Farm-to-Family Thanksgiving Recipes
Curried Butternut Squash Dip
This healthy squash dip recipe, spiced with curry and made creamy with the addition of coconut milk, is a delicious alternative to hummus. You can also use other types of winter squash, pumpkin or sweet potatoes in place of the butternut squash in this dip. Serve with crisp raw vegetables or toasted pitas for dipping.
In this delicious brined turkey recipe, the turkey marinates in a cider brine before roasting to ensure moist, flavorful meat. Plan on about 1 pound of turkey per person when buying your bird.
Apple Bourbon Gravy
This ultra-simple bourbon gravy recipe is particularly good, thanks to vegetables, turkey stock, apple cider and a generous amount of bourbon. Plus, since it's not a pan gravy, you can make this gravy recipe ahead and simply reheat it just before serving. A great gravy doesn't necessarily need greasy drippings!
Herbed Cornbread Stuffing
This healthy cornbread stuffing recipe is a favorite, thanks to the flavor from herbs, shallots, celery and apples. For perfect texture--a little soft, a little crispy--bake the cornbread at least a day ahead. To save time, you can use 12 cups (about 2 pounds) of crumbled day-old store-bought cornbread.
Maple-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes
In this roasted sweet potato recipe, a touch of lime, along with real maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon, adds Caribbean-style zest to balance the natural sweetness of the potatoes.
Ginger & Pear Chutney
This double-ginger-infused fresh pear chutney recipe pairs well with turkey, chicken or fish. Serve this spiced fruit relish instead of cranberry sauce, or top a sandwich or burger with it.
Kale, Carrot & Apple Salad
Emerald-green lacinato kale is the star of this healthy kale salad, tossed with an easy maple, mustard and apple cider vinaigrette and studded with crisp apples. Toss or massage the kale with the dressing about 30 minutes before you're ready to serve. The sturdy kale leaves won't wilt from the dressing and will taste even better after they've been marinated in it.
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
This boldly spiced classic pumpkin pie recipe can be made with canned pumpkin puree, a roasted pie pumpkin or roasted squash. Make your own healthy pastry dough or look for a store-bought frozen pie crust without any partially hydrogenated oils.
Maple-Ginger Apple Pie
In this healthy apple pie recipe, a touch of maple syrup spiked with lemon zest, cinnamon and ground ginger coats the apples while they bake. Serve this amazing homemade pie with lightly sweetened whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Butter Pastry Dough
This easy pastry and pie dough recipe makes enough for one double-crust pie or two single-crust pies. Use it for apple, pumpkin, pecan or any fruit pie.
Bourbon Whipped Cream
This easy vanilla-bourbon homemade whipped cream recipe makes a sophisticated topping for any pie, crisp or crumble, or dollop in after-dinner coffee for an elegant treat.