Thanksgiving 2022: Try These Delicious Recipes
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Thanksgiving is around the corner and the best way to celebrate the occasion is to eat to your heart’s content. It is the season to reconnect with the ones who matter, re-establish bonds and share a meal with people who are close to our hearts. And that is why, to prep and make the perfect meal is very important on the joyous occasion of Thanksgiving. Special dishes help create special memories and, in this day and age of rush, memories are the only thing we can hold dear.

So, when you sit down and think about the menu for Thanksgiving, please remember to curate one not only for the taste, but for the shared joy and memories and being thankful for it all. And if you are still confused, here are two recipes by Executive Chef Rayomund Pardiwalla, The Den Bengaluru that would definitely make your task easier. 

Apple Pie

Servings: 8 



  • 1000 gm Granny Smith Apples
  • 10 gm Cinnamon
  • 120 gm Butter
  • 200 gm Sugar
  • 50 gm Flour


  • 300 gm Flour 
  • 200 gm Butter 
  • 100 gm Icing Sugar
  • 25 gm Egg 
  • 5 gm Vanilla Essence


  • Mix the butter, flour and icing sugar together in a mixer with the paddle attachment or combine it together using the sanding technique. 
  • Add the eggs and let the dough rest. 
  • To prepare the filling, peel the apples and core them. Chop into small cubes and cook with sugar and butter. 
  • Add the cinnamon and flour. 
  • Once cooled, sheet out the dough and cut it to fit into the desired mold. (Grease the mold before placing the dough.) 
  • Add the filling into the lined base and cover the top with more dough either as a whole round, lattice or grated. 
  • Apply egg wash and bake for 25 mins at 180° Celsius.

Apple pie

Servings: 8 

Total Time: 3 hrs. 20 min 

Prep Time: 30 min 


  • 450 gm Unsalted Butter 450 Gm 
  • 1 Lemon 1 No 
  • 1 Lemon Zest 1 No 
  • 1 tsp chopped Thyme
  • 1 Turkey 
  • 1 bottle Dijon Mustard 
  • 1 bunch Thyme
  • 3 Oranges 
  • 4 Onions
  • 4 Carrots
  • 2 Celery
  • 3 Leeks
  • 2 Whole Garlic
  • Malden Salt 
  • Black pepper Grounded 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the zest and juice of the lemon and 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves to the butter mixture. Set aside. 
  • Take the giblets out of the turkey and wash the turkey inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry.
  • Place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity. Stuff the cavity with a bunch of thyme, halved orange, quartered onion, carrot, leeks, celery and garlic. 
  • Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter and Dijon Mustard mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey. 
  • Roast the turkey about 2 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminium foil; let rest for 20 minutes. 
  • Slice the turkey and serve. 

With these two recipes, your Thanksgiving will be elevated to another level and the satisfaction of your guests will give you another reason to be thankful.