• 3 tablespoons butter
  • Coarse black pepper
  • 2 rounded tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup cloudy, fresh apple cider
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • About 1 tablespoon real maple syrup, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 scant tablespoons grainy mustard


Melt butter in a medium skillet or a saucepot over medium to medium-high heat then add the black pepper to toast. Whisk in flour, add cider and let it bubble up. Add stock and thicken a bit. Add Worcestershire, maple syrup and salt, adjusting flavor of your gravy as you work. Remove from heat and stir in mustard for a kick.