What would Thanksgiving be without staples like cranberry sauce, stuffing, and of course, a glazed turkey? For our annual Dunksgiving celebration, we are serving up these classics with a Dunkin’ Donuts twist. From our Culinary Test Kitchen to yours, here are our recipes for Bold Breakfast Black™ Tea Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Dunkin’ Bagel and Pork Sausage Stuffing, and a Coffee Maple Glaze for your Thanksgiving turkey.
Bold Breakfast Black™ Tea Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Recipe by: Molly Zimmerman
This is not canned Cranberry sauce. Bring your Thanksgiving spread to the next level our homemade, spiced cranberry sauce. It’s made with the new Bold Breakfast Black™ Tea, a bold, full leaf black tea that compliments the cranberry sauce perfectly. Check out the recipe below!
- 6 Bold Breakfast Black™ tea sachets
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 bags of cranberries
- 3 oranges, zested and juiced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 whole star anise
- 4 whole cardamom pods
- In a large pot, steep the tea sachets in boiling water for 10 minutes.
- Remove the tea sachets.
- Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat until the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens.
- Remove whole spices.
- Chill and serve.
Dunkin’ Bagel and Pork Sausage Stuffing
Recipe by: Paul Racicot and Courtney Anderson
Technically, this dish is a dressing and not a stuffing. The difference is stuffing is cooked inside the bird, whereas dressing is cooked separately. Stuffing, dressing…by any name, it tastes just as good! Check out our Dunkin’ version of the Thanksgiving staple below.
- 8 Plain Dunkin’ Bagels, dried out, cut into ½ inch cubes, lightly toasted
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 9 Pork sausage patties, diced in ½ inch pieces
- 1 large onion, cut in large (3/4 to 1 inch) dice (2 cups)
- 5 stalks celery, peeled, split lengthwise and cut in large (3/4 to 1 inch) dice
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut in large (3/4 to 1 inch) dice
- 15 sprigs Italian parsley, leaves picked and very coarsely chopped (1/4 cup)
- 6 to 8 branches fresh sage, leaves picked and coarsely chopped (1/4 cup)
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Allow bagels to completely dry out, then cut into ½ inch cubes
- Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and cook in oven at 300 degrees until lightly toasted
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the sausage meat and cook until brown. Remove from skillet into large bowl.
- Place onion and celery in the skillet. After 1 minute, add apples and cook 2 more minutes.
- Combine sausage and onion, celery and apple mixture in large bowl.
- Add bread cubes, parsley and sage to the large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix eggs and chicken stock with the salt and pepper. Pour this over the sausage mixture and gently toss all the ingredients. They should combine without mushing together. Allow to soak for 30 minutes.
- Generously butter a 16-inch baking pan. Spread the mixture in the pan and add remaining butter on top. Cover with Foil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes covered. Remove foil and continue 20 minutes, or until the top has a golden brown crust.
Coffee Maple Glaze
Recipe by: Molly Zimmerman
Now for the star of the show: the Turkey! This coffee maple glaze is simply two ingredients, but it really brings a nice flavor to your Thanksgiving bird. It is certainly a Dunksgiving favorite!
- 1 Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Box O’ Joe
- 2 cups maple syrup
- In a large pot, combine coffee and maple syrup.
- Cook over medium high heat until reduced by ¾. The mixture will look thick and shiny
- Brush onto your finished turkey (we like fried but roasted turkey works too!)
- For added chef points, use a blow torch to finish your turkey. This makes the glaze more caramelized and gives the turkey skin nice texture.
Keep checking back on our blog for more Dunksgiving recipes! And be sure to follow along on Snapchat (dunkindonuts) and Instagram for a behind-the-scene look at the Dunkin’ Culinary Test Kitchen during our Dunksgiving celebration.