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5 Recipes Guaranteed to Make Your Thanksgiving Unforgettable

5 Recipes Guaranteed to Make Your Thanksgiving Unforgettable

Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to gather with friends and family like no other Holiday. That is what makes it our favorite Holiday. Combine this with our love of entertaining and we can barely contain our excitement.

My daughter Clare and I have put together these wonderful recipes that we hope will help you make this Thanksgiving unforgettable. 

Happy Thanksgiving,
Mary O'Donnell CEO/Owner

Appetizers

Apple Maple Bacon Jam Nachos

Team Terrapin's favorite recipe of the season. Your friends and family will devour, we promise. 

Ingredients:
5 Apples, Honey Crisp
1 jar Terrapin Ridge Farms Apple Maple Bacon Jam
4 oz blue cheese
1 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup lemon juice (to keep color)
Directions: 
In a sauté pan toast the walnut pieces until slightly brown. Use medium heat. This happens quickly ad can burn easily so stay with it tossing the nuts in the pan, about one minute. Set nuts aside. Cut apples in half, remove the core then slice into 1/8 inch slices. Place into shallow bowl and add lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown. Remove apples from lemon juice. Use a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Arrange on a plate in a spiral pattern. Drizzle Apple Maple Bacon Jam over apples. Top with blue cheese and walnuts. Enjoy!

 
Cranberry Relish Fillo Puffs

Our Cranberry Relish with Grand Marnier alone is enough to make this Thanksgiving meal unforgettable, but adding it to this Fillo Puff Pastry recipe is to die for. 

Ingredients:
1 pack of Fillo Puff Pastries
1 jar Terrapin Ridge Farms Cranberry Relish
Brie Cheese
Butter
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with Fillo Puff Pastries. Brush melted butter on the pastries. Cut brie into chunks and fill the pastries. Take about 1/2 tsp Terrapin Ridge Farms Cranberry Relish with Grand Marnier and top each fillo pastry. Bake in over for about 7 minutes, or until Brie is melted and Voila! The perfect Thanksgiving Appetizer, done in minutes. 

Side Dishes

Bacon Jam Brussel Sprouts

Whether you like brussel sprouts or not, you will love this recipe. It is known to turn avid sprout haters into lovers!

Ingredients:
Trimmed Brussel Sprouts
Olive Oil Terrapin Ridge Farms
Hot pepper Bacon Jam
Directions: 
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F. Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Seal tightly, and shake to coat. Pour onto a baking sheet, and place on center oven rack. Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring brussel sprouts frequently for even coating. Coat with Hot Pepper Bacon Jam and continue roasting another 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Optional, use more Hot Pepper Bacon Jam as a garnish. 

Glazed Carrots Apple Cider Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Ingredients:
1 pound carrots
2 tablespoons butter
1 bottle Terrapin Ridge Farms Apple Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Directions:
In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add salt and carrots and cook until carrots are tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain the carrots and add 1 Tbsp. butter to hot pan after removing water. Add carrots back and drench them with Apple Cider Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. Cook until a glaze coats the carrots, approximately 5-10 minutes. Enjoy as an appetizer or as a side dish.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Tart Cherry, Apple and Rosemary Glaze 

Ingredients: 
2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 jar Terrapin Ridge Farms Tart Cherry, Apple and Rosemary Glaze
Crushed walnuts or pecans, optional
Directions:
Peel sweet potatoes; cut into chunks. Put the chunks in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and let them dry in a colander or in the pan with the top ajar. Mash the sweet potatoes with the butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper. Stir in Terrapin Ridge Farms Tart Cherry, Apple and Rosemary Glaze and serve warm. Drizzle extra Tart Cherry, Apple and Rosemary Glaze on top. Add crushed walnuts or pecans, optional. Delish and easy! 

BONUS EXTRA! Find out Mary's trick to cooking her Thanksgiving Turkey perfectly, year after year.

This turkey is guaranteed to be moist and savory. And the trick is all in the bag!

Ingredients:
1 Turkey, size is your preference
Turkey Oven Roasting Bags, we like True Liberty Bags
1 to 2 sticks of Butter
Salt, Pepper
Seasoning of your choosing
Directions:
Coat the turkey in room temp butter and add any seasoning you like. Move the seasoned turkey to the roasting bag and tie with the ties in the bag. Place turkey in a turkey roaster and roast for the appropriate time per your turkey's weight. The temperature of the turkey thigh should be 165 degrees F. You can leave the turkey to sit in the roaster on "warm" or let it sit in the bag to further moisten. When it is ready to serve, cut the Turkey from the bag and enjoy the best turkey ever!