Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes Recipe

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

11.26.13 by Jackie

This is a sample of the desserts I prepared for Thanksgiving over the past few years. We haven't decided which ones are going to be served this Thursday, but one thing we know for sure is that there are going to be plenty of sweets on the table!

I also suggest trying a pumpkin version of the sweet potato tarte almandine I published in my first cookbook, Haute Potato.


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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes Recipe

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

11.25.13 by Jackie

Thanksgiving week is here! Today, I hope the medley of dishes I selected will help you find the perfect Thanksgiving stuffing / dressing recipe for your dinner table. There are a wide range of flavor combinations, using ingredients from cornbread to polenta, fruit and herbs, and even sausage.

Turkey may be the center of the show, but it’s not Thanksgiving without stuffing. So this year, dress it up! (I couldn’t resist )


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Butterscotch Blondie with Pumpkin Recipe

This Thanksgiving dessert was my sister-in-law Mimi's idea (that's what baby Aria calls her). And even though she's a very athletic teenager this year (Mimi's part of the junior varsity basketball team at her school, which requires two hours of training every day), her guilty pleasure is any kind of sweet treats. She's making a list of the desserts we should be serving next Thursday and she absolutely wants this one to be included. This week, we tested the blondie recipe with a spiced pumpkin puree topping. The only way to incorporate pumpkin was to create a little swirl. 

Baking with kids is so much fun. It's a great way to introduce them to new flavors and educate them about what they eat. And kids love to make and eat the results of their hard work.


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Polenta Stuffing Recipe Recipe

Polenta Stuffing Recipe

11.21.13 by Jackie

I developed this new stuffing recipe when I had leftover polenta croutons I had fried for making salad. The preparation is the same as for bread stuffing. I flavored the polenta stuffing with earthy ingredients such as brown mushrooms, chanterelle mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, red, orange and yellow bell peppers and marinated artichokes. 

This stuffing version is perfect if you have gluten-inloterant guests on Thanksgiving. And you won't be missing bread, either. Also, you could serve it tamale-style in corn husks to keep it warm. 


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Truffle Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Baked Apples Recipe

This is an upscale version of risotto that you could offer as a side dish (or main vegetarian course) on Thanksgiving. I love including lightly sweet ingredients in savory dishes, so I came up with the apple and mushroom risotto. I used Jonagold apples, brown mushrooms and truffle butter. 

I think making individual servings give a more elegant look to the dish, so I nested the luxurious risotto in baked apples. The apples almost turned into apple sauce which paired beautifully with the risotto. 


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