Thanksgiving isn't quite the same without a pie (or two) on the table. This year make sure everyone gets a slice by baking up one of these healthy spins on the classics. There's a recipe here whatever the dietary restriction.
It doesn't get more classic than a slice of apple pie, but how about when that slice is vegan? Still a classic, this recipe for vegan apple pie is full of spices that will remind guests of Fall, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
A Southern tradition, sweet potato pie is similar to pumpkin pie, but with a sweeter, earthier taste. Our vegan-approved recipe for sweet potato pie replaces butter and eggs with coconut oil and cornstarch, and it's finished off with a the dollop of coconut whipped-cream frosting.
This Thanksgiving classic isn't always the healthiest option; the crust is mostly butter and white flour, and the filling is high in saturated fat. Give tradition a spin — while also saving space in the oven — with our recipe for raw, vegan, gluten-free pumpkin pie. At 302 calories a slice, it has fewer calories than a traditional slice, and offers more fiber, less cholesterol, and much less sodium.
Give guests something a little different this year by offering up a vegan chocolate pie. It takes just a few simple steps and a total of three ingredients.
A dessert even your ancestors would love! This strawberry-rhubarb pie is Paleo-friendly, made without grains or refined sugar.
If you're not feeling fruity, this recipe for vegan pecan pie will do the trick. It takes less than two hours from start to finish, and no one will ever guess it's dairy-free!
No Thanksgiving is complete without pumpkin and cranberry, and no Hanukkah is complete without sufganiyot, so here's a beautiful hybrid for you: pumpkin sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) with a cranberry jam filling.
I won't lie to you; this recipe isn't easy or fast. But this is a labor of love that your family will definitely appreciate.
Don't deep-fry often? Most don't! But that's what makes it a special-occasion treat. As you fry, your house will smell like a doughnut factory.
I'm all for good kitchen hacks. I used the mouth of a mason jar to cut out the dough. And instead of using toothpicks to poke holes into the sides of the doughnuts, I found a handy plastic straw.
The doughnuts are rolled in granulated sugar and taste incredible even without the cranberry jam filling.
As for another hack, rather than use a pastry bag with a fancy pastry tip, fill a clear squeeze bottle with the jam. I find this method less messy and easier to clean up.
The sufganiyot are bound to go fast at the table; they have the seasonal pumpkin flavor along with a tart tanginess from the cranberry jam filling. What are you waiting for? Get frying!
If the ridiculously cute cheese-ball shapes from Michelle Buffardi's Great Balls of Cheese ($17) haven't caught your eye, then surely the triple-chocolate cheese ball will do the trick. Semisweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa powder swirled into cream cheese make for one powerfully rich chocolate cheese ball.
This particular cheese ball is massive. If you're going to a smaller holiday party, then plan on cutting the recipe in half . . . that is, unless you want to divide the cheese ball into two smaller ones and hoard the extra for later. This cheese ball tastes like dark chocolate cream cheese frosting, making it an excellent vessel for graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and strawberries.
Did you catch Thor's return to theaters in Thor: The Dark World? To celebrate, we're making party-favor-ready minihammers in honor of his trusty weapon, Mjölnir. Salty, sweet, and just plain fun, these hammers take chocolate-dipped pretzels to the next level. Watch the video to see how easy they are to make, sparkly metallic glaze and all.
Craving sweet and sticky pecan pie? You can still enjoy this Thanksgiving staple even if you're on a gluten-free or Paleo plan! Just bake these decadent-tasting pecan pie bars. Even better, issues of portion control are (almost) eliminated, since these single-serving bars help you keep your calories in check.
The gooey filling and a moist, crumbly crust will offer all the textures and flavors of the classic you love — without a sugar crash! With no added sugar and all-natural ingredients, this reinvented recipe needs to make an appearance at your spread this year. The recipe is surprisingly easily to put together, so keep reading for this Thanksgiving dessert.
If you're never tried monkey bread, then you're in for a real treat. Also known as puzzle bread, pull-apart bread, or, as we like to think of it, "get in my mouth" bread, this retro '50s recipe is sweet, gooey, decadent, and, best of all, easy to make. Watch the video to see how it's made, and then print out the recipe.
We scoured the web looking for enticing and novel uses of drugstore candy bars, perfect for using all that Halloween candy that's left behind. But be warned: these treats aren't messing around. Side effects of flipping through this roundup may include hunger pangs, nostalgia, and an overwhelming impulse to head to the nearest corner store and snap up excessive quantities of candy.
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia
While the obvious solution to using up leftover Halloween candy would be to eat it, there's only so much one can devour before boredom sets in and that bowl of candy looks more menacing than inviting. It's tempting to cast these sweets away into a cupboard or toss them out, but hear us out. Instead, watch the video for three creative (and simple) ways to elevate these treats into candy-studded desserts. Then, get the recipes.
Some candies practically eat themselves, but others, like candy corn, tend to linger after the Halloween festivities have died down. Not to worry. We've got a fun, eye-catching way to upgrade these leftover candies into a treat worth sharing with friends. Essentially, instead of decorating iced sugar cookies with sprinkles, we're using whatever candy we have lurking in our cupboard. The only (loose) requirement: choose cheerily colored sweets like Skittles, Nerds, or candy corn for decoration, as their vibrant hues will add visual interest.
Excited yet? Get the easy recipe.