Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
Never stress when contemplating Thanksgiving dessert ideas. Making delicious and festive Thanksgiving desserts to share with friends and family is a snap when you select the right ingredients and have the proper cookware. Just remember you can never go wrong with the traditional flavors of the season when creating a desert to top off a Thanksgiving dinner you host or attend as a guest.
Pie baking tips
A traditional pumpkin pie will be appreciated. It requires few ingredients, and you can even find a recipe on many cans of pumpkin filling. A 15-ounce can of pumpkin fills a 9-inch deep dish pie pan, and if you’ve never baked a pie, premade, unbaked pie shells are readily available. However, a homemade crust often has more flavor and is a bit flakier.
To make the best pie:
- Use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk.
- Bake the pie in deep pan designed to distribute heat evenly.
- Flavor the filling with a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- Let your pie sit and cool before slicing.
If you want a traditional option other than pumpkin, go with a sweet potato pie topped with pecans, a deep-dish apple pie with a lattice crust or a caramel and pecan pie.
A pumpkin cake baked in a pumpkin-shaped Bundt pan is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. While a variety of recipes are available, choose one that that includes familiar spices for pumpkin desserts, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and brown sugar. Topping your pumpkin cake with an apple cider glaze provides a unique and tasty twist, as will putting on cream cheese frosting or brown butter icing.
Creating pumpkin cheesecake bars or baking a pumpkin cheesecake in a springform pan is also an option. Low-fat cream cheese will work fine for cheesecakes, but using no-fat cream cheese can cause a texture issue.
An apple crisp made with oatmeal and a brown sugar topping complements any Thanksgiving meal. Serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and add a cup of blackberries to offer a delectable twist on a traditional dish. This aluminum baking pan is ideal for cooking a fruit crisp and comes with a lid, making it the perfect choice when transporting the crisp.
- Barb Hopkins