When it comes to Thanksgiving, you will always have two types of people. There are those who care more for the main course and the sides and then there are others who live for the desserts. This year, instead of sticking to the same sweet treats you always go for, why not try something a bit out of the box to spice things up for your family gathering? Embrace your inner culinary explorer and leave your guests begging for seconds. Here are some unique options to elevate your Thanksgiving desserts.
Thanksgiving Desserts You’ll Love
Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding
Put a zesty twist on the classic bread pudding by infusing it with the vibrant flavors of cranberry and orange. The tartness of cranberries balances beautifully with the citrusy notes of oranges, creating a dessert that is both refreshing and comforting. Serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream, and you’ll have a Thanksgiving dessert that’s sure to become a family favorite.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake
While sweet potatoes are usually reserved for savory dishes, incorporating them into a cheesecake adds a deliciously unexpected twist. The creamy and rich sweet potato cheesecake offers a delightful contrast to the usual pumpkin pie. The earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes pairs perfectly with the smooth texture of the cheesecake, creating a dessert that’s both indulgent and unique.
Bourbon Pecan Tiramisu
Combine two beloved classics, pecan pie and tiramisu, into one decadent Thanksgiving dessert. Soaked ladyfingers layered with a bourbon-infused mascarpone cream and topped with crunchy candied pecans will leave your taste buds singing. This dessert is a perfect balance of rich, sweet, and a hint of bourbon warmth, making it a sophisticated and memorable addition to your Thanksgiving spread.
Southern Bourbon Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is a classic, but this Southern twist takes it to a whole new level. Add a generous splash of bourbon to the peach filling for a rich, smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet, buttery biscuit topping. This dessert combines the warmth of bourbon with the sweet succulence of peaches, making it a true Southern gem.
Spiced Jamaican Plantain Tarts
Celebrate the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean with spiced Jamaican plantain tarts. The naturally sweet and savory plantains, infused with cinnamon and nutmeg, create a unique and aromatic filling. Encased in a flaky pastry shell, these tarts are a delightful fusion of traditional Thanksgiving fare and the exotic spices of the Caribbean.