• 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard, optional
  • 3 to 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked and chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Place a medium pot over medium-high heat with the butter. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and cook for about 1 minute. Whisk the stock and cider into the mixture and bring up to a bubble. Add the mustard, if using, thyme and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened, 4-5 minutes.

Serve warm over your favorite meat or stuffing and/or side dish.