Better Homes & Gardens November 2015 Recipes

Mexican Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Our favorite food holiday is here! The newest recipes from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens are all about Thanksgiving. Our latest dishes include buttery slices of pumpkin pie, Southern dressing, and spicy green bean casserole. Plus, we have the easiest recipes for holiday baking and new ways to use the season's best green -- Brussels sprouts.

Cornmeal Butter Cake with Pomegranate Sauce

Corn bread meets pound cake in this easy cake. Simply whisk, pour in the pan, and bake. It freezes like a dream, so make extras to have on hand for impromptu holiday entertaining. 

Sweet Potato Casserole

A cookie-like crumb topping makes this traditional casserole irresistible. Counter the sweetness with fresh cranberries. 

Vegetarian Sprouts and Mushroom Lasagna

Turkey isn't the only star of the show this year. This meatless lasagna is loaded with Brussels sprouts, kale, mushrooms, and an intensely flavorful pumpkin-cashew cream. 

Salted Pecan Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

There's no need to pick a favorite pie. Get two for one with our pecan-meets-pumpkin slice. Top off the whole thing with a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt. 

Spicy Green Bean Casserole

We kept the familiar flavors you love -- fresh green beans, a creamy mushroom sauce, and a crispy almond topping -- but added a big dose of chili powder and serrano chile. 

Apple Sheet Cake

Perfect anytime (we like it for breakfast!), this cake packs triple-apple flavor: fresh, dried, and even apple butter. 

Test Kitchen Tip: Save time by shredding the apple instead of chopping. It's much easier and it keeps the cake extra moist! 

Peach-Glazed Roast Turkey

A sticky glaze gives this roast turkey crispy, golden skin. Tuck frozen peaches inside the turkey and top with peach preserves.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

Transform a coffeehouse classic into a sweet slice of pie. A shot of espresso in the filling keeps the flavor extra latte-like. 

Ginger-Cider Cheesecake

This stunning cheesecake got lots of love during tastings, thanks to a double dose of ginger (fresh and candied) and fresh sage. 

Brussels Sprouts and Eggs Bucatini

Looking for a hearty Meatless Monday dinner? Twirl up this creamy egg and sprouts pasta. Top each bowl with crispy toasted panko and fresh parsley. 

Pumpkin Pie with Pomegranate Poached Pears

Top this decadent pumpkin pie with a ruby sauce featuring our favorite in-season flavors -- pomegranate, pear, and juicy clementines. 

Clementine-Fig Spice Cake

These stunning candied clementine cakes are a forkful of fall. We've included a tip for making the cakes extra special with a quick rum soak. 

Sprouts, Avocado, and Apple Salad

This crisp fall salad is big on crunch, thanks to fresh apples, sprouts, and pumpkin seeds. Creamy avocado adds the perfect balance. 

Bourbon Cranberry Cookies

A big pinch of sea salt and plenty of bourbon make these cookies for adults only! Pile on the dark chocolate ganache. 

Salt-Roasted Beets with Tehina Sauce

Try something new. This take on classic grated beet salad is made with tahini (ground sesame seed paste). It mellows the sweetness of the beets and brings out their earthiness.

Black Walnut Cake

This is one dreamy dessert: moist cake studded with black walnuts and layered with a cream cheese frosting. Pie? What pie?

Bourbon Stout Cocktail

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Plan on whipping up a few of these bourbon and beer cocktails. You deserve it. 


Cheesy Brussels Sprouts and Chorizo Bake

Your comfort food favorites are here -- cheese, cream, and potatoes. Plus, we've added spicy chorizo and tender sprouts.  

Buttermilk-Cardamom Pumpkin Pie

This is the pie we'll be making for Thanksgiving. A touch of spice and an irresistibly silky texture make each slice extra special. Finish it off with a generous sprinkle of spiced sugar.  

Gluten-Free Harvest Rice Stuffing

This creamy rice stuffing is brimming with holiday flavors like butternut squash, cranberry, and sage. No one will even realize it's dairy- and gluten-free. 

Maw Maw's Biscuits

This family recipe is easy to make for a crowd and calls for just four ingredients. Whip up a big batch and use some for the Southern Dressing and Gravy.  

Southern Dressing and Gravy

This Southern dressing (never stuffing!) is extra moist and buttery, thanks to a combination of biscuits and corn bread. Don't skip the creamy white gravy on top! 

Sprouts and Cherry Toasties

This crunchy toast-for-dinner recipe proves unexpected combinations are the best. Here, we top rustic bread with ricotta cheese and cherry jam before piling on Brussels sprouts and bacon.  

Kale Salad with Dates

Fall flavors make this the best kind of kale salad. Top the hearty greens with dates, Parmesan, and apples for a crisp Thanksgiving salad. 

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Your mashed potatoes deserve so much more than butter. Here, we've added garlic, chives, and buttermilk.

Creamy Corn Casserole

Elevate classic corn casserole with shallots and fried sage. We like to top it with roasted red peppers and crumbled crackers. 

Mexican Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Satisfy those chocolate cravings with our twist on classic pumpkin pie. Cayenne pepper and chili powder sneak in some heat! 

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