Saturday, November 15, 2014

Holiday Desserts: Thanksgiving Menu Part III

Preparing for that big Thanksgiving dinner is what we're doing here at Review This. And I get the lucky job of reviewing desserts. Ah, my sweet tooth is so happy. 

But, it's not just your traditional desserts. I've found some unique and interesting twists on old favorites and delicious new favorites to add to my own recipe collection for Thanksgiving. 


Variations for Pumpkin Desserts


Pumpkin pie is one of those traditional Thanksgiving desserts in my house. But, I couldn't help drooling over these interesting twists on the pumpkin dessert. 


Pumpkin Cake Roll by Nancy Hardin
Pumpkin Cake Roll - a truly yummy dessert. Made with a cream cheese filling, this cake makes a
great presentation when sliced. Although the directions have quite a few steps, don't let that fool you. Author Nancy Hardin does a great job of giving you all steps. This cake is actually not hard to make and even novice chefs can bake up a delicious tasting and looking pumpkin cake roll.


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies - a tasty twist on an old favorite. Now we have a fun treat for kids and grown-ups alike. Whoopie Pies have
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie by Margaret Schindel
been around even longer than I have. That's some age. But, now do these treats with pumpkin cake. Author Margaret Schindel shows us the recipe for this fun variation. 

Of course I grew up with the name of moon pie for these delectable desserts. The name Whoopie Pie originates in either Maine or Pennsylvania, depending on which state you come from. No matter what you call them, these individual-sized treats make a great way to serve pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving desserts.


Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie


For those of us looking to reduce the amount of gluten we consume, author Retta719 has given us a
Retta719 Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
great recipe for gluten free pumpkin pie. It's simple, homemade and deep dish. This rich creamy version of pumpkin pie will delight everyone, even those who aren't concerned with gluten in their diet. It's worth making for a Thanksgiving dessert for everyone. 

This pie takes a long time to bake so you need to be prepared. Many ovens are loaded just before the Thanksgiving meal. The good news is that deep-dish gluten free pumpkin pie can be refrigerated for several hours and served cold.


Irish Ice Cream Chocolate 



Irish Iced Cream by BritFlorida
Alright, I'll admit it. I have to have something chocolate as part of my Thanksgiving dessert. Irish Ice Cream Chocolate is for the grown-ups only. It's made with Irish Cream liqueur. It's one of those delicious treats that makes for an interesting and unique Thanksgiving dessert. 

BritFlorida presents the recipe and how to in simple steps along with some great variations. There's even a vegan option to try. You can prepare the majority of treat ahead of time, then add the liqueur before serving. Simple tasty and delicious.




Thanksgiving Menu on Review This


The Thanksgiving Menu is brought to you by Review This in 3 parts. Part I gives you that great turkey baking. A staple for the main course in many Thanksgiving dinners. Then Part II presents side dish options for all of us to enjoy. Everything from fruits to nuts, and vegetables, too. And now, Part III, rounding out the dinner with desserts for you. 

So relax, enjoy your own Thanksgiving dinner preparations with many new ideas and recipes. Have a happy holiday with friends and family sharing in the bounty.


10 comments:

  1. Delicious! Whoopie pies are my favorite. And pumpkin whoopie pies?! You have made me drool.

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    1. Well, isn't Thanksgiving just the perfect time for drooling? :D - I'm definitely adding Whoopies Pies to my menu.

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  2. You have some great suggestions. I'm not a particularly big pumpkin fan and I do love my chocolate so I think that Irish Creme Dessert sounds wonderful.

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    1. I'm with you. That Irish Creme dessert will part of many meals to come for me.

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  3. You know I love all of these desserts! Ironically, desserts are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving menu to prepare and serve. I have often wondered is that is because I actually prefer sweets or if it is more because they mark the time in the meal when I actually get to sit down, drink coffee and chat with my family. I don't mind, at that point, that the dishes are waiting in the kitchen. By dessert, I know my family has been well fed and it is time for me to sit back, relax and just plain enjoy! Thank you for featuring these awesome dessert recipes!

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    1. Being the hostess for Thanksgiving dinner is certainly lots of work, but dessert does present a great time to just sit and relax. Of course, my overactive sweet tooth is delighted!

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  4. oh my these recipes sound amazing!! honestly you're going to get me off the laptop and in the kitchen if you keep this up!

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  5. Thank you for featuring my pumpkin cake roll recipe. This is a beautiful page with all these yummy desserts. I agree that sitting down for dessert is a relaxing, family time. It's the "topper" to a busy, successful dinner. All these desserts sound so good, it makes me want to have them all on Thanksgiving!

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  6. Ah ~ now we've come to my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal -- the desserts! You've presented some yummy choices here, especially the Irish Creme dish.

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  7. Susan, this is a fabulous collection of delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes! I'm honored that you chose to include the pumpkin whoopie pies recipe among them. So many yummy recipes to choose from, I want to try them all! Great job.

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