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Apple Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


1 cup

You might want to make a double batch of this rich apple gravy. Yep, it's sensational with beef, but you've gotta try it on mashed potatoes, chops and roasted veggies, too. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apple Gravy Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1 large apple (Jonagold or Honeycrisp), peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple brandy
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add apple; saute until dark brown, adding 1 teaspoon butter to prevent scorching. Remove from heat; add brandy. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
  2. Add broth and salt. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Using a blender or an immersion blender, puree apple mixture. Return to saucepan; simmer until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Remove from heat. Whisk in remaining butter. If desired, add pepper.

Apple Gravy Tips

What can I serve with apple gravy?

Pour this apple gravy recipe over Thanksgiving turkey, pork chops or one of our famous mashed potato recipes.

What are some variations of this apple gravy recipe?

If you want a thicker gravy after it's reduced, whisk 2 teaspoons of cornstarch into 1 tablespoon cold water. Add that to the apple mixture, bring to a boil and whisk until thick, about 1 minute. Whisk in remaining butter and, if desired, pepper. You can also swap the broth for stock. Note: It might make the gravy's texture a little different. (Here are the differences between stock and broth.)

How do I store apple gravy?

Like other gravy recipes, you can store this apple gravy for 1-2 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also make ahead and freeze gravy for up to three months. Here's how long other Thanksgiving leftovers last.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 36 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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