Classic Thanksgiving Menu
Green Beans with Sauteed Shallots and Vermouth
Cooking the beans ahead saves time when you need it most—in the final moments before dinner.
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
Some 30 cheesecakes later--that's more than 11,000 grams of fat and 150,000 calories--we find a clever way to take pumpkin cheesecake from heavy and sodden to creamy and velvety.
Roasted Brined Turkey
Since we introduced the brined turkey in 1993, we have tested dozens of techniques for producing the perfect Thanksgiving bird. Here's what really works.
For a fully, light, flavorful version of this classic, use high-starch potatoes and the right tool--and don't overcook.
Deep-Dish Apple Pie
We wanted mounds of tender, juicy apples in our deep-dish pie, but first we had to wade through half-baked apples, soupy fillings, and sodden crusts.
Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Toasted Marshmallow Topping
We wanted a sweet potato side dish that is savory enough for an adult's palate, but still sweet enough to please the kids at the table.
Bread Stuffing with Bacon and Apples for a Crowd
Not only does this stuffing serve 16, but it can also be made ahead of time.