Taylor Jenkins Reid Shares Tip On Tender Turkey

 I don’t have a recipe so much as a tip that I want to shout from the highest point on earth to all that cook a Thanksgiving turkey: Baste with apple juice!

I discovered this trick making my first turkey, six years ago. I use a reduced sugar version and pour two cups over the turkey when I put it in the oven and another cup or two during the second basting. After that, I baste as normal, using the turkey juices that have simmered with the apple juice in the bottom of the pan. It makes for a slightly sweet, very tender turkey. Or, it makes for an awful turkey and no one has been brave enough to tell me.