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Carolina Apple Pork Brine

Make a great brine to marinade your pork in with this Carolina recipe. Using this apple infused pork brine will make your pork juicy and flavorful.


1 tbsp peppercorns

2 rosemary sprigs

½ cup Kosher salt

¼ cup brown sugar

4 large garlic cloves, chopped

1/3 cup sugar

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

3 cups apple juice

1 large Carolina apple, cored and sliced

2 cups ice cubes



Large pot



Bring apple juice to a light boil then reduce heat to a simmer.

Stir in all other ingredients except ice cubes.

Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat.

Let brine cool for 5 minutes then add ice cubes.

Stir well until ice cubes are melted.

Let cool completely before brining pork.



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