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Foodie Thanksgiving Menu

A Thanksgiving Menu For Serious Foodies

With rich flavors, unexpected ingredients, and not one, but two main courses (a bourbon-glazed turkey, plus a wild card), this delicious Thanksgiving menu is sure to wow your food-obsessed friends.

Source: Anna Monette Roberts, Susannah Chen, Cook's Country

Brie With Caramel Sauce and Almonds

Caramel-sauce-drizzled brie is supersimple to prepare but far from basic.

Source: Anna Monette Roberts

Mashed Potatoes With Brown Butter, Goat Cheese, and Sage

Nutty brown butter, tangy chevre, and woodsy sage add intrigue to a rustic mash.

Source: Nicole Perry

Candied Acorn Squash Rings

Marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes may have their loyalists, but now is not the time to bust out that classic. Instead, serve up a side that's just sweet enough, like these whiskey-brown-sugar acorn squash rings.

Source: Sarah Lipoff

Green Beans With Caramelized Onions

Balsamic caramelized onions are all that farmers-market-fresh haricot verts need in the way of enhancement (well, aside from a pinch of salt and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil).

Source: Anna Monette Roberts

Cornbread Stuffing With Bacon and Chestnuts

Bacon, chestnuts, leeks, plenty of fresh herbs, and maple syrup ensure that this cornbread stuffing is unforgettable.

Source: Nicole Perry

Bourbon-Glazed Southern-Spiced Turkey

Southern food is continuing to have a moment throughout the country; tap into this by rubbing your bird with a bold mustard, paprika, and garlic paste and basting it with a bourbon-honey glaze. Make sure to reserve the turkey neck and giblets to make a simple stock; it takes pan gravy from good to great.

Source: Susannah Chen

Caramelized Onion Cranberry Sauce

Caramelized onion cranberry sauce is about as far from the jiggly canned stuff as you can get.

Source: Lauren Hendrickson

Pumpkin Tian

Even if there will be no vegetarians at your table, consider serving up this custardy pumpkin tian; it's a real showstopper both in appearance and taste.

Source: Nicole Perry

Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Show off your pastry prowess by baking off a double-decker pumpkin pecan pie.

Source: Cook's Country

Cranberry Gingerbread Cake

A slice of cranberry-swirled sticky gingerbread cake served with a dollop of billowing whipped cream is simply irresistible.

Source: Nicole Perry

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