Recipes for Thanksgiving Houseguests
Turkey and Swiss Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is one of the best vehicles for using up leftovers.
Curly-Endive Salad with Bacon and Poached Eggs
We find egg yolk cascading over curly leaves of endive to be a truly delectable sight. In fact, we wouldn't consider it unreasonable to serve two poached eggs per person rather than one. If they aren't your thing, though, substitute wedges of hard-cooked egg.
Apple Crumb Coffee Cakes
Make-Ahead Tip: The crumb cakes can be made 1 day ahead, in advance of arriving guests. Store in an airtight container.
Walnut-Cranberry Turkey Salad
The dressing for this light, delicious turkey salad is made with low-fat mayonnaise, yogurt and chopped herbs.
Raspberry-Swirl Sweet Rolls
In the winter, Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) fruit, is often a superior alternative to fresh fruit shipped to the US. IQF raspberries are terrific in these soft, puffy yeast rolls—a fun twist on a cinnamon bun. You can also try other frozen fruit, like blackberries, strawberries, blueberries or chopped sweet cherries.
Cornmeal Pancakes with Maple-Cranberry Butter
Because cast iron heats so evenly, F&W’s Melissa Rubel Jacobson uses it for pancakes.
Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry-Apricot Relish
This tangy, sweet relish can accompany roast pork, chicken or turkey served on their own or as sandwiches.
Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs
This breakfast bake topped with runny eggs by F&W’s Grace Parisi develops a terrific texture as it cooks slowly in a glass dish (which makes it easy to see when the bottom is perfectly browned). As one F&W editor remarked on tasting it, “I worship the crisp bottom and the chewy, moist bread.”
Soy-Braised Turkey with Turkey Rice
To add flavor to leftover dark turkey meat, David Chang simmers it in a deeply savory combination of brown sugar and soy sauce. Cooking jasmine rice with rendered turkey fat adds a wonderful richness. The topping—pickled shallot rings—adds a pretty pink color and piquancy.
This hearty cumin-scented casserole has an irresistible cheesy-crisp topping.
Cranberry Streusel Cake
Cranberries usually appear on the holiday table as a condiment, but here they flavor a delicious cake, topped with a crumbly, buttery oat streusel.
Buttermilk Ham and Cheese Biscuits
Chef Lee Hefter gets so caught up in cooking Thanksgiving dinner that he hardly has time to eat it. He has a turkey-and-stuffing sandwich on these biscuits while he’s cleaning up.