Unique Thanksgiving Desserts Round up
If you haven’t already decided your menu for Thanksgiving, you’re cutting it close! With the endless number of ideas for Thanksgiving starters, sides, turkeys, sauces and desserts out there, you’ll need a lot of time just trying to scroll through all of them.
I decided to focus on the desserts for Thanksgiving. I looked for recipes that aren’t too difficult, that can be prepared ahead of time, that are unique and that will end Thanksgiving dinner on a high note! So, if you’re looking for the usual pumpkin pie recipe, you’re not going to find it in my list. If you want to shake things up this year and surprise your friends and family, take a look at the round up of the top five unique Thanksgiving desserts.
Top 5 Desserts for Thanksgiving
I’ve made a red velvet jelly roll with cream cheese but never with pumpkin. At Sally’s Baking Addiction, she takes you through her technique to help you roll the cake properly and avoid breakage. I love the instructions because she just doesn’t tell you what to do she also explains why you do it. Also, instructional videos are the best at answering a lot of questions about preparation and cooking methods. Her pictures are also amazing.
PEAR-ADISE SPICE TWISTS
Wendy Nickel at Taste of Home came up with a very simple, you-can’t-eat-just-one dessert using pears and puff pastry. It is accompanied by a caramel sauce and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. In three simple steps, you can finish off Thanksgiving dinner with this pear recipe.
BRULEED PERSIMMON TARTS
I wanted to include at least one recipe with Persimmon fruits. Here, in Oltrepò Pavese, Italy where I live, there are Persimmon trees everywhere. They can get quite sweet when ripe so much so that you can basically spread it on a piece of toast as if it were a jam.
The Little Epicurean definitely grabbed my attention with this photo. It turns out that the Persimmon isn’t really the main ingredient here in the recipe, but it was so darn pretty, that I had to include it. It’s a graham crust tart with maple cinnamon cream cheese and thin layers of bruleed persimmon. Gorgeous and delicious. The Little Epicurean also goes on to explain about the different varieties of Persimmons, as well, if you are curious.
Here it is – a recipe, by Epicurious, where Persimmon is the main event. I’ll be honest, I had to look up what a “fool” was. Wikipedia says that it is an English dessert of any kind of fruit puree folded into custard or whipped cream. In this case – Persimmon purée and whipped cream. There aren’t too many ingredients in this recipe either so, if you are a minimalist and want to keep things simple, the Persimmon Fool is for you.
APPLE CREAM CHEESE ROSE TARTS
Last but not least – the showstopper – Apple Cream Cheese Rose Tarts by Tastemade. My aunt made these for us last Christmas and I still haven’t attempted this recipe…until, I found a video of it on Instagram. It looks so simple that you, nor I, have any excuse not to try it. These apple cream cheese rose tarts look so impressive your guests will think you bought them.
Again, instructional videos are, by far, the best way to teach how to make these. I just hope it’s not deceiving and it does really look that easy to make.
Have you tried making any of these? Which one are you going to attempt?