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Spiced Wine Turkey Brine


  • 32 ounces Simply Nature Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 1 bottle Crystal Creek Cellars Riesling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Nature Organic Ground Cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Nature Organic Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Simply Nature Organic Thyme Leaves
  • 2 pears chopped
  • 2 oranges rinds only
  • 4-6 cups water


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, stir together the broth, sugar, salt, and spices until the sugar and salt dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the wine as well as the chopped fruit and citrus rinds.

  2. In a brining bag or container that fits your turkey, add the brining liquid plus enough water to fully (or as close as possible) submerge the turkey. Brine overnight in the refrigerator. Remove liquid before roasting the turkey.

Recipe Notes

The turkey should already be thawed before brining. Also, make sure to remove any extra pieces, like if your turkey came with the innards or the neck left inside.