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Easy Marijuana Edibles Recipes for Thanksgiving

Turning your Thanksgiving into Danksgiving doesn't have to add much work to your cooking responsibilities.
Turning your Thanksgiving into Danksgiving doesn't have to add much work to your cooking responsibilities. Shutterstock.com/Roxana Gonzalez

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The dairy and butter used to make a pumpkin pie can both be infused with THC.
Pie
Sure, we could specify "pumpkin pie" or "pecan pie," but why limit yourself? Thanksgiving is a pie holiday, and there's no reason to stop your imagination at a single kind of pie. Pumpkin, sweet potato, strawberry rhubarb, cranberry custard (can't wait to try that one), pecan and blueberry pies all have one thing in common: crust, which requires a lot of butter (or cannabutter) to make. Some pies, like pumpkin and pecan, require more dairy and butter than others, so choose your infused pie accordingly.

Cranberry sauce
Infusing cranberry sauce takes more time and steps than dealing with the butter-heavy entries on this list, but that'll just make it more impressive at Friendsgiving. Since there aren't any fat-heavy ingredients involved, your best DIY bet is to infuse the sugar. You can do that by using grain alcohol to strip the cannabinoids off your weed and then mixing the liquid with sugar, baking out the alcohol and leaving THC sugar remaining.

If you're lucky enough to live near a dispensary, just buy a gram of distillate (purified THC). It's sold in a syringe, allowing you to mix it in with the cranberry sauce while it simmers. Add a little extra cinnamon during the infusion process, to help mask distillate's sometimes-grassy flavor.Be careful, though: One gram of distillate is at least 800 milligrams of THC, and that's a lot of funk to pack into one batch of cranberry sauce.

Hot buttered apple cider
Hot cider is usually amped up with rum (I prefer whiskey so that it's not overly sweet), and that's the end of that. But add cannabutter to the mix, and you've got a decadent, if not dangerous, one-two combo. Making your own hot cider is a lot easier than you might think, and the cinnamon and nutmeg easily drown out the cannabutter flavor. This hack applies to hot-buttered rum, as well as coffee and whiskey.

Monkey bread
Monkey bread might not be associated with turkey day, but it was made every Thanksgiving morning in my house, and I couldn't imagine the holiday without it. Heavy with brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts, the bread's flavor is well-suited to masking the cannabutter. However, this recipe calls for so much butter that you might want to consider mixing in non-infused butter to lighten the potency, or try out the retail option from Sweet Grass, which is sold in 100-milligrams sticks.
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