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Nov 22, 2008 05:02 PM

Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts- Not Pie!

Any thoughts about your favorite Thanksgiving desserts that don't include pie? Trying to come up with something a little different to supplement the endless types of pie we seem to have every year. What's your favorite dessert??

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  1. Does cheesecake count as pie? I don't like pumpkin pie, but I love me some pumpkin cheesecake!

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    1. re: Moxiegirl

      me too! I make it in a swirl, regular cheesecake with the pumpkin mixed in. Looks so pretty.

    2. Fruit crisps like cranberry-apple are a little lighter than pie. There's free online access to the Cooks Country version at

      Maple desserts go well with a turkey dinner. Some sort of creme brulee or bavarian or mousse would be nice. Caramel is another good flavor for the typical T'day meal.

      There's always room for jello, so they say ;^)

      1. Warm Indian Pudding with Haagan Daz vanilla melting on top. Mmmmm...

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          1. re: galleygirl

            catsmeow is correct
            My late MIL also made a tapioca and date pudding that was yummy but I don't recall the name.

        1. Here's one I posted on another board: (Finnish Vispipuuroa)

          My fingers and brain do not always work in concert, so when you read "heavy cram" know that I mean "heavy crEam." :-


          It's truly our favorite finish...last year only half of a pie was eaten with ten people in attendance.

          Happy Thanksgiving!


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          1. re: cayjohan

            Do you heat it the next morning and add heavy cRem or milk? We're going to need something sturdy if we're going to the Pitt-WVU game at noon.

            1. re: yayadave

              yayadave, serve cold (then it keeps its "whippitivity", although you can rewhip). Yep, with the cream. And it sticks to the ribs big time, but without any bad stuff if you go easy on the cream.


          2. Paula Deen has a great Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle recipe. I made it last year, and it was gone in no time. Everyone requested it again this year.