Thursday, November 18, 2010

10+ Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Sweets Table

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Isn't it interesting that despite having appetizers, side dishes and main dishes during our Thanksgiving celebrations, we always manage to squeeze in dessert? Having a sweet ending to a delicious meal seems to really complete the experience and makes it even more satisfying. With that, here's 10+ Desserts for your Thanksgiving Sweets Table to make, enjoy and share...

If you like apples, this is a treat for you! Not only are these mini cakes filled with fresh diced apples, apple cider syrup is used to add more flavor. These small bites make it easy to sneak in a little dessert after a big meal...
Is it a tart or cheesecake? I say it's a little of both and it's one that will have guests raving! If you're not a fan of cherries, feel free to use whatever topping you prefer - fresh fruit or your favorite pie filling will do.
Here's a nice alternative to pumpkin pie. This is a great dessert you can make in advance and serve either warm or at room temperature. Fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of buttery caramel sauce makes it even more decadent!

Cheesecake is a common dessert for Thanksgiving... at least for me growing up. Although, when I was a kid, I remember the cheesecakes coming out of a packaged box served slightly frozen. I won't have frozen packaged cheesecakes at our Thanksgivings if I can help it since I enjoy making them from scratch instead. This chocolate version is amazing and you might want to make 2 of them because it'll be a popular dessert on the table!

Having a small gathering for Thanksgiving? These small individualized dessert cups may be just the perfect portion to satisfy that sweet tooth! You can also adapt this by baking in a large dish to serve a crowd. However you decide to prepare it, don't forget the vanilla ice cream and caramel to take it over the top!


Fudge is one of those candies that many make during the holidays. Chocolate isn't the only flavor and for Thanksgiving, why not make one with pumpkin? These have a pretty hue perfect for the season and make great favors for guests to take home too...


If you like pecan pie and pumpkin pie, these tarts combine the two for double the flavor. If you're not sure which pie to make, give these a try and have the best of both!

Making a pie can be pretty stressful, especially if you're dealing with homemade pie crusts. Why not make it easier on yourself and prepare a galette instead? It's similar to a pie but is a lot more rustic and more fun to make. No need to worry about whether the crust is cooked or mushy pie fillings. This one has a more elegant presentation too!

Cheesecake can be pretty decadent so instead of making a large cake, why not serve up cheesecake bites instead? These little treats are filled with creamy cheesecake and drizzled with caramel, chocolate and sprinkled with chopped pecans. What's not to love?!

Tower of Seasonal Cupcakes
Serving a large cake runs the risk of having a less than pretty presentation as the party wears on. Besides, as it sits, it may even get dry or end up a lopsided plate of crumbs and frosting. Instead, how about cupcakes? Everyone loves cupcakes and you can make several flavors to highlight the season. There's also great to serve since no utensils are required and if you have kids attending, they'll appreciate how portable they are. Here are some seasonal flavors to serve up for Thanksgiving...
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Cupcakes
Caramel Pear & Ginger Cupcakes
Apple Walnut Cupcakes
Caramel Applesauce Cupcakes
Caramel Pecan Cupcakes
Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes

2 comments:

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Wow! Everything looks so good. Can't decide now which one to make for Thanksgiving. Your bunt cake looks really smashing! I think I'll try that.Thanks!

Medifast Coupons said...

I have said it before - re all the appetizers you posted - and will say again you are awesome.
A one stop find what I want girl you are, thanks again!!!

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