Monday, November 7, 2011

Splurge-Worthy Thanksgiving Desserts

Well...Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Are yall making any desserts for Thanksgiving this year?  I'm actually going home to South Carolina for Thanksgiving and was looking up something I could add to the table and came across some of these delicious looking dessert recipes.  I saw these recipes on Southern Living and had to share some of my favorites....

Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Combine your favorite Thanksgiving desserts into one delicious cheesecake! A sweet Praline Topping sends this dessert over the edge. Click here for recipe.
Caramel-Pecan Pie
One bite of rich and gooey Caramel-Pecan Pie, and you’ll be thankful you tried this recipe. Click here for recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Spectacular

Crushed gingersnaps pressed into the crust add a spicy depth of flavor in Pumpkin Pie Spectacular. Click here for recipe.

Double Apple Pie With Cornmeal Crust

A mix of Granny Smith and Braeburn apples gives this special pie a rich, complex flavor and texture. Ice-cold apple cider is just one of the secrets to the tender, flaky crust. Click here for recipe.

Blackberry-Apple Pie
Blackberry-Apple Pie takes the cake with a from-scratch white Cheddar cheese crust. The filling can me prepared up to 1 week ahead, making this pie easier than it seems. Click here for recipe.
Lemon Curd Pound Cake
Sweet-and-tart Lemon Curd Pound Cake is the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving meal. A Lemon Curd Glaze makes the pound cake extra moist and delicious. Click here for recipe.
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
This impressive dessert showcases one of fall’s sweetest gems—sweet potatoes. With simple prep and make-ahead ease, it only looks like you spent hours in the kitchen. Click here for recipe.

Brandy Alexander Cheesecake
Garnish this rich cheesecake with berries and currents for a party-perfect presentation. The cake can be baked and frozen up to a month ahead. Click here for recipe.

Best Carrot Cake
We are not lying when we say this is the "best". One online reader loved the cake so much, she also made cupcakes out of the batter. Click here for recipe.

Sweet Potato-Pecan Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Rich spices complement the sweet potato flavor in these cupcakes for grown-ups. With the decadent cake batter and Cream Cheese Frosting, you’ll forget there’s technically a veggie in the mix. Click here for recipe.

Coconut-Almond Cream Cake
This decadent cake is deliciously rich as well as moist. For a colorful presentation, garnish with kumquats, currants, and fresh mint sprigs. Click here for recipe.

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Puddings
Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Puddings are a great way to use the delicious, seasonal flavor of pumpkin. If you're short on time (or dishes) you can make this recipe in a 13- x 9-inch casserole just as easily. Click here for recipe.

Pecan Cheesecake Pie
Who wants to choose between cheesecake and pie? You can have both with Pecan Cheesecake Pie. This indulgent treat has layers of creamy cheesecake batter, a classic pecan pie filling, and crunchy pecans. Click here for recipe.
Banana Pudding Trifle
Down-home comfort takes an upscale spin in this spirited version of banana pudding. Vanilla wafers, laced with bourbon and rum, and crunchy bits of chocolate-covered toffee bars make it too delicious to resist. Click here for recipe.

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

Delicious pumpkin flavor and pumpkin pie spices make this treat a yummy way to celebrate the season. With only 30 minutes of hands-on time it's doable for a special dinner party or just a fun treat for the kids. Click here for recipe.
Applesauce Pie
Everyone loves apple pie, especially fresh from the oven on a chilly fall day. You can make this easy applesauce filling up to 1 week ahead and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator – ready to spoon into a crust whenever you get a craving.  Click here for recipe.

Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie
This indulgent coffeehouse treat is always a hit and fun for the whole family to make. To quickly soften the ice cream, let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes; remove from the carton, and place in the bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Beat at low speed, using the paddle attachment, 5 to 10 seconds or until just smooth enough to spread into the crust. Click here for recipe.

Peanut Butter-Banana Sandwich Bread Pudding
These puff much like soufflés, so present to guests right out of the oven. Encourage them to hold off enjoying the desserts for five minutes while they cool slightly. Click here for recipe.

Which ones were your favorites????  I really liked the mini pumpkin cakes....I might try and make those this year.



  1. Oh my goodness! These all look like they're to die for! I'd love the try the caramel pecan pie! Yum! Or maybe pumpkin pecan cheesecake!

  2. The pecan cheesecake pie sounds scrumptious!