Did you make one yet?
If you did, I bet you are really happy today.
If you did not. I bet you are sad. Really sad.
There is always tomorrow.
But first I have to tell you about the "other" Thanksgiving desserts ...
Without further ado let me present
Thanksgiving Desserts 2013!
In reverse order of success...
An apple crumb cake thing that I had been told was delicious. It was horrible. It didn't even warrant a picture. Because not only did it taste bad, it was ugly, too. A big 12x18 pan of ugliness.
I should have made this pie -
- because it is wonderful. Every stinkin time!
I also made Clinton Kelly's Coconut Cream Pie.
Everyone on The Chew loved this pie. It was very tasty. But I made it for a coconut pie lover and it didn't measure up for her. This pie gets its coconut flavor from coconut milk and from a toasted coconut crumble on the top of the pie. She wanted COCONUT in her pie. Imagine that. Let me repeat - it is a very good pie with a heavenly texture. It just doesn't have coconut in it!
An IMPORTANT note about this making this pie. The recipe says to cook that crumble topping about 40 minutes. That's not even close to accurate. I think mine took 15 minutes or so. Also if you stir it up every 5-6 minutes it makes better crumbles. I know this because I had to make it twice...because the first time I set the timer at 25 minutes. It didn't burn black or anything but was too toasted for the best flavor.
Mr. Quirky's mom made him his favorite pie. Let me introduce you to"Carol's Cherry Pie"-
It's a keeper. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Without fail.
My favorite dessert ended up being Sweetapolita's Autumn Delight Cake. It's been hanging out on my Pinterest board for entirely too long - just waiting for the appropriate occasion.
Let's take a moment to
Can you see the deliciousness?
If if weren't called Autumn Delight cake, it would be called 4-Layer Sweet Potato & Ginger Layer Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling, Candied Pecans and Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Buttercream.
That's quite a name. And I must say that the cake totally lives up to that grand name.
When it is gone I will be sad.
My body will be glad.
I hope I can resist making another one.
If you want to adore some more, check out the pictures at Sweetapolita.
Of course you will have to go there to get the recipe and make the cake.
Now I have to get some rest.
It's a big responsibility helping all these desserts disappear.
Make something wonderful today.
The Dedicated House