Looking for small batch recipes this holiday? Or ways to use up leftovers? This appetizer nails both because not only is it perfectly sized for a single family, it also use up the one thing I always seem to have left over – cranberry sauce.
This dip is only 4 ingredients and is super easy to put together. It’s also a beautiful balance of creamy, sweet, and tangy and the beautiful color from the cranberries makes it look at home on any holiday table.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Spending a day with family eating and counting our blessings is totally my jam. I’ve already been planning my menu for the year – and if you haven’t yet, we’ve got you covered!
This month’s recipe round-up is Thanksgiving themed. From basic go-to dishes to nontraditional desserts to ways to use up leftovers, we’ve got a little of everything for you below!
Don’t forget to check back at the end of each month to see the next themed round-up to help you with your meal ideas and menu planning! Keep reading to see all the November ideas.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side? For me, it’s green bean casserole. I only make it for Thanksgiving each year and it’s something I always look forward to. And for that reason, it’s also the side dish I’ve been most hesitant to switch up.
This cheesy version may be a contender for new favorite.
We got a lot of sweet potatoes during our last weeks of this year’s CSA. And a lot of apples. They’re such a perfect pairing and one that I’ve been playing with a lot this fall – this dish is one of my favorites.
Sweet potato and apple chunks doused in a syrupy honey-whisky-pecan glaze will be your new favorite Thanksgiving side dish.
Side dishes are on my list of “things I regularly forget about”. I’m not the only one that can plan main dishes for every night and conveniently forget that I should serve something along with it, right?
Except Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is all about the sides for me. And this would be a great one.
Looking for the perfect treat for breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas? Look no further than these Cranberry Pecan Doughnuts!
You know what I love more than holiday dinners? Holiday breakfasts. Dinners always seem to demand a certain amount of structure and tradition – but anything goes for breakfast.
These Cranberry Pecan Doughnuts are on point with the seasonal flavors, but they’re not fussy and can be made the day before, so they’re perfect for a holiday.
The pecans and cranberries are chopped pretty small using the food processor, which makes an even flavor and texture throughout the doughnuts. There’s also orange juice and zest in these. The orange flavor doesn’t come through strong, but it does add a nice balance!
I’m excited to be sharing this recipe as part of Cranberry Week – now in it’s third year! See all the tasty cranberry recipes being shared today below and follow #cranberryweek on social media for more ideas all week long.
3/4 cup cranberries
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. orange zest
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cups milk
For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. orange zest
3 Tbsp. heavy cream
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray your doughnut pans with non-stick spray.
Add the cranberries, pecans, and brown sugar to a food processor. Process until chopped into small, even pieces.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a larger bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and sugar until creamed. Stir in the vanilla, eggs, and orange zest. Stir in some of the flour mixture, then some of the milk – alternating until all combined, ending with milk. Stir in the cranberry mixture.
Spoon the batter evenly into the doughnut pans, filling halfway. Bake for 10-14 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool completely.
When the doughnuts are cool, add all of the glaze ingredients to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Drizzle or pipe over the doughnuts.