Better Homes and Gardens November 2012 Recipes

Celebrate your best Thanksgiving ever with the newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens. From pies and turkey to sides, salads, and even breakfast, our delicious recipes will help you put together a scrumptious, stress-free Thanksgiving weekend.

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    Caramel Apple-Cherry Pie

    Two fillings and a beautiful decorative crust make this showstopping pie from cookbook author Gesine Bullock-Prado a must-try for your Thanksgiving dinner. Loaded with cherries, cranberries, and caramel-drizzled apples, it's the pie your family will be talking about until next year.

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    Watch How to Make Caramel Apple-Cherry Pie

    Our simple step-by-step video makes it easy to make this gorgeous holiday pie.

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    Roasted Acorn Squash & Beet Salad

    Beets, squash, and mixed greens soak up the sweet, savory flavors of our easy homemade maple and Dijon vinaigrette in this pomegranate-studded, make-ahead salad.

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    Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Try a new twist on sweet potatoes by mashing them and mixing in creamy goat cheese. Toasted pistachios and fresh sage are a tasty garnish.

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    How to Make Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Watch our simple steps to make this stunning holiday side-dish recipe.

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    Spiced Plum Pie

    You'll need a deep-dish pie pan to hold all the last-of-the-season plums in this rich and juicy pie. Use a lattice dough roller to achieve the decorative crust. No lattice roller? Simply cut your dough into 1/4-inch strips and weave into a traditional lattice pattern.

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    Parmesan Potato Gratin

    Classic potato gratin gets updated with fresh chives, thyme, and rosemary, along with crispy bacon and a whole pound of Parmesan cheese. To make prep easier, use a mandoline to slice potatoes and a food processor to shred the cheese.

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    Green Beans with Pancetta with Brown Butter

    This quick green bean recipe gets its smoky flavor from browned butter, roasted chestnuts, and crispy pancetta. To save time, cook the green beans ahead and refrigerate until needed. Then, simply continue with the second step of the recipe directions.

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    Corn Bread Stuffing with Sausage

    Corn bread and pork sausage add sweetness to the fennel and spinach in this stuffing recipe. Make your corn bread muffins ahead of time using a store-bought mix for an easy time-saver.

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    New England Cranberry-Orange Compote

    Candied ginger, maple syrup, and toasted nuts add unexpected spice and crunch to this twist on a traditional cranberry sauce.

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    Blue Cheese-Garlic Potatoes

    Like blue cheese? Then you'll love these garlic and blue cheese-packed creamy mashed potatoes.

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    Harvest Slaw

    Crunchy pecans, fresh apples, dried cranberries, and cabbage slaw transform into a one-of-a-kind holiday salad when drizzled with our warm caraway dressing.

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    Caramel-Cream Pumpkin Pie

    We pulled out all the stops with this decadent pumpkin pie recipe. It features a smooth caramel custard layer and a fluffy, light caramel-pumpkin layer. Meringue peaks get a touch of drama when browned with a kitchen torch.

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    Fall Pesto Potatoes

    Use your favorite mixed greens in our garlic and almond Harvest Pesto. Paired with sauteed ham or cooked bacon, it takes creamy mashed potatoes to new heights of tastiness.

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    Bourbon-Pecan Stuffing

    A splash of bourbon and crunchy pecans infuses this simple stuffing recipe with warm holiday flavors.

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    Holiday Kale Salad

    It's no wonder this healthy and delicious winter salad is a Prize Tested Recipe. Winner Nancy Thompson first brought this dish to Thanksgiving dinner as a perfect option for vegetarian and vegan family members.

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    Candied Orange Sweet Potatoes

    This versatile sweet potato bake gets a double dose of citrus flavor from orange juice and orange slices, plus a touch of warmth from vanilla and nutmeg.

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    Herbed Bread & Cherry-Cranberry Stuffing

    Use any combination of dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried tomatoes, and/or smoked oysters for a versatile harvest stuffing that's bursting with flavor.

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    Cheese & Chive Popovers

    Light, fluffy, and packed with fresh herbs and Gruyere cheese, these mouthwatering popovers will be the hit of your Thanksgiving meal. We dare you to eat just one.

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    Broccolini with Peas & Seared Lemons

    Brighten your holiday table with our quick citrus-infused Swiss chard, broccolini, and pea salad.

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    Bacon-Date Stuffing

    Hawaiian bread brings subtle sweetness to this crispy bacon and date stuffing recipe. If you don't have Hawaiian bread, you can also use brioche or challah.

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    Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

    Even family members who aren't big fans of cauliflower will love this delicious side dish of crispy roasted cauliflower, crumbly panko, and crunchy almonds.

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    Perfectly Roasted Vegetables

    Watch how easy it is to roast cauliflower or any other vegetable for a delicious side dish.

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    Seared Brussels Sprouts

    Crispy shallots and an easy white wine glaze give these browned Brussels sprouts big-time flavor.

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    Creamed Kale

    Try a healthier twist on a holiday side with our cheesy recipe for creamy cooked kale.

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    Oregano Butter & Bacon Potatoes

    Bacon makes everything better, so it's no surprise that it pairs with fried oregano to make these mashed red potatoes one standout Thanksgiving side dish.

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    Harvest Succotash

    Lighten up your Thanksgiving spread with a colorful bacon-topped side dish of corn, beans, and mustard greens.

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    Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes

    When you've got a houseful of relatives for the holidays, these easy cranberry coffee cakes are great to have on hand. Prize Tested Recipe winner Mary Beth Mandola loves the little bit of spiciness from crystallized ginger, and we love the sweet orange glaze.

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    Clementine Chess Pie

    Sit down to a sweet, citrusy dessert after your heavy Thanksgiving meal. In-season clementines add a bright twist to classic chess pie. For a little holiday sparkle, stamp extra pie dough to make medallions and coat them with edible gold spray.

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    Mulled Cider & Pineapple Cocktail

    Wow your guests with this tropical take on apple cider, starring cinnamon, pineapple juice, rum, and anise. Garnish with a pineapple spear and serve chilled or warm.

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    Chutney Cheese Balls

    Use your favorite chutney in this easy make-ahead appetizer. We've rolled one cheese ball in a tasty pecan-apricot mixture and another in a pistachio-parsley mixture.

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    Orange-Farro Salad

    Farro, an ancient grain high in fiber and protein, lends its nutty flavor to this healthy baby kale salad featuring oranges and green olives. An easy three-part dressing pulls the dish together.

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    Squash & Apple Stuffing

    Leeks, butternut squash, and apples give this nontraditional stuffing its sweet, savory flavor.

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    Dried Tomato Rice Stuffing

    If you're looking for a quick and easy side dish, try this elegant take on basic rice stuffing. Make it up to several hours ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.

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    Pomegranate Green Salad

    The vibrant greens and reds and shards of Parmesan cheese in this easy salad recipe are sure to bring freshness to your table. To make our Dijon-pomegranate dressing, mash the pomegranate seeds with the end of a wooden spoon.

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    Marmalade-Glazed Roast Turkey

    Let this crispy, golden roast turkey be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. Sprinkled with smoked paprika and brushed with a citrus marmalade, this easy turkey is delicious paired with our Homemade Giblet Gravy and Garlic-Roasted Root Vegetables.

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    Garlic-Roasted Root Vegetables

    Cipollini onions, parsnips, and baby carrots cook alongside your turkey for a side dish that's ready to go when your turkey's done.

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    Homemade Giblet Gravy

    It doesn't get any better than homemade turkey gravy with parsley, peppercorns, and homemade stock.

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    Broccoli & Grape Salad

    To update this classic potluck salad, we roasted the grapes and broccoli and tossed in some toasted almonds.

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    Molasses Spice Cake

    Serve this easy molasses and clove-flavor cake all through the holiday season. Try it topped with our simple Blueberry Jam Compote or serve it plain with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

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    Blueberry Jam Compote

    Make this tasty jam topping up to two days ahead of time and refrigerate it before serving with our Molasses Spice Cake. Have leftovers? It's just as delicious as a waffle or pancake topping.

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    Pumpkin Ice Cream

    Start a new Thanksgiving tradition and make our pumpkin ice cream recipe up to three days ahead of time. Serve it in place of pumpkin pie or alongside our Molasses Spice Cake for a special treat.

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    Hot Orange Mocha

    You'll be ready to take on the Black Friday crowds with our homemade chocolate, orange, and cinnamon coffee drink that beats anything your corner barista is serving.

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    Mexican White Bean Soup

    When your family schedule gets busy during the holidays, turn to ingredients you've already got in your pantry for a hearty, comforting soup with a kick. Cook the dried beans in advance and store them in your fridge for up to three days.

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    Honey Balsamic Beet Salad

    Cooked quinoa pairs with balsamic-roasted beets and watercress for a creative, healthy holiday salad.

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    Spicy Marinated Pork & Eggs

    Let your slow cooker do all the work in this Mexican-inspired Prize Tested Recipe. Winner Nora Romero likes to serve this savory brunch dish with tortillas and additional chopped onion as a spiced-up breakfast burrito.

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