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10 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving desserts
Making Thanksgiving desserts used to be a division of pies: pumpkin, apple, pecan. All families had their favorites and preferences — homemade whipped cream or à la mode — but pies ruled the post-dinner Thanksgiving table.

Today’s Thanksgiving dessert recipes are sampling a wider palate of flavors. Pumpkin appears in different forms — cakes, crêpes or tinged with chocolate. Pecan dabbles with bourbon. Apples aren’t the only fruit on the dessert menu as cranberries and quince make a tart appearance. We’ve found 10 delicious Thanksgiving desserts that will make your table more beautiful and give your taste buds a new, unexpected reason to sing.

Let us know which one — or ones! — you plan to try. We’ll bring the after-dinner coffee.

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  1. Acorn Cookies
  2. Quince and Vanilla Sorbet
  3. Mini Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cakes
  4. Almond Cherry Coconut Crisp
  5. Merryfield Apple Cake
  6. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting
  7. Pumpkin Layer Cake with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. Raw Cranberry Walnut Tart
  9. Pumpkin Pie Crêpes
  10. Bourbon Pecan Pie

Like these fabulous temptresses — I mean food bloggers — on Facebook to see more of their tasty treats.

1. Cake Whiz, 2. The Kitchn, 3. The Chic Site, 4. Beyond Frosting, 5. Amanda’s Cookin’, 6. Half Baked Harvest, 7. The Cake Merchant, 8. The Sweet Life Online, 9. In Search of Yummyness, 10. Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

4 Comments
  • November 19, 2013

    Thanks for including me in this post Angela! I’m excited to check out the rest of the links 🙂

  • November 21, 2013

    Thanks so much for including my Merryfield Apple Cake! 🙂

  • Angela Amman Author
    November 21, 2013

    Amanda,

    Thank you so much for agreeing to be included. It looks like such a simple, yet delicious, twist on apple pie!

  • Angela Amman Author
    November 21, 2013

    Thanks for participating! There are so many desserts I want to try now!

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