Do you remember the first time you took your first bite of pumpkin pie? I do. I was five years old, and I vividly recall the Thanksgiving Day when I walked through the door to my aunt and uncle’s small kitchen. My eyes were immediately drawn to a card table filled with several pumpkin pies and other desserts -it was such a beautiful sight. When I walked up to the table I visually assessed the aesthetic condition and location of each pie, making a mental note on which one I hoped to get a piece of. I was so worried I would be served dessert from one of the burned pumpkin pies I made sure to be one of the first kids in line when it was time for the last course. Fortunately my uncle understood my concern and graciously asked me which pie I would like to be served from. He cut a big piece for me and finished it off with a dollop of whipped cream from a can. Even though it was of the frozen variety you bake at home, I fell in love with pumpkin pie that day. For the record, I still love those boxed frozen pies.
These days the dessert table at our Thanksgiving dinner is an impressive spread of various pies, cakes, crisps, and cookies. My husband loves his grandmother’s pecan pie and my kids love traditional pumpkin pie. As for me I am easy to please because I love any and all desserts.
Two weeks ago I asked Savory Sweet Life readers on Facebook what desserts they were looking most forward to eating on Thanksgiving Day. Based on the responses, I’ve compiled a virtual Thanksgiving dessert table. It’s a real feast for the eyes from around the web.
If you’re searching for the perfect dessert to make for Thanksgiving, here’s a baker’s dozen worth considering.
Did I miss one of your favorites? Feel free to add your favorite must-have holiday dessert in the comments section below. One can never have too many desserts!
The Pioneer Woman’s Pecan Pie
Guilty Kitchen’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
My Baking Addiction’s Chocolate Pudding Pie
Savory Sweet Life’s Cranberry Apple Crisp
Sassy Radish’s Guinesss Stout Ginger Cake
Cookin’ Canuck’s Apple Upside-Down Biscuits
The Food Librarian’s Cardamon Vanilla Bundt Cake
How To: Simplify’s Old-Fashion Apple Pie
Family Fresh Cooking’s Pear Spice Cake with Toasted Walnuts
The Church Cook’s Pecan Crunch Cookies
Evil Shenanigans’ White Chocolate, Cranberry, Pecan, and Sweet Potato Cookies
Souffle Bombay’s Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Sauce
My Culinary Quest’s Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes