This year, we’re thankful for supermarket time-savers. These picks practically make themselves — but taste as good as Grandma’s.

By Grace Elkus
November 14, 2017
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This jar is packed
 with whole cranberries, fresh ginger, and
 orange zest. To buy: $6; amazon.com.
Cucina Antica
Mason Dixie

1

Canned varieties didn’t stand a chance next to these buttery, flaky beauties. They bake from frozen—no need to thaw.

To buy: $8.50 for 6; at grocery stores.

The Spice Hunter

2

Unlike competitors, this garlicky dip rivals homemade. Mix with sour cream or yogurt and serve with crudités.

To buy: $2; amazon.com.

Whole Foods

3

Rich and well seasoned, this stock lends flavor to stuffing, gravy, casseroles, and stews.

To buy: $2 for 32 oz.; Whole Foods.

Cucina Antica

4

This jar is packed
 with whole cranberries, fresh ginger, and
 orange zest.

To buy: $6; amazon.com.

Mrs. Smith's

5

This crimped crust
 begs for pumpkin filling.
 It bakes to a golden
 finish and holds
 its shape, too.

To buy: $3; at grocery stores.

Pepperidge Farm

6

Tasters loved the crispy edges and fresh-herb
 flavor. Dress it up
 with carrots, celery,
 and onion.

To buy: $16 for two; amazon.com.