Thanksgiving Desserts | Creamy Pumpkin Pie
with Hazelnut Crust
Photo Credit : Heath Robbins
Sure, the turkey is great. And it’s hard not to go in for a second (or third) helping of stuffing. Some would argue, however, that the real star of a Thanksgiving meal is dessert. Nothing beats a full spread of sweet treats, from classic pumpkin pie and fragrant, nutty pecan pie to something maybe a little less traditional, like pumpkin whoopie pies – a festive spin on a New England favorite. Here are six Thanksgiving desserts we would be happy to see as part of that after-dinner spread.
In Yankee’s October 1995 issue, food writer Corby Kummer riffed on classic pumpkin pie with variations including pecan crunch, marble cheesecake, and this creamy pumpkin pie with hazelnut crust. It’s fully recognizable to traditionalists but adds a pleasing aroma of hazelnuts to keep things interesting.
These Cranberry Crumble Bars are a great use for those cans of cranberry sauce in the back of your cupboard: Stir them into a fruit filling for these sweet-tart-buttery bars. We love their bright ruby color and ease of preparation.
Savor the flavor of fall with these pumpkin whoopie pies, a spin on the traditional chocolate whoopie. You’ll love the maple cream cheese filling sandwiched between the pumpkin spice cakes.
Do you have Thanksgiving desserts that you serve every year? Let us know!
This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.