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Nov 16, 2009 02:05 PM

Desserts - NO fruit, chocolate, or pie

My brother-in-law is a very picky eater and doesn't like fruit, chocolate, or pies. My sister doesn't want to leave him out when it comes to holiday desserts. Any ideas other than peanut butter fudge?

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  1. Cake, and he probably doesn't like cookies if he doesn't like pie so cake and pumpkin steamed with brown sugar cinnamon and nutmeg
    it sound weird but thats what we've made for years

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    1. re: fabian3dg

      I was thinking of a combination of your two desserts, fabian--i.e., maybe a spice cake? Seems fallish to me and the spices one would use would align with the seasonings we typically feature at Thanksgiving.

    2. This Muscovado ice cream is sensational and really easy to do.

      I drizzle it with layers of espresso fudge sauce and crumbled shortbread cookies as I put it in an airtight container to harden up. You could also do the same thing in a parfait glass at serving time. Oops! I see chocolate is out too. No prob! The ice cream is really delicious enough to hold up on its own and you could serve it with sugar cookies or shortbread.

      If you can't find Muscovado sugar (for some reason I'm finding it hard to locate this year myself) dark brown sugar will do just as well.

      1. Wow, someone who doesn't like fruit or chocolate, my two favorite food groups.... hard to fathom, but there are plenty of great dessert options.

        My first thought was creme caramel or creme brulee. There are also lots of delicious non-chocolate cakes, like genoise, or nut tortes. Or vanilla souffle. Or, if you want to go down home, gingerbread cake with fresh whipped cream.

        And an apple pie for me :)

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        1. re: visciole

          I second gingerbread cake with caramellized pears or apples (he doesn't get any) and caramel sauce

          1. re: visciole

            I was thinking along the same lines. Maybe a pumpkin creme brulee or creme caramel.

            I like the pumpkin or eggnog panna cotta ideas that Christina and maxie suggested too.

            1. re: meatn3

              Or rice pudding?? How can you not like chocolate or fruit?? Wow. Can't imagine life without either.

            2. pumpkin or eggnog panna cotta with cookies