A New Take on Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving leftovers

In this delicious installment of the Dorsey Dish Thanksgiving series, we are indulging in all things “desserts!”  Now that we’ve learned some tips on how to create a tasty turkey, we’ve learned a few secrets on how to whip up some healthy Thanksgiving side dishes, it’s time finish the Thanksgiving meal with a dessert that will leave your guests talking for days.  But what happens when you don’t want to settle for the tried and true classics like Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Apple Pie, or even Pecan Pie?!

The recipes below are courtesy of Chef Waniece Usher, who gives us her thoughts on putting a new spin on your Thanksgiving desserts.

A New Take on Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

“Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday, the best part about Thanksgiving aside from the turkey are the desserts. An all-time favorite dessert is the pumpkin pie, served warm with ice cream or whipped topping.  Let’s step outside the box for a second, if you are looking to blow your family away with new holiday desserts, try these out:

Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Bourbon Sauce, much like a New York style cheesecake but with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and mace added to the filling with a cream bourbon sauce on top.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts,  “It’s time to make the donuts” It might be time consuming process  but it’s so worth making donuts from scratch and taking them fresh out the deep fryer and sprinkling granulated sugar and cinnamon on top of them.

Looking for something less time consuming? How about take your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, baking them off and adding ganache with pieces of cranberries. See recipe below. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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