Thanksgiving 2015 Desserts

IMG_7523Complimentary desserts to the standard pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie.

When there are a lot of desserts on a table, guests often like to enjoy a sample of many.  A slice of pie or cake tend to be large servings.  Small pick-up desserts are a nice compliment.  I like to stick to flavors of the season.  The middle plate holds nut crescent cookie, which are filled with a combination nut filling.  Nuts are always in season this time of year.  The bottom plate holds Dulce de Leche fudge.  While caramel apples are about a month past their prime – caramel is usually a welcome flavor.  Finally, the top plate holds oreo truffles – no matter what the season is, chocolate lovers want chocolate desserts.

Oreo Truffles

Grind together 1 package of Oreos and 1 8-oz pkg of cream cheese in food processor.  Roll into balls.  Place in freezer for about 30 minutes.  Dip in chocolate.

Dulche de Leche Caramel Fudge ( recipe from http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/dulce-de-leche-caramel-fudge/ )

3 cups white chocolate (use a good chocolate – don’t use chips)

2 Tbls butter

Melt the above ingredients in microwave (don’t over cook)

Stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla and 14 oz of Duce de Leche caramel (usually found in hispanic section at grocery store)

Pour into foil lined 8×8 pan.  Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Nut Crescent Cookies

In addition, to the above desserts, I also made:

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Carrot Cake (gluten free)

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Chocolate Loaded Cake (gluten free)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY BAKING!

 

 

 

 

 

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Peanut Butter Fudge

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Fudge is a deceptive dessert.  It doesn’t look very special – simply cut into cubes of some sort.  You can’t always tell whether it is soft or hard by just looking at it.  But when it is perfectly smooth and the balance of flavor and sugar is ideal, fudge is heavenly.  Tonight, it turned out superb.  (Which was a good thing, because last week’s fudge was a disaster)  Whether the fudge is yummy or nah, baking with my daughter is a heartwarming occasion.