Editors' Picks — Non-Pie Thanksgiving Dessert

November 18, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chai Cream Cheese Frosting  Maple Persimmon Upside Down Cake

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Food52 November 18, 2010
Looks like these 3 recipes are still up for grabs: Hazelnut-Buckwheat Crepes with Pear-Ginger Compote and Creme Fraiche, Four-Layer Pumpkin Torte & Persimmon Pudding
MaryMaryCulinary November 18, 2010
First time tester here! I'll give the hazelnut-buckwheat crepes a go.
Food52 November 18, 2010
Welcome! Let us know if you have any questions at [email protected]
adamnsvetcooking November 18, 2010
I'll try the four-layerd pumping torte
andrew_stone November 18, 2010
I would be happy to take the Pear-Ginger Compote if it is still available.
andrew_stone November 18, 2010
Sorry, meant the Persimmon Pudding.
Food52 November 19, 2010
Great -- thanks everyone!
Sagegreen November 18, 2010
Is butternut squash and bourbon ice cream still available? If so, I'd be happy to take that.
Food52 November 18, 2010
All yours!
AppleAnnie November 18, 2010
Orange-Pumpkin Torte with Cranberry Jelly and Ricotta-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

(how lucky am I --I put a comment on this when I first read it!!)
sftestcook November 18, 2010
Spiced fig and quince flaugnarde. Can't wait!
fiveandspice November 18, 2010
Apple cake for the masses, please! And thanks for the EP!
Stockout November 18, 2010
I think I can fit in the Pumpkin Creme Caramel, thanks
Stockout November 18, 2010
This works out well, I can test it and get all the compliments when I bring it for T-day dinner. Well, I will tell them eventually.
Stockout November 18, 2010
You test my recipe, I will do the dishes. How many points for scrubbing the pots?
Lizthechef November 18, 2010
Apple, pear and cranberry crisp - please.
cheese1227 November 18, 2010
I'll try Cardamom Rice Pudding please.
monkeymom November 18, 2010
I'd like to try Castagnaccio please!
WinnieAb November 18, 2010
Darn! Wanted that one. But I'm glad you took it because I don't know if i can find chestnut flour...
gabrielaskitchen November 18, 2010
Pumpkin Cheesecake!
coloterp November 18, 2010
Ever since my boyfriend sent me to a crepe making class 7 years ago he's been bugging me to make him crepes. Therefore, I'd like to put dibs on the pumpkin crepes, please!!
TheWimpyVegetarian November 18, 2010
Ricotta and Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits please!
cookinginvictoria November 18, 2010
May I have the Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chai Cream Cheese Frosting?
adamnsvetcooking November 18, 2010
oh you beat me to it!
cookinginvictoria November 18, 2010
So sorry -- I couldn't resist. I love any kind of cupcakes, and I am really intrigued by the Chai Cream Cheese Frosting! Can't wait to try it.
adamnsvetcooking November 18, 2010
My sister and I are planing to bake these during Thanksgiving break... they are very intriguing in a very yummie way
JoanG November 18, 2010
I would love to try the TIpsy Tart!
AntoniaJames November 18, 2010
Please, please, please, I'd like to try the Steamed Chocolate-Cafe Latte Pudding. Thank you! ;o)
TheWimpyVegetarian November 18, 2010
Rats! You beat me to it :-). It looks killer!
TiggyBee November 18, 2010
Amaretto Affogato, please!!
sticksnscones November 18, 2010
I would like to put my dibs in to test the Cider Donut Bread Pudding with Applejack Sauce