Deux recettes de chefs pour briller lors de Thanksgiving


Pour le “stuffing” de la dinde (Joël Robuchon)

Recette pour 6,5 personnes


9 pound (3-4 kg. Turkey)
3 ½ oz (100 g) fatty bacon finely diced
3 ½ (100 g) chicken livers, plus the one from the turkey, diced medium
1 black truffle, finely diced
5 ¼ oz (150 g) foie gras (cooked or raw), diced large
Salt and freshly ground pepper


• Very finely dice the bacon and truffle. Dice the livers a bit larger. Set aside.
• In a skillet, gently render the fatty bacon, beginning over very low heat. When it is half rendered, add the livers, season with salt and a generous amount of pepper. Cook about 2 minutes more, removed from heat, and add the diced truffle. Stir to mix well.
• In a large bowl, place diced foie gras and pour contents of skillet over it, including the rendered bacon fat. Mix well.
• Stuff and roast the turkey

Au dessert (Dominique Ansel)

Pour bien conclure un repas d’Halloween, il vous faut une tarte. C’est indispensable. Alors pourquoi ne pas suivre la recette du pape des Cronuts, Dominique Ansel. Pour cette fête, il propose une tarte à la citrouille “extra soyeuse”.

Pour faire la pâte au pain d’épice (pour deux tartes)


125g light brown sugar
220g AP flour
1 stick butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp baking soda
2¼ tbsp lemon juice
1 tsbp milk
1tsp ground ginger
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
2 tsbp fresh ginger, finely grated
2 tsbp cornstarch
Pinch Maldon sea salt


1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, cream together butter and sugar on medium-low speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. While continuing to mix, stream in lemon juice, followed by milk and vanilla, until evenly combined.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, grated ginger, cornstarch and salt until combined. With the mixer on medium-low speed, add in one-third of the dry ingredient mixture until combined. Repeat with the next third, then the final third.

3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and transfer dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Form the dough into a rectangle no more than ½ inch thick, wrap in the plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours.

4. Remove dough from the fridge. Divide in half (this recipe yields two pie crusts, so you can keep one half wrapped in plastic in the fridge). On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 14-inch round. Transfer to a pie tin, gently pressing down into the corners and up the sides. Trim away excess dough using a paring knife, leaving a 1-inch overhang around the edge. Fold the edges under, then form a fluted edge around the rim with your fingers. Lightly dock the bottom surface of the dough with a fork. Chill or freeze the pie shell in the pie pan until ready to bake.

5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

6. Line the pie shell with a coffee filter and fill with rice or dried beans to blind bake the crust. Bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes, until the bottom of the pie crust is just lightly baked. Remove from oven and discard the coffee filter and rice/beans. Return the crust to the oven and bake until golden brown, approximately 4 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

La crème à la citrouille


380g pumpkin puree
380g cream
121g egg yolks
114g granulated sugar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1½ tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. (Tip: You’re looking for an even, smooth custard-like filling without any lumps.)

L’assemblage final :

1. Pour the custard into the already-baked and cooled pie crust until just below the top.
2. Bake for 20-35 minutes (check doneness after 20 minutes; the pie is done baking when a paring knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean).
3. Let cool on the counter, then chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
4. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.