Don't even think about serving chocolate soufflé on Thanksgiving. On a day when you're expected to be a magician -- to make a moist turkey out of a notoriously dry bird and bake rolls for 40 and light the candles in your "powder room" -- you need to choose your battles. If you're hosting this year, ask your guests to wrangle pie crusts and bake custards in water baths. You should stick to the no-fail stuff.
Here are 12 desserts that won't have you pulling at your hair when you should be eating cranberry sauce and schmoozing with your friends: