1. Pear Cranberry Crumble Pie
This pie is actually everything. I have been on the hunt for the perfect apple pie, and honestly, while the closest I’ve found is on the blog, this is the BEST pie I have ever had. The pears have that harvest flavor and the buttery crumble is indulgent while the cranberry cuts the sweet and adds a layer of flavor. I used the all butter crust listed in the recipe, but I think her Crisco/butter crust is a little better. This is a sure winner and stand out on your Thanksgiving dessert table. I know I’ll be bringing mine to TWO gatherings this year.
2. Simple is Best Stuffing
This recipe was first shared with me on Shauna Niequist’s Instagram account. I trust her judgement and palate so much that I knew I needed to try it. I made this with a day old loaf of bread from the Kroger bakery, a few herbs, and some veggies and stock. It probably costs less than five dollars to make and if you are into real stuffing that is bready and vibrant - this is for you. I served this alongside some roasted chicken thighs and crispy maple dijon veggies but it would be a perfect Thanksgiving dish to impress your guests.
3. English Sea Salt Toffee
If you aren’t a pie person, but you need a little something, maybe something a little too fancy for the everyday, this toffee would be a perfect fit. While it looks super intimidating, it just isn’t. If you can hold a candy thermometer with one hand and stir with the other, you can make this toffee and it will only take you ten minutes. I left the nuts out of this recipe and added sea salt because I have a tree nut allergy, but if you don’t, add them back in! I’m sure the crunch would be even more perfect! Put these on the dessert table Thanksgiving day for your non-pie people, and send leftovers in home cookie tins tied up with a ribbon for the sweetest parting gift.
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