5-star modern Thanksgiving

Time-saving techniques turn sophisticated fare into an easy-to-prepare feast

A Thanksgiving dinner featuring Grilled Butterflied Turkey with Rosemary Garlic Gravy.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Grilled Butterflied Turkey with Rosemary Garlic Gravy

California leads the West in turkey production and in consumption of fresh and natural turkeys (those with no artificial ingredients). They cost more, but the flavor is so worth it. Sunset spin: Butterfly it, then cook on the grill― it’s done in 1 1/2 hours.

Recipe:  Grilled Butterflied Turkey with Rosemary Garlic Gravy

A Thanksgiving side dish of Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing

Tangy Western sourdough bread, flavorful pancetta, and sweet apples combine for a mouthwatering stuffing.

Recipe:  Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing

A Thanksgiving side dish of Grilled Fingerlings with Dill.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Grilled Fingerlings with Dill

We grill these potatoes to add a Western flair (and free up room in the oven).

Recipe:  Grilled Fingerlings with Dill

A Thanksgiving side dish of Asian Pear Salad with Pecans.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Asian Pear Salad with Pecans

This salad is all about bold contrasts: crisp pears and pecans with tender frisée, and maple syrup with sharp blue cheese.

Recipe:  Asian Pear Salad with Pecans

A side of Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce for Thanksgiving.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

For a new take on cranberry sauce, include pomegranate molasses and seeds for added depth to that tart taste you crave.

Recipe:  Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

A Thanksgiving side dish of Chile-roasted Acorn Squash

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Chile-roasted Acorn Squash

You can eat these spicy-sweet, soft wedges skin and all, making them a no-fuss addition to your holiday meal.

Recipe:  Chile-roasted Acorn Squash

A Thanksgiving side dish of Chive and Thyme Pull-apart Rolls.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Chive and Thyme Pull-apart Rolls

Show off your garden's fresh herbs with these buttery, tender rolls.

Recipe:  Chive and Thyme Pull-apart Rolls

A Thanksgiving dessert of Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

A fresh take on mincemeat pie, adapted from a recipe created by Carolyn Beth Weil for Williams-Sonoma Collection: Pie & Tart (Simon & Schuster, 2003; $17).

Recipe:  Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

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