While traditional Thanksgiving dishes such as pumpkin pie and stuffing are delicious, the customary classics can get boring. Check out the recipes below that will raise some eyebrows at the table and prompt countless questions of, “How did you make this?!”
– Alexandra D’Aluisio
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350?F.
2. Line an 11′”x 7″ pan with parchment paper.
3. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs and oil until smooth. Set aside.
4. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, spices, salt and brown sugar.
5. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until passes toothpick test.
7. Cool completely before cutting.
Hatch Chile Corn Pudding
4 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained, at room temperature, divided
1 tsp coarse salt
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 can Hatch green chiles, diced
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese, divided
5 large eggs, room temperature
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Puree 3 cups corn in a food processor. Transfer to a large bowl.
3. Stir in remaining cup of corn, scallions, chilies, flour and 1/3 cup cheese.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and cream until just combined. Stir into corn mixture.
5. Place butter in an 8-inch square baking dish and place in oven until butter is melted.
6. Pour batter into hot baking dish and sprinkle top with remaining 1 2/3 cup cheese.
7. Place a baking sheet on lower rack to catch any drips and bake until puffed and bubbling and cheese is golden brown (45 to 50 minutes).
8. Cool 30 minutes before serving.