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Old 11-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving Dessert help!

I'm making two Chocolate Chess pie's with toasted pecan in one and toasted walnuts in the other, and since I know that a majority of my family is all about dessert I want to add some alcohol to the whipped cream that will be served with it. As I don't usually incorporate alcohol with my desserts that I normaly make what would be a good ($20 or less) alcohol pairing with this dessert? I would prefer a clear spirit so that the classic whipped cream look wont be distorted.

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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Maybe some Grand Marinier, orange and chocolate is my favorite!
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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Bourbon is great with chocolate. Rum is another option.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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Bourbon hands down....Less than $20 for a 750ML...Just off the top of my head...look for Old Grand Dad Bonded...It's the 100 proof expression.

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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Maybe some Grand Marinier, orange and chocolate is my favorite!
Then Cointreau is probably a better choice. More orangey tasiting, clear, and probably cheaper.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:33 AM   #6
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Triple Sec is cheaper than both the orange liquers above in the UK.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:43 AM   #7
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Triple Sec is cheaper than both the orange liquers above in the UK.
If one can find it on this side of the pond, a generic triple sec is cheaper here too. Actually, Cointreau is a triple sec. Grand Marnier with a yellow ribbon is triple sec and Grand Marnier with a red ribbon is triple sec and brandy, or is it Cognac.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:47 AM   #8
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There will be some in your family that will not settle for anything less than pure 100% real whipping cream. For the others who are looking for a 'pop' or surprise I prepare Dream Whip according to the directions. It whips like cream and it looks like cream. Where I would normally add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla flavoring I add one tsp or two of a really good brandyr. It does not discolor the Dream Whip unless you use a lot. I would experiment r white rum or even the white spiced rum.

Considering the small amount of liquor you will use, you may be able to find it in the airline size bottle for $3.

Brandy, I think, should pair with either nut and the chocolate, but I am not sure about the rums. For me I woould be tempted to add a touch of grated oraange peel for color on the Dream Whip.

Whipped cream cam be browned. But, I have never tried to do that to Dream Whip because of the water content. .


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I'm making two Chocolate Chess pie's with toasted pecan in one and toasted walnuts in the other, and since I know that a majority of my family is all about dessert I want to add some alcohol to the whipped cream that will be served with it. As I don't usually incorporate alcohol with my desserts that I normaly make what would be a good ($20 or less) alcohol pairing with this dessert? I would prefer a clear spirit so that the classic whipped cream look wont be distorted.

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