Crispy skin, a tender, juicy bird, and rich and smooth cider pan gravy...hello Thanksgiving. Making the TASTIEST Thanksgiving turkey has never been easier thanks to a dry brine. And you won't want to miss the tips for the SMOOTHEST pan gravy ever!
Mix all the ingredients together until combined in a food processor or by hand.
Remove the turkey from the refrigerator and let the bird sit at room temperature for 30 mins to an hour. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Stuff the cavity with the herbs, apples, and garlic.
Pour the drippings into a large measuring cup or fat separator. Do not clean the pan. Measure out 1/4 cup of fat and pour back into the roasting pan set over 1-2 burners on your stove on medium heat.
Carve the turkey and serve with gravy alongside.