By Dane Feldman
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and, while I do intend to post at least one more relevant recipe, I also thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of my fall recipes from the last 12 months. These are all perfect for Thansgiving, they are simple, and they are just different enough that your guests will be delighted to try something new.
5. Cranberry Apple Sauce
All photos by Dane Feldman.
This apple sauce recipe is actually one of my most popular on Pinterest and for good reason. It requires just five ingredients and is about as clean and healthy as a recipe possibly can be. Seriously, it’s time to nix that canned cranberry sauce and get with the program. Cranberry apple sauce is what it’s all about.
4. Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze
These cookies taste like cake, but they’re cookies. I feel like I shouldn’t have to say anything further to sell these. Yes, there’s a decent amount of ingredients necessary for this recipe, but it does not require a lot of effort. I have never been much of a baker, but these are great. I brought them with me to a Thanksgiving party last year and they were a massive hit. Prepare to be congratulated.
3. Thanksgiving Sangria
You didn’t think I’d forget the alcohol, did you? Thanksgiving is, after all, on Thirsty Thursday. I intend to run a cocktail recipe this year as well, but just in case you need something ahead of time, this sangria is here for you. It’s light, fruity, and festive. Just make sure you whip up enough batches.
2. Cranberry Walnut Biscotti
More cranberries, more dessert. These are so simple to make and nearly impossible to ruin. Feel free to replace the walnuts with chocolate chips if you have guests with nut allergies.
1. Baked Apple Chips
I know, I know. I just made these a week and a half ago, but they are absolutely perfect for your Thanksgiving appetizer platter. Appetizers are almost always leaning more towards the savory end of the spectrum (which I have no problem with—I love cheese and crackers), so this is a great opportunity to serve something homemade and unexpected.
Get cooking/baking tonight and keep some items in the refrigerator to reheat and serve on Thanksgiving. No one will notice and you will be much more energized and ready to enjoy the actual holiday.