Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? What is even harder to imagine is a Thanksgiving without a pumpkin-something…With all of the delicious Thanksgiving dishes, it is a hard to believe that anyone has room for dessert, but everyone should have a little something sweet. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin dessert recipes for your Thanksgiving holiday.
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
This quick and easy pumpkin pie recipe perfect for any holiday party.
2 large eggs beaten, 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1 can evaporated milk
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- In a small bowl mix sugars, spice and salt.
- In a large bowl mix together eggs and pumpkin puree.
- Add in sugar mixture and stir until smooth.
- Slowly pour in evaporated milk and stir until incorporated.
- Pour into pie shell and bake on small cookie tray at 400° for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375° and bake until set, about 35 to 45 minutes.
- Cool and top with fresh whipped cream.
Pumpkin Chocolate Scones
Are you hosting a house full of family and friends for Thanksgiving? If so, this is the perfect way to get the day started.
2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons white sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 6 tablespoons cold butter (cut into 1-inch cubes), 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 1 large egg, 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (can easily substitute dark chocolate)
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Mix together with a fork.
- Add the cubed butter into the flour mixture and, using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is slightly broken down into the size of small pebbles.
- Add the pumpkin, heavy cream and egg to the dry mixture and combine together with a fork. When it’s almost completely incorporated, add the 2/3 cups of chocolate chips and combine, being careful not to over-mix. The batter should just hold together.
- Using a 1/2-cup scoop, form mounds out of the dough. Place the mounds of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes before baking.
- Place the baking sheet into your preheated oven and bake for 13-15 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet and let the scones cool before serving.
Or, Drink Your Pumpkin Pie!
Recreate the classic pie, complete with graham cracker crust, in a martini glass — a favorite holiday cocktail.
1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional to give it kick), 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur (such as Hiram Walker), 1/2 oz. Kahlua, 1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps, 1/2 oz. half-and-half crushed graham crackers cinnamon stick (garnish)
Add all liquids in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into large martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.