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Nov 6, 2012 01:23 PM

Kid friendly thanksgiving desserts

Besides pumpkin pie, what are some ideas for kid friendly thanksgiving desserts

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  1. apple pie, chocolate pie, banana cream pie, pie. ;)

    1. tzurris has the right idea, but also remember that kids adore individual snacks of any stripe. You could do mini-turnovers, or craft something in a cupcake-pan liner, like layers of cookie with pudding and a dabby of whipped cream atop. Hell, adults would love it too, it you matured it a little and used something like gingersnaps with a rum-pumpkin custard layer. When these sit for a day (cream on at the last) the cookies soften to the consistency of cake, and they're just delicious. Apple dumplings are another wonderful indie dessert, and the flavors are totally familiar and they generally get gobbled up, whether by the kids or their folks. And let's not forget the cake-pop, and mini-cupcakes!

      1. My all time favorite Thanksgiving dessert since I was a little tyke has been Sour Cream Apple Pie. It's not Thanksgiving without it!

          1. re: ipsedixit

            plus 1, heck - plus 12. make it special with lots of topping options or just a bowl of good ice cream. the adults can eat it with their pies and tortes and fruits.

            1. re: KaimukiMan

              Ice cream is just "friendly" -- be you kid, adult, or just an adult refusing to grow up.

          2. - pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting
            - apple hand pies (or just miniature pies) with vanilla ice cream
            - pumpkin whoopie pies
            - turkey-shaped and decorated cookies
            - ice cream sandwiches (pumpkin cookies w/vanilla ice cream; ginger cookies w/vanilla or pumpkin ice cream)

            i guess it also depends on whether you want something separate for the kids, or a dessert that they'll enjoy along with the adults...