Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Applesauce – Quick Cranberry Sauce – Cranberry Relish I and II

Molded Cranberry Sauce

4 cups (1 pound) cranberries
2 cups water
2 cups sugar

Wash and pick over berries. Put berries and water in a saucepan; cook, stirring occasionally, until all berries pop open. Put through a fine sieve or strainer. Return pulp to pan. Add sugar and stir well. Boil 3 to 5 minutes; pour into a quart mold or bowl. Chill until firm. Makes 1 quart.

Cranberry Relish I

2 cups cranberries
1 orange
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Wash and pick over berries. Cut orange in quarters and remove seeds. Put berries and orange through a food chopper. Stir in sugar and nuts. Makes about 1 pint.

Cranberry Relish II

Prepare Cranberry Relish I. Mix in contents 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple and 1/2 cup seedless raisins. Makes 3 cups.


Combine 3 cups Applesauce and 1 cup Cranberry Sauce (see recipes on card). Makes 1 quart.

To Serve Applesauce

For breakfast, serve plain or with cream. For main dish accompaniment, serve hot or cold with ham, pork, duck, or goose. For dessert, serve chilled, topped with whipped cream, sour cream or ice cream.

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Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Pie

Graham Cracker Crust
1 cup packaged graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter or regular margarine, melted

Cream Cheese Filling
4 pkg (3-oz) soft cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin

Sour Cream Topping
1 1/2 cups dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Make Graham Cracker Crust: In medium bowl, with fork, lightly toss crumbs with butter, to mix well. With back of metal spoon, press to bottom and sides (not rim) of 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate.

2. Preheat oven to 350F.

3. Make Pumpkin-Cheese Filling: In large bowl of electric mixer, combine cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, flour, peels, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, eggs, egg yolks, and pumpkin; beat at medium speed until smooth.

4. Turn into crust. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until center of pie seems firm when pie is gently shaken.

5. Meanwhile, make Sour Cream Topping: In small bowl, combine sour cream with sugar and vanilla; mix well.

6. Spread topping evenly over pie. Bake 10 minutes longer.

7. Let pie cook completely on wire rack – about 1 hour.

8 Refrigerate, overnight.

Make 8 servings.

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Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey

14-to-16-lb ready-to-cook turkey
Dressing (Card 6K)
1 cup butter, melted
Salt, pepper
Gravy (Below)

1. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; wash;set aside. Wash turkey, inside and out; pat dry with paper towels. Remove and discard excess fat. Make dressing. Preheat oven to 325F.

2. Spoon some dressing into neck cavity. Bring skin of neck over back; fasten with poultry pin. Spoon remaining dressing into body cavity; do not pack. Insert 4 or 5 poultry pins at regular intervals; lace cavity closed with twine. Bend wing tips under body. Tie ends of legs together. Insert meat thermometer in inside of thigh, at thickets part.

3. Place turkey on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with some butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast, uncovered and brushing occasionally with remaining butter and pan drippings (when turkey begins to turn golden, cover loosely with foil), about 4 1/2 hours, or until thermometer registers 185F (leg joint moves freely). Place turkey on heated platter. Remove twine and pins. Let stand 20 minutes. Makes 14 servings.

Gravy: Place giblets (except liver), neck, 3 cups water, 1 celery stalk ( cut up), 1 onion (quartered), 1 pared carrot, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 whole black peppers, and bay leaf in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered 2 1/2 hours.

Add liver; simmer 15 minutes. Discard neck. Remove giblets; chop coarsely. Strain broth; press vegetables through sieve. Measure; add undiluted, canned chicken broth to make 2 1/2 cups. Pour drippings into 1-cup measure; skim fat. Return 1/2 cup drippings to roasting pan. Stir in 1/2 cup flour until smooth. Stir over low heat to brown flour slightly. Remove from heat; stir in broth. Bring to boiling, stirring; reduce heat; simmer; stir 5 minutes, until thickened. Add giblets; simmer 5 minutes.

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Corn Bread-Oyster Dressing

1 1/2 cups butter
2 pkg (8-oz size) corn bread stuffing mix
1 1/2 pt fresh oysters or 3 cans (7-oz size) frozen oysters, thawed
1/2 cup each chopped onion, green pepper, and celery
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. In 6-quart kettle, heat 1 cup water and 1 cup butter, to melt butter. Remove from heat; toss with stuffing mix.

2. Drain oysters; cut in half. In 1/2 cup butter in medium skillet, sauté oysters, onion, green pepper, and celery, 5 minutes. Add salt, rosemary, pepper. Add to stuffing; toss lightly to mix well. Makes 12 cups; enough for 16 pound turkey.

Cranberry-Orange Dressing

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1pkg (6 oz) chopped Brazil nuts (1 cup)
2 cups fresh cranberries, washed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange ppel
2 loaves (1 lb-size_ raisin bread, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried savory
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In hot butter in medium skillet, sauté onion, celery, and Brazil nuts – about 5 minutes.

2. Add cranberries, sugar, orange juice,a nd peel. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. until cranberries start to pop. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes.

3. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes (10 cups). Spread on cookie sheet. Toast in oven, 5 minutes. Combine in large bowl with salt, poultry seasoning, savory, pepper; toss. Add cranberry mixture; toss lightly. Makes 12 cups; enough for 16-pound turkey.

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Apple-Cranberry Salad

2 cups (1/2 lb) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup port or cranberry-juice cocktail
2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
2 1/2 cups unsweetened grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cups unpeeled Golden Delicious or Cortland apple
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
Salad greens

1. Wash and drain cranberries; remove stems.

2. Turn into 3 1/2 quart saucepan. Add sugar, cinnamon stick, and port. Bring to boiling: reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatine over 1/4 cup cold water, and let stand 5 minutes.

4 Remove cinnamon stick from cranberry mixture. Drain; reserve cranberries and liquid.

5. In saucepan, bring cranberry liquid to boiling. Add gelatine, stirring until dissolved.

6. Remove from heat. Add grapefruit juice to make 4 cups.

7. Refrigerate in large bowl, 50 to 6 minutes, until consistency of unbeaten egg white.

8. Fold in apple, celery, onion, and cranberries. Turn into 1 1/2 quart ring mold. Refrigerate 2 hours, until salad is frim.

9. To serve: Run small spatula around edge of mold; invert onto serving plate, place hot dishcloth over mold, shake gently.

10. Combine mayonnaise and sour cream; serve with salad. Garnish salad with greens. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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