I know today is supposed to be Meatless Monday, and I suppose technically it still is. None of these delicious baked goods contains meat. Can we agree to let this one slide?
Thanksgiving is this week (where did the time go?) and I know we're all looking forward to spending time with family, sharing stories of what we're thankful for, and enjoying a delicious meal. If you're like me, you love the meal a whole lot, but it's Thanksgiving dessert that really gets you excited. If you're nodding in agreement right now, I bet you have your favorite dessert--the one your entire family knows they'd better give you a big piece of. Maybe you like trying new and different things each year.
If you do, visit my post from last year, Desserts to Be Thankful For. I've got ten of my best Thanksgiving desserts featured, including my pear pie with maple and ginger, pumpkin chai blondies with spiced cream cheese frosting, and, of course, the pumpkin cheesecake with bourbon-sour cream topping and gingersnap crust my family requests every year.
This year, I'm adding three new treats. My pumpkin spice pull-apart bread with bourbon glaze would be a great addition to the Thanksgiving spread. For a family that eats a bit later in the day, it'd be a wonderful treat to snack on around brunch time. To liven up the table, make up a batch of cranberry turtle bars. Not only are they delicious, but the cranberry caramel has the most gorgeous ruby tone I've ever seen in a dessert. Looking for a dessert that brings a touch of elegance and whimsy to the dessert buffet? How about my cranberry chai cupcakes? Warm, sweet, and studded with sparkling sugared cranberries, they are sure to please and impress.
Reader, I wish you all the most wonderful of Thanksgivings. I'll be making an extra effort to take note of all I have to be thankful for. I truly am a blessed woman.