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things to make at Thanksgiving
Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie Recipe
Dark molasses is front and center in the filling of this shoofly pie. The crust is perfectly crimped, the filling is luscious, and the amount of buttery crumbles on top is generous;you might have to shoo your family away so they don't sneak some before it's time for dessert.
Sky-High Apple-Cranberry Pie Recipe
As you're piling the apples in, you may think you have too many -- keep going. They elevate the top crust and will cook down. You'll need a large disk of dough for the top crust and a small one for the bottom. Make two batches of pate brisee: Resist the temptation to double the recipe (it won't work as well).
Smoky Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipe
There are two cheeses in this gratin: smoked Gouda in the sauce and salty aged Gouda sprinkled on top. Other melting cheeses, such as Gruyere and fontina, won't have the same smoky flavor but are good alternatives to the smoked Gouda; on top, try freshly grated Parmesan.