Apple Cranberry Crisp

How poetic that a recipe whose ingredients scream out for Thanksgiving would, in and of itself, be reason to give thanks.

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Baked Spinach Mornay

Sorta like potato gratin, except the nutty, cheesy white sauce swaddles leaves of spinach, not sliced spuds. Sure beats salad.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie.

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

We swoon to recipes that give us the pretense of being healthful as we douse food in fruity olive oil. Thank you, Lidia Bastianich.

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Cranberry Buckle

We’ll take this sweetly tart mingling of muffin and coffee cake any time someone cares to plunk a slice down in front of us.

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New York State Maple Pecan Pie

Distinct from other pecan pies in one notable way, this recipe draws on robust maple syrup to usurp cloying corn syrup. You’re welcome.

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  • 2 H, 35 M
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Puréed Celery Root Soup with Caramelized Apples

Behold, an exquisitely simple, sophisticated soup with a subtle celery root flavor that’s certain to make you swoon.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecans. Chocolate. Bourbon. Dunno about you, but that’s sufficient to make us forget all about that other traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Pumpkin who?

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  • 55 M
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Caramel Pear Tarts

Nothing says sassy like swapping pears for apples in the classic French tarte tatin. What can we say? We like to live on the edge.

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  • 1 H
  • 4

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest precursor to a dinner party ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze it, slice it, and bake it at the very last second. You’re welcome.

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Pumpkin Quick Bread

T. Susan Chang explains how she came to create this quick, subtly sweet loaf from a gourd of fairy tale proportions.

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How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey

Nothing can halt Thanksgiving dinner–not rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor even a bird that’s still frozen hours before you intend to say grace.

Thanksgiving Disaster 2: The Bird’s Too Big for the Oven

You know the rule: one pound of turkey per guest. But when your back-of-the-envelope calculations say you need a behemoth bird that the laws of physics say won’t fit in the oven, what to do? We have answers.

Thanksgiving Disaster 3: The Bird’s Roasted—But Still Raw

The pop-up timer popped. The skin’s burnished. The drumstick jiggles. Yet when you commence carving, you still see oodles of pink. Here’s how not to let that happen.

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