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Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Prep: Dessert!

Time to talk dessert. I have no idea what I’m going to do this year for dessert, so I can’t really give you my plan yet. I love dessert, but I always get so worn out from making the dinner that I tend to cheat a bit when it comes to the sweets. Hence, no real dessert insight here on the blog.

I WILL provide you with an amazing (and easy) French Silk Pie recipe from my sis-in-law Cora’s family (see below). And as far as pumpkin pie goes, I always just follow the directions on the can of pumpkin and it comes out just fine (and yes, I buy pre-made crust). See, I am certainly no Thanksgiving dessert expert. Today I’m counting on YOU to share your best Thanksgiving dessert recipes! Please post!!!

French Silk Pie
– 3. oz unsweetened chocolate squares (melted and cooled)
– 1/2 C butter
– 1 C sugar
– 1 T vanilla
– 4 Eggs

Melt and cool chocolate. Cream butter – add sugar and vanilla and mix. Add chocolate. Add 2 eggs and beat on high 5 mins. Add 2 more eggs beat on high 5 minutes. I use a pre-made graham cracker crust. Top with whipped cream. Keep refrigerated.


  1. 1

    Since I don’t have to make the whole meal, I’m going to be making desserts and a side. I think I have decided on a sour cream apple pie and a lemon meringue tart, but that might change in the next few days!

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    i'm kelly

    my favorite part of any meal… desert! i’m sure you all have your favorites, but here are some newbies that are definitely worth trying! pumpkin gingerbread trifle & spice cake with coffee toffee crunch.

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    anna jo

    this is my new no-fail pumpkin pie recipe. it is seriously the best pumpkin pie I have ever had. don’t be intimidated by the fact that you will have to bake a pumpkin. this recipe is really not hard at all, it will just take a little more time + planning. trust me, you’ll thank me later.

  4. 4

    My husband has requested a pumpkin cheesecake, so that’s the plan here…if I get to the store to get what I need for it.

  5. 5

    I’m making Pumpkin Bread, Cheesecake Cookies, and I’m going to attempt to make a cherry pie from scratch. I’m using frozen cherries and everything. Wish me luck!

  6. 6

    You can’t go wrong with Chocolate Silk Pie!

  7. 7

    In our family everyone makes a pie or two so there is usually quite a selection. I’m doing Pecan and French Apple.

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    Jane Maynard

    thanks for all the ideas, recipes & links to recipes! so helpful and delicious sounding…and I’m sure a good resource for others as well. Keep it coming! 🙂

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