Turkey Cider Butter Baste

Here is a quick recipe if you have some butter, herbs and apple cider lying around!

[recipe title="Turkey Cider Butter Baste" servings="4" time="1 hour" difficulty="easy"]


  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • zest of one lemon and a squeeze of fresh juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2  tbsp of fresh herbs (poultry blend) I used rosemary, sage and thyme


Boil your apple cider in sauce pan till reduced to 1/2 cup. Add your butter, zest, juice, salt and pepper, and fresh herbs.

Stir till butter is melted and incorporated into the sauce. Chill till ready to use.

I slather this stuff under the skin of the turkey, on top and brush some in the cavity of the bird before I stuff it! Yum the flavor is heavenly!!