Tempt Your Texas Tastebuds With These 5 Delicious Holiday Treats
The other day I noticed how the leaves in the parking lot at the radio station were turning colors and blowing about the place. We've also already had a taste of cooler, crisper temperatures. All signs that the holidays are near.
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and family get-togethers. While turkey and dressing are usually the stars of the show, desserts hold a special place at many Thanksgiving tables. Thanks to Food Network I was able to find plenty of ideas for my menu this year. If you're anything like me, preparing the Thanksgiving meal with family is half the fun.
Let's dig into five classic holiday treats that are perfect for your festive feast.
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A timeless classic, the apple pie is a staple at any Thanksgiving dinner. Start by preparing a simple crust with flour, butter, and water. Fill it with a mixture of sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and a touch of lemon juice. Bake until the crust is golden and the apples are tender.
Pecan pie, with its sweet and nutty flavor, is a Southern favorite. Combine corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract for the filling and pour it over a bed of pecans in a pie crust. Bake until set and serve with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch.
Cranberries, with their tart and tangy flavor, make a refreshing dessert. Prepare a tart shell and fill it with a cranberry mixture made from fresh cranberries, sugar, and orange zest. Bake until the cranberries burst and the filling is bubbly. This dessert adds a pop of color to your Thanksgiving table.
For an easier alternative to pie, apple crisps are a great choice. Layer sliced apples in a baking dish and top with a crumble made from oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter. Bake until the topping is crunchy and the apples are bubbly.
Maple Pecan Bars
Maple pecan bars are a twist on traditional pecan pie and are a favorite at my house. Combine flour, butter, and sugar for the base and bake until lightly browned. For the topping, mix maple syrup, eggs, chopped pecans, and vanilla, and pour over the base. Bake until set and slice into bars. Delicious.
These five classic Thanksgiving desserts are sweet notes to end your festive meal. Whether you prefer the comfort of apple pie or the tangy zest of a cranberry tart, there's something for everyone's tastes. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to dazzle family and friends with some delicious holiday treats.
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