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Thanks to our friends at Food52, we’re bringing you Thanksgiving staples that are as beautiful and delicious as they are easy to make. There’s the pièce de résistance, of course: a perfect, crackly-skinned turkey that takes only two hours in the oven, feeds a Friendsgiving army of 15, and uses absolutely no salt — yes, you read that correctly. But we’ve also included the makings of a more complete dinner, too, from a side of crunchy haricots verts to dessert — a classic pumpkin pie as well as a galette-style masterpiece that commingles apple and pumpkin for a savory, sweet and perfectly balanced finishing touch on the perfect autumn feast.

Serves 6 as a side dish

1 lb haricots verts, stem ends trimmed
4 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp chicken stock
2 garlic cloves, crushed but not peeled
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ c freshly grated Parmesan

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Serves 6 to 8

1/3 c firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla
1 c canned pumpkin
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3-4 tart baking apples, cored and thinly sliced
¼ c dried sweetened cranberries

¾ c white flour
½ c whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ c unsalted butter, cut into chunks and chilled
1/3 to ½ c ice water
1 egg, beaten

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Serves 6

1 ¾ c canned or fresh cooked pumpkin puree
¾ c sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
2 eggs
1 c cream
½ c milk
Unbaked, unpricked, chilled 9-inch pie shell

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Serves 10 to 15

15 lb turkey, thawed if necessary, and at room temperature, wing tips removed, reserving giblets and neck for gravy, liver for stuffing
1 c water, turkey stock, or chicken stock
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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