November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Week: The Thanksgiving Dessert Table! {Powernap}

Pumpkin Tart

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It is nearly impossible to recommend a particular dessert for Thanksgiving because there are so many! Where we happen to be going there are also a ton of awesome bakeries so it is mostly likely we’ll just order something amazing from one of them. My mother-in-law doesn’t stock a ton of baking supplies and I don’t want to buy a huge bag of flour only to use to cups and ask her to store it for a year. The good news for all of you is that we I have a ton of great desserts that have already been written about that I can highly recommend!

Planning the Thanksgiving Dessert Table:

- Consider the crowd: Kids? Adults? A mix? Take a quick talley of anyone with food allergies and plan accordingly.

- Balance out the desserts: Pie is, of course, a requirement, but it is also fun to mix in some other fallish treats like bars, cookies, even cakes. It is also a great idea to have a mix of ice creams on hand to serve the above treats. You’ll be surprised at how many people choose pumpkin brownies and ice cream over apple pie when given the option!

- Make To-Go Packs: If people are traveling to your house for the holiday have some packaging on hand so you can send some dessert “to-go” home on their way out!

Great Fruity Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas:

- Caramel Apple Ginger Crumble

- Apple Pie made with Apple Pie Filling

- Homemade Pumpkin-Ginger Pie

- Julie’s Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

- Apple Cream Cheese Crumb Bars

- White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

- Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Maple-Sugar Glaze


Yummy Chocolate Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas:

- Mocha Brownie Tarts

- Chocolate Chess Pie   from The Kitchn

- Chocolate Pear Tart from Jamie Oliver

- Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding from King Arthur Flour

 

Unexpected Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas:

- Pumpkin Spice Snaps from Simple Bites

- Banana Rum Cake from the Carribean from Food for My Family

- No Bake Chocolate-Pecan Tarts from Family Fresh Cooking

- Pear Frangipane Tart from Georgia Pellegrini

- Carrot Ginger Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Cookin’ Canuck

- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars from Two Peas and Their Pod

- Cranberry Crame Fraiche Bundt Cake from The Kitchn

 

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  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/ Marla

    You have so many great recipes here, I want to try each and every one! Thanks for sharing my tarts :)

  • Sarah H.P.

    My favourite Thanksgiving dessert is definitely homemade pumpkin pie! Throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side of my plate and I’m good to go!

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    pumpkin cheesecake!  YUM

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