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Thanksgiving Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Cranapple Pie for Thanksgiving Recipes
Looking for Thanksgiving Recipes?  Here are some suggestions to get you from Breakfast to Dinner.  I’ve pulled together a list I thought you might enjoy this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  And then we’re off to the Christmas holidays.

COFFEECAKES/BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread is all it promises.  Keep a loaf in the freezer for a quick treatChocolate Cranberry Quick Bread

Stuffed Cinnamon Bread French Toast with Orange Sauce is a breakfast or brunch treat like no other.  The sauce is a variation of my recipe for crepe suzette.Cinnamon French Toast with Orange Sauce for Five Make Ahead Breads for Easter

Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote comes to you via the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot in Disney World many years ago.  It’s as good now as it was then.Belgium waffles with Berry Compote

Scones with Strawberry Cranberry Jam– the scones are always welcome but the Strawberry Cranberry Jam is an easily made topping that really sets these apart.Scone with Cranberry Strawberry Jam

BREADS/ROLLS

Pillowy Soft Dinner Rolls are exactly what a Thanksgiving dinner needs to soak up the gravy.Pillowy Soft Dinner Rolls

The Story of No Knead Bread and Me is my version of this favorite.  Make it, freeze it, enjoy it on Thankgiving.No-Knead Bread

Cream Biscuits – For a change of pace, these would be great and really, really easy.  Freeze, defrost and warm. Cream Biscuits with Strawberry Jam

Cinnamon Raisin Bread – This is my favorite anytime bread.Cinnamon Bread for Make Ahead Breads for Easter

SIDE DISHES

Honey Roasted Vegetables are the perfect side dish for this holiday.Honey Roasted Vegetables

Cranberry Fresh Pineapple Relish is loved by people that don’t even like cranberries.Cranberry Relish

PIES AND TARTS

Chocolate Cranberry Curd Tart is the runaway favorite for these Thanksgiving Recipes.  One look and you can see why!Chocolate Cranberry Curd Tart

Cranberry Pie with a Pleated Crust – this crust is the easiest way to make a pie.

Boston Cream Pie – A pie in name only, this is wonderful any time of the year.Boston Cream Pie

Lemon Meringue  Pie – Everyone’s favorite American PieLemon Meringue Pie

DESSERTS

Updated Pumpkin Mousse Torte is a perennial favorite that features a light pumpkin mousse with all the flavors of pumpkin pie.Pumpkin Mousse Torte

Apple Crisp Cheesecake is an unusual take on a cheesecake but worth every minute spent on it.

I hope you enjoy these Thanksgiving recipes as much as we do.

Updated Pumpkin Mousse Torte

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Pumpkin Mousse TorteThe 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 an easily made dessert that can be made ahead and frozen.  In fact, that is exactly how we sold them to our clientele when I had the bakery.  It takes one more thing off of the to-do list for Thanksgiving dinner…something I am always thankful for.

This was, without question, the most popular dessert we made for the fall months including Thanksgiving.  A crumb crust, cheesecake layer topped with a light, but intense pumpkin mousse soon became everyone’s favorite. Continue reading