Tag Archives: Thanksgiving Desserts

Brandied Plum Mold

This dessert, called “Cognac Pflaumenpudding” in German is more like a boozy jello mold. However, the flavor is much bolder than a traditional jello dessert. Pulverized canned plums provide intense flavor. I substituted fresh ones, simmering them in water and sugar first, creating a plum syrup to add to the recipe. To spike the dessert, [...]

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Pink Banana Squash Chocolate Ginger Tart

A while back I Instagramed this picture of a HUGE pink banana squash I bought at the Farmer’s Market in Milford PA. Imagine my disappointment when breaking open this bigger than a baby vegetable to roast it, the flesh was sooo not pink, but pumpkin color. The seeds, however, surpassed expectations. They were plump and [...]

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Pumpkpin Marzipan Ice Cream

I know everyone is beyond over pumpkin ANYTHING. So the absolute nerve of me to post two pumpkin recipes in a row. However, I’m pushing the proverbial pumpkin envelope today and posting this amazing, delicious ice cream. If you have time, the ingredients and the inclination, make this for your holiday  guests. They will love [...]

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Brown Sugar Sour Cream Cakelets with Maple Glaze

These fall inspired caklets were an audition for a Thanksgiving dessert. They passed the test with flying colors.  At Thanksgiving, I like to provide an array of homemade desserts in small individual portions.  People appreciate this after a huge meal because most want to participate in the dessert feast but are too stuffed from dinner. [...]

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Gingerbread Persimmon Curd Trifle with Star Anise Whipped Cream

This might be the most perfect Thanksgiving dessert I have ever made and I have made a lot of Thanksgiving dessert in my life. Very sweet and tangy persimmon curd plays beautifully off spicy gingerbread. The secret to this treat is to not sweeten the whipped cream layer. Just flavor it with ground star anise powder. The [...]

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Fall Rainbow Sherbet: Cranberry, Butternut Squash and Quince

While sitting on a train recently returning to the barrier island town where I grew up, my mind was wandering backwards. One random memory was the rainbow sherbet of my childhood and how incredible it tasted on those hot long lazy beach days. I remembered standing barefoot in a wet bathing suit, hair full of sea water, [...]

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