Chicken-Liver Mousse with Pickled Red Onion
A good recipe for chicken-liver mousse is critical, says Shawn McClain, "because when a recipe's bad, it's really bad." His version is supremely silky and light, with a lovely hint of apple from Calvados. He serves the mousse with pickled red onion and toasted baguette slices alongside, so guests can assemble their own crostini. Slideshow: Thanksgiving Appetizers
Serve Shawn McClain's Sparkling Pomegranate Punch. For a wine alternative, pour a dry, sparkling California rosé.