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Cider Turkey Soup Recipe
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Cider Turkey Soup Recipe

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We suggest saving the turkey carcass from your Thanksgiving dinner to make this super soup the next day! Apple cider gives the broth a bit of sweetness.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 12-pound turkey)
  • 3-1/2 quarts water
  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large apple, cut into wedges
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage
  • SOUP:
  • 3 cups shredded cooked turkey breast
  • 2 cups cooked long grain and wild rice
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 124 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. Place the first nine ingredients in a stockpot. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Discard the carcass. Strain broth through a cheesecloth-lined colander; discard vegetables and herbs. If using immediately, skim fat. Or cool, then refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove fat from surface before using. Broth may be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for 4-6 months.
  4. Place the soup ingredients in a stockpot; add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 15 servings (3-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Cider Turkey Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p208

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 124 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

Wow! What a surprise. This is very tasty... It's rare I make something like soup and don't change a thing... but this recipe didn't need any changes! Super yummy. I made Apple Cider Biscuits to accompany this for dunking in the yummy broth.

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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

Wonderful, ful of flavor and filling as well it's going to be a staple.

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