Farmers' markets packed with gourds and grocery-store shelves lined with canned pumpkin puree are telltale signs that Thanksgiving is near. We have a host of pumpkin desserts, including classic pies, cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and puddings.
Fall weather brings to mind the sharp sweetness of apples. The fruit is perfect for eating out of hand, but the cool weather calls for baked goods. Apples are wonderfully versatile, and it just wouldn't be the holiday season without an apple pie.
Move over, pecan pie. We're serving something new at this year's Thanksgiving table. From marzipan pumpkins to peanut butter acorns and tiny tartlets, here are a dozen treats to give your feast a sweet ending. (Hope you saved room after all that turkey.)
Once you see how easy biscotti are to make yourself, you’ll pass right by the ones that come in boxes or wrapped in cellophane. The crisp Italian cookies are a breeze to bake in large batches and to customize with add-ins -- try our master recipe, with almonds and anise seeds, or one of our clever variations.
Pumpkin desserts are synonymous with the fall season, most especially at Thanksgiving time. And pumpkin pie is just the beginning! In our collection of easy pumpkin desserts, you'll also find crowd-pleasing recipes for pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, bread pudding, and even a knockout pumpkin-almond tiramisu.