Thanksgiving Desserts

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: CSA, Eating Local, Food Porn, Holiday, Recipes

We’ll start our review of Thanksgiving dinner with the usual ending – the desserts. I made three desserts in total – a couple of squash custard pies, a caramelized nut tart, and a Sara Lee Blueberry pie. I’ll skip the pic of the blueberry pie since I’m sure everyone has seen one at one time of their life.

I got the idea for the caramelized nut tart from this post at Simply Recipes, and let me tell you – words can’t describe the great flavor of this. It’s like the part that makes sticky buns good condensed into tart form. Of course, I’ve always had a thing for caramel and nuts together, so… For some reason, this one didn’t go over too well, so lucky me has tons of leftovers. :) Probably because there was what everyone though was pumpkin pie to be had.

The other dessert that I made from scratch was Brown Sugar Squash Pie. It’s a great custard pie that I made with butternut squash from the CSA box, and it tasted like a cross between sweet potato and pumpkin pie, only with better flavor. I always find the spices in both a bit overwhelming, but this recipe was a nice balance. I will definitely make this again, it came out perfectly. My only change to the recipe was that I used refrigerated pie dough instead of homemade. This went over like gangbusters, my guests went through an entire pie in 10 minutes flat. :)

I definitely should do more baking. As a matter of fact, I need to start my Christmas baking soon. Haven’t decided what to make yet.

 

2 Responses to “Thanksgiving Desserts”

  1. Nicole Says:

    That nut tart sounds amazing – thanks for sharing the link!

  2. Columbus Foodie » Blog Archive » Farm Fresh and Local Produce - 8/25/07 Says:

    [...] I got a great deal on sqash and poblanos at Wegman’s. $1 each for spaghetti squash, which I plan on using to make one of Paul’s favorite dishes, and also $1 each for butternut squash, which I’ll use to make Brown Sugar Squash Pie like we had last Thanksgiving. Yeah, I know it’s a little early for squash pie, but I usually start getting the cravings for fall stuff like apple cider and squash around the end of August, so we’re right on target. . Also at Wegman’s, I got 10 poblano peppers for $1, which will come in handy when making salsa and chili today. [...]

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