Thanksgiving Dessert That Keeps

Travelling to Thanksgiving dinner this year. Looking for a dessert for Thanksgiving that will keep overnight

  • Posted by: DebJ
  • November 5, 2022


Stephanie G. November 8, 2022
Pumpkin, apple, or a spice cake.
HalfPint November 7, 2022
Some of my favorites that benefit from an overnight chill:
-Pumpkin cheesecake
-Pumpkin roll
-Chocolate Icebox Cake (with chocolate wafers)
drbabs November 6, 2022
I’m making an apple slab pie on Wednesday to be served Thursday. I have a sheet pan with a lid so it should travel well.
Leith D. November 6, 2022
Apple cranberry crisp. Get it all made but don’t put the streusel on until serving day. Then bake it until the streusel is browned. I do this every year.
Nancy November 5, 2022
If your group might like this sort of thing, serve them a dessert based on very good aged Parmesan, served in rotation for the guests to cut off slivers to eat. Accompaniments can include equally good aged balsamic vinegar, grapes, walnuts and wine. Vin Santo is traditional (a sweet concentrated white). But Ice Wine (specialty of Canada and Germany) and Port also work. I was introduced to this by a Neopolitan when I was writing restaurant reviews.
Nancy November 6, 2022
PS If you like this idea but not for Thanksgiving, save it for another special dinner.
Another idea is to make a spread of biscotti and/or chocolate barks with American fruits, nuts and flavors Pecans, walnuts, macadamias, dried cranberries, dried apples, orange zest, dark and/or white chocolate, pumpkin spice, pepitas. If you like to eat these with vanilla ice cream, ask a secret agent at the host family to stash a tab for you in the freezer before you arrive.
Nancy November 6, 2022
Should read: a tub [of ice cream] for you
702551 November 5, 2022
Pumpkin pie. The ones in supermarkets were probably baked a couple days earlier. Even if you buy one from a nice bakery on Wednesday, it won't be served until Thursday.

So if you bake pumpkin pie on Wednesday, it's the same thing as buying one from a shop.
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