Are you going to be someone’s guest for Thanksgiving this year? The latest Allrecipes trend report says that if you’re invited as a guest for Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance you’ll be bringing dessert. About 56 percent of guests take dessert as their contribution to the feast.
If you need a dessert recipe for Thanksgiving, whether you're a guest or a host, the MNN archive has some gems. Here are some dessert recipes that are particularly well-suited for the holiday season.
- Ginger Pumpkin Pie: The traditional pie gets a boost from grated fresh ginger and a garnish of candied ginger.
- Double Pumpkin Pie: Double the pumpkin in the pie with pumpkin puree and pumpkin liquor.
- Double Crust Apple Pie from scratch: All you need to know about making a pie crust and filling.
- Spiced Apple Crumb Pie: This one has crust on the bottom and a spiced crumbly topping covering the apples.
- Apple Crisp: Technically not a pie, but it has all the flavor with a little less work.
- Sour Cherry Pie: A lattice crust lets the cherries peak out of this pie.
- Sweet Potato Pie with Oat-Pecan Streusel: An alternative to pumpkin pie, but still brings the orange color to the dessert table.
- Pear Tart with Whole Wheat Crust: Pears are in season, and this pie would be a little something different this holiday.
- Ginger Crinkle Holiday Cookies: A recipe straight from the White House kitchen, these cookies have all the flavors of fall.
- Coffee Walnut Cookies: A small treat with your after-dinner cup of coffee.
- Chocolate, Hazlenut and Oatmeal Cookies: These fluffy cookies are gluten-free.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies: Because they’re a classic.
- Pumpkin Spice Cookies: Made with whole wheat flour, you can include nuts, raisins or chocolate chips if you like in these.
- Chocolate Ginger Cookies: Ginger seems like the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert spice, doesn’t it?
- Rugelach: A pinwheel cookie filled with cinnamon and sugar.
- DIY Biscotti with Chocolate Chips: Sure, you can dip these in your after-dinner coffee, but you can also dip them in your dessert wine.
- Bourbon Maple Peach Cobbler: Using organic, canned peaches makes this vegan cobbler easy to put together.
- Apple Cranberry Cobbler: Seasonal fruits baked in a little rum make this so good.
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding: Another way to add pumpkin to your dessert offerings. Try adding a whiskey sauce on top for the adults at the table.
- No-Bake Mini Double Chocolate Tortes with Pecan Crust: No stove? No problem. As long as you have a freezer, you can make these.
- Salted Caramel Cupcakes: The caramel color of the icing on these cupcakes will fit right in on a Thanksgiving dessert table.