Thanksgiving is just around the corner now, which means it’s time for a good ol’ family get-together to bond while getting stuffed with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and … dessert! This year, instead of having the usual apple and pumpkin pie, why not try something a little more exciting with those classic ingredients? Here are a few simple and great ideas to spice up your dessert this thanksgiving:
1.Pumpkin praline trifle
This is one recipe that looks like it will really wow your family and is still pretty simple to make. It’s only 3 ingredients and none of them are very complicated to put together. Also it’s very inexpensive! Extra brownie points!
2. Iced pumpkin cofee cake
Here is a lovely recipe that goes brilliantly with a little after-dinner coffee. It keeps with the thanksgiving “vibe” but gives it nice little spin that will keep things interesting. The recipe takes a little time to make, but is still simple enough, so just plan in advance.
3. Maple-walnut apple cobler
This recipe takes the baking out of making dessert, so if you’re an oven-phobe, worry not. All you need is a skillet and a stovetop to get this one together. It takes about an hour to make, so it’s quick and easy and it is simply delish. It has remarkable fall flavors packed into just one dessert.
4. Caramel Apple Cheescake bars
Starting with a shortbread crust followed by a layer of creamy cheesecake, and topped off by a layer of apples and streusel, this is one of the most heavenly recipes you will ever taste. It may not be the easiest thing to make on this list but it is very much worth it in the end if you’re up for the challenge. Don’t be deterred by the instructions, it’s very doable for the beginner to intermediate chef.
5. Apple blondies
Now this is something that really moves away from the typical thanksgiving dessert recipe, but you and your family will love it when you try it, we guarantee it. Rather than making your standard apple pie, try to surprise those around you with this twist on your average blondies.
6. apple pie cinnamon rolls
Cinnamon rolls are wonderful on their own but adding apples to the recipe makes them better than you could ever imagine. It may be better suited for thanksgiving morning but it is such a delicious idea, it deserved to be on this list. It is another one that will take some time to put together but in the end you will not regret making these! Thanksgiving comes but once a year, after all!
7. Pecan sour cream pound cake
This cake is really something; heavy but moist, and so very yummy. The crunchy crust and the moisture inside come together to create something truly delectable. It is something a little different for thanksgiving but just as good, if not better, than your classic pecan pie. If you want to try a recipe that is uncommon for thanksgiving but still keeps some tradition, try this one out.