Tried and True Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Table

I know today is supposed to be Meatless Monday, and I suppose technically it still is.  None of these delicious baked goods contains meat.  Can we agree to let this one slide?

Thanksgiving is this week (where did the time go?) and I know we’re all looking forward to spending time with family, sharing stories of what we’re thankful for, and enjoying a delicious meal.  If you’re like me, you love the meal a whole lot, but it’s Thanksgiving dessert that really gets you excited.  If you’re nodding in agreement right now, I bet you have your favorite dessert–the one your entire family knows they’d better give you a big piece of.  Maybe you like trying new and different things each year.

If you do, visit my post from last year, Desserts to Be Thankful For.  I’ve got ten of my best Thanksgiving desserts featured, including my pear pie with maple and ginger, pumpkin chai blondies with spiced cream cheese frosting, and, of course, the pumpkin cheesecake with bourbon-sour cream topping and gingersnap crust my family requests every year.

This year, I’m adding three new treats.  My pumpkin spice pull-apart bread with bourbon glaze would be a great addition to the Thanksgiving spread.  For a family that eats a bit later in the day, it’d be a wonderful treat to snack on around brunch time.  To liven up the table, make up a batch of cranberry turtle bars.  Not only are they delicious, but the cranberry caramel has the most gorgeous ruby tone I’ve ever seen in a dessert.  Looking for a dessert that brings a touch of elegance and whimsy to the dessert buffet?  How about my cranberry chai cupcakes?  Warm, sweet, and studded with sparkling sugared cranberries, they are sure to please and impress.

cranberry chai cupcakes

Reader, I wish you all the most wonderful of Thanksgivings.  I’ll be making an extra effort to take note of all I have to be thankful for.  I truly am a blessed woman.

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  1. Jessica @Sunny Side Up
    November 21, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    That is a beautiful round up! (And totally qualifies for Meatless Monday)

  2. Krystal
    November 21, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    I love all of these beautiful desserts for MM!! Desserts for dinner are totally a MUST-DO for me! hehehe

  3. Mary
    November 22, 2011 / 12:22 am

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I love the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  4. That Girl
    November 22, 2011 / 12:42 am

    I am so doing a gingersnap crust for my pumpkin pie next year! Brilliant idea.

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