Sure you have the turkey or ham and all the fixings for your Thanksgiving dinner, but what about those Thanksgiving pumpkin desserts? Sure you have to have a pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be complete without one pumpkin pie. There are other types of pumpkin Thanksgiving desserts available.
How about pumpkin parfaits?
Parfaits are rather easy to make. Think banana pudding in individual cups and that’s a parfait. Instead of bananas, ‘˜Nilla Wafers, pudding and whipped cream, try pumpkin quick bread in place of the ‘˜Nilla Wafers and a touch of ginger in place of the bananas.
Using the Ginger Pumpkin Parfaits as a dessert recipe for thanksgiving. Rather than using the small drinking glasses as shown in the picture, use the clear small plastic glasses instead. This will save you and your guests time in the kitchen when it comes to washing the dishes. If making the parfaits proves to take to much time, make the Ginger Pumpkin Parfaits in a large bowl like you would banana pudding.
How about pumpkin breads?
If you’re finding yourself short on time and can’t make pumpkin bread from scratch, there are quick pumpkin breads in a box you can make. You can use two to three boxes to make enough for a large crowd. The pumpkin breads can be served plain or with a dollop of whipped cream.
If you prefer made from scratch, try your hand at this Pumpkin Loaf. Rather than using pumpkin puree, it uses plain canned pumpkin. If you are using the canned pumpkin pie with the spices in it, you may be able to omit most of the spices.
How about mini pumpkin pie?
If you’re having a family potluck style dinner where everyone brings a dish, guests may fill up faster by trying everything everyone brought for dinner. When it comes to dessert, guests try to taste it all, but sometimes can’t finish their desserts.
Try these Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites as a way to give your guests a smaller portion without loosing the flavor.
How about pumpkin cakes?
Miniature pumpkin cakes would be another great small serving dessert for large gatherings who tend to over eat and want a small dessert after their meal. One good thing about these Pumpkin Cakes with Sour Cream Apple Caramel Sauce is the cakes can be made ahead of time.
They could be refrigerated for a couple days before and warmed before serving. If freezing them, thaw the day before in the refrigerator. Then the pumpkin cakes can be placed on sheet pans and warmed before serving with the sour cream apple caramel sauce that can be made while the cakes are warming in the oven.