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Old 11-17-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving dessert

What will you be making for dessert of Thanksgiving? I don't know what to make. Dh wants something fruity, says he'd be happy with apple pie but I feel like I should make something special, something we don't normally have. Me? I'm not a big fan of fruity desserts, I'd rather have chocolate, I make dh fruity things but never really eat more than a bite. Maybe two desserts this year?


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Old 11-17-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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We will be having several desserts - pumpkin pie, derby pie, chocolate cake, fruit cake and I'm going to make the pumpkin crunch cake that crewsk posted. We will probably be having a fresh fruit plate also since the dinner tends to be heavy. Not everyone will want a heavy dessert too.

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Old 11-17-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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MIL will do all the desserts.. apple and Pumpkin pie, cheese cake, one hundred different cookies, cheese cakes, banana bread and with out a doubt baklava!!

For christmas I'm making an apple pie wit Apple taffy ice cream.

Taffy Apple Ice Cream

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 12-oz. cans evaporated milk
1 Tbsp. molasses
4 beaten eggs
2 cups whipping cream
3 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apple ( Granny Smith)
2 tsp. vanilla
Apple slices
Caramel ice-cream topping
chopped pecans

In a saucepan combine both sugars, milk, and molasses. Cook and stir over medium heat till sugar dissolves; remove from the stove. stir 1cup of hot milk mixture into beaten eggs, then return to hot mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat just till bubbling; don't boil this mixture.

Remove from heat. Cool a little bit and then, cover and chill.

Stir in cream, chopped apple, and vanilla. Freeze in a 4- or 5- quart ice cream freezer according to your ice cream makers directions.

Top with apple slices and caramel topping and pecans , if you want.
I just do the caramel topping.

Makes about 2 quarts (16 servings).

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If so... this is a recipe that PA Baker gave me.
It's wonderful.

Coffee Crème Brulee

4 egg yolks
1 c sugar, divided
1 ½ c heavy cream
1 Tbsp instant coffee
½ tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300F.

In a medium sized bowl, beat egg yolks and 6 Tbsp sugar with a whisk for about 1 minute or until smooth. Reserve.

In a second medium sized bowl, add coffee and ¼ c cream. Whisk thoroughly until smooth, then add remaining cream and whisk until well blended. Add coffee cream mixture and vanilla to egg yolks. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold together.

Use a ladle to pour mixture into individual ramekins, ¾ of the way to the top.

Place ramekins into a roasting pan. Transfer to oven. Before closing oven door, pour water into pan, but not into the ramekins, until it reaches ½ way up the side of the ramekins.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the brulee giggles slightly when you shake the pan. Remove pan from oven and leave out on the counter, allowing the residual heat of the water to finish the cooking process.

When brulees have fully solidified and cooled down, sprinkle 1 ½ Tbsp sugar evenly over the top of each ramekin. Use a small blowtorch to caramelize the sugar, or place ramekins 1” below oven broiler until sugar caramelizes.

Ramekins can also be chilled after they have cooled down if not making immediately.

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Old 11-17-2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:50 AM   #5
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We're having Pumpkin Crunch Cake as usual. I'm not fond of pumpkin pie so this is perfect. (WooHoo!! I did the link thingy!!)
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:59 AM   #6
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Thanksgiving dessert?

Ok, I'll be the first guy to go ahead and vote for more turkey!!!

(Yes, I'm one of the guys who will stand there and pick away at the carcass until the bones are completely picked clean...)

Although there usually is a pumpkin pie floating around, too.

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:07 PM   #7
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there'll be punkin pie n peekin pie. thems ata warnts annerthang differnt gots ta brang it theirselfs.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:43 PM   #8
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I normally make a raspberry bottom cheese cake and offer 2 or 3 different sauces (2 fruit - raspberry or blueberry and 1 chocolate). That seems to satisfy those who don't want pumpkin pie.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:00 PM   #9
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My daughter's bringing the pumpkin pie. I would like to do something different, but if I don't make my crumb-top apple, I will be in the doghouse. I think I'll do a pecan pie this year also...haven't done one for a while, and I have a really good recipe for it.
Has anyone tried the chocolate pecan?
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:57 PM   #10
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My niece is making some "cute" cupcakes, as she called them, that she saw on a magazine. Sister-in-law will bring some kind of dessert, perhaps fruit salad and I'll be making some pumpkin pies. How much boring can it get? LOL Anyone making anything totally fabulous for dessert?


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