carrots, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, fresh sage, fresh italian parsley, cranberry juice, fresh cranberries