Next week, families and friends around the US will break bread together for Thanksgiving. This year, you can plan your best Thanksgiving dinner yet with the classic recipes on this year’s Occasions plan menu. Follow basic steps for a foolproof turkey, delicious gravy and make-ahead cranberry sauce with a kick. Serve up moist cornbread dressing, simple green beans, and two kid-friendly potato dishes before finishing with the decadent pumpkin pie (grab the recipe below!).
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Herb Roasted Turkey • Simple Pan Gravy • Classic Cornbread Dressing • Ranch Mashed Potatoes • Skillet Green Beans with Almonds • Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole • Cranberry Sauce with Horseradish • Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie
What is the Occasions Plan?
Gathering with family and friends is one of life’s great joys, be it a festive fall harvest or special Christmas dinner. Whether you’re a first-time hostess or a confident cook, the eMeals Occasions Plan menus will be your go-to source for entertaining. New menus are sent to you every other week, and you’ll always have access to every previous menu right at your fingertips.
Types of Menus You’ll Receive
Holiday: From Easter to Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving, finding just the right menu to wow friends and family at those special gatherings has never been easier.
Party: Whether you’re tailgating, hosting a laid-back crawfish broil, or organizing a kid-friendly ice-cream social, our menus have you covered for any season.
Themed: Is it your turn to host a supper club or other social gathering? You’ll look like a pro with menus such as Tex-Mex Fiesta and Tuscan Grill Night.
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2⅔ cups canned pumpkin (see Note)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ (14.1-oz) pkg refrigerated pie crusts
- 1 (10.3-oz) can salted mixed nuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and ½ cup water in a large skillet over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is caramel colored. Remove from heat, and stir in butter until melted. Add cream and salt, stirring until smooth. Reserve 1 cup caramel in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, stir together remaining caramel, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon until smooth.
- Unroll pie crust on a lightly floured surface; roll into a 12-inch circle. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate; turn edges under, and crimp if desired.
- Pour pumpkin filling into pie crust; bake 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely; loosely cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.
- Add salted nuts to reserved caramel, stirring to combine; spoon mixture over pie before serving.