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Nov 23, 2009 08:49 PM

Great Dessert to Bring to Thanksgiving other than Pumpkin or Apple Pie

I like to wow my hosts with something that is great, but doesn't duplicate something that another guest could easily bring. I used to bring the Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie from the Little Pie Company. Unfortunately for me, someone lives on the block and brings that pie.

Does anyone have any suggestions of a great dessert to bring? Thanks!

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  1. I'm bringing the blackout cake from Two Little Red Hens (2nd Ave and 86th St). It's "just" a chocolate cake with chocolate pudding filling. Simple, but it's by far the best chocolate cake I've ever had.

    1. The Momofuku crack pie is like pecan pie without the pecans. Very addictive. Another possibility might be caramel macarons from La Maison du Chocolat, Madeleine Patisserie or Macaron Cafe.

      1. banana pudding from buttercup or magnolia. so delish.

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        1. re: smokeandapancake

          thats a great idea but I love all pudding from Sugar Sweet Sunshine. And they have a seasonal pumpkin one that is just awesome!

        2. I've done the cake from Two Little Red Hens, Bouchon Bakery (Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie), Financier does some great French cakes and pastries, and this year I am doing Blackhound Bakery.

          1. Any more thoughts on this topic this year?

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            1. re: centralpark

              It's not Thanksgiving-y, but the Chocolate Babka from Andre's Bakery on 2nd at about 84th - sort of across from Little Red Hen - is a great favorite.