Thanksgiving Appetizer Board
Thanksgiving is next week and I couldn’t be more excited. We’ll be spending it with my family and I’m excited to cook a bit with my mom, relax around the house with family, and enjoy that cold weather. Before we get there, however, we have to talk about your Thanksgiving appetizer board. I’m sharing two delicious recipes today that are quintessential Thanksgiving and impossibly easy.
The great thing about Thanksgiving Appetizer Boards is that you can buy all the ingredients and then just put them out for your friends and family to enjoy. I thought it’d be nice to have some homemade components to my board, however. Cornbread crackers was an idea I had a few months ago for the perfect Thanksgiving spread that didn’t require a turkey in the oven. The pumpkin butter recipe, however, was a last minute addition. I shared the Prosciutto Toast w. Pumpkin Butter + Gouda Cheese recipe last month, so now I’m kind of in love with all the ways to use it. I originally found it at Trader Joe’s, so I didn’t think a homemade version would be necessary through this holiday season. But when I went to my TJs last week, there was no pumpkin butter to be found. Apparently, eating pumpkin things is only something we do in October! Well nobody told me, and I’m not one to stick to those kinds of rules, so into the kitchen I went armed with my can of pumpkin puree…
Cornbread Crackers | Cornbread Crisps
These cornbread crackers taste exactly like cornbread in cracker form. YES!!! Because of the butter in the recipe, they even have that scrumptious buttery taste. All you really need is some honey and you’d be set! The recipe below for these cornbread crackers is for thicker, bigger crackers (perfect for toppings) and a little more reminiscent of cornbread. If you’re looking for cornbread crisps (like those from Trader Joe’s) just roll your dough a little thinner, cut your squares a little smaller, and start keeping an eye on your cracker to turn golden brown around 10 minutes in the oven. I tried these cornbread crackers with goat cheese, fresh cranberry sauce, and with the pumpkin butter (all off this perfect Thanksgiving Appetizer Board). You’ll never guess – they were delicious with all three toppings (separately of course, though now I’m wondering how they’d taste with all three)!!
Pumpkin Butter Recipe
For some reason I expected pumpkin butter to be fairly simple to make, but I underestimated just how easy it really was. Most recipes call for apple juice or apple cider, but as you can see in my pumpkin butter recipe, it doesn’t contain apple juice. Instead, I opted for ginger ale. You can absolutely substitute the apple juice or cider for the ginger ale, but then you’ll want to add in about 1 teaspoon of ground ginger.