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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5 Responses to “Thanksgiving Week: The Thanksgiving Dessert Table! {Powernap}”

  1. Marla says:

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

  2. Sarah H.P. says:

    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!

  3. ilona t says:

    pumpkin cheesecake!  YUM

  4. ilona t says:

    i subscribe to your newsletter!