Haven’t finalized your Thanksgiving menu yet? Need to add another side dish? I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes to help you get your menu set!
Appetizers set the vibe of your meal – and keep your hungry guests out of the kitchen while you finish prepping the main meal! I always like to have a mix of old favorites and new-to-me plates!
Cranberry Pumpkin Walnut Spread
Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip
While the turkey is the center of the meal, we all know the main stars are the side dishes! Great versions of the classics are my favorite.
Brown Sugar Butternut Squash
Green Beans with Bacon and Brown Sugar
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Pomegranate and Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Autumn Salad with Homemade Dressing
Roasted Garlic Macaroni and Cheese
Bacon Parmesan Green Beans
Dessert is undeniably my favorite part of the meal. I’m not a pumpkin fan, so apples and cranberries are my go-tos for Thanksgiving!
Cranberry Ice Cream
Baked Apple Roses
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie
Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie
Apple Hazelnut Chocolate Cake
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Yes, January is almost over. And yes, I’m just now sorting through my Christmas pictures. Apparently this is life with two kids.
To be fair, all of the good family pictures and such were on my phone. I really need to get better at my camera!
I did find this, though. A quick shot of a delicious dessert – so I just had to share. If you’re someone who doesn’t like overly sweet desserts, this is for you. The tart cranberries and apples offset the sugar in this nicely.
I recommend serving it warm with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Heavenly!
Cranberry Apple Crisp
(from The Blonde Cook)
For the filling:
3 cups cored, chopped and peeled granny smith apples
2 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
For the crisp:
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 11×7 baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour for the filling. Stir in the cranberries and apples and mix, gently, until evenly combined. Pour into prepared baking dish.
In another bowl, stir together all topping ingredients until well combined. Sprinkle evenly over fruit mixture.
Bake for 50 minutes, until edges are bubbly and fruit is tender.