November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Desserts

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching! The traditional Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie. There are other desserts that are traditionally served, but these often vary from family to family as well as by region of the country. For those of you looking to spice up your dessert table this year, check out these contest winning recipes we found in FROM THE QUEEN'S COOKBOOK. Permission to reprint the recipes has been granted by Adobe Milling in Dove Creek, Colorado.

SOUR CREAM APPLE PIE (Blue Ribbon 1984 by Bev Young)
  • 1 EGG
  • ½ cup SUGAR
  • 2 Tbsp. FLOUR
  • ¼ tsp. SALT
  • 2 Tbsp. LEMON JUICE
  • 1 cup thick SOUR CREAM
  • 4 cups peeled, sliced APPLES
  • ¼ cup FLOUR
  • ¼ cup BUTTER
  • ½ cup BROWN SUGAR
Filling: Beat together egg, sugar, flour, salt and lemon juice, then beat in sour cream. Place apples in shell. Pour sour cream mixture over apples and bake in a preheated 400° oven for 15 minutes. Topping: Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Reduce oven to 350° and bake about 35 more minutes or until apples are tender.

  • CHEESE CRUST THREE FRUIT PIE (White Ribbon 1989 by Beverly Young)
    • 3 tsp. SHARP CHEESE
    • 4 cups thinly sliced APPLES
    • 1/3 cup CRANBERRY SAUCE
    • 2 Tbsp. grated ORANGE PEEL
    • 1 Tbsp. CORNSTARCH
    In your favorite pie crust, add cheese and fill with all other ingredients. Dot with butter; cover. Dot top crust with butter. Dust with sugar and bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until brown.

  • PUMPKIN CHEESY BARS (Blue Ribbon 1990 by Genevieve Wells)
    • 1/3 cup packed BROWN SUGAR
    • 5 Tbsp. soft BUTTER
    • ½ cup finely chopped PECANS
    • 8 oz. CREAM CHEESE
    • 1 tsp. VANILLA
    • ¾ cup SUGAR
    • ½ cup PUMPKIN
    • 2 beaten EGGS
    • ½ tsp. SALT
    • 1½ tsp. CINNAMON
    • 1 tsp. ground ALLSPICE
    Combine flour and brown sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter to make a crumb mixture for topping. Stir in nuts. Set aside ¾ cup for top. Press remaining mixture into bottom of an 8 x 8½ inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool. Combine cream cheese, sugar, spices, pumpkin and vanilla in a large bowl. Blend until smooth. Pour over baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool before cutting into bars. Make bars 1 x 2 inches.

  • Happy Thanksgiving to You & Yours!