(Closed) Thanksgiving dessert ideas

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I generally stick to the basics on Thanksgiving and focus on doing them really well and as classic as possible. I find that people love apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies. Because they are thinking about them all day/week, any other dessert I bring gets ignored. Even the chocolate desserts, which is so strange in a house full of chocoholics.

If you want to do something traditional and easy with chocolate, I would do saltine toffee: http://candy.about.com/od/toffeerecipes/r/saltine_toffee.htm

If you want an easy pumpkin pie, I take a bag of gingersnaps and grind it in a food processor. Stir in a melted stick of butter and press mixture on the bottom of a buttered pan. Top with a can of Libby’s pumpkin pie mix and bake at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour.

For my pecan pie, I use this recipe: http://karosyrup.com/recipe_details.asp?id=485

For an apple pie, I take a premade crust and bake for 5-10 minutes. In a bowl I mix 8 sliced apples (I do 4 honeycrip and 4 granny smith), 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, and a squirt of lemon juice. I put that in the pie crust. I then microwave 1 cup rolled oats and 2 cups of water for 3 minutes. I stir in 1/2 a cup of brown sugar and 1/3 a stick of butter. I top the pie. I bake for an hour at 350.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I made carmel apple cheesecake the other day and everyone loved it! let me know if you want the recipe πŸ™‚

Post # 8
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pear and frangipane tart!

Post # 10
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Gemstone:  Yup!! But then use the poaching recipe from epicurious for a spiced poached pear. It’s AMAZING!

Post # 12
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Gemstone:  If you want to cheat, don’t bother making pie tart dough. Just get the puff pastry dough from Trader Joe’s or your local supermarket, poach the pears, buy almond flour and BAM! you’re done! πŸ˜€

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Last year I made this peanutbutter eclair cake for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about it.  It was super easy to make but looked like a lot more effort.  The only thing I would recommend is to sprinkle buts on top to hide the seams in the chocolate.  You can also crush some graham crackers and sprinkle on top, (we used regular, not chocolate crackers).

  http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/08/peanut-butter-eclair-cake.html

Post # 16
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here are some ideas (Disclaimer: I haven’t tested most of these yet, just pinned them to try in the future)

Chocolate Balsamic Truffles – http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/2/10/chocolate-balsamic-truffles

Chocolate Vodka Soaked Strawberries – http://www.cargilefamilyrecipes.com/2011/02/chocolate-vodka-soaked-strawberries.html

Red Wine Chocolate Cake – http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/2011/10/4/red-wine-chocolate-cake.html 

Raspberries with Chocolate Chips – http://www.saucysprinkles.com/2011/04/simply-sweet.html

 

Non-Chocolate Ideas

Cranberry Feta Roll-Ups – http://www.food.com/recipe/cranberry-feta-pinwheels-16213

 

 

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