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AstiTheWestie

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2012, 02:16:41 PM »
All I need to know! I will save one for you!  :D

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2012, 11:41:21 AM »
For anybody else who still looking for dessert ideas, I found a recipe for something called crack pie: cookie crust and a filling of butter, sugar, eggs and cream. It turns out gooey like the filling on a pecan pie and is unbelievable.

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2012, 07:00:31 PM »
First of all-I am a chronic overcooker for holidays.  My holiday planning usually goes like this:

1) Plan a menu.
2) Decide something is missing and add 3 new items to the menu.
3)  Go over it with DH. DH reminds me that 10 people don't need a turkey and a ham and 4 different vegetable options.  Remove 4 or 5 items from the menu.
4) Look at it again and decide it just isn't enough food and add back 2 of the items previously removed.
5) Actual cooking and holiday meal.
6) Start telling people that they HAVE to take something home with them.  DH and I (even with the cat's help) cannot eat all of the leftovers.  Glare at sister when she says "Oh, I would have to leave you short."  She knows better, but she thinks it is funny (every year) that I am such a bad overcooker.

So take anything I say with a grain of salt or three:

When I am doing desserts, I always make something that is traditional (usually pumpkin pie and pecan pie), something fruity (usually either an apple or a cherry pie) and something else (like a chocolate cream pie, lemon merinuge or a cheesecake or carrot cake).  We invariably have more dessert than we need.  But DH and my mom love pecan pie (and I am pretty fond of it).  Sis's boyfriend and oldest child love pumpkin pie (and I like it too).  My sister loves cherry pie and is very fond of apple.  And I like to try something a little out of the ordinary for the holiday.    We have, on occasion, ended up with a ratio of 1 dessert for every 2 people.   Which is why people are not allowed out of my house at the holidays without taking some sort of leftovers with them.  :>
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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2012, 07:26:56 PM »
Lynnv - you are like my soul sister. I, too, seriously over-cook/bake/do. I plan menus and then add to it because it will "never" be "enough". So then guests take home enough food for a week and we have food for a week! At least! But I would rather have too much than not enough. This year we are going to the in-law's, so it is not even a matter of menu planning ... sheesh!

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2012, 09:08:13 PM »
My husband is like this- I am constantly whittling down his holiday menu plans because he dislikes more than one day of leftovers and I dislike wasted food even more!
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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2012, 09:08:53 PM »
Lynnv, you sound just like me. This year I'm cooking for 5 adults and 2 toddlers. I'm making a 13lb turkey, 4 vegetable dishes, 2 potato dishes, a double batch of dressing, and rolls. And I have a justification for each and every dish. ;)
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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2012, 02:53:34 PM »
Ok, OP here with the update. I did make individual chocolate bundt cakes with fresh raspberries and fresh mint, and pecan pumpkin pie. Everything looked gorgeous! Husband tried both desserts and he said the pie was a little too sweet for him (pumpkin pie on the bottom, pecan pie on top basically, so, yeah) but the chocolate bundt cakes were the runaway hit. I think the fresh raspberries put them over the edge. Thanks to all!

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2012, 08:10:28 PM »
For AstiTheWestie: Do you think the cakes would be good with strawberries instead of raspberries? I really, really don't like raspberries, but chocolate is a hit for dessert at all times in my house!
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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2012, 09:02:51 AM »
For AstiTheWestie: Do you think the cakes would be good with strawberries instead of raspberries? I really, really don't like raspberries, but chocolate is a hit for dessert at all times in my house!

Oh, absolutely! Chocolate and strawberries? Oh yeah. I would even make it with cherries (cherry pie filling).

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2012, 01:15:50 PM »
I must've missed the recipe for the chocolate bundt cakes.  Can someone point me to the post #?  Thanks!  They sound so yummy!  And we love raspberries!  :)

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Re: Thanksgiving dessert ideas
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2012, 01:32:13 PM »
I must've missed the recipe for the chocolate bundt cakes.  Can someone point me to the post #?  Thanks!  They sound so yummy!  And we love raspberries!  :)

All I did was use a recipe for a basic chocolate pound cake and bake them in mini bundt cake pans. You can certainly even use your favorite chocolate cake mix as well. I did add some almond extract to make the flavor pop as well!