Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving by putting turkey on their doughnuts

People are queuing up to try them

By Alison Lynch, 24 November 2016
Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving by putting turkey on their doughnuts

For our American friends, Thanksgiving heralds the start of the festive season and many see it as being just as important as Christmas. 

So, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, they go all-out to impress. The traditional meal generally features turkey - or even something called Turducken, a spatchcocked combination of turkey, duck and chicken - along with stuffing, vegetables and cranberry sauce.

They then usually round the whole thing off with a pumpkin or pecan pie.

But this year, some Americans have been trying out a new holiday treat, which combines sweet and savoury - the Thanksgiving doughnut. 

It's not for the faint-hearted. 

PVDonuts in Providence, Rhode Island, have combined sweet and savoury by topping a brioche doughnut with a cranberry glaze, then loading it up with fried chicken slices (no turkey, we're afraid), stuffing and mashed potatoes, before drizzling with gravy. 

It's a full Thanksgiving meal-to-go.

As it's only available for a limited time, Americans have been queuing around the block to get a taste.

But because the doughnuts are so rich, many are cutting them in half to share with friends.

Which, when you think about it, is really what the public holiday is all about - getting together with friends and family to give thanks and share some delicious, indulgent food...

...then moving to the sofa to sleep it all off!