Thanksgiving Live 2012 Recipes

Recreate the Thanksgiving feast prepared by your favorite Food Network stars on Food Network's Thanksgiving Live! by making these party-ready recipes from the show.
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Rachael's Cider-Brined Turkey With Maple-Cider Glaze

With crispy golden skin and tender, juicy meat, Rachael's crowd-pleasing turkey is marinated overnight in a sugar-herb brine, slowly roasted and finished with a thick, sweet topping of maple syrup and apple cider.

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Aaron's Sopes

Introduce something new to your Thanksgiving feast: a tray of Mexican sopes. These savory cakes are sautéed quickly in oil and topped with spicy salsa, mushrooms and cool crema fresca.

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Ree's Holiday Bacon Appetizer

Made with only three ingredients, this bite-sized appetizer is a go-to pick. Ree tops crunchy crackers with a pile of nutty Parmesan cheese, wraps them with bacon and bakes them slowly at a low temperature until the bacon is crispy and the cheese melted.

Giada's Cranberry-Orange Glazed Turkey

Instead of cooking her turkey whole, Giada cuts it into six pieces, then roasts it twice — once with just olive oil and seasonings and then again with a buttery glaze of cranberry and orange juices.

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Rachael's Double Stuffed Butternut Squash

Rachael fills hollowed-out butternut squash halves with a deliciously decadent mixture of squash flesh, brown butter and a trio of cheddar, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses.

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Alex's Apple, Turnip and Sage Dressing

Made with no-frills white bread, Alex's herbed stuffing is kept moist with a final dousing of chicken stock before it's baked.

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Giada's Mashed Potatoes

This classic Thanksgiving side dish is made extra special thanks to Giada's secret ingredient: rich, creamy mascarpone cheese.

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Ree's Cornbread Dressing

The Pioneer Woman tosses a duo of cornbread and French bread with softened vegetables and fresh sage to create a timeless Turkey Day favorite.

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Bobby's Grapefruit-Campari Cranberry Relish

Bobby adds a bit of tang to his ruby-red relish by cooking fresh cranberries with both orange and grapefruit juices and a splash of Campari.

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Aaron's Chorizo-Cornbread Stuffing

Featuring a classic combination of ground pork and beef, Mexican oregano and white wine, Aaron's homemade chorizo is the star of this stuffing, best finished with crumbled Cotija cheese.

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Sunny's Fried Apple and Pear Ice Cream

You don't need an ice-cream maker to prepare these sweet treats. Sunny combines softened vanilla ice cream with tender apples and pears, rolls the mixture into balls and then coats them three times with flaked corn cereal. After a few hours in the freezer, the balls are deep-fried until golden brown and crispy.

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Alex's Raspberry Crumble Tart

Boasting a raisin-studded dough and sweet fruit filling, this showstopper of a pie is finished with a crumbly cinnamon-ginger topping and baked until the fruit is juicy.

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Alton's Concord Grape Royale

Alton steeps fresh ginger and rosemary in Concord grape juice, then tops off the mixture with a bottle of Champagne and a few dashes of orange bitters to create a bubbly cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Concord Grape Royal