Thanksgiving Recipes

By Chef Megan Joy / November 26, 2014

Are you still trying to decide what to make for tomorrow’s big dinner?

I’ve compiled a list of Thanksgiving-worthy recipes for easy access. I wish you  a happy holiday and hope you get to share some wonderful food this week with the people you love.

Also, here are some basic baking substitutions in case you run out of something (don’t go to the store unless you absolutely must!):

1 cup buttermilk = 1 tablespoon vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes) or 2 tablespoons lemon juice plus enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes)

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate = 3 tablespoons unsweeteneed cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter or margarine

1 tablespoon cornstarch = 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup dark corn syrup = 3/4 cup light corn syrup plus 1/4 cup molasses, maple syrup, or dark honey

1 cup sour cream = 1 cup plain yogurt, 3/4 cup buttermilk plus 1/3 cup butter, or 1 cup creme fraiche

1 cup white cake flour = 7/8 cup white all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup honey = 3/4 cup molasses plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar or 3/4 cup maple syrup plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup fresh whole milk = 1/2 cup evaporated whole milk plus 1/2 cup water or 1 cup water plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup white granulated sugar = 1 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar

1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar = 7/8 cup white granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses, maple syrup, dark corn syrup, or honey

Source: In The Sweet Kitchen by Regan Daley

Happy baking!

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Breads & Quick Bread Recipes:

Vanilla-Scented Butternut Squash Quick Bread (You can also substitute pumpkin to make a great pumpkin bread)

Savory Corn Buns

Honey Wheat Bread

Big Fluffy Buns

Pumpkin Crumble Muffins

Country White Boule

Cheese-Centered Mini Corn Breads

Jam-Swirled Sweet Potato Bread (with gluten-free variation)

Soft Pretzels

Mountain Cornbread

Dutch Oven Bread

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Rosemary Olive Knots

My Favorite Honey-Glazed Dinner Rolls

Cheesy Biscuits

Desserts:

Stacked Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

White Coffee Pot de Creme

Spice Layer Cake with Maple Meringue

Chocolate Bourbon Brownies (Top with vanilla ice or pumpkin ice cream and Creamy Caramel Sauce for an easy dessert)

Carrot Cupcakes

Marble Bundt Cake

Cherry Turnovers

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Lemon-Pineapple Meringue Pie

Salted Caramel Tiramisu

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Pumpkin Crumb Bars

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate-Spiced Creme Brulee

Red Velvet Stack

Boston Cream Pie

Iced Sugar Cookies

Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling

Homemade Ding Dongs

Pecan Sandies

Apple Breton Pie

Sour Cherry Slab Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Brown Butter Bourbon Apple Crisp

Apple Olive Oil Cake with Maple Icing

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Cranberry Pear Tart

Cranberry Fudge Brownies

Holiday Breakfast:

Vanilla Cream Scones

Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake (Try this with pears or cranberries or both instead of blueberries)

Sweet Almond Orange Buns (No yeast!)

Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

 Braided Pistachio Coffeecake

Blue Corn Griddle Cakes

Walnut Pear Coffeecake

Apple Cider Pancakes

Spiced Pear Pastries

Snacks:

Homemade Wheat Thin Crackers

Panforte Nero

Seeded Flatbread

 

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