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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Pecan-Shallot Butter

Think Thanksgiving is an American-exclusive? No way. Our neighbors to the north love a good feast as much as we do. We’re highlighting a few tasty dishes that'll add a little Canadian flavor to your feast, whether it’s a maple glaze to spread on your turkey or some smoky bacon-filled sides.

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Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

You might consider serving this alongside your Thanksgiving turkey or even instead of it—omit the bacon and you've got a great vegetarian main course.

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Maple-Roasted Carrots

These sweet, tender carrots, which are both glazed and roasted for extra flavor, earned the nickname “carrot candy” in our test kitchen. The bourbon is optional but recommended, as it adds great flavor to the dish

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Potato Gratin with Gruyere, Bacon, and Leeks

This rich, creamy gratin gets a note of smokiness from the bacon between the layers of tender potatoes.

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Sourdough Stuffing with Oysters and Bacon

This San Francisco-inspired stuffing is based on the classic Hangtown Fry, but the bacon gives it a smoky flavor that will fit right in with your Canadian Thanksgiving meal.

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Sugar & Spice Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one Thanksgiving dish that we can all agree is a classic, no matter when or where you celebrate.

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Maple-Bacon Glazed Turkey with Wild Rice & Cornbread Stuffing & Bourbon Gravy

Enjoy your traditional turkey this year, but add an edge of smoke and Canadian flavor with the amazing combination of bacon and maple syrup in one sweet and salty glaze.

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet potatoes lend moisture and complexity to these tender, lightly spiced cupcakes. A tangy maple-syrup-infused frosting serves as both the topping and filling.

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Maple & Black Pepper Pecans

Give guests something sweet and savory to nibble on while the turkey rests. These nuts, with their exceedingly pleasant heat, are addictive, yet so simple to make. Expect requests for the recipe.

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Cranberry Sauce with Vanilla, Maple Syrup & Cassis

Cranberry sauce gets a makeover in this rich and fragrant version. Here, the vanilla, maple syrup and crème de cassis make for a surprising twist in this Thanksgiving staple.

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon & Sage

This full-bodied squash risotto with crumbled bacon and flavor-boosting sage is quick, allowing you to spend more time on the rest of your Thanksgiving meal.

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Pumpkin Soup with Sage & Gruyère Croutons

Large sage-laced Gruyère croutons offer a crunchy contrast to this silky, creamy starter soup.

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Maple-Walnut Tart

For a delicious riff on pecan pie, look no further than this sweet, earthy tart. Be sure to use maple syrup and maple extract labeled “all-natural” or “pure” for real, not artificial, maple flavor.

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Maple-Thyme Roast Chicken

If turkey’s not on the menu this Thanksgiving, give this aromatic roast a try. It’s only got a handful of ingredients (not including salt and pepper) and its slight sweetness makes it an easy family favorite.

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Maple Butter

Maple syrup is a Canadian staple. This butter, made with grade A maple syrup, is the perfect spread to have out for guests during post-holiday breakfasts and brunch.

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French Apple Pie

A universal favorite, any Thanksgiving seems incomplete without a homemade apple pie.

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Baked Ham with Maple-Tea-Cardamom Glaze & Pan Sauce

If you’re tired of traditional turkey and longing for a little Canadian flavor, buy the best ham you can find and smear this sweet maple glaze on it before baking.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Pecan-Shallot Butter

A generous knob of this mildly sweet butter turns a simple baked potato into a special side that complements your maple-y Canadian Thanksgiving feast perfectly.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Try this rich twist on a Thanksgiving classic, pairing delectable maple syrup and rich chocolate. For extra sheen as well as extra maple flavor, brush the top of this pie with a little maple syrup just before serving.

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Wild Rice with Pears, Sausage, and Candied Pecans

The nutty flavor of this wild rice will pair perfectly with all of those maple dishes you’re serving. The rich buttery texture of Comice pears pairs well with the chewy wild rice and crunchy pecans and adds more fall harvest flavor.

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Chilled Beet Soup with Horseradish Sour Cream

Serve this smooth soup as an appetizer and ‘wow’ your family with amazing fall harvest flavor before they even hit the main meal.

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Maple-Brined, Wood-Smoked Grilled Turkey

John Ash's 5-star brown sugar and maple-brined turkey takes a good 4-1/2 hours from grill to table, but it's so worth it. Make it once, and family will ask for it every year.

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