Here are Some Unique Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving Leftovers Thanks to Nielsen-Massey
Thanksgiving is the starting line for the holiday season that celebrates the two best things in life: loved ones and food (not necessarily in that order!). That’s why this Thanksgiving, and throughout the holiday season, they’re helping you share special moments with friends and family through the act of baking.
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If you’re anything like me, your refrigerator may be close to overflowing with Thanksgiving leftovers come Friday morning. Don’t fret! Leftovers are part of what makes this holiday special. With this in mind, here are a couple of unique recipes from Nielsen-Massey that incorporate common leftovers to encourage creative dishes for days to come.
Maple Pie Crust Probiotic Smoothie
Our Maple Pie Crust Probiotic Smoothie is just what you need to reset after indulging in the year’s biggest meal. Pair leftover apple pie with your favorite probiotic yogurt, cranberries, apples, almond milk and rolled oats. It’s the best way to eat dessert for breakfast!
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4-6 ice cubes
- 1 slice apple pie
- 1 medium apple, chopped
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Place Greek yogurt, almond milk and ice into a blender. Add apple pie slice, apple, rolled oats, cranberry sauce, cranberries, maple syrup, vanilla bean paste and cinnamon. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
Pour smoothie into one large glass or two small glasses and top with sliced apple, redcurrants or cranberries and a pinch of cinnamon.
Cardamom Oatmeal Streusel Bars
For most of us, you can’t have Thanksgiving without cranberries, but what do you do with the leftovers? This year, use your cranberry sauce to make these delicious Cardamom Oatmeal Streusel Bars. Eat them for breakfast, as a snack or even for dessert.
Cranberry Cardamom Filling
Zest of 1 orange
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups cranberry sauce
Juice of ½ orange (about 2 tablespoons)
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
Confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling
Cranberry Cardamom Filling
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick baking spray and parchment paper.
In a small mixing bowl, add orange zest and sugar. Rub the sugar and orange zest together until the sugar is orange in color and very fragrant. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add cranberry sauce, orange juice, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir to combine. Heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Add the combined sugar, orange zest and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Place in the fridge to cool completely, about 1 hour.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine, then add melted butter and vanilla extract. Mix with a fork until the mixture is fully coated in butter and looks like wet sand.
Spoon two-thirds of the mixture into the prepared baking pan to create a base. Firmly press the oatmeal streusel mixture into the pan until it is compact. Pour the cooled cranberry cardamom filling into the pan over the streusel, spreading evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the remaining oatmeal streusel over the cranberry cardamom filling in an even layer. Gently press the streusel down to secure it to the filling.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the streusel is golden brown and cranberry filling is fully set. Allow to cool for at least 2 hours before cutting into nine equal squares. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Bakeing to Share Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank
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