I can hardly believe it’s Thanksgiving week. This entire year has flown by so far and I wish that time could slow down a bit during the holidays. If you’re anything like me, you’re still not totally sure what you will be making for Thanksgiving. This year I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with my fiancé and his family. Family gatherings with his side are big – lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and tons of food! This year I’ve volunteered to bring a dessert. I’ve known Will’s family for years now and I’m super comfortable with them all, but I still want to impress them with a knock-your-socks-off dessert. I love traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, but basic albeit classic, just won’t do for me this year. I’m sure someone already has those two pies covered anyway (and I hope they do, like I said I do love them). Instead, I’m thinking of tackling one of the following six recipes. They ALL look amazing so it’s going to be hard to choose!
1. Cranberry Pear Tart with Almond Cream
image & recipe: Some the Wiser
I’m imagining a touch of tart mixed with the sweetness, crunch and pure decadence. This looks so delish!
2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
image & recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Everyone’s favorite fall flavor, pumpkin, is a yummy bundt cake with a cream cheese center. This could be the crowd pleaser!
3. Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake
image & recipe: What’s Gaby Cooking
Chocolate + Pumpkin + Cheesecake?! This dessert has something for everyone. I can’t really handle dairy anymore and one of the things that I really miss is cheesecake. My heart says I need to make this one!
4. Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies
image & recipe: Just a Taste
A mini and handheld apple pie with a touch of gooey caramel? Um, yes please!
5. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies
image & recipe: Dear Chrissy
I’m a sucker for a soft sugar cookie; add a maple frosting and I’m in heaven! Cookies are always a great dessert and go great with a cup of fresh brewed coffee or tea and conversation.
6. Eggnog Pie
image & recipe: Meatloaf and Melodrama
It may be Thanksgiving, but why not bring out a bit of a traditionally Christmas flavor. After all, Starbucks has already. This pie sounds dreamy!
Do you have a go-to dessert that you’ll be making or will you be baking outside the box this year too?
Not in need of a dessert, but rather a smaller but still relish Thanksgiving dinner contribution? Try out this oldie but goodie recipe for Cranberry Pear Sauce.