New Ideas for Thanksgiving Desserts
We only have pies for you, Thanksgiving Dessert Table.
Well, pies, various forms of cake, and a few stuffed beignets! After all, what's Thanksgiving without a great mix of sweet treats?
We've baked up a delicious list of traditional and modern desserts that are sure to make you and your tastebuds extra thankful this year.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Roll:
There's no better way to get the Thanksgiving dessert list rolling than with a combo of pumpkin, cream cheese, and chocolate chips. This roll is a show-stopper cake without the fuss of stacking, icing, and balancing multiple layers.
Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie:
Pecan pie loyalists rejoice! This recipe is "utterly deadly" in the best possible way. With only seven ingredients in total, this version takes the less-is-oh-so-much-more approach to a favorite traditional Thanksgiving dessert.
Citrus Cranberry Pie:
A very happy reminder to eat, drink, and be cranberry on Thanksgiving! The orange whipped cream is a perfectly creamy counterpart to the tart cranberry filling. While this recipe calls for fresh or frozen cranberries, dried cranberries work, too! Just reconstitute them in hot water for about 20 minutes.
Easy Homemade Apple Hand Pies:
Here's a dessert for the "mix and mingle" Thanksgiving crew. Hand pies help you eat on the go, so you can travel from the living room to the patio to the den without dropping your fork ten times. Brilliant, right? Toting sweet, gooey apple filling around in a buttery crust may have just become our favorite pastime.
Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Beignets:
Yes. You read that right. Nutella. Stuffed. Pumpkin. Beignets. Are you drooling reading that title, too? Pillowy, decadent, and everything we never knew our Thanksgiving dessert list needed. Even better? If you're hosting out-of-town guests this holiday season, beignets double as fantastic breakfast or brunch options!
Spiced Chai Poached Pears:
This chai spiced treat is comforting, warming, and requires two ingredients. Bosc pears and spiced chai concentrate! Bosc pears are naturally firmer and hold up well during poaching. Top off this pear-fect dessert with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream!
Vegan Banoffee Pie:
What's a dessert lover to do when the oven is full of casseroles? Whip up a no-bake pie! Preferably with caramel, bananas, and whipped cream because: YUM! You'll only need four ingredients for this vegan pie, zero oven space, and a bit of restraint. It will look (and smell) heavenly but requires at least four hours to set in the fridge. Be sure to use "just ripe" bananas to avoid browning.
Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Cheesecake:
This fusion of two classic holiday desserts is sure to be a winner, winner, at your turkey dinner. You'll pour half the cheesecake batter into the crust. Add in a pumpkin pie (yes, an entire pumpkin pie!); then pour in the remaining batter. From the outside, it looks like a standard cheesecake. Aside from actually eating it, cutting into this dessert to reveal the hidden surprise is our favorite.