• Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 5


  • * 3 cups apple juice
  • * 3/4 cup bourbon (I didn’t use bourbon either time. No particular reason why, and it still comes out beautifully!)
  • * 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • * 1 bay leaf
  • * 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • * 1 Golden Delicious apple, chopped
  • * 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • * 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • * 2 cups pan juices from Savory Herb Roasted Turkey
  • * 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • * 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaf.
  • 2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in apple and onion; sauté 8 minutes or until onion is tender and apple begins to caramelize.
  • 3. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Gradually add pan juices and apple juice mixture to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.


This recipe came from a Southern Living cookbook that belonged to my mother. She no longer has it, so I can't properly list the title and year!

Categories: Thanksgiving 

Author Credit: Southern Living

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