Grandma's Best Thanksgiving Recipes
There's nothing quite as delicious as Thanksgiving at your grandmother's house. Moist turkey, fluffy dressing, vibrant vegetables, and rich desserts, grandma had a knack for making it all. Recreate a bit of that nostalgia with these grandma-created recipes, ranging from mains to sides and more, to make your tastiest Thanksgiving yet.
Grandma Erma's Spirited Cranberry Sauce
The spread isn't complete without this tangy and sweet sauce. You'll need about 1 lb. of cranberries. Most are sold in 12-oz. bags, so pick up two and freeze the extra.
Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing
Use the slow cooker to create a home-style dish like grandma used to make with only 30 minutes of prep work for this chicken and dressing recipe.
Grandma Gwen's Beans
This baked bean recipe features four types of canned beans baked in a mixture of brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and bacon. It's sure to be a unique holiday side.
Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie
This recipe was inspired by the version that won Pam Brunet a blue ribbon at the LaFayette Apple Festival in New York. She layers a flour-and-cinnamon-sugar mixture with apples to create a dense, rich layer of fruit. Pam credits this recipe to her mother-in-law, Grandma Brunet.
Grandmother Carter's Cornbread Dressing
This dressing can easily be made ahead. Freeze the unbaked dressing mixture in 2 (1-gal.) zip-top plastic freezer bags, making sure to press out all the excess air. Thaw in refrigerator five days before Thanksgiving, and continue recipe with Step 4.
Grandma Lori's Mamalade Glazed Ham
The duo of orange marmalade and brown sugar create a delightfully sweet glaze on salty ham.
Granny's Cornbread Dressing
No holiday table is complete without a dish of this classic cornbread dressing.