“In my opinion, dessert is almost as important as the turkey itself.”
These wise words, spoken by Bobby Flay, are spot on. The Thanksgiving meal is not a sprint, it’s a journey. Pre-meal wine and cocktails give us big eyes and no inhibitions. Side dishes warm us up, turkey fills us up, and then we usher in the big finale to finish us off. A true Thanksgiving meal is not complete until you feel like a stuffed turkey yourself, having crossed the finish line from savory to sweet, before falling into a food coma.
But if you think that this holiday’s denouement is limited to pies, you’ve been doing dessert all wrong. The heavenly treats listed here are filled with gooey caramel, maple cream, and enough toasted cinnamon to fulfill your sugar high-seeking and carb-loading fantasies for the entire month. Think warm, pull-apart bread budding, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and addictive pumpkin brittle.
Is your mouth watering yet?
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