French Recipes for Thanksgiving
Most fast-food restaurants provide great low-carb meals that may be prepared by making easy adjustments to the items on the menu that are high in carbohydrate. Although fast food is not as nutritious as the meals you may cook at home, it’s important to know what to get if that’s your only alternative when you’re out of options.
50 Thanksgiving Desserts You Remember from Childhood
Because of the long, bitter winters we endure here, this dish has been a welcome addition to many a kitchen. The cake is suitable for use as a morning treat, a dessert at a mealtime, or an evening snack. It’s something I’ve created for a number of gatherings, and I’ve always had positive feedback on it. 2/50
The Best Sweet Potato Pie
I adore the deep, sweet potato taste of this dish, as well as the irresistibly buttery crust. The sour cream makes the filling silky smooth, while the brown sugar and spices give it a warm and inviting flavor. The fact that this is the finest sweet potato pie in the world is undeniable. Shannon Norris, of Cudahy, Wisconsin says: 3/50
Easy Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cobbler
This is a typical meal in the state of Pennsylvania, where I was born and brought up. Apple cobbler made in the traditional Dutch way is the subject of this recipe. Who wouldn’t enjoy this golden brown pleasure since it’s simple, fast, and delicious? Andrea Robson from York, Pennsylvania, contributed to this article. 4/50
Sour Cream Apple Pie
This delightful dessert, which is a chilled, creamy variant of the original, is the ideal way to cap off a great summer meal. Its flaky topping and silky apple filling are sure to be a hit with everyone! Prepare to serve additional portions. —Sharon Bickett from Chester, South Carolina 5/50
Salted Pecan Shortbread Squares
This delectable dessert, which is a chilled, creamy variant of the original, is the ideal way to cap off a wonderful summer dinner. There’s something for everyone in this dessert with its flaky topping and velvety apple filling. Take into consideration that you may have to serve seconds. —Sharon Bickett, of Chester, South Carolina — 5/50
Mile-High Cranberry Meringue Pie
When your holiday guests see this pie with a towering meringue on top, they will be completely taken aback. Allow it to remain in the refrigerator for at least four hours to achieve the finest outcome. Mary Whitney from Gainesville, Florida, contributed to this article. 7/50
Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll
It’s one of my family’s all-time favorite dessert recipes, and it’s especially good for holiday celebrations. —Mary Gecha, of Center Rutland, in the state of Vermont 8/50
Caramel Pecan Pie
This is without a doubt the finest pecan pie you’ll ever eat—so it’s amazing it’s almost frightening! I’m cooking it for Thanksgiving since I’ll be able to share it with people who will be in attendance. Here’s how it works: As soon as you hand over the bag of caramels to your child or spouse, promise them that whatever is left over after they unwrap your 36 caramels will be eaten. Larry Crowder of Grand Blanc, Michigan, sent this response. 9/50
Fluffy Cranberry Mousse
The holidays call for a festive and colorful salad, but it’s so tasty that I offer it at other times of the year.
The recipe was given to me by a neighbor who had served it with a conventional Thanksgiving turkey feast. —Helen Clement from Hemet, Calif. 10/50
Molasses Pumpkin Pie
This pie recipe from Grandma Fetting is one of our family’s Thanksgiving traditions. When our sons come home to hunt with their father, I cook this pie. The Fetting family of Nelson, Wisconsin, has been celebrating Thanksgiving in their cabin in the northwoods for 40 years, a family tradition. 11/50
Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies
When I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make a point of purchasing maple syrup since I believe it is even better than the syrup produced in Quebec. These delectable cookies can be embellished with sprinkles if desired, but they are equally great as they are. Mrs. Lorraine Caland of Shuniah, Ontario, provided the following statement: 12/50
Bread Pudding Pie
This one-of-a-kind delicacy is a combination of bread pudding and pie. My paternal grandmother’s family was the ones who came up with the idea. Given that they had a farm and baked their own bread, this was an inexpensive treat. — Kelly Barnes of Lexington, Indiana, submitted this entry. 13/50
Paul’s Pumpkin Patch Pudding
This dish was created by Donna Esh, whose husband, John, works as a manager at the restaurant that my brother Jim and I own and operate with my father. It was named after our father after I gently revised and renamed it. —Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania resident John Smucker 14/50
Cranberry Walnut Pie
Here’s a delicious dessert to serve at Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. This pie is as beautiful as it is delicious, with a ruby-red hue and a golden lattice crust to match. —Diane Everett, of Dunkirk, New York, says 15/50
Mom-Mom Bessie’s Coconut Molasses Pie
My husband’s grandmother’s handwritten recipe book is in my possession, and I am the custodian of it. Mom-Mom Bessie was one of the greatest cooks I ever knew, and every time we prepare this pie, we think of her and remember her. We love the taste combination of coconut and molasses, and this recipe is no exception. Susan Bickta of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, contributed to this article. 16/50
Autumn Apple Torte
I always look forward to creating this delicious torte when the apples are in season. It contains a cream cheese layer on top, as well as a slew of apples. —Maria Wilson, of San Bernardino, California — 17/50
Pumpkin Mousse Trifle
If you use a store-bought pound cake or bake and freeze one ahead of time, you may complete this recipe in less time. Preparing the sugared pecans ahead of time and storing them in an airtight container is also an option. Becky McClaflin of Blanchard, Oklahoma, provided this statement. 18/50
Classic Carrot Cake
I entered this delicious, moist cake in a dessert competition sponsored by the Colorado Outfitters Association. My carrot cake with pineapple took first place in the competition! Chrystie Eby of Gunnison, Colorado 19/50
My children adored this apple pie when they were younger, and they continue to do so today, 45 years later. My favorite way to enjoy it is simple and at room temperature; but, it’s hard to refuse when served warm and topped with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 20/50
Mixed Nut ‘n’ Fig Pie
My children adored this apple pie when they were younger, and they continue to do so today, 45 years later.
My favorite way to enjoy it is simple and at room temperature; but, it’s hard to refuse when served warm and topped with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin 20/50
Potluck German Apple Cake
When my brothers and I were children, my mother used to make this German apple cake for us. It’s a fantastic choice for aChristmas potluck or, really, any time of the year, really. Logan, Utah22/50 —Edie DeSpain
Squash Custard Pie
When my brothers and I were children, my mother baked this German apple dessert for us. In fact, it’s a fantastic choice for aChristmas potluck or for any other occasion during the year. • —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah, 22/50
Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie
Two of my favorite fall fruits work together to bring out the best in each other — and rum adds its own special touch of mellow charm. Few individuals are willing to turn down a slice of this pie. The writer, Adri Barr Crocetti, lives in Sherman Oaks, California. 24/50
Apple Stack Cake
My mother adored making this towering apple stack cake, which she would create all the time. Two days before serving, layer the apple deliciousness on top of each other. Later on, a little dusting of confectioners’ sugar will enough as a finishing touch. —LeVa Clement, Jackson, Missouri, United States 25/50
Pecan Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting
My mother and I purchased a jar of cookie butter in order to experiment with it, and we immediately fell in love with it. I thought the flavor would pair nicely with maple syrup and nuts, so I created this cake to showcase them together. I prefer to use pecan halves to decorate the top of the cake in a decorative pattern. N. Larsen (Columbia, Maryland) writes: 26/50
Orange Sweet Potato Pie with Ginger Streusel
Flecks of orange zest give this classic sweet potato pie a pleasing texture as well as a kick of flavor. To save time on the day of pie-making, cook and mash the potatoes the day before. Dallas, Texas, resident Lindsey Cook 27/50
Pumpkin Pecan Custard
However, my family enjoys pumpkin pie flavor. This recipe serves as an excellent and healthy alternative—we don’t miss the crust at all, in fact. As it cools, it becomes more firm. • Abby Booth from Coweta, Oklahoma 28/50
Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake
However, my family enjoys pumpkin pie flavor. This recipe serves as an excellent and healthy alternative—we don’t even miss the crust! With cooling, the texture becomes firmer and more defined. —Abby Booth from Coweta, Oklahoma. 28/50
Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie
When I initially made the original recipe for this bourbon-splashed pie, I substituted vanilla extract for the flour and reduced the amount of sugar used. We were thrilled with the outcome. • Paul Falduto, Efland, North Carolina, United States 30/50
Cranberry Pear Tart
This comforting tart has the appearance and flavor of apple pie, but it is made with pears instead! In comparison to a typical pie slice, each dish contains half the calories. — 31/50 in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sweet Potato Pie Cake Roll
This cake has a smooth cream cheese filling that is encased in a cinnamony sweet potato flavoring that is delicious. This unique dish looks lovely on a dessert table and tastes every bit as good as it looks, making it a great choice for any occasion. —Bernice Taylor from Wilson, North Carolina 32/50
Buttermilk Pecan Pie
This is the cherished “golden oldie” that my grandma used to make for us everytime we came to see her in her home.
Whenever we knew we were going to be treated to Grandma’s unique pie, we couldn’t stop ourselves from breaking them open and plucking out the flesh from the shells! 35th anniversary of the birth of Mildred Sherrer in Fort Worth, Texas
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
I came across these adorable cakes at a local grocery shop and decided to create my own version at home to share with friends. They’re a big hit at any fall get-together. — Jennifer Dorff, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, was the subject of this article. 34/50
Tender Pecan Logs
People often ask me to create these soft nutty logs, and I am happy to oblige. They pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea because they are not excessively sweet. —Joyce Beck from Gadsden, Alabama. 35/50
Sweet Potato, Pear, and Fig Crisp
Fruit crisp is a unique dessert that embraces the flavors of the holidays. Serve it as a side dish, or top it with ice cream to make it a dessert to remember. Kalamazoo, Michigan resident Deanna McDonald contributed to this article. 36/50
Triple Pear Pie
I won a raffle one year and received three different kinds of pears as a prize. After I had shared a few with relatives, I used the remainder to make a pie for our Easter dinner that year, which everyone enjoyed. When you combine this with some vanilla ice cream, you get the ultimate combination! Jennie TIDWELL, from the city of Fair Oaks in California 37/50
Miniature Pumpkin Cake Towers
Every fall, I make these pumpkin sweets, which are devoured in a matter of minutes. Fall-appropriate spice blends are used in this cake, which has a delicate appearance. •Deb Lyon from Bangor, Pennsylvania • 38/50
Bread Pudding with Homemade Caramel Sauce
My renowned bread pudding is a delicious way to make use of any leftover dinner rolls from Thanksgiving that didn’t get eaten right away. When the soft pudding is paired with the sweet, velvety smooth sauce, it is a match made in culinary paradise. The following is from Anita Geoghagan, who lives in Woodstock, Georgia: 39/50
Cranberry Icebox Cookies
They are very popular during the holidays, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas, when served with a cup of hot tea or coffee. It’s also easy to bake a batch since you can store the dough in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. Lori Anderson from Paso Robles, California, sent in this message: 40/50
Cranberry-Cherry Nut Pie
In addition to being popular during the holidays, these crisp cookies are also delicious with a cup of hot tea or coffee. A batch of cookies is also practical since the dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until needed. Lori Anderson from Paso Robles, California, shared her thoughts on the subject: 40/50
Favorite Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Tart
I grew up in Louisiana, where pecan pie is a mainstay, as it is across most of the Southern United States. Because it contains chocolate, this tart version is much more delicious. I decided to make it even more decadent by adding whiskey and spreading some caramel on top before serving it. Amber Needham, a resident of San Antonio, Texas 42/50
Fresh Pear Ginger Crisp
My soothing cool-weather favorite, made with the season’s juiciest fruit—pears—is made even better with the addition of gingersnaps. — Linda Robertson of Cozad, Nebraska, is a writer. 44/50
GingerbreadPumpkin Cream Trifle
We look forward to these tastes throughout the year. Stack the layers in a large trifle bowl, or create individual little trifles for each person at the table. The author, Fairlawn, Ohio resident Amy Geiser 45/50
Billie’s Southern Sweet Potato Cake
When my children were smaller, I baked sweet potato cakes for them, and they informed me in their little voices, “Mommy, you’re the finest baker.” They had no idea that was Mommy’s very first effort at baking a cake from scratch!
—Billie Williams-Henderson, a resident of Bowie, Maryland 46/50
Maple Pumpkin Pie
Are you sick of the same old pumpkin pie? The maple syrup used in this particular pie adds a slight but wonderful flavor enhancement. • Lisa Varner, from El Paso, Texas 47/50
Pecan Meringue Pie
Are you sick of the same old pumpkin pie? We understand. When used in this particular pie, maple syrup adds a faint but wonderful layer of flavor. • Lisa Varner, of El Paso, Texas • 47/50
Cranberry Cake with Caramel Sauce
Even better served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, this moist, sweet, and tangy cake packed with cranberries and topped with warm caramel sauce is a delicious dessert for any occasion. • Darlene Brenden, from Salem, Oregon 49/50
Pumpkin Pie Tartlets with Maple Pecan Crust
Following my discovery that I had various food sensitivities, I set out to create Christmas meals that were not only safe for me, but also delicious for others to enjoy. These tarts are really tasty, yet they contain no gluten, eggs, or dairy! Guelph resident Chantale Michaud contributed to this article. 15th of October, 2019 (original publication date)
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The Sweetest Mother’s Day Desserts That’ll Win Her Heart
Mike Garten is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles. The present has been purchased, the right card has been selected, and the flowers have been delivered—now, the finest way to conclude Mother’s Day is by creating one of these wonderful desserts for Mom (or for your grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law, or anyone else who has been a mother to you!) These baked products, which range from cookies and cakes to ice cream and parfaits, are so outstanding that you might use them as the centerpiece of a present for someone significant in your life.
The nicest aspect — apart from the fact that they are delicious — is that they quickly demonstrate how much you value your mother since you took the time out of your busy day to prepare something special for her to enjoy.
And you’ll discover all of her favorite flavors in this collection, including chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and strawberry, to mention a few examples.
12 of Grandma’s Best Thanksgiving Desserts
From above, you can see the Grandma Ople recipe for Apple Pie, which is topped with a lattice crust and ornamental pastry cutouts. Photograph courtesy of Joy Dambek Smith No one can make the kind of nostalgic Thanksgiving treats that grandmothers can. And generous Allrecipes home chefs are eager to share their family heirloom recipes that have been passed down through generations, including favorites such as apple pie and chocolate cream pie, as well as cupcakes and anything prepared with pumpkin, with others.
Initiate a new Thanksgiving dessert tradition in your household with these classic Thanksgiving dessert recipes that are delectable enough to win grandma’s seal of approval.
Butternut Squash Pie
A view from above of a handmade Butternut Squash Pie recipe that has been adorned with ornamental pastry cutouts. Take a break from pumpkin and load your pie crust with butternut squash that has been lightly seasoned. Credit: Deb C Ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla combine to create a taste profile that is comparable to the traditional Thanksgiving dish, but with a twist. “It was while I was a youngster working on my grandmother’s farm during the summers that she taught me how to cook this dish.
Apple Butter Spice Cake
On a white platter, there’s an apple butter spice cake with sauce on top. Image courtesy of abapplez Consider this coffee cake-like recipe that Shirley obtained from her grandmother “years ago” if you’re looking for a fall-flavored cake recipe. The addition of sour cream makes the crumb rich while still being delicate, and the addition of apple butter infuses the crumb with plenty of fall flavor in seconds. “This cake is really moist and tasty. It would make an excellent breakfast cake “According to one Allrecipes member.
Granny Kat’s Pumpkin Roll
Powdered sugar is sprinkled on top of Granny Kat’s Pumpkin Roll. Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes There is no reason to be scared by the notion of baking a cake roll (AKA jelly roll). Angela’s Granny Kat will take us step by step through the process! Following the baking of the pumpkin cake in a 9×13-inch jelly roll pan, the key is in the time and temperature of the frosting. As soon as the cake is through baking, wrap it tightly in a moist clean kitchen towel and carefully roll it into a form similar to how you would serve it.
This will prevent the cake from breaking when you re-roll it with the delectable cream filling poured on top and bake it again.
Nana’s Cranberry Kuchen
Bread with cranberries Chef Mo is to be credited. The use of cranberries in Thanksgiving meals should not be limited to the sauce. Keep a couple of extra cups of the sweet-tart fruit on hand to add into this kuchen (German for “cake”), which shogren describes as “Nana’s renowned Christmas bread.” As the cranberry dessert bakes, the buttery streusel topping becomes crispy, providing a delightful contrast to the exploding berries and delicate cake hidden beneath.
Grandma’s Iron Skillet Apple Pie
Cast iron skillet apple pie made by Grandma in a cast iron pan (close-up). Image courtesy of Kari It has been passed down by grandmothers for centuries and can create a pie that is picture perfect every time.
TL Dixon’s grandmother instructs him to use three layers of pie crust for this pie that is about a mile high: one in the bottom, one in the center, and one on top. As a Thanksgiving dessert cousin of the triple-decker sandwich, this cinnamon-spiced apple masterpiece is a must-try this season.
Grandma’s Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie
The sweet hubbard squash custard pie recipe from Grandma is cooling on the stove top. Photograph courtesy of Erin Siobhan Griffith “Originally from my grandmother, this recipe has been passed down to me. I’ve changed it up a little to make it more interesting “Colleen Mitchell describes the situation. In my opinion, it’s a unique complement to any Thanksgiving celebration, and it can hold its own against pumpkin pie on any given day! It’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular Thanksgiving desserts on Allrecipes, since it delivers tastes that are akin to a mash-up of sweet potato and pumpkin.
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Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze
Custard Pie made with Sweet Hubbard Squash, as taught to me by my grandmother, cooling on the stove top. Photograph courtesy of Erin Siobhan Griffith / “My grandmother passed down this recipe to me. Some of the ingredients have been changed to make it a little more interesting “For more information, contact Colleen Mitchell. ‘It’s a unique complement to any Thanksgiving celebration, and it can compete with pumpkin pie on any given day!’ This Thanksgiving dish is one of the most popular on Allrecipes because it has tastes that are akin to a mash-up of sweet potato and pumpkin.
Make the best pies with these simple tips.
Grandma Gudgel’s Black Bottom Cupcakes
Cupcakes with a black bottom and a chocolate and vanilla filling Photograph courtesy of DENNIS Avoid arguing over the biggest slice of cake or pie this Thanksgiving by offering already-portioned small cakes instead. These adorable cakes are like a cupcake version of cookies and cream ice cream — except better since they have double the amount of chocolate (cake and chips). “These cupcakes were made by my husband’s grandmother every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas,” recalls NANCYSTANFIELD, and they quickly became a family favorite.
They are quite tasty, and the cream cheese surprise in the middle is a great touch!” Find recipes for tiny Thanksgiving sweets on this page.
Grandma Carol’s Pumpkin Roll
On a white plate, there is a pumpkin roll cake. KGora is credited with this image. SusieQ has this to say about this pumpkin dessert: “When it comes to Thanksgiving, my mother usually makes her pumpkin roll and brings it to work, where everyone asks her if she can make them one and they all want the recipe. Unless you are cooking this for a large group of people or to give away, you may want to reduce the recipe. Without a doubt, this pumpkin roll is the greatest I have ever had.” If you ask us, SusieQ, there’s no need to half this luscious cake and its nutty pecan-studded cream cheese frosting; we’ll happily eat seconds and thirds of this decadent treat.
Anna’s Custard Pie
Plate with a slice of Anna’s Custard Pie on it Image courtesy of LatinaCook We’re willing to bet you already have everything you need to prepare this simple pie recipe, which was created by Anna’s German grandmother years ago. The basic flan-like filling, which can be spiced up with cinnamon and/or nutmeg, is made with vanilla essence as the key ingredient. “This dish was not only pleasantly simple to prepare, but it was also extremely tasty and eggy.
I did increase the amount of nutmeg in the recipe because it is a favorite taste in my family during the holidays “According to one baker who has tried it herself. “I also topped it with handmade whipped cream that had been dusted with nutmeg,” she says.
Chocolate Cream Pie I
Chocolate Cream Pie (from Scratch) I used a springform pan and covered it with whipped cream. Image courtesy of jenn319 It is possible to make this silky smooth pudding pie in a pastry pie shell or on a chocolate crumb crust, as seen in the photo. Add heaps of whipped cream on top for a dessert that will take the crowds by storm. Reese2 raves about the pie, calling it “very amazing.” “I’ve cooked it several times and would want to express my gratitude for sharing the recipe. It tastes just like the old-fashioned ones that my mother-in-law used to make.
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
From above, you can see the Grandma Ople recipe for Apple Pie, which is topped with a lattice crust and ornamental pastry cutouts. Photograph courtesy of Joy Dambek Smith MOSHASMAMA She has graciously shared her grandmother’s version on the renowned apple treat, and she acknowledges that she is a bit of a foodie “I’ve never seen anything exactly like that before in my life. It will always be my favorite, and it has helped me win multiple first-place honors in local events throughout the course of my career.” What distinguishes it from the rest?
According to other home bakers who have attempted this at home, the results are “A++ decadently wonderful.” Advertisement
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A piece of Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries recipe, topped with sugared cranberries, is seen from above. Photograph courtesy of Carson Downing
18 Thanksgiving Desserts Worth Saving Room For
However, while turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce are unquestionably the highlights of every Thanksgiving meal, no celebration is complete without an amazing dessert buffet. Remember to reserve space for one of these scrumptious Thanksgiving sweets, even if you’ve eaten a little too much over dinner. There is something for everyone on this list, from traditional pumpkin pie to decadent cheesecake!
18 Thanksgiving Desserts Worth Saving Room For
Pumpkin pie, the most traditional of the Thanksgiving sweets, may appear to be a straightforward treat, but the most straightforward recipes are frequently the most difficult to master. This surefire recipe starts with a soft, flaky, and buttery handmade pie crust that I make from scratch. The creamy pumpkin filling is lightly flavored with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper (believe me on this) — and, unlike many pumpkin pies, the filling will not crack as it cools, unlike many other pumpkin pies.
2. Apple Crisp
Alexandra Grablewski captured this image (Chronicle Books, 2018) Thanksgiving desserts don’t get much better than this apple crisp with a crisp oat and pecan streusel, and the best thing is that it’s really simple to create. Keep the vanilla ice cream on hand, just in case! THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust and Caramel Sauce
Do you want to take the traditional pumpkin pie to the next level?
This delectable pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust and homemade caramel sauce is just what you’ve been looking for! It is my all-time favorite Thanksgiving dessert, and I guarantee you that no one will miss the pie after you have tried it. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
4. Pecan Squares
If you enjoy pecan pie but want something a little less time-consuming to make, or if you’re searching for a dessert to bring to a holiday potluck, try these decadent pecan squares. They are made even more wonderful by a buttery shortbread crust that is pressed in and a salted caramel pecan topping. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
5. Apple Cranberry Oat Crumble
From the cookbook Rustic Fruit Dessertsby Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson, comes this rustic apple and cranberry crumble with a crisp streusel topping. The cranberries give the dish a wonderful acidity as well as a festive red hue. Toss the pie with good-quality vanilla ice cream or gently sweetened whipped cream while it is still warm. Although the recipe yields a large quantity, you’ll like having leftovers to eat with your morning coffee. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
6. Sticky Toffee Banana Cake
Alexandra Grablewski captured this image (Chronicle Books, 2018) This Thanksgiving dish is a variation on sticky toffee pudding — which is actually a warm date cake coated in toffee sauce, rather than a traditional pudding. Although it appears to be complicated due to the addition of bananas and pecans, it is actually rather simple to create. The cake itself is just banana bread cooked in a cake pan, and the sauce is created with cream, butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup to complement the cake.
7. Southern-Style Sweet Potato Pie
Mable Smith, a family friend for more than 30 years, shared her recipe for a fluffy sweet potato pie flavored with fall spices. Mable was born and reared in South Carolina, and she is well-known for her Southern-style pies, which she bakes in large batches and distributes to friends and family throughout the holiday season. You may make this sweet potato pie up to a day or two ahead of time since the flavor only improves with the passage of time. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
8. Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Torte
The recipe for this torte with a cake-like pecan crust, pumpkin pie filling, and a streusel topping comes from Linda Grimes, a reader and restaurateur in Lake Tahoe. The cake, pie, and crisp are all combined into one delicious treat. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
9. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot cake, which is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, fits nicely in with the rest of the traditional Thanksgiving sweets. While most carrot cakes are thick, this one has a light and delicate texture, in contrast to the majority of them. The trick is to chop the carrots in a food processor until they have the consistency of couscous rather than shredding them – it makes all the difference in the world. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
10. Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot cake, which is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, is a traditional Thanksgiving treat that goes well with everything. Whereas the majority of carrot cakes have a thick structure, this one has a light and delicate consistency. Making the carrots into a couscous-like consistency in a food processor rather than shredding them is the trick to this dish; it makes all of the difference. GET THE RECIPE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
11. Perfect Apple Pie
Anyone who has cooked an apple pie is familiar with the usual apple pit problems, which include mushy pie crusts and soupy fillings.
It is important to note that in this surefire recipe, I blind bake the crust to guarantee it remains flawlessly crisp, and I boil down and thicken the liquids to enhance the apple flavor while also ensuring that the fluids do not flow out of the pie when it is sliced. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart
This pie is virtually a grown-up version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, thanks to its crisp chocolate wafer shell, creamy peanut butter center, and rich chocolate ganache topping. Unsurprisingly, it is a tremendous hit with the audience every time. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
13. Rustic French Apple Tart
This rustic apple dish, which can be referred to as a tart, galette, or crostada, is essentially a free-form apple pie made without the use of a pie pan. Made with a layer of spiced apples encased in a buttery pie crust topped with coarse sugar, this dessert is delicious. As an added bonus, the tart dough is quite simple to prepare and work with. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
14. Bourbon Brown Butter Pecan Pie
This rustic apple dish, which can be referred to as a tart, galette, or crostada, is essentially a free-form apple pie made without the use of a pie plate. Apples are seasoned and baked in a pie crust that has been dusted with coarse sugar before being baked in the oven. The tart dough is also quite simple to prepare and work with, which is a huge plus. GET THE RECIPE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
15. New York Cheesecake
This is the quintessential New York-style cheesecake, yet the recipe is simple enough to be made by even the most novice of cooks. The idea is to bake the cheesecake at a low temperature in an orbain marie, or water bath, for the best results. Because the water bath maintains a constant temperature in the oven, it allows the cheesecake to bake at a consistent, mild temperature. It also generates steam in the oven, which keeps the cheesecake from drying out or splitting. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
16. Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake
That said, even novice cooks will be able to make this delicious New York-style cheesecake, which is simple to make. A water bath, also known as an orbain marie, is used to bake the cheesecake at a low temperature. Because the water bath maintains a constant temperature in the oven, it allows the cheesecake to bake at an equal, mild temperature. It also generates steam in the oven, which prevents the cheesecake from drying out or splitting. GET THE RECIPE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
17. Apple Cobbler
Apple cobbler is a warm and comforting Thanksgiving dessert that is quite simple to make: slice the apples, combine them with sugar and spice, then top them with large spoonfuls of buttermilk biscuit dough. Upon completion of the baking process, you will have a soothing dessert of warm apples beneath a golden, sweet biscuit shell that is designed to resemble a “cobbled” road. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
18. Marble Cake
This marble cake, which has swirls of vanilla and rich chocolate cake, looks magnificent but tastes like old-fashioned comfort food. To prepare a marble cake, you don’t have to mix two distinct cake batters, which is a welcome relief. Instead, you take a portion of the vanilla batter and blend it with cocoa powder and melted chocolate, and you have your chocolate batter on your hands. THE RECIPE CAN BE OBTAINED
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Whether you’re planning on making dazzling sweets, roasting the perfect turkey, or simply trying to figure out what to bring to all of those Friendsgiving feasts, these proven staples and helpful grocery lists will help you pull it all together without tearing out your hair—we guarantee it!
Pick a Side to Bring
Turkey receives a lot of attention, but it requires a team to make the goal a reality. Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be complete without the traditional fare of sweet potatoes, stuffing, and other trimmings. Brie mashed potatoes have become my new favorite side dish to bring to Friendsgiving gatherings. They’re just like ordinary potatoes, but they’re a thousand times better because they include unexpected pockets of gooey cheese in each bite. Brie mashed potatoes have become my new favorite side dish to bring to Friendsgiving gatherings.
Helpful Thanksgiving How-Tos
We’re enthusiastic about chicken, and it doesn’t matter who knows it. From brining and stuffing to roasting and carving, we’re dedicated to it. Don’t worry, if turkey isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other dishes to choose from here.) If you’re picking up CrescentsTM for the dinner table, be sure to pick up an extra can or two because we’ve got plenty of ideas for what you can do with that dough except roll it up. If you’re picking up CrescentsTM for the dinner table, be sure to pick up an extra can or two because we’ve got plenty of ideas for what you can do with that dough except roll it up.
Thanksgiving Dessert (Not Just Pie!)
Given that this is what they truly came for, please give them what they desire! You can’t go wrong with any of these sweets, whether they’re classics you’re familiar with or delectable novelties. If I’m going to my mother’s house for Thanksgiving, I like to bring a pumpkin pie dip made with cream cheese instead of the traditional pumpkin pie recipe. It takes much less time to prepare, and everyone agrees that it tastes far better. If I’m going to my mother’s house for Thanksgiving, I like to bring a pumpkin pie dip made with cream cheese instead of the traditional pumpkin pie recipe.
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Before the Big Feast
Given that this is the main reason they arrived, please offer them what they want! With this collection of desserts, you can’t go wrong with any of them, whether they are classics or delightful newbies. My favorite Thanksgiving dish to bring to my mother’s house is a cream cheese-based pumpkin pie dip, rather than traditional pumpkin pie. Everybody agrees that it tastes significantly better and is considerably quicker to prepare. My favorite Thanksgiving dish to bring to my mother’s house is a cream cheese-based pumpkin pie dip, rather than traditional pumpkin pie.
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21 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts to Bring to Dinner
There’s nothing better than spending time with family and eating delicious food on Thanksgiving—what could be more perfect than that? However, as amazing as it is, it is a lot of work for the person who is hosting it. That implies that you—yes, you—should always make a conscious effort to contribute something to the conversation (literally). And that something may very well be a selection of Thanksgiving sweets, for example.
MORE:Martha Stewart’s Tips For Hosting Your First Thanksgiving Dinner
We’re not all professional bakers, to be sure, but there are a plethora of recipes available that demonstrate that creating something delicious and worth splurging on can be done in a surprisingly short amount of time. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 21 simple Thanksgiving sweets that everyone at the table will like. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Supper 1. Instead of a traditional pumpkin pie, try this delicious Kabocha Squash Pie. 2. Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of chocolate in their dessert from time to time?
- Warm Apple Pie from Mom is the ultimate symbol of autumn, family, and the holiday season.
- This Pawpaw Pudding dish is packed with a variety of spices that will warm you up throughout the holiday season.
- This Dark Chocolate and Pomegranate Bark is a delicious combination of sweet and salty flavors.
- There’s a reason why it’s dubbed “The Ultimate Thanksgiving Cake.” 7.
- 9.Cider Steamed Custardis a delicious approach to demonstrate to your family that you are a competent cook.
- Yes, it’s a mouthful to say it out loud.
- Of course, dessert should be accompanied by drink!
Photo courtesy of Food and Wine 13.Apple Crostada with Brown Butter Streusel, a recipe by Martha Stewart.
If you like fudge, you’ve probably tasted it before, but have you ever tried Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge?
There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple.
19. Please express your gratitude to Rachel Ray in advance for this winner! A Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. Mini Pumpkin Pies will have your guests salivating at the dinner table on November 21st.
7 Thanksgiving Dishes You Should Always Make Ahead (and 5 You Should Never)
With Thanksgiving fast coming, it’s time to make a game plan for the kitchen. As part of our time-saving Thanksgiving strategy, we spoke with chefs from throughout the country about their time-saving techniques. We asked them for advice on which dishes should be made in advance and which dishes should be made on the day of Thanksgiving.
Things you should *definitely* make ahead.
My mother’s sweet potato stuffing is something we usually make ahead of time. This may be made a week ahead of time and frozen, and the flavor remains unchanged, allowing you to save a significant amount of time on the day of.” Chef Leah Morrow of the Brooklyn Bread Lab’s Executive Pastry Department “The flavor of the stuffing is totally, positively superior when it is made ahead of time.” -Ed McFarland, owner and chef of Ed’s Lobster Bar in New York “Stuffing, without a doubt, in order for the tastes to come together.
“However, be sure to bake it the night before.” American restaurateur Carmine Di Giovanni, who also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of David Burke Hospitality Management “Cornbread dressing,” says the author.
This assists in bringing all of the tastes together.” Raku Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home, by Sarah Gavigan, chef and author ofRamen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home Making the stuffing ahead of time is usually a good idea, because it may be rather time-consuming.
Ensure that it has been allowed to cool completely before pouring it into a 3-4″ baking tray and topping it with delectable additions such as bacon gremolata with lemon zest and some brown bread crumbs with parmesan cheese.
“Pretty much anything with the word ‘casserole’ in the title is designed to be prepared ahead of time.” Owner & Culinary Director of Juniper Green Culinary Events, Molly Martin, says “To prepare for the day ahead, cook a casserole (a classic like green bean or broccoli-cheddar), which may be frozen. They reheat wonderfully, and I believe that making them a day ahead of time allows the flavors to marinade more effectively.” Chef/Owner of Nicky’s Coal Fired Pizza, Tony Galzin “Make the green bean casserole ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator; as the green beans marinade in the cream of mushroom sauce, the dish becomes more delicious; the same can be said for the creamed onions, which are also stored in the refrigerator.
You may prepare this up to two days ahead of time if you choose.
3. Mise en place
“Any veggies that need to be chopped, including mirepoix, should be done on Monday. When preparing cauliflower purée, for example, chop the head of cauliflower into manageable sized pieces that may be boiled or baked before proceeding. The same goes with delicata squash; chop it into pieces that are ready to roast. Prepare all of the mirepoix for the stuffing and gravy at the same time. If you’re cooking string beans, make sure to clip them first. Make all of your pie crusts and cranberry sauce ahead of time, as well as your turkey.” -Laurence Edelman, chef and proprietor of Left Bank Restaurant “To prepare the stuffing, prepare the mirepoix (celery, onions, and carrots) at least a day or two before the big day.
Another tip is to blanch vegetables (green beans, brussels sprouts, etc.) and shock them in ice water before serving them. This will assist to ensure that they do not take up a lot of time on Thanksgiving Day.” The Perry Lane Hotel’s Culinary Director, Jeff Axline, says:
“Make sure to prepare the gravy ahead of time! I buy turkey backs and necks from the grocery store or butcher shop and roast them in the oven to make delicious turkey stock, which I then turn into gravy well ahead of time; there is nothing worse than having to scramble around after you pull the turkey out of the oven to get everything ready and make gravy on top of it. The gizzards, on the other hand, will be prepared the day before and added to the gravy.” Katie Button, CEO and Co-Founder of Katie Button Restaurants, says: “The majority of marinades and sauces may be made up to 4-5 days ahead of time and will not lose their flavor or quality.
5. Most desserts
“You should also plan on preparing any desserts at least one day ahead of time, if not more. Prepare desserts such as cakes, pies, and cookies (for example) that will last for a couple of days in the refrigerator. This will remove a great deal of tension on the big day, and it will also free up your oven for the turkey, buns, and casseroles later in the day.” The Coutelier is owned and operated by Jacqueline Blanchard.
6. Turkey and chicken stock
“It is worthwhile to prepare Brussels sprouts in advance. I blanch them in salted water, sauté them with onions and bacon, and then leave them aside to enable them to absorb all of the lovely aromas that have been added to them. Towards the end of the cooking process, I sauté them with a little sauce to provide richness of flavor and velvety texture.” Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Houlbert of Bluebird London Survey on Thanksgiving beverages Photograph courtesy of Maren Caruso/Getty Images
Things you should *avoid* making ahead.
In addition, “rolls or other breads are not well suited to being prepared ahead of time since they do not respond well to chilling and reheating.” chef de cuisine at PDQ PDQ’s executive chef, Michael Brannock
2. Anything with fresh greens
Items cooked using fresh greens that can wilt should never be prepared ahead of time. ” Executive Chef of Black Seed Bagels, Dianna Daoheung
“Cornbread baked in a cast iron pan is a Thanksgiving tradition for me, and there is nothing better than cornbread fresh out of the oven with honey butter slathered on top. Cornbread is one of those foods that I would never cook ahead of time since it is so delicate. Unless it is baked right before serving, it will lose its lovely crispy crust and heated moist interior if it is made ahead of time.” – Greg Biggers, author
4. The turkey, or any other proteins
“Never make your turkey ahead of time!” says the author. It may be dried out by heating it, and because it is the star of the show, it needs to be excellent.” Leah Morrow is a writer and poet. The texture of the meat might become quite unpleasant if it is kept out or under refrigeration for an extended period of time. -Rick Bender, Mobilization Chef at Google’s Restaurant Associates division “Proteins are something I wouldn’t prepare ahead of time.” “I want to time my preparations so that the turkey is ending its rest and I am pulling drippings out of the pan to prepare giblet gravy just as the other side dishes are being brought to the table,” says the cook.
Making proteins the day before is essential since they tend to dry up quickly and reheat with disappointing results.” Tony Galzin is the author of this piece.
This permits the turkey to absorb some of the water, resulting in a moister turkey when it is cooked, according to Nic Caicedo, Executive Chef at The Williamsburg Hotel in New York. ‘Follow up the brine with a marinade (fresh herbs and spices, sea salt, and black pepper,’ says the author.
5. Mashed potatoes
“When it comes to preparation ahead, mashed potatoes are an absolute no-no. When warmed, they have a tendency to become ‘gluey,’ which is not good for anyone.” Jake Strang, Area Director of Culinary Operations at The Westin Nashville/Bobby Hotel, says, “Preparing mashed potatoes ahead of time is generally not a wise decision. They should be prepared on the day of the event, then whipped right before everyone sits down to enjoy the meal.” London’s Co-Owner and Executive Chef, Patrick Phelan, tells us more.
Plan a Memorable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu With Our Best Ideas
Using Poulos Preparing for Thanksgiving dinner requires careful consideration of several factors, including selecting the best vegetable side dishes, stuffing recipes, and Thanksgiving sweets to meet the tastes of your extended family members. Not to mention the holiday appetizers, Thanksgiving drinks, and, of course, the turkey itself. Does this seem intimidating? Take heart: we’ve compiled an assortment of Thanksgiving meals that will prepare you for any manner of feast—while also keeping you stress-free along the way.
There are also menu alternatives for vegetarians, gluten-free diners, and even little children at the table, among other things.
These Thanksgiving dinner menus include main meals, Thanksgiving sides, desserts, and beverages.
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Doing Thanksgiving on a Budget? Try Brunch Recipe
We may feel as if we are in a state of suspended animation right now, but Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and we will be gathered around the table for the most traditional of American feasts. While we all enjoy the warm and fuzzies of Thanksgiving, as well as the seasonal fare, the cost of a Thanksgiving lunch may quickly become prohibitive for many families. The American Farm Bureau Federation said last year that the average cost of a Thanksgiving lunch for ten people had hit an all-time high of $50.11, a record high.
Unsurprisingly, the turkey is the most expensive item on most people’s Thanksgiving shopping lists this year.
One great approach to save money while still enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal is to swap out your Thanksgiving dinner for a Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch.
Instead of turkey sausage or turkey bacon, try a whole bird with some seasonal veggies on the side, such as potatoes, carrots, parsnips, or Brussel sprouts.
“Bake a large batch of potatoes and top with a variety of delicious toppings such as cheese, sour cream, crumbled bacon, green onions, peppers, olives, and other tasty ingredients.” Aside from being reasonably priced, this lunch has the added advantage of being totally modifiable by each individual guest.” In addition to stuffed and festive French toastplatters, Ostyn recommends a stuffed and festive French toastplatter.
We also chatted with chef Leanne Brown, a food studies expert who produced the cookbookGood and Cheap, which was written expressly for individuals on a $4/day food stamp budget, to get some tips on how to save money on the Christmas feast.
A handful of her mom’s cost-cutting stuffing secrets were also included in her collection of hacks.
She recommended skipping the pies for dessert in order to save money on the high cost of butter.
She also provided us with a recipe for brussel sprout hash and eggs, which we think would make a fantastic centerpiece for our next Thanksgiving brunch.
Serving suggestions: turkey bacon, pumpkin pudding, or baked potato bar (if you’re feeling extra ambitious). We’re starving! And our bank accounts are pleased. Recipe for Brussels Sprout Hash and Eggs by Leanne BrownIngredients