Bored with your Thanksgiving Desserts? Try Something Different

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The biggest food holiday of the year is almost upon us. The fourth Thursday of November is designated as a day of thanks –  to spend with family and friends and reflect on the good things in your life. While being thankful is important, let’s not lie. A lot of the reason Thanksgiving is the 2nd favorite holiday of Americans, is the food. Turkey is the superstar of the day – the most important element, but the side dishes and dessert are pretty important too. There’s nothing like topping of a big dinner with something sweet.  If you’re bored with the normal pies and cakes, here are a few ideas that will spice up your Thanksgiving.

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

While not an America dish, this pie would give a very unique flavor to your Thanksgiving dinner. A traditional dish in Québec, the maple flavor will definitely be something most of your guests haven’t tried before.

Recipe   Photo and recipe by PBS Food 

Banana-Nilla Pudding Pie Recipe

Banana-Nilla-Pudding-Pie-pg-184-949x534I love Banana pudding. It reminds me of Sunday dinners at my grandmother’s house. This recipe will bring the traditional dish of banana pudding into pie form.
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Cafe Mocha Pie Recipe

Mocha-Pie-pg-141-949x534A nice blend of chocolate with a touch of coffee flavor will be a hit for quite a few of your guests.

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Pumpkin ice cream

pumpkin-ice-cream-1-550Pumpkin is a traditional Thanksgiving option so why not put it in ice cream? This would be a great option for those who aren’t big fans of cakes or pies or for an addition to another dessert.

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Pumpkin Pie Wontons

pumpkin-pie-wontons-1-452x254Since having pumpkin at your Thanksgiving dinner is almost a requirement, why not try it in a crispy won ton wrapper. These are very easy to make and can be a fun recipe to do with your kids.

Recipe   Photo and recipe by PBS Food 




Pear Crisp with Salted Bourbon caramel

peach-crisp-salted-bourbon-caramel-7Pears give such a great flavor and making it into a crisp makes perfect sense. Added with salted bourbon caramel, would be a definite hit.

Recipe   Photo and recipe by PBS Food