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A perfect cooked turkey in a turkey roaster pan

Five Tips to Cooking a Perfect, Juicy Turkey- Easy Turkey Brine

Brine enhances the flavor of your turkey and most importantly, it keeps that bird moist!
Course Brine for a Turykey
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 lb turkey
Calories 80kcal


  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 4 cups ice


  • Dissolve ½ cup kosher salt and ½ cup brown sugar in 2 cups hot water.
  • Stir in 2 cups apple juice and 4 cups of ice.
  • Submerge turkey in brine for 2 or more hours in the refrigerator.


*Brine your bird for at least 2 hours. I often brine my bird overnight.
**This recipe is for an 8lb turkey. Adjust and double to the size of turkey.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7080mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg