At Thanksgiving, the table is filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and fixings, and although everyone can eat to their heart’s content, they always save room for dessert. Pumpkin pie, maybe, but also consider one of these four dessert ideas.
The top 4 dessert ideas that you can make for your next Thanksgiving
- Banana cream pie. A banana cream pie is a rich and savoury addition to any Thanksgiving table. It features the sweet flavour of banana, whipped with heavy cream, and served in a graham cracker crust. You can also top the banana cream pie with a caramel and chocolate glaze. This rich glaze gives it a professional look and delicious taste.
- Pecan bars. Pecan bars are an easy, five-ingredient dish that you can whip up in no time. For this treat, just preheat the oven to 176 degrees C, and line a baking dish with foil. Allow the foil to hang over the edges, and butter the foil as well. Blend flour, sugar butter and salt into a food processor until it’s coarse like sand, and add a few tablespoons of cold water. Mix it until the dough barely holds together, and press it into the baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes until it’s golden brown. Add butter, brown sugar and a pinch of salt to a mixer, follow with corn syrup and pecans, and mix until it’s all combined. Pour this over the crust, and let it cool completely before eating.
- Make your own sundaes. Homemade sundaes are a simple dessert sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Buy a variety of ice cream flavours, and offer different toppings, such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, chocolate syrup, caramel or hot sauce. You can also put out chopped nuts and whipped cream for extra flavour and crunch.
- Fresh fruit. Sometimes you don’t feel like having a heavy, rich dessert after a large meal. Serving fresh fruit after a Thanksgiving meal is a great way to end the day. It’s healthy and delicious, with just the right amount of sweetness. Cut up strawberries, watermelon, peaches, apples and whatever other fruits are in season, and serve them with a light cream cheese dipping sauce or a caramel sauce.