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  • Bacon, Apple, and Fennel  Dressing
    • Prep Time: 25 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 hour
    • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
  • Classic Roast Turkey

    Classic Roast Turkey

    This is a simple version of the timeless Thanksgiving or holiday classic centerpiece. It's great anytime.

    • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    • Total Time: 3 1/2 hours
    • Yield: 10 to 12 servings.
  • Turkey With Oyster Dressing And Old-fashioned Gravy
    • Prep Time: 1 day to brine the turkey
    • Total Time: 3 hours
    • Yield: 4 servings
    Tags: thanksgiving
  • Pumpkin Custard Pie

    Of course you can make a delectable pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin. Where do you think the canned-pumpkin-puree people got the idea? Let’s show ’em something. Use a ripe “sugar” or “pie” pumpkin to make the fresh puree, not the big, flavorless jack-o’-lantern type. Or visit your farmer’s market and experiment with other varieties of pumpkins or other winter squash that they have to offer.

    • Yield: One 10-inch deep-dish pie, 8 to 10 servings
  • Braised Apples, Roasted Acorn Squash, And Fresh Thyme

    Don’t worry about cutting the squash and apples into perfect cubes—just make them uniform in size. Once these babies come together in the end, it will be a tender, buttery, sweet, tart, herby mix—all that nature has to offer.

    • Yield: 4 servings
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    As butternut squash ripens, the inside turns deep orange and its flavor becomes sweeter and richer. Roasting large chunks, instead of whole halves, gives more tasty caramelized edges from a cranked-up oven.

    • Yield: 3 quarts, 8 to 10 servings
  • Caramelized Cane Syrup Sweet Potatoes

    Caramelized Cane Syrup Sweet Potatoes

    These are so addictive! The Louisiana cane syrup gives the sweet potatoes a unique flavor, but if you can’t find Steen’s, you could certainly substitute a mixture of molasses and dark corn syrup.

    • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
    Tags: thanksgiving
  • Pumpkin-shaped Cheddar Crackers
    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 15 minutes
    • Yield: About 30 crackers
  • Bacon And Herb Roast Turkey Breast

    Bacon And Herb Roast Turkey Breast

    This is a simple and delicious roasted turkey breast packed with flavor. It is perfect for holiday entertaining because it is so quick and easy.