This was originally posted in November 2009. Since it's that time of year again I thought I'd bring it back for another go.
While not all of these will necessarily be super impressive desserts they really don’t need to be as long as they are yummy. In addition to, or instead of, traditional fares such as pumpkin pie and apple pie here are some other holiday inspired desserts.
First up is Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
(photo courtesy of Food Network)
I love multi layered desserts and have found trifles to be simply beautiful. This one is S-I-M-P-L-E! If you can follow directions on a box and make things like packaged pudding, then you can easily whip up this tasty little treat.
Another play on a layered trifle dessert is Country Living’s Pumpkin Mousse. There is a bit more measuring and mixing in this recipe but you are making the mousse from scratch. Of course to cut down on time and energy you could always use whipped topping, however, if I am going to the trouble of making all of this from scratch, then I would probably make the whipped cream myself because most things don’t taste as good as homemade.
(photo courtesy of Country Living)
I am smitten with Smitten Kitchen. Other than the clever name, they have fabulous recipes and amazing photos of the dishes along with some of the step by step pics along the way. From that site I wanted to share this delectable Cranberry, Caramel and Almond Tart.
(photo courtesy of Smitten Kitchen)
While reading the comments I noticed that several people had trouble with the crust of the tart. One commenter suggested using páte brisée (that I wrote about the other day when I linked the various desserts from the Martha Stewart special). As I wrote there, páte brisée is my go to recipe, it is what I used for the fruit tartlets I made for Hannah's Tea Party.