When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of traditions, family, laughter, conversation. . . and of course, food. We think of smoked turkey, pumpkin pie, green bean and sweet potato casseroles, pecans, dressing and cranberry anything. Over the years our families have grown, but our recipes have stayed the same. . . hence the tradition. But this year, we think we want to shake our food traditions up.
The Swerve test kitchen thought it would be fun to whip up some of our favorite holiday foods, Swerving them with a new twist, and hopefully creating new traditions, those that help us gain memories, and not calories.
We’ve spent the last few weeks scouring the internet, family recipes, some of our amazing bloggers, our own taste buds and culinary minds, and after all the whole wheat pastry dough has settled, we think we developed some delicious recipes that we: the Swerve Team, you, your family, your friends, your dogs can enjoy. Let’s be honest, we know you feed Fido under the table.
Please take a look at our recipe cards below and try our scrumptious pumpkin pie, pecan tartlet, cranberry relish, and sweet potato casserole recipes this Thanksgiving. The pumpkin pie is rich like a long lost relative. The pecan tartlet nutty like “crazy Aunt Susie,” but what would the world be like without her. The sweet potato casserole is the quiet cousin who sits in the corner, but when approached, has a lot to say, and the cranberry-orange relish is like great grandma, spunky with a subtle hint of innocence, and a splash of surprise.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do, and have fun changing some traditions. On this Thanksgiving, may your heart be glad, your belly full, and your recipes Swerved! From the Swerve Team, “Happy Thanksgiving!”