7 Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas – A Guest Post!

Thanksgiving, you say?! Isn’t it too early to start planning for that holiday?! We’re still in October!

Well, if you’ve learned anything by reading this blog, you’ve learned that I’m a PLANNER. And yes, my family has already started planning the Thanksgiving menu. On my part, it’s really more that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and so why not go ahead and start planning?!

So when Holly Stellings contacted me and asked if I was interested in sharing her post on Thanksgiving desserts, I was all about it! And she’s got some great ideas! Read on…

You’ve already got the Thanksgiving entrees and sides planned out, and may have gotten started on the table settings, plus the relatives have all RSVP’d. It seems like you’ve got everything planned down to a “T” when you suddenly realize the dessert menu is lacking—all you have on hand is months-old ice cream hidden somewhere in the freezer. Be sure you don’t slack off when it comes to the delectable desserts on this Thanksgiving holiday, and prep in advance to ensure every detail is perfect for your entertaining purposes. Make your Thanksgiving spread one to remember with some excellent Thanksgiving dessert ideas and brace yourself for the cries for seconds.

1) Craving Cranberries

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Cranberry sauce is the perfect side to a well cooked turkey, but you can incorporate this seasonal favorite into a delicious dessert everyone will enjoy. Mix some delectable cranberries with apples, Bisquick, and a few other choice ingredients to make a treat that will disappear in a jiffy—not a crumb left in sight. That Betty Crocker sure did know what she was doing.

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The Quest for the Perfect Pie Crust

Several years back, I made a fresh strawberry pie. The filling and home-made whipped cream were perfect…but the crust was a bust. I’m not even joking. It was awful. And I decided then that perhaps I just wasn’t one of those people who made pies.

Why not use a prepared crust, you ask? That’s just not exactly my style. When I’m baking, I like to bake from scratch. And I was so intimidated by pies I let several years go by without even touching a pie recipe.

That all changed a few weeks before Thanksgiving, when I was assigned “pies”.

I realized that I had a choice. I could go to the freezer section and pick out the most beautiful pies I could find, or I could get over my fear of pie crusts and figure it out and just DO it.

So I posed a question to my Facebook friends about pie crusts, and before I knew it, I had been given this link:

http://redheadcandecorate.com/4/post/2012/09/julies-easy-dutch-apple-pie.html

Do you see that recipe for pie crust? The one with only four ingredients?! I couldn’t believe it. So I had to test it myself, of course.

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