Lizzy's Apple Cider Gravy


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Apple cider, garlic and bourbon make this a simple gravy with complex flavors.

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  • 3 Tbs. fat from the drippings, the rest of the no-fat drippings
  • 14 oz. chicken broth
  • 1/3 C. fresh apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 1 Tbs. bourbon or orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. grated orange peel

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Pour out drippings and let fat rise to the top. Meanwhile, deglaze pan with a little water. Skim off 3 Tbs. of fat and put into saucepan. Toss out the rest of the fat. Add drippings to pan. Make a mix of the flour and a small amount of cold chicken broth - remember cold is good here. Put everything except the bourbon (or orange juice) and the orange peel into the saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Slowly, in a thin even stream, add the flour/broth mixture. Adjust for desired thickness. Remove from the heat add the bourbon or orange juice and the orange peel. Serve.

Tip: You can add the flavor elements of this recipe to store bought gravy too.

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