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What are your favorite Thanksgiving desserts? I'm baking a pecan pie, but if my niece comes, I have to make something else, too, because she's allergic to nuts. I can't decide what else I want to make, but it needs to be kid-friendly.

by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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supermeof3
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Pumpkin pie!!! :)

LexRi0709
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM
I make pumpkin and pecan pie. My younger sister is making chocolate truffles. The recipe should be on philadephia cream cheese website. They are so yummy, but are so sweet! Like make you sick sweet.
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masonsmommy107
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM
I do pumpkin cup cakes it's just a can of spiced pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix. Mix it together and and scoop it into the muffin pan and cook it like it says to on the box ice with cream cheese iceing soooooooo yummy and what kid doesn't like cup cakes! Plus you can lick the bowl because there's no eggs in it!
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TwinSoccerMom
by Bronze Member on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I love pumpkin and apple pie the best. Many kids are not crazy about pumpkin though, so maybe an apple pie or chocolate pudding pie with either a regular - or my fav - graham cracker crust.

andrea96
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:42 AM


Quoting LexRi0709:

I make pumpkin and pecan pie. My younger sister is making chocolate truffles. The recipe should be on philadephia cream cheese website. They are so yummy, but are so sweet! Like make you sick sweet.

Those sound delicious!

andrea96
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM


Quoting masonsmommy107:

I do pumpkin cup cakes it's just a can of spiced pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix. Mix it together and and scoop it into the muffin pan and cook it like it says to on the box ice with cream cheese iceing soooooooo yummy and what kid doesn't like cup cakes! Plus you can lick the bowl because there's no eggs in it!

That's a good idea! Eggs have never stopped me from licking a bowl, though.

andrea96
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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Quoting TwinSoccerMom:

I love pumpkin and apple pie the best. Many kids are not crazy about pumpkin though, so maybe an apple pie or chocolate pudding pie with either a regular - or my fav - graham cracker crust.

The chocolate pie is a good idea, too. I'm getting hungry reading all of these ideas.

masonsmommy107
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Lol me either unless I'm pregnant.

Quoting andrea96:


Quoting masonsmommy107:

I do pumpkin cup cakes it's just a can of spiced pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix. Mix it together and and scoop it into the muffin pan and cook it like it says to on the box ice with cream cheese iceing soooooooo yummy and what kid doesn't like cup cakes! Plus you can lick the bowl because there's no eggs in it!

That's a good idea! Eggs have never stopped me from licking a bowl, though.

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SweetLuci
by Platinum Member on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:51 AM

 

Quoting andrea96:


Quoting SweetLuci:

 This is fun to make and kids like it, too. 



Caramel Apple Cake

Shaped like a caramel apple, this fun dessert is sure to inspire oohing and ahhing at any fall gathering.
Cake
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 ½ cups brown sugar
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Topping:
60 caramel candies
2 Tablespoons water
¾ cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
Waxed paper
1 large craft stick
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 1 ½ quart oven-safe bowls. (I used Pyrex) Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the remaining cake ingredients, then add this mixture to the dry ingredients and beat until well mixed. Pour the batter into the prepared bowls and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the bowls for 10 minutes, then remove them from the bowls and set them inverted on wire racks to cool completely. Once
they have cooled, turn over the cakes and use a long knife to even their flat tops. To make the topping, place the caramel candies and water in a medium bowl and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir, then heat 30-45 seconds more until the mixture is smooth and forms a slow, thick ribbon when dropped from a spoon. Layer the cakes (flat sides together) using a few spoonfuls of the caramel to help hold them in place. Pour the remaining sauce over the cake. The caramel will run down the sides of the cake to cover it completely, or you can spread it with a knife while it’s still warm. Let the caramel set for about 20 minutes before pressing the walnuts onto the bottom half of the cake. Cover one half of the craft stick with waxed paper and insert the covered end into the top of the cake. Refrigerate or serve immediately. Serves 8.
Notes: I usually go by the doctor's office and ask for a tongue depressor to use as the stick-size-wise it looks better, but I didn't think of that in time, so I used 2 craft sticks. Make sure your caramel isn't too hot and runny when you put it on the cake or it will run all the way down to the plate, Try a spoonful first before doing the whole thing. It should just ooze down real slow. I didn't have 2 pyrex bowls exactly the same size and shape, so I used half the batter to bake one layer, put the remainder in the refrigerator, then when the first was baked and removed from the bowl, I baked the second.

Cute! I might try that, but use mini-chocolate chips instead of the nuts.

 That would be a good idea.

August07Mom
by Tiesha on Nov. 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Pumpkin pie is my favorite for Thanksgiving. It's just not Thanksgiving without it!

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