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Mascarpone Semifreddo with Cherry-Port Sauce

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Christmas Cassoulet

Ingredients
  • 8 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 8 quarts (32 cups) homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 8 pounds Tarbais beans, washed and drained
  • 9 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 3 (5-pound) Peking ducks
  • 1/3 cup duck fat
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10-pound) goose
  • 10 fresh sage, leaves
  • 2 (6-pound) bone-in legs of lamb, deboned and cut into 2-inch cubes, bones reserved
  • 1 (6-pound) bone-in pork loin, deboned and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes, bones reserved
  • 1 cup duck fat, plus more as needed
  • 2 1/2 pounds pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 5 pounds onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 (32-ounce) cans whole plum tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (750 mL) bottles dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 leeks, light-green and white parts only, washed and chopped
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 5 pounds garlic sausage
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Dry-Brined Roasted Broad Breasted White Turkey

Other Ideas:
Main course, Turkey
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh sage, plus 6 sprigs
  • 1 whole fresh or thawed frozen turkey (about 18 pounds), such as Broad Breasted White, neck and giblets reserved
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme, plus 12 sprigs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tart apples, such as Northern Spy or Granny Smith, sliced 1/2-inch thick (cores reserved)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups water, plus more if needed
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Roasted Heritage Turkey

Other Ideas:
Main course, Turkey
Ingredients
  • 1 whole fresh or thawed frozen heritage turkey (about 18 pounds; heritagefoodsusa.com), such as Bourbon Red, neck and giblets reserved
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 thyme sprigs
  • 6 sage sprigs
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tart apples, such as Northern Spy or Granny Smith, sliced 1/2 inch thick (cores reserved)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups water, plus more if needed
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Pear Streusel

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm, ripe pears, such as Bosc or Bartlett, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 disk Pate Brisee
  • 6 ounces fresh or thawed frozen cranberries (1 1/2 cups )
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
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Malted-Milk Cremes Brulees

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Quince Slab Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 package (14 ounces) frozen puff pastry (preferably Dufour), thawed
  • 3 cups sweet dessert wine, such as Sauternes
  • 2 cups water
  • All-purpose flour, for parchment
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten for egg wash
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Coarse sanding sugar, for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 green cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 piece (2 inches) peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved
  • 4 quinces (melissas.com)
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Chive and Black Pepper Biscuits

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Classic Dry-Fried Pepper and Salt Shrimp

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Frisee, Orange, and Toasted Hazelnut Salad

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 seedless oranges, pith and peel removed
  • 1 medium head frisee
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
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