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12 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts That Won't Put You in a Tizzy

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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:

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Bea's No-Peel Apple Crisp by Alice Medrich

 

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Sweet Cream Bundt Cake by BrendaZ

 

Pumpkin Pudding (a.k.a. No-Pie Pumpkin Pie) by Alice Medrich

 

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse by Genius Recipes

 

Baked Apples by Sarah Jampel

 

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

 

Spiced Dulce de Leche Banana Icebox Cake by savorthis

 

Teddie's Apple Cake by Genius Recipes

 

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting by Sarah Jampel

 

Cindy Mushet's Italian Jam Shortbread Tart (Fregolotta) by Genius Recipes

 

Red Wine-Poached Pears by Kenzi Wilbur

 

Fudgy Bourbon Balls by Amanda Hesser


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