20 November 2009

Thanksgiving Dessert Finalists

I've been asked to contribute a dessert to our family's Thanksgiving table this year. There are usually several pies, so I set out to find a non-pie dessert. Here are the finalists of my recipe search:
  • Some combination of this Bourbon Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake and the Pioneer Woman's Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake. These recipes are very similar, except the first contains bourbon and uses homemade caramel. Any recipe that contains the words "candy thermometer" make me flee, so that is out. But PW's recipe uses caramel sundae topping, and I'm definitely down with that. I do want to keep in the bourbon, though...
  • PW's Coffee Cake (Literally), that's actually made with coffee instead of that other imposter with the the streusel topping. Not very Thanksgiving-y, but so interesting that it's worth a shot anyway.
  • Pecan Pie Cake from The Cake Mix Doctor. I've made this several times and could eat the whole thing myself. The best part is eating the chewy baked corn syrup mixture from the edges of the pan. I simply must make this sometime between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. I cannot go a full holiday season without it. If I don't make it for Thanksgiving, I will soon, and post the recipe.
Looking for other ideas? Check out my other posted desserts. Some are healthy, most are not.

What desserts will adorn your family's Thanksgiving table?

4 comments:

Megan said...

Umm... yum, to any of them!

Marisa@make*happy said...

I know! Such problems I have. Hubs chose the cheesecake, of course, so the others will be postponed for a later date.

Jen said...

I was thinking about making PW's Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake, too...and I'm not generally a pumpkin fan. However, our dessert ratio for Thanksgiving is currently 1:2 (one dessert for every two people) and I can't really justify another one. I'll be anxious to hear how it is!

Marisa@make*happy said...

Aw, come on Jen. It's a holiday! :) Never enough dessert.

My task for today is to work out a recipe combining the two cheesecakes. I'll let you know how it all works out.

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