Since the Fine Living Network website didn’t have links to the recipes for the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Dessert Special I wanted to gather them all in one place. I have had several requests for these too so I hope this will help you all out.
Pâte Brisée which simply stated is pie dough.
Pâte Brisée, pronounced paht bree-ZAY, is a French term for "short pastry. This is my go to recipe for dough. This segment of the special is from one of Martha’s earlier shows so she uses a mixture of shortening and butter, she now just uses butter and the recipe link reflects that change.
On the Martha Stewart website there is also a step-by-step for making the pâte brisée.
Perfect Apple Pie
Martha has many recipes for apple pie on her site, but none that matched the segment perfectly. However, the only real difference between the television version and the one linked to here is how the crust is finished. In the special, Martha cuts a hole in the center of the top crust (before baking) covers it with a coating of heavy cream, and sprinkles the crimped edge with sugar.
Cranberry Steamed Pudding
This portion of the show really made me want some steamed pudding molds. I would love to find some of the older ones like what she showed.
Ahh, classic Martha with her momma, Mrs. Kostyra, may she rest in peace. I always enjoyed watching segments with her mother and this was no different. I’m allergic to pecans so I wouldn’t be able to eat this but I think the layout of all of the pecans on the top is stunning.
Decorative Pie Crusts
Again, this link isn’t the same as what was shown in the special, but it has a lot of the same techniques plus quite a few more.
Alexis’s Sweet Potato Pie
Alexis is Martha’s daughter and this is her adaptation of the classic Sweet Potato Pie.
Pumpkin Soufflé with Todd English
Celebrity chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Todd English joined Martha in the kitchen to show her how to make a pumpkin soufflé with cinnamon creme anglaise.