Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Desserts | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

I have so much to be thankful for this year. From the health and well being of my family, to the fact that my computer is back up and running. Sometimes it is the small stuff that really snaps us into a space of giving thanks. As those of you who follow me on Twitter and FB know, last week was my birthday and it was quite a memorable one. My adorable boys brought me coffee in bed and we sat and talked. The fact that they sat still long enough to hang out was remarkable and a gift. After that loving moment passed, they were off and running and I changed the course of my day with a single move. I jostled my coffee cup and spilled the tiniest bit on my laptop. I swear it was no more than a tablespoon, but that is enough to ruin your day, week. My husband took the lifeless piece of equipment to the genius bar at the Mac store, as I salvaged the rest of my birthday by taking a photography class with Susan Powers. Nothing like creative inspiration to lift your spirits. Not only were the geniuses able to fix the computer, but I didn’t lose anything. Small miracle. The price I paid was being without a computer for nearly a week, which in the end was like a forced vacation. After being on book tour, it was a much needed, albeit unasked for, rest. So, yes, I am actually thankful that my computer was down for the week, although next time I will just turn it off.

Some of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts from past years:

Here is a post I did on the difference between a Sweet Potato vs Yam? Turns out there is quite a debate.

Perfect Apple Pie

Bourbon Pumpkin cheesecake

Caramelized Pumpkin Bread pudding

Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie

Apple Pumpkin Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

Caramel Apple Pear Cake

I hope your holiday is filled with joy and you manage to keep your motherboard dry. Happy Thanksgiving!

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10 thoughts to “Thanksgiving Desserts”

  1. I love your blog and I love your recipes because they are all made from scratch. In my opinion a good dessert is one made from
    scratch and not one made from a cake mix and a lot of things
    added to it. So many of the blogs I notice have quick and easy
    recipes that are just mainly cake mixes mixes and not the good ones like you show. I look forward to your blog always.

  2. Hi Zoe,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you. I like your blog very much and I asked you before about a carrot wedding and I’m supposed to bake it this weekend so I’ll tell you about it when its finish. There is just one more question that I would like to ask you and I hope you don’t mind. I did meringues yesterday because I saw a very beautiful wedding cake at Martha Stewart with meringue roses. I tried it but my meringues were not as smooth as the picture but of course I am not a professional. And half way through piping, the meringue split. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong? I have kept all the utensil grease free and all but I wonder if there is a tip from you on how to make it smooth. I’m sorry that my question is quite long, I hope you don’t mind. Thank you.

    Yours truly,

  3. Hi Zoe,
    Thank you for answering, I really appreciate it. The recipe is really simple, 2 egg whites and 100g of sugar. I beat the whites until foamy and gradually add in the sugar and I beat again high speed until its glossy. Am I doing it right? Its my first time. I will check out your recipe and try it. I’ll tell you how it comes out okay. Thanks again. I love you for answering my questions thanks again. xoxo


  4. Zoe, how can I stage the making of all of desserts so they can all be ready for thanksgiving day and still be very fresh.

      1. I am sorry I forgot which desserts to mention. Pumpkin pie, Perfect Apple pie , Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pumpkin cake , and Carmel Apple Pear Pie.

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