Here are some last minute recipes for Thanksgiving including savory as well as sweet, from side dishes to desserts as well as breakfast treats. Most can be made ahead to save you time.
Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving
These side dishes for Thanksgiving are a bit of a departure for me but they are so good and easy, I thought you might enjoy them. When I had the take out shop, both of these were on the "Everything but the Turkey Menu". We supplied all the side dishes and they roasted the turkey.
Chocolate Cranberry Curd Tart
Chocolate Cranberry Curd had become an absolute favorite for the holidays at the bakery. Besides its vibrant color, the taste and texture are outstanding. We used it in tarts, cakes and petit fours. Room permitting, we would freeze cases of cranberries at the end of the season in order to get a head start the
Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast & Orange Sauce
With the holidays around the corner, this Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast with Orange Cream Sauce is perfect for a brunch. For this Stuffed Cinnamon French toast you can use any cinnamon bread, but Dierberg's in St. Louis has a great round cinnamon bread that I used for mine. I actually thought of making the French
Updated Pumpkin Mousse Torte
The original recipe for this Pumpkin Mousse Torte included 3 raw egg yolks and was fussier to put together. I long ago omitted the yolks with no problem and no change to taste or texture. I make this for the restaurant where it is always well received during the fall months. Pumpkin Mousse Torte is
Apple Crisp Cheesecake
Apple Crisp Cheesecake says fall to me. And it did to many of my customers too. At the first hint of cool air, the orders would start coming in. I particularly like this cheesecake because it doesn't need a water bath as so many of ours did. I just taught this at the Kitchen Conservatory
The Marvelous Variable Kolache
Kolache, (pronounced ko-lah-chee) the Czech pastry, can be sweet or savory. This blog features the sweet version. I have updated some of the fillings for a wider variety. Although poppyseed and prune fillings are traditional, I omitted them because I thought six was truly enough. The fillings are given in tablespoons since most of the
Scones with Cranberry Strawberry Jam
After last week's marathon recipe, Scones with Cranberry Strawberry Jam is a walk in the park. The scones are easily made and the jam requires no canning if kept in the refrigerator or freezer. The combination of the cranberries and strawberries makes a sweet-tart topping for the scones, toast, biscuits, or pancakes and waffles. A