turkey breast with glaze set on a thanksgiving table

Tips and Tricks for Making Friendsgiving Extra Special

Get helpful advice from C&H® Sugar to turn your Friendsgiving celebration into an event that will be remembered for years to come.

The Importance of Gathering for Friendsgiving 

Following a year of being apart, gathering at the table for Thanksgiving has never been more important. After all, if we’ve learned anything from COVID-19, it’s how rare and precious these face-to-face moments can be. So, make this year extra special by bringing your closest friends together for a Friendsgiving feast to remember.

What to Bring to the Table 

We have plenty of flavorful and memorable recipes to choose from, but to help you get started on your Friendsgiving spread, we’ve gathered some of our top desserts, sides, dishes and appetizers that are sure to have everyone at your table feeling very grateful this year.

Roasted Turkey Breast with Brown Sugar Orange Glaze

roasted turkey breast with orange glaze

It’s been a while since you could bring your friends together. Make your celebration extra special with our recipe for Roasted Turkey Breast with Brown Sugar Orange Glaze. This savory dish prepared with delicious spices is simply wonderful. It combines juicy turkey breast with a zesty glaze made with freshly squeezed orange juice and C&H® Light Brown Sugar. Serve it at your Friendsgiving dinner, and you’ll see the smiles on your loved ones’ faces stretch from ear to ear.

Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

It’s not just food that brings friends together. This recipe for Glühwein (Mulled Wine) that’s prepared with a red wine (like Chianti or Cabernet) will be the toast of your Friendsgiving celebration. Made with apple cider, fresh oranges and the lovely taste of C&H® Granulated Sugar, this refreshing drink will undoubtedly keep the party going long into the evening.

Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie served in a white pie dish and pie cutter

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s nothing better than a classic pumpkin pie. With a delightfully flaky crust and a smooth filling that’s made with C&H® Granulated Sugar, our Pumpkin Pie is wonderful from the first to the last bite. Serve it at your celebration, and everyone will be very thankful they gathered in your home this year.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potato Skins 

Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potato Skins

Serve your friends sweet potato casserole in appetizer form. This delectable recipe for twice-baked sweet potatoes is sure to bring everyone together. It’s topped with a brown sugar-pecan streusel that’s absolutely amazing. Just set it on the table when it’s time to eat, and you’ll add the “wow” to your Friendsgiving dinner from the very first course.

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

Serve a Friendsgiving treat that will have everyone reaching for seconds. A chocolatey twist on pecan pie, these miniature pastries are sweetened with C&H® Dark Brown Sugar, creating a one-of-a-kind medley of flavors that everyone will adore. Bake these for (or with your friends) and watch the good times roll.