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Apple Cider Gravy

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


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

  2. Add onion, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring often, until everything is softened, about 8 minutes.

  3. Add flour and, stirring often, cook until it turns the color of a milky cup of coffee, about 5 minutes.

  4. Next, while whisking constantly, slowly pour in the stock and the cider.

  5. Bring the mixture to a bowl and then lower heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 minutes.