This Apple Cider Gravy recipe from Julie Turshen’s Now and Again cookbook is both savory and tangy. It’s a perfect gravy for a special occasion like Thanksgiving or a lazy morning with biscuits and eggs.
Thanksgiving is officially a week from today – are you ready? This is the first year we will be hosting at our new home and I’m beyond excited / nervous / overwhelmed. There will be about 15 of us and I have no idea how they will all fit into our 900 square foot home (ha). To calm my nerves a bit, I’ve started testing some of the recipes from the menu ahead time and this Apple Cider Gravy from Julie Turshen’s Now and Again. I was drawn to this Apple Cider Gravy recipe because I always think of gravy as super savory so I was very curious to see how a healthy helping of acid would alter the flavor. The results were still deliciously savory with a tint of tang that was surprisingly wonderful on top of a pile of biscuits and eggs. I dare say this could even replace our go-to recipe we’ve been making for years!
This Apple Cider Gravy is from Julie Tushen’s newest cookbook, Now and Again. I was beyond excited to receive a copy of this from Chronicle Books since I was such a big fan of her first cookbook, Small Victories. This has a similar approach in that all the food in the book is very accessible while still being creative and feeling new. Now & Again is sorted by seasons and then again by menu themes. What makes it extra unique is that Julie then gives recipe ideas on how to use the leftovers so nothing goes to waste. It also has an ideal mix of everyday recipes and special occasion recipes. I highly recommend you checking it out if you are a cookbook fan and looking for new inspiration!
This Apple Cider Gravy recipe from Julie Turshen's Now and Again cookbook is both savory and tangy. It's a perfect gravy for a special occasion like Thanksgiving or a lazy morning with biscuits and eggs.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh sage
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups vegetable broth (she used chicken but veg worked great for me!)
- 2 cups apple cider
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
Add onion, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring often, until everything is softened, about 8 minutes.
Add flour and, stirring often, cook until it turns the color of a milky cup of coffee, about 5 minutes.
Next, while whisking constantly, slowly pour in the stock and the cider.
Bring the mixture to a bowl and then lower heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 minutes.