Apples are really healthy, and tradition says that one a day keeps the doctor away—which is an easy goal when it’s covered with candy! Sure, sure, we should eat apples that aren’t covered in caramel or a crunchy red candy shell, but it’s fall, isn’t it!? If you love those […]
Makes about 2 pints Ingredients 5 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 3/4 cups apple cider 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a large pot, bring the apples and cider […]
Makes 12 scones Pre-cooking the apples keeps these scones moist, but not soggy. You can do that part a day or two ahead of time, if you like. Galas are a neutral, crisp apple that are great for baking, but you can use Granny Smith or something similar if you […]
Use this recipe as a stuffing for your turkey or a dressing you can bake separately. Additions like browned sausage, smoked ham, or pecans are natural variations for a hearty option.
Makes 6 servings Chef’s Note: This recipe may also be cooked in a slow cooker on high for 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 2 quarts Chef’s Note: You will want to slightly over-salt the pâté because once it is chilled, the salt flavor is muted quite a bit.
If there is anything on your Thanksgiving checklist that isn’t worth stressing over, cranberry sauce should be it. We know that lots of people don’t make their own cranberry sauce, and maybe you prefer the nostalgia of can-berry! Even some of us who work night and day for weeks to […]
The CIA loves beer so much, we have an outpost of the Brooklyn Brewery right on our campus in Hyde Park, New York! For beer enthusiasts, there is an adventure in every bottle as we search for the qualities that make each beer unique: malt, hops, technique, inclusions of fruit […]
Over 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, and of those, only about 100 are grown commercially. This means that the best apple for baking in your region might be different than the best apple halfway across the country. But there are some basic guidelines you can […]
Makes one 9-inch pie The flavor combination of caramel and apples is a natural pairing that has become a popular choice for pies—a trend that hopefully is here to stay. The salt in this recipe enhances th flavors. Use a high-quality flaked sea salt, such as Maldon. Ingredients All-Butter Pie […]
Makes 6 servings Although Tarte Tatin seems quite elegant and, in some restaurants, liberties have been taken to fancy it up, it is really just a simple apple tart. Though fancy versions exist, we think that simpler is better. Remove all the bells and whistles and keep it simple—a good […]
Makes 10 servings This recipe uses chicken broth, but you can substitute vegetable broth, fruit juice, or even water for a vegetarian or vegan dish to serve as a main course at Thanksgiving dinner.