Chesapeake Bay Thanksgiving Recipes

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Herb-Roasted Turkey with Hominy, Oyster, and Sausage Dressing

Rubbing the turkey with olive oil and fresh herbs yields a moist, flavorful bird with crisp skin. An apple cider gravy and a dressing of hominy, sausage, and oysters add richness to the festive Thanksgiving centerpiece. Get the recipe for Herb-Roasted Turkey with Hominy, Oyster, and Sausage Dressing »

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rum and gingersnaps add a spicy, warming flavor to this rich fall dessert. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake »

Roasted Oysters with Green Tomato Pickle and Cranberry-Horseradish Relish

These sweet-tart green tomato pickles and spicy cranberry-horseradish relish are delicious with roasted oysters, an Eastern Shore staple.

Roasted Sugar-Glazed Pears

Roasted pears stuffed with almonds, currants, and raisins make a simple yet elegant dessert.

Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs

Creamed Spinach

Fresh Cranberry Relish

This sweet-tart cranberry relish is flavored with cinnamon, fresh citrus, and sweet apples. See the recipe for Fresh Cranberry Relish »

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple

A variation of traditional sweet potato casserole gets its depth of flavor from bourbon and pineapple. Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple »

Rum Bundt Cake

A supremely moist, boozy Southern bundt cake fitting for any holiday spread.

Roasted Vegetable Terrine

Our colorful vegetarian take on terrine features smoky roasted vegetables, tangy goat cheese, and a sun-dried tomato pesto.

Spicy Okra Pickles

These spicy pickles are a delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving meal.