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Ultimate Showstoppers

Want your Thanksgiving table dressed to the nines? Then these are the recipes for you—from rum-spiked pumpkin pie, to sweet potato casserole gilded with bacon, to potatoes roasted in ultra-decadent duck fat.

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Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

Swapping out russets for sweet potatoes in a gratin? Not so fast. We had a bette…

Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes

For the crispest, most flavorful roasted potatoes, rethink the fat.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Warm Bacon Vina...

Salads made with these hearty leaves can be a lot to chew on. We fixed that.

Root Vegetable Gratin

Root vegetables add complex flavor to the all-potato classic, but how do you get…

Julia Child’s Stuffed Turkey, Updated

Julia broke apart turkeys in pursuit of quick and even cooking, effortless carvi…

Cajun Rice Dressing

You never know where you’ll find your new Thanksgiving favorite.

Cheesy Corn Casserole

Too many versions of this Midwestern favorite go wrong. It was time to set thing…

Cranberry Chutney with Apple and Crystalli...

For a standout sauce, we needed to do more than just fine-tune the sweet-tart cl…

Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

For layered, ultraflaky biscuits, you’ve got to know when to fold them and when …

Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dates and Almonds

We’ve updated our turkey methods but never reworked stuffing. The time had come.

Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd

We wanted moist meat, beautiful brown skin, and enough turkey to feed the (entir…

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

We wanted mounds of tender, juicy apples in our deep-dish pie, but first we had …

French Apple Tart

Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie

This rustic holiday pie boasts a subtly creamy filling. The key ingredient was h…

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some 30 cheesecakes later--that's more than 11,000 grams of fat and 150,000 calo…

After-Hours Southern Pecan Praline Pie

We wanted to make a foolproof pecan praline pie with true Southern flavor-not ju…

Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Pumpkin pie is great. But this year, we were in the mood for something exception…