Be a Thanksgiving Star with These 9 Delicious Holiday Desserts

November 16, 2017

Delicious Thanksgiving DessertsTurkey is the star attraction of the Thanksgiving table, but dessert adds the finishing touch. Wow your family and friends with one of these amazing holiday treats prepared in the gourmet kitchen of your Springs luxury apartment home.

1. Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Add a twist to the classic pumpkin pie with an equally tasty sweet potato pie. It's easy to prepare and holds up well in the refrigerator so you can make it a day or two ahead. If you're short on time, canned sweet potatoes work just as well as fresh. As a bonus, sweet potatoes are full of nutrients so you can indulge (almost) guilt-free!

2. Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pie

Variety is the spice of life, not to mention Thanksgiving, so why not give your guests a choice? This mouth-watering Food Network recipe combines four favorite holiday pie flavors into one: apple, pecan, sour cherry and pumpkin.

3. Meyer Lemon-Cranberry Bundt Cake

Cranberry is another traditional Thanksgiving flavor, but it doesn't have to be confined to dinner. This classic lemon Bundt cake hides a cranberry core that provides a nice complement. Finish with a sweet glaze that balances the tartness.

4. Vanilla Ice Cream Bread Pudding with Whisky Caramel

Bread pudding is comfort food disguised as a dessert. This version gets added richness from brioche bread and vanilla bean ice cream. A salted caramel whisky sauce adds just the right note of decadence. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to one week, so make extra and use it to top ice cream, pancakes or anything else that strikes your fancy.

5. Apple Brown Betty

Iron Chef Michael Symon isn't a big fan of desserts, but he makes an exception for this one because it's not too sweet or too heavy. The recipe includes classic fall ingredients such as Granny Smith apples, cider, nutmeg and cinnamon. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

6. Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisù

Bring a global element to the all-American holiday with this luscious Italian favorite. Ladyfingers make an easy crust, while espresso and brandy provide a sophisticated counterpoint to the pumpkin flavor.

7. Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart

Chocolate is appropriate for any occasion. Mousse has a pleasing mouth feel, and pecans add crunch for some texture. Make the crust ahead of time and freeze it, then thaw overnight. It takes only minutes to make the mousse filling.

8. No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Pie Cheesecakes

Two words that every cook loves to hear at Thanksgiving: "no-bake." Not only are these mini-parfaits easy to make, they're prepared as individual servings so they're just the right amount for anyone who wants a bit of sweetness without adding too much to an already overloaded stomach.

9. Flourless Almond Honey Cake

This cake has only four ingredients, but you'd never guess from the flavor, which has a nutty almond taste with a hint of sweetness. The shards of almond brittle are a clever decorative touch. If you don't want to make your own, go ahead and cheat with store-bought brittle.

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