Thanksgiving Dessert Round-up!

I know I’m not the only last minute planner, or sometimes procrastinator. So to help each of us like-minded people along, here are a few dessert ideas. And guess what?  While you are cruising this, I’ll be looking for fast turkey brining recipes. Yep, I only found out yesterday–I’ll be doing Thanksgiving, three-quarters of it a least. Which usually isn’t bad, but I’m doing the turkey. I’m not sure how Matt volunteered me for that since I don’t do turkey, but this no-turkey doer is doing turkey – GULP!

On to more fun things: dessert.

Chocolate Dipped Pears and more holiday dessert ideas!

Pressed for time? Here you go, great tasting, great presentation and only fifteen minutes to make-Chocolate Dipped Pears with an Almond Crunch.

This is still one of my very favorite holiday desserts—Chocolate Cranberry Tart . Just don’t eat all of the cranberry curd by the spoonful.


Oh, let’s dig in the archives for this Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Bourbon Whip Cream.


While we are there, let’s call up this Pumpkin Tart that has a killer pecan and cardamom crust.

Pumpkin Pie Tart_BakersRoyale copy

This one is well worth the effort – Banana Bread Pudding. To shortcut the time, use store-bought banana bread or pumpkin bread to keep it seasonal.


Or keep it simple and traditional with this Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll via Bakers Royale

Cake. I have to at least throw out the cake option: Cranberry-Orange & Coconut Cake



And if you been tasked for breakfast or brunch the next day, here you go – Pumpkin Muffins with a Candied Walnut Streusel


Alright late-starters, let’s do this and make it a killer holiday!



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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Naomi, I love all your pictures and the recipes, have a wonderful evening tomorrow on your Thanks giving dinner.

    A lovely student from BYW xoxo

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These all sound and look so wonderful. You’re photos are truly stunning. Especially the chocolate dipped pears and the bundt cake – extraordinary!