9 Thanksgiving Recipes with a Secret Ingredient
Give one of the classics on your menu a little, delicious tweak, and your guests will be raving all night long.
Secret Ingredient for Pumpkin Pie: Fat-Free Evaporated Milk
Lighten up everyone’s favourite Thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin pie, by using fat-free evaporated milk. The traditional dessert won’t lose flavour either!
Secret Ingredient for Turkey: Honey
A honey glaze, flavoured with rosemary and sage, creates a crispy, savoury turkey skin while keeping the inside meat succulent and moist.
Secret Ingredient for Apple Pie: Oatmeal
This from-scratch apple pie uses oatmeal to make a simple, no-rolling pin-required crust.
Secret Ingredient for Sweet Potatoes: Pears
Instead of topping your sweet potatoes with familiar marshmallows, blend a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, and cooked or canned pears straight in for a light, sweet taste.
Secret Ingredient for Tarts: Cranberries
Bring sweet, tart cranberries to the table in an unexpected way with this seasonal dessert. It bakes up beautifully in a springform pan and is glazed with a cranberry-orange topping.
Secret Ingredient for Mashed Potatoes: Apples
It sounds bizarre, but it’s absolutely delicious. Mash potatoes with tart, cooked apples and top with crisp bacon for a sweet-savoury take on the classic.
Secret Ingredient for Soup: Apples
When it comes to autumn soups, you can’t go wrong with the in-season butternut squash. Start your meal with a bowl of creamy, seasonal squash soup that gets a dash of zing from unexpected apples.
Secret Ingredient for Brussels Sprouts: Water Chestnuts
Fancy up Brussels sprouts by adding fresh parsley for brightness-and unexpected diced water chestnuts for crunch. Bonus: This stove top recipe means you can save space in the oven.
Secret Ingredient for Beets: Orange Juice
This bright, citrusy recipe pairs ruby-red beets with orange slices, juice, and zest. And while you can certainly use fresh beets, canned beets make this dish extra easy.