When it comes to Thanksgiving, it's like a war of the pies. Be it apple, pumpkin, cherry, or pecan pie, there's bound to be some sort of competition between the sweets. If my taste buds could have their druthers, we'd dive right into the pecan pie and never look back. Unfortunately for my senses, yet fortunately for my skinny jeans, my willpower is better than that. While no pie is truly a good choice, some are better than others. In the true autumnal spirit, I chose the two pies most commonly associated with a Thanksgiving supper and compared them side by side. Come check out the nutritional breakdown and tell me what you would choose!
While most classic Thanksgiving desserts don't feature meat, the majority do use dairy products. If you're catering to a mix of vegetarians and vegans, it's important to serve a dessert that everyone can enjoy. This pumpkin pie recipe is 100 percent vegan. The crust consists of flour and pecans blended with vegetable shortening.
The pumpkin filling gets its creamy, smooth, and thick texture from silken tofu. To make this pie gluten-free, substitute gluten-free baking mix for the flour and use gluten-free vanilla instead of vanilla. Get the recipe here.
There's only one dessert to serve at a Kentucky Derby viewing party, and that's pie. The original recipe for the authentic pie is a close guarded secret , but a quick Internet search proves that there are tons of chocolate-nut pie variations out there. This one is similar to a classic pecan pie, but with a rich brown sugar bourbon filling and chocolate chips. It needs time to bake and set and can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature. If you have time, I would make the pie on Friday night. For the delicious recipe, keep reading.
If you've volunteered (or been assigned) to bring a dessert to a Thanksgiving potluck, don't run to the nearest bakery. You can bake a delicious homemade treat that will impress your friends and family! Start by selecting an unexpected dessert like caramel-walnut pie. It's similar to classic pecan pie, but is made with walnuts instead. Next give yourself plenty of time to make the pie and if necessary, experiment with the recipe. Although the resulting pie, with its rich Fall flavors, is scrumptious, the technique to put it together is wildly simple.
The dough is store bought and the filling requires nothing more than a whisk, measuring cups, and a bowl. To give this easy, yet divine Thanksgiving dessert a try, keep reading.
Need a super-quick, delicious dessert for Thanksgiving? How about classic pecan pie! This no-fail recipe is especially great for those short on time or new to the kitchen. No special baking equipment is needed to make this pie. All you have to do is combine the filling ingredients in a bowl, fill the pie shell, and bake. To simplify the process even more, use a ready-made pie crust from the store. The final pie is chewy, sweet, and nutty. Learn how to make it and read more
To many of us, Thanksgiving means pies — lots and lots of pies. From apple pie to pumpkin pie, you're most likely going to encounter at least a slice or two this holiday season. When you do, use this breakdown to make the best decisions about which pies you could (and shouldn't) indulge in.
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I originally thought I'd make a classic Thanksgiving pie for this week's baking project. However, as you may know, pie crust tends to thwart me. So instead of struggling about, I started thinking about ways to make a pie without making a pie. Eventually, I landed upon the idea of a pecan pie cookie and after a bit of googling, I found a recipe that sounded just right. The result — a thumb-print cookie with a caramelized-pecan filling — was definitely reminiscent of pecan pie, only a lot easier to put together. If you're looking for a treat for an upcoming Thanksgiving potluck, then look no further, get the recipe, just read more
After you have finished your Thanksgiving meal, clean the kitchen and take a nice, leisurely walk. By the time you return home you will feel refreshed and ready for a piece of pie and a glass of champagne. Pumpkin pie is the obvious choice for a decadent dessert. Jazz yours up with an amaretto whipped cream. Serve a second dessert option in the form of a chocolate pecan pie. Slice up any leftover pie and give to guests as they leave. For the recipes to these divinely delicious desserts, please read more
Pop singer Justin Timberlake recently opened his first restaurant in New York City. Called Southern Hospitality, it's a BBQ joint that serves exactly what you would expect from a Southern boy at heart: ribs, cornbread, hush puppies, and fried chicken. Many of the recipes are from his family's collection, including his grandmother's deviled eggs and pecan pie. Says Timberlake of his beloved deviled eggs:
It's my granny's original recipe that I grew up eating and she finally showed me how to make them.
That's not the only recipe his granny is sharing, because we have her scrumptious pecan pie. With a sweet, syrupy filling and crunchy, melt in your mouth pecans, this is one recipe that you will definitely want to make. For all of us who don't live in NYC, baking this pie is a great way to experience Justin's new eatery. So get the recipe now, all you have to do is read more