The main course is finished. The turkey has been gobbled up, the stuffing has been stuffed down, and the dinner rolls have been thoroughly dined upon. But, the feast isn’t over just yet. No Thanksgiving feast would be complete without a delightful dessert.
We here at Stonehenge NYC love all things sweet, so this Thanksgiving we’re going to hook you up with three of our favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes. Serve these treats to your family and friends and they’ll be coming back for seconds.
Easy Breezy Pumpkin Pie:
When it comes to making desserts, we like to keep things simple. Our recipe for pumpkin pie isn’t just delicious, it’s incredibly easy to make. You’ll only need five ingredients to get started.
To keep things easy, we recommend you use a store-bought unbaked pie crust. These are just as good as something you could painstakingly make yourself, but you don’t have to do any work.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice in your pantry, you can make your own by mixing 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, and a half teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
- 2 eggs
- 1 [16 ounce] can of pumpkin puree
- 1 [14 ounce] can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 [9 inch] unbaked pie crust
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit and combine all of your ingredients (except the pie crust) in a mixing bowl. Stir vigorously or use an electronic mixer to combine everything. Fit your pie crust into an appropriately sized dish and pour your pie mix in.
Bake your pie for 15 minutes before reducing the heat to 350 degrees. Let it bake for another 35 minutes at this reduced temperature.
Your pie is now done! Remove it from the oven and let it cool before serving.
Seriously Simple Applesauce:
Looking for something that will impress your guests but is deceptively easy to make? Our recipe for homemade applesauce couldn’t be simpler. You don’t need to have any prior cooking experience to whip up a batch of this stuff. If you’re looking for a side dish, look no further. Let’s get started:
Prepping your apples is easy. Simply skin them and remove the core. Chop them into medium sized chunks and throw them in a saucepan with the heat on low. Add enough water to cover the bottom of pan.
Use a wooden spoon to push the apples around the pan. The apples will gradually become softer. As you continue cooking you’ll notice the apples start to break down into applesauce. Give it a taste and add a bit more cinnamon if you think it’s needed.
You can have your apple sauce as chunky or as smooth as you want. For a smoother sauce use your spoon to crush the apple chunks. We recommend you leave plenty of apple chunks in there for fuller, more homey sauce.
- 6 Apples
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Fun fact: you can also use this applesauce as filling for apple pie!
Perfect Pecan Pie:
Perhaps these recipes seem a bit too easy? Maybe you’re looking for a bit of a challenge. Never fear, our pecan pie recipe is next level, in both taste and skill. The only thing we’re going to let you cheat on is the pie crust, which can be store bought. Here’s what you’ll need.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees before putting your pie crust in a greased pan. In a separate bowl mix everything except for your pecans. You’ll need to melt the butter in the microwave before adding it. Be sure to pre-beat your eggs as well. After a few minutes of stirring you’ll have a sticky syrup mixture.
Pour your pecans into the pie crust and spread them out evenly. If you accidentally bought whole pecans feel free to carefully chop them up yourself. Now dump your syrup mixture into the pie crust and cover gently with aluminium foil.
You’ll need to bake your pie for at least 30 minutes before performing the jiggle test. What is the jiggle test? It’s where you wiggle the pie to see how much the pecan/syrup mixture jiggles. You don’t want it to jiggle too much. If you feel it’s too jiggly, put it back in the oven at 10 minute intervals until it reaches your desired consistency.
This pie needs to sit for several hours before serving. We recommend you bake it the day before, so you’ll have time to experiment and get it just right.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup corn syrup
- ⅓ cup salted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 [9 inch] unbaked pie crust