2 Deliciously Unique Thanksgiving Dishes

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Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that family and friends will soon be filling the house with chatter and commotion. While you’re setting up the backyard for the annual football game, and breaking out the better china, read on to discover more tips and recipes to make your Thanksgiving meal a perfect event.

Apple-Walnut Stuffing

This isn’t your Grandmother’s stuffing recipe. It’s a new take on an old favorite and believe us, your family will never want to eat another stuffing again. Better stuffing means better bread, so go the extra mile at the bakery to make this apple-walnut stuffing pop. You’ll need: 1 sweet onion, 2 medium Granny Smith apples, ¾ lb. mild ground pork sausage, 1 cup of celery, 2 large Garlic cloves, 1 cup toasted walnuts, ¼ cup fresh parsley, 2 tsp. Kosher salt, ½ tsp. Freshly ground pepper, 2 ½ cup of low-sodium turkey broth, ¼ cup melted butter,12 c. assorted bread cubes and fresh parsley.

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Sauté sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium heat 6 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink. Add apples and next 2 ingredients; sauté 5 more minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in walnuts and next 5 ingredients. Transfer to a large bowl, and let cool 10 minutes.
  2. Fold in bread and broth until well blended. Spoon into a well-greased 3-quart or 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Brush top generously with butter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is crusty and brown. Garnish, if desired.

Recipe Source: http://www.countryliving.com

No-Bake Carrot Cheesecake

This treat is so delicious they’ll think you spent hours perfecting it! Trick them all with this simple, no-bake cake that’s a delicious and sweet way to end the Thanksgiving feast. You’ll need 1 pound of cream cheese, ½ cup of sugar, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice, ¾ cup carrot juice, ½ cups of heavy cream, graham cracker crust (store bought or homemade), caramel sauce, and walnuts.

  1. With mixer on high speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, spice, and salt until fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Slowly beat in carrot juice until well mixed; set aside.
  2. Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread filling in graham cracker crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 1 day.
  3. Place caramel sauce in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 10 seconds or until slightly runny. Stir in walnuts. Spoon walnut mixture onto cheesecake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Source: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com

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