For those on a gluten-free diet, most preparations for turkey and vegetable sides aren’t a problem, but what to do about the stuffings, breads, and desserts? Use our fail-proof method to make your own gluten-free sandwich bread to use in any stuffing recipe, and check out this selection of other gluten-free treats and breads to round out your meal.
Brining turkeys has become de rigueur in many American households. Vanessa Rees
Convent Egg Sweet (Encharcada)
The recipe for this egg-based sweet, which originated in a medieval Portuguese convent, comes from home cook Conceição Abilio of Evora.
Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this dish can be used as a rub on pork, goat, fish, and vegetables, as well as chicken.
Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin
Don’t limit traditional pie spices—clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg—to the dessert table. In this cheesy, rich gratin, the spices take a savory note alongside kale, sweet potatoes, and sharp white cheddar.
Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness. Maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.
Cassava Custard (Bibingka)
In this dessert from the Philippines, grated cassava and coconut milk make a rich custard, best served warm with coffee or tea.
Fig Ice Cream
Ripe black mission figs, sweet brown sugar, and just a hint of cinnamon combine beautifully in this swirled ice cream, as lovely to look at as it is to eat.