10 Days of Thanksgiving: Eat Dessert First!
|Puff Pastry Pear Tartlets
Photo: Food and Wine
A few days ago I wrote that pumpkin, apple and pecan pies are the most popular Thanksgiving pie flavors. They’re popular but they’re also predictable so I’d like to share two twists on Thanksgiving dessert: 1) Creative alternatives to the typical fanfare, and; 2) A list of the BEST traditional recipes one can find. No matter which route you go, your guests will find room for dessert!
1. Puff Pastry Pear Tartlets
“I had the honor of cooking for Julia Child’s 80th birthday party at the home of a former F&W editor in chief,” says Grace Parisi. “At the end of the evening, Child graciously asked, ‘Who made that looovely dessert?’ I managed to croak out, ‘I did.’ These tartlets are a variation on that recipe.” – Grace Parisi of Food and Wine
2. Banana-Chocolate Chip with Peanut Butter Frosting
This cake is perfect for beginners—it’s moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting. – BonAppetit
|Banana-Chocolate Chip with Peanut Butter Frosting
Photo: Bon Appetit