Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Paige and Nora's Favorite Thanksgivng Recipes

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Nora's Spice Cake with Pear Sauce

2 1/2 cups bleached all purpose flour

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cups (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup chopped walnuts

Rum raisin or vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 8-inch square metal baking pan. Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Whisk sugar, butter and egg in large bowl until smooth. Whisk in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, beginning with dry ingredients. Fold in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool slightly in pan on rack. Serve warm with ice cream.

Pear Sauce

8 ripe barlett pears

1/2 cup orange juice

Cut pears into cubes, place in sauce pan with orange juice. Simmer until pears are soft, process through a foley food mill to make sauce.

To serve, place a spponful of pear sauce on the plate top with a slice of spice cake, more pear sauce and whipping cream.


Paige's Unstuffed Stuffing

1 loaf sourdough bread

2 carrots, peeled & chopped

2 celery stalks, peeled & chopped

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 package prosciutto

A couple splashes cup of white wine

1 can chicken broth (low sodium)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 shallot, chopped


Saute garlic, shallot, carrots, celery, onion in butter, add chicken broth and let simmer. 

Once carrots are soft, add wine. Simmer for several minutes. 

Cut bread into 1/2 inch cubes.

Combine all into a bowl and mix until all liquid is absorbed into the bread. Grease a pyrex dish, then spread mixture in. Bake for ten minutes at 325, and then place prosciutto on top for the remaining twenty minutes.