Extreme Thanksgiving Food Records

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We had so much fun putting together our 20 Record-Breaking Foods that we thought we’d do a Thanksgiving version! Have you ever wondered how large the world’s largest turkey was? Or perhaps how much the biggest pumpkin on record weighed? Or what the most fattening turkey recipe {pictured above} was? Well, we have those answers and more for you in our handy-dandy Extreme Thanksgiving Food Records slideshow — after the jump!


  • World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie 1 of 10
    World's Largest Pumpkin Pie
    Made in New Bremen, Ohio, this pie weighs in at a whopping 3,699 pounds.
    Find out more on Pumpkin Nook
  • World’s Biggest Turkey 2 of 10
    World's Biggest Turkey
    The world's biggest turkey weighs 86 pounds. That means a whole lot of leftover turkey sandwiches.
    Find out more on Ask
  • The Largest Thanksgiving Dinner 3 of 10
    The Largest Thanksgiving Dinner
    Helpings from the Heart in Orlando, Florida is expected to serve over 25,000 meals this Thanksgiving.
    Find out more on PR Newswire
  • World’s Biggest Sweet Potato 4 of 10
    World's Biggest Sweet Potato
    Lebanese farmer Khalil Semhat couldn't believe it when he discovered he had grown a sweet potato weighing 24.9 pounds. Think that's enough potato casseroles?
    Find out more on Oddee
  • World’s Largest Pumpkin 5 of 10
    World's Largest Pumpkin
    The Brysons from Quebec, Canada set a new world record with their gigantic, 1,818.5-pound pumpkin.
    Find out more on Pumpkin Nook
  • World’s Largest Squash 6 of 10
    World's Largest Squash
    Oh my gourd! Joel Jarvis grew the biggest squash, which tips the scales at nearly 1,500 pounds.
    Find out more on Daily Mail
  • World’s Fastest Turkey Carver 7 of 10
    World's Fastest Turkey Carver
    Paul Kelly can carve 14 portions of turkey in a gobbling 3 minutes and 19 seconds.
    Find out more on The Poultry Site
  • World’s Most Fattening Turkey Recipe 8 of 10
    World's Most Fattening Turkey Recipe
    You might want to skip dessert if you indulge in this bacon-wrapped turkey with pear cider gravy.
    Find out more on Food and Wine
  • Most Expensive Wine to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner 9 of 10
    Most Expensive Wine to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner
    2008 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, a pinot noir from France's Burgundy region. The average price for a bottle of this wine?$10,777.
    Find out more on Wine Anorak
  • World’s Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner 10 of 10
    World's Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner
    Tallying up at a whopping $67,484.89 this is one meal that better get gobbled down.
    Find out more on Fox Business

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