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Traditional and Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving family time is incomplete without some mouth-watering, sinfully delicious desserts spread generously on the table! Here are some traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving desserts that will make your guests remember your treat for a long time!

Desserts are an integral part of the Thanksgiving dinner

Pear Cheesecake Doused In Maple Syrup

Cheesecake with roasted pears and maple syrup makes for a perfect non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Beyond traditional pumpkins and corns, this dessert will be as sweet an addition to your Thanksgiving dinner as any other pumpkin delicacy!

You will need:
  • 16 ounce cream cheese
  • 3 / 4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream, refrigerated for 4 hours
  • 2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 pie crust, 9 inches in diameter
  • Unsalted butter
  • 2 medium pears, sliced length wise
Directions:
  1. Beat cream cheese till fluffy.
  2. Add 1 / 2 cup maple syrup to it and beat till smooth.
  3. Beat cream and sugar on high in another bowl.
  4. Fold the beaten cream mixture into the cream cheese and transfer the creams to the pie crust.
  5. Refrigerate the mixture until firm.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  7. Line a baking tray with butter paper and coat it with unsalted butter.
  8. Arrange the pear slices in a layer and coat them with maple syrup.
  9. Roast till pears are soft, approximately for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and heat broiler.
  11. Brush pears with 2 tablespoons maple syrup and broil until browned in spots, for about 4 minutes, rotating the sheet frequently.
  12. Arrange the slices of pear on the firm and cheese and your delicious non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert is ready!

Crispy Apples

With all the delicious sweet apples that you picked at your fall family outing , make this scrumptious traditional Thanksgiving dessert. ‘Crispy apples’ is not only a great way to get the kids to munch on some fresh, juicy apples, but it is also an easy addition to your list of Thanksgiving desserts!

You will need:
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
  • Grated zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons each of freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 pound cold unsalted butter in small cubes
Directions:
  1. Butter a baking tray.
  2. Mix the apple wedges with zests, juices, 1 /2 cup sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and arrange the wedges on the baking tray.
  3. Combine flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, the whole brown sugar, salt, oatmeal, cold butter and beat them lightly with a paddle attachment until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Scatter the crumbles evenly over the apples on the baking tray.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the apples covered with the crumbles for 1 hour, or till the apples are bubbly.
  6. Serve warm.

Thanksgiving is all about expressing heartfelt thanks and inviting guests over to a warm Thanksgiving treat! Here’s hoping the non-traditional and traditional Thanksgiving desserts make your celebrations even more joyous!

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