So I made most of our Thanksgiving menu from the November issue of Bon Appetit and while everything was tasty (the stuffing, the turkey), the recipes I’m sharing were the standouts for me. The others were fun but I’ll definitely be going back to brining the turkey next year. These are definitely worth repeating for future Thanksgivings.
I have made my own cranberry sauce for awhile now… Since college if I’m remembering correctly. It’s so easy, fresh cranberries, water, sugar – so much tastier than that canned gelatinous blob! This recipe takes what I used to do and makes it more savory, even less jello. The addition of Dijon and whole grain mustard make the cranberry sauce something I actually do want to smother my turkey with!
And this pie. Oh goodness, so easy but definitely the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had. That brown sugar walnut topping put me over the edge. Simple and delicious is a good recipe for anything for Thanksgiving! I will make this again. Maybe for Christmas. Just a note about the cooking time though… It took significantly longer to set than the recipe called for. Not a big deal, just be aware that your oven could be different. (I wanted to take a picture of the inside of the pie but it just didn’t happen – too yummy to pause and take a picture!)