Here is a recipe I made for Thanksgiving: no turkey for me, but I decided to cook another traditional ingredient, pumpkin.
I found this recipe on this website, which is full of good ideas of traditional Thanksgiving recipes.
Ingredients (for 6 people)
1 pie crust (to prepare one hour in advance)
350 g pumpkin
300 g Philadelphia-like fresh cheese
1 teaspoon "quatre épices" spices (nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves)
I recommend you make a large pie instead of small ones, it’s more convenient (but I only had a small oven, so I didn’t have a choice. I used mini casserole dishes and muffin moulds.
Prepare the pie crust. After 1 hour, spread it, put it in the mould and bake it blank for 20 min at 180°.
Meanwhile, prepare the cheesecake: bring together the cheese, 1 egg and 5 soup spoons sugar.
When the pie crust is baked and has cooled down, fill with the cheesecake and put in the fridge for 20 min.
Prepare the pumpkin: cook it for 20 min in boiling water, peel it, make a purée. Stop the heat, then add an egg, some sugar and 1 teaspoon “quatre-épices” spices (a mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and powder cloves). I recommend you taste and put more or less sugar depending on how you like it.
When the cheesecake is ready, cover with pumpkin purée and put back in the fridge.
Chop the pecan nuts. Heat up a frying pan, only when it is hot, put the pecan nuts and pour some maple syrup. Let heat up until the syrup is absorbed. Put on the pie.
Put in the oven for 20 min at 180°, then let cool down some hours before serving.
A lot of efforts, but it really is worth it!!
Bon appétit !!!