questionswhat is your favorite thanksgiving dessert?

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Pumpkin Pie!!

...of course.

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pumpkin cheesecake ice cream.

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Pumpkin Pie swimming in Cool Whip

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I am getting a red velvet cake from a gourmet bakery that specializes in them. It's going to have a dark chocolate filling and fall decorations. I have high hopes for it to be both beautiful and delicious. I also enjoy fruit pies a la mode for Thanksgiving. My favorites are peach, blackberry, rhubarb, and sour cherry. I like it when the fruit is a bit tart.

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Banana pudding is the dessert we all fight for! (And the story of Cheri scorching the pudding one year and ruining Thanksgiving gets told every year.)

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I'm allergic to pumpkin (yes, I know it's weird). So I don't do pumpkin pie. Instead, for the family I celebrate Thanksgiving with, I bring a French silk pie and an apple pie with a crunchy, caramel pecan topping. It's gotten to the point that the out of town nephews who come in to celebrate regularly ask if I'll be there and (more importantly) bringing my pies. I've been told (very jokingly) that I'm not invited if I don't bring them.

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I love pumpkin pie, but I am firmly in the real-whipped-cream-with-no-sweetener camp. So, @natedogg, we may have to duel to the death. Winner gets pie.

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I'm not a fan of pumpkin pie (or pumpkin anything, except the donuts from a local farm).

I'm big into apple pie, or any fruit pie that may be there!

But, usually by the time I'm done eating too much turkey, dessert isn't high on my list anyway (and this from the girl with a huge sweet tooth!)

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Pecan Pie. No topping needed.

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My cousin always brings home made buttermilk pie, and she usually brings an extra pie just for us to keep.

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Pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla Cool Whip.
Drooling now thinking about it.

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Homemade apple pie with at least three different kinds of apples and vanilla ice cream on top.

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I am not a big fan of pumpkin, but I LOVE the Costco pumpkin cheesecake.

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First choice, Pumpkin Roll (if you've never had it, you've got to try it).

Second choice, pumpkin cheesecake (and now I'll have to look for the Costco one).

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@jjkehoe: how about this for a compromise; 2 pies, one for each of us, and enough of our choosen topping for each?

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Pumplin pie, washed down with some egg nog!

At least, that's what I have for "first dessert" :-)

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Traditionally I am always too full from dinner to eat dessert. Otherwise I'd vote for pecan pie, brownies or crinkle cookies.

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Oven warm bread pudding with nutmeg and cinnamon.

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@natedogg828: I don;t care for pumpkin pie, but I'd like a heap of that real whipped cream. I used to go into Maria Callendars and just order a side of whipped cream for dessert.

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@natedogg828: Much better plan! Whipped toppings for everyone!

And pie: http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/pie/

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We make a Pumpkin roll that is delicious, it is basically a thin pumpkin "cake" (but lighter) rolled around a cream cheese and confectioners sugar layer into a log, refrigerated overnight, sliced and served cold.

We also do the whole pie thing, but it isn't nearly as popular.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake and my mom's recipe for "First Lady Pecan Pie" that had more pecans than it had gelatinous goop. It was heavenly. :(

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Butterscotch, Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip pies.

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Chocolate pudding pie in a graham cracker crust with lots of whipped cream.

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I love Pistachio Ambrosia w/pecans instead of walnuts. I can eat this until I'm sick. Seriously.

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Oh, my! I gained five pounds just reading through this topic!

Count me among those who just really don't care for pumpkin. I make a pumpkin bread that's pretty good, but that's about it. Now pecan pie, on the other hand, is one thing I just can't resist. No need for whipped cream, just give it to me straight! (Had a slice today!)

And when the pecan pie is gone, point me to the bread pudding (no one in my family makes this but me), then on to the sweet potato pie, buttermilk or chess pie, apple pie (best served warm with vanilla ice cream), and any form of brownie or cookie I can lay my hands on.

Egads! Now I need sweets!!!!!!!!

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Pumpkin pie. There are no other options that matter!!

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A local restaurant makes a sweet potato pie/pecan pie hybrid that's divine. Individual ceramic pots with a graham cracker and butter crust, sweet potato pie filling, and topped with the caramelized pecans like on top of a pecan pie.

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Cranberry pecan pie- basically add sliced cranberries to a pecan pie- it cuts the too sweet common in pecan pie and brings it down to just right.

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I'll have to get back to you. We went to Trader Joe's yesterday, and our T-day goodies are in the freezer. We bought a pecan pie, peanut butter filled cupcakes with a chocolate ganache frosting, and their brand new pecan pie ice cream! Can't wait!

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Pecan pie, pumpkin pie, chess pie.

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@niknac: That sounds fantastic. I usually don't like pecan pie because it's so sweet, but this sounds really good.

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@pitamuffin: Pumpkin roll sounds delicious (never had it)

SO many yummy ideas up in this thread!

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@belyndag: I'm going to serve the bread pudding next week - w/ a warm Disaronno Amaretto sauce. Want the recipe?

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@kbsig106: Yum! Please! I make bourbon sauce for mine, but I love Amaretto so that sounds incredible!

I am thinking of trying something new this year. A couple of weeks ago I made blueberry muffins but had to freeze them when we headed out of town. I am thinking about trying to make a modified "bread" pudding using them as the "bread." I would have to cut down on the sugar, but if folks can make bread pudding using donuts (I keep seeing these recipes!), then surely I can use blueberry muffins!