Nov 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Are you in charge of bringing dessert to Thanksgiving dinner, but tired of the usual pumpkin pie? Try one of these fall desserts, which will please your recipients' palettes but serve as a nice change of pace.

My favorite of the moment is this one which I turned into
an apple cake by replacing the nectarines with one thinly sliced Fuji apple (I also reduced the butter to 1/2 a stick, added 1/4 cup plain yogurt, and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup). Serve with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Here are some other ideas:

1) Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie -- the ginger snap crust is exquisite...and the ice cream makes this treat slide down easily, even when you're really full. (I know you're asking yourself "what kind of nutritionist says that?" --but it's Thanksgiving after all).

2) Cranberry Chocolate Tart -- tangy 'n sweet, this is a fab choice. Use only 3 Tbsp of butter in the crust, and when making the filling, replace the whipping cream with chilled evaporated fat free milk.

3) Maple Walnut Cake -- dates make this cake incredibly moist and sweet. I used 100% whole wheat pastry flour, instead of part all-purpose flour -- it's still divine.

Let me know what you try out, and
Enjoy the holiday!

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