Forget the cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving and try something different. From a delicious cornmeal cake to a Thanksgiving breakfast treat, these recipes will give family and friends a new twist on the traditional turkey day side.
Browned butter is the answer for anything and everything, especially when paired with cranberry. These bars have three parts: a rich orange browned butter shortbread base, a tart cranberry and jam filling, and a generous topping of Brown Sugar Oat Streusel. For more of Amy Ho’s (of the blog Constellation Inspiration) recipes, look to our Holiday Cookies Special Issue with feedfeed, out now!
These moist, tender scones by Rebecca Firth (DisplacedHousewife) are a great make-ahead holiday breakfast. Simply prepare all the way up until pre-bake, freeze for 1 hour, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and store in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer. When ready to brunch, take directly from the freezer to the oven, and bake as instructed, adding a few extra minutes of bake time.
These bite-size, almond beauties are your next excuse for bringing out the mini brioche à tête molds. In our take on the classic French teacake, toasted almond flour and browned butter give a nuttiness that balances the sweet tartness of dried cranberries and applesauce.
4. Apple-Cranberry Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake
This Southern-inspired cornmeal cake gives a new spin on the classic Thanksgiving cranberry dish. Seasonal fruits elevate this Apple-Cranberry Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake that reminds Chef Julie Tanous of her childhood in Alabama—where her mom always has cornbread on the stove. For more amazing recipes, check out Julie and award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s food blog Jesse & Julie and our Holiday 2016 issue!
Rich ripples of caramel balance out cranberry’s tart flavor in this elegant holiday tart. Pecans pull double duty as the toasted base for the crust and an additional source of crunch in the filling.