The definition of ideal is quite vague and varies from family to family. I feel that pumpkin is still somehow related to the Thanksgiving season and the culture. How about some dessert out of pumpkin after the Thanksgiving dinner? Sounds like an ideal to me, for a family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Several ideas of pumpkin dessert are provided below.
If you still have good pumpkins from Halloween, you can reuse them. The pumpkin should be still good if you just drew on the pumpkin for decoration and the peduncle is still in place. Alternatively, you can buy a new pumpkin from a farm or a store.
Pumpkin Pie is a traditional favorite that makes the most of the autumn pumpkin harvest. Cut the pumpkin in half, roast until tender, and scoop out the pumpkin puree. Each pumpkin should yield several cups, making it far cheaper than buying puree or pumpkin pie filling. You will have to add seasoning of your liking to it. Many recipes are available over the internet. The following Pinterest pin will give you a tour to a Food Network recipe.
Pumpkin is an excellent ingredient for cheesecake, giving color, moisture and healthy fruit and fiber to a cake that can otherwise be very high in calories and quite dense and fattening. Martha Stewart’s recipe directed from the following pin looks like the one I will use for the Thanksgiving meal.
Pumpkin Spice Bread
Pumpkin is very moist and makes a great cake or loaf. You can make it as spicy as you like to suit your taste. You could also frost or glaze it to make it look more festive for Thanksgiving. The taste of pumpkin bread always reminds of childhood. It is undoubtedly, one of the most widely cherished seasonal delights.
The Busy Baker’s recipe in the following pin is the one that I would follow to make my pumpkin spice bread.
Dessert is an important part of holiday meals, especially because it creates memories. Are you planning on any dessert for the upcoming Thanksgiving, or in general, for the holiday season? Please share your ideas on desserts in the comments section below.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
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