Thanksgiving Desserts!

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love ALL THE FOODS and ALL THE DESSERTS! I overeat like I’m at an all you can eat vegan buffet brunch. I’m in tremendous pain afterwards. Its both worth it and not worth it but I put in the extra time at the YMCA the day before and after.

This year both of my families (mine and my husbands) were celebrating together at my mother-in-laws house. It was a tight squeeze…my sister and I sat at the kids table..it was fun. I made most of the desserts this year. I went in the opposite direction of what is usually made by my husbands grandmother.

Instead of an apple pie I made a Tart Tatin from Terry Hope Romero’s book Vegan Eats World. It was my first time making this so I was nervous. It starts with an olive oil crust that is pressed into a tart pan and then frozen before baking. Thank goodness it was a pressed crust. I was not in the mood to wrestle with a rolled out crust! The apples were peeled, quartered, and cooked down in a vegan butter and sugar sauce that turned into a caramel that was later hit with some booze at the end. The tart was a complete success. It is definitely going to be my go to apple “pie” dessert. I topped my slice off with some So Delicious CocoWhip. That stuff was delicious!

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Instead of a pumpkin pie I made Pumpkin Donuts! I decided to go Donut over Pie for the kids. They wouldn’t have eaten either so this gave them something else to choose from. I’ve had a donut pan for years now and have never used it. I think I alway’s assumed donuts would be too labor intensive but cake donuts are as easy as cupcakes. They were really moist and delicious. I topped them with a chocolate ganache and sprinkles. I’m currently baking another batch of them for a Thanksgiving Potluck at my friends house.

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The last dessert I made with my 7 year old daughter. We had chocolate ganache left over from the donuts so we dipped Sweet and Sara Marshmallows, which we stuck a lollypop stick into them first, into the chocolate and then dipped them into either coconut or sprinkles. These were super cute and everyone had fun eating them! A dessert for all ages. 

Hope your Thanksgiving was full of awesome people, food and desserts! 

 

2 Comments on Thanksgiving Desserts!

  1. Amey
    December 1, 2014 at 12:50 PM (3 years ago)

    Yay! I love thanksgiving too – and I’m the family dessert maker. I love the fancy desserts you made – but still staying true to pumpkins and apples as the theme! Also, aren’t Sweet & Sara Marshmallows just the best?? SO GOOD.

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  2. Cadry
    December 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM (3 years ago)

    What fun desserts! My husband made an apple pie for Thanksgiving with an olive oil crust from Vegan Pie in the Sky. I wonder if it’s the same crust recipe. If so, I love the savory taste to it. I’ve always assumed that donuts would be too time-consuming too. Good to know that they’re not too big of a commitment if I should ever get a donut pan someday.

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