Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re feeling thankful for our favorite plant—cannabis, of course. And there’s no better way to show our appreciation than to make a weed-infused meal to share with our loved ones.
Whether you have a really cool family or you’re going to a 420-friendly Friendsgiving, we’re here to share our three must-have cannabis-infused recipes to get the holiday season kicked off on a lit foot.
CBD or THC-infused Apple Cider Recipe
While you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you’re going to want something to whet your appetite—and what better than a refreshing glass of apple cider? This classic fall beverage will delight your palate with the flavors of sweet apples, bright oranges, and an array of baking spices to give it that autumn vibe.
To infuse this pre-dinner drink, all you have to do is grab a THC or CBD tincture of your choice. Just a few drops in every glass will have you feeling ready to devour your plate of turkey and mashed potatoes.
Makes about 12 servings
- 10 medium apples (varying types), cut into quarters
- 1 orange, cut into quarters
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- ½ tablespoon cloves
- 16 cups water, more or less
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or pure maple syrup
- CBD or THC tincture of choice (amount depends on desired dosage)
- Optional spices: ½ teaspoon allspice, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and/or 1 inch fresh ginger
- In a large stockpot over medium heat or a crockpot on medium, add apples, oranges, spices, and brown sugar. Cover the mixture with water by at least two inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about two hours.
- Once apples are soft, use a potato masher, rubber spatula, or wooden spoon to mash the fruit. Return cider to a simmer and let it do its thing uncovered for one hour.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheeseclots, pressing on the leftover solids with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to squeeze all of the juices out. Toss the leftovers.
- Serve apple cider warm with a few drops of tincture to finish it off. Bonus points for garnishing with extra fruit or a cinnamon stick.
Cannabis-infused Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Let’s be honest. Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides. Whether it’s the green beans, macaroni and cheese, fluffy dinner rolls or anything in between, everyone has their favorites. And one of the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, is sweet potato casserole.
It’s sweet, it’s savory, and this version is filled with weed. To give this timeless dish an herbal twist, make a batch of cannabutter ahead of time. Then, add it to the casserole for an unforgettable finish.
Makes about 7 servings
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter/cannabutter, melted (ratio and amount will depend on desired dosage)
- Extra butter to grease the baking dish
- 3-4 large sweet potatoes (roughly 1 3/4 pounds), peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts
- Optional: 1 ½ cup marshmallows
- For the filling: Add the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes to a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are soft, usually about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Drain and cool. Then, mash the potatoes until smooth (a few lumps are perfectly normal) and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 2-quart baking dish.
- Whisk together the butter, cannabutter, mashed sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, butter, and salt in a bowl until moist and the mixture starts to clump together. Fold in the nuts.
- Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Top with marshmallow if you’d like.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until mostly set in the center and golden on top. Serve hot enjoy.
Cannabis-infused Salted Caramel Cookies
Pumpkin pies are fun and all but few things feel like fall as much as salted caramel. Toss it in some cookies and you have a crowd-pleasing dessert on your hands. These buttery, cannabis-infused cookies hit all the right notes as you bring your night to a close.
Just grab your cannabutter and a few simple ingredients to impress the socks off your loved ones—or just make a batch for yourself. We won’t tell.
Makes about 36 cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter/cannabutter, softened (ratio and amount depends on desired dosage)
- 1 cup white sugar (cane sugar is fine)
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups caramel chips (or soft caramel chews roughly chopped)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda, sea salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until well combined.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
- Mix in the dry ingredients until fully combined.
- Fold caramel chips into the dough until evenly distributed.
- Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets. Pro-tip: Use a cookie scoop to make things simple. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt before placing in the oven.
- Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are juuuust beginning to brown at the edges. Be careful not to overbake.
- Let them sit on the baking pan for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Or just devour them when they’re cool enough to touch. Your call.
Making a Thanksgiving meal might seem like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be with these three recipes. Whether you want to sip on a CBD-infused cider, munch on a few cookies, or heaping scoop of sweet potato casserole, your holiday just reached a new level of dope. Stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs at JARS!