Nov 27, 2014

Best Thanksgiving Desserts of 2014

Potluck style Thanksgiving dinners are the best for a number of reasons.

It's fair division of labor, so everyone has some fun cooking, but no one's completely exhausted by dinner time.

It's fair division of costs, since everyone ends up buying some ingredients, but no one is saddled with the cost of creating an entire multi-course Thanksgiving dinner for X number of people.

It's a fair division of effort, so everyone has time to sleep in and take it easy on Thanksgiving morning, and no one is forced to get up at the crack of dawn to get to work in the kitchen.

But, quite honestly, my favorite thing about potluck Thanksgiving dinners is that I can claim volunteer for dessert. I love making desserts, they're so fun!

Here are some great recipes to try this Thanksgiving!

How about we start with a fancier, healthier pumpkin pie for the epicureans?

It's the walnut crumb topping that really makes it (though I'd still serve it with ice cream, instead of whipped cream, because ice cream is always the best with pie - period).

Okay, so I realize this looks like a shameless plug for one of my own recipes, but it's actually really delicious. Just try it and you'll see what I mean.

If you're in the mood for something fruitier, this next recipe might be right up your alley.

Feeling international? Pay tribute to our Canadian neighbors with a Butter Tart?

I'm not really sure why, but butter tart always makes me think of Harry Potter...

But back to the All-American. Are you a Pioneer Woman fan? 

Honestly, aren't we all?

Then try this: 

You'll never settle for plain apple pie again. Don't forget to serve ice cream on top!

What are you serving for dessert today?

What part of the meal are you responsible for?

Are you heading out for Black Friday shopping tomorrow?

Basically, if this is Black Friday shopping:


- are you the cat or the kid?

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