Executive Chef Todd Knoll has been on vacation for a few weeks, so we asked our baker extraordinaire, Cristina Valencia, to share some easy pumpkin dessert recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner table. From mini pumpkin rolls and pumpkin pie with pumpkin seed mousse to petite presentations for apple pies and streusel, these elegantly presented desserts are both simple and festive. Most ingredients can be prepared in advance–and you get to surprise your guests with an alternative to the typical pumpkin pie. Recipes for the two pumpkin desserts are included below. Happy holidays!
Summary: Bring a bit of elegance to your fall desserts with this simple recipe, which will have holiday dinner party guests raving. It’s a refreshing spin on the traditional pumpkin pie.
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Preparation time: 30 minute(s)
Cooking time: 16 minute(s)
Summary: Thanksgiving is not complete without the perfect pumpkin pie. This rendition combines the sweet simplicity of graham cracker crust with the festive touch of pumpkin seed mousse and candied seeds. With its beautiful presentation, this dessert and is sure to become a perennial favorite.
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Preparation time: 50 minute(s)
Cooking time: 40 minute(s)
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