This week let’s look at some Thanksgiving desserts. Let’s start with the basics and then see if anything else jumps out.
This pie must be made by hundreds of thousands of bakers every year. Right off the label of the Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin can is Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie. You can’t get any more traditional than this pie. Love that little dollop of whip cream on top, no one in our family would ever be so restrained!
Traditional pumpkin pie has always been too heavy for me so I make a Pumpkin Chiffon Pie that is very similar to this one from Gourmet Sleuth. It is light and airy and it doesn’t weigh you down after that big turkey dinner, but it still has all the yummy pumpkin pie tasty goodness.
Now some people wouldn’t touch a pumpkin pie but can’t wait to dig into a Sweet Potato Pie. In my mind they are pretty similar but I know people will fight me on that. This one is from the Creole Contessa on The Daily Meal.
Next up is pecan pie, and just as Libby’s recipe is de rigueur for pumpkin pie, Karo Syrup is the go to for Pecan Pie. Looks yummy.
Here is a twist on the classic above, from Peanut Butter and Dill Pickles is Bourbon Pecan Pie. Sounds like a win-win!
I really think of Thanksgiving as a pie holiday, but of course there are plenty of cakes that qualify. Look at this Pumpkin Pie Roll from the Brown Eyed Baker. I’d eat that in a skinny minute!
Of course there is also Pumpkin Cheesecake. Shared on Recipe 4 Living by Allison, this one is advertised as a copycat version of the one at the Cheesecake Factory.
Another dessert that I think is good for any holiday is pound cake. Whether you have it plain or glazed or with fruit or whipped cream, pound cake is pretty darn yummy. This Sour Cream Pound Cake from Cooking Light Magazine is pretty amazing. Healthier for you than original pound cakes but with the same dense texture and fine crumb. I can personally attest to its yummy-ness!
Until next week, have a great Thanksgiving. And keep on Pinning, I’ll need new ideas on Pinterest next week!
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