Fast and Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
Lemon Puddings with Candied Lemon Zest
This amazing pudding sets from the acid in the lemon juice; there’s no need to add gelatin. The texture is best when the puddings are allowed to firm up overnight.
Skillet Apple Charlotte
A classic apple charlotte has a crust of buttered bread slices filled with caramelized apples. In this quick version, apple wedges are saut&ecute;ed with honey and maple syrup, topped with buttered toast and turned out of the pan like a tarte Tatin.
Panforte with Pears and Vanilla Cream
Fruitcake can be substituted for the panforte, a chewy Italian confection.
Warm Chocolate Cakes with Apricot-Cognac Sauce
Mini Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecakes
Grace Parisi breaks up whole, cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor with hazelnuts and butter to create a supercrunchy crust for these delectable little cheesecakes. The cream filling in the cookies both sweetens the crust and prevents it from becoming too crumbly.
Caramel-Apple Ice Cream
Swirling caramelized apples with dulce de leche into vanilla ice cream makes for a delicious treat. Be sure to allow a few hours of freezing time.
Gingered Orange Gratin
Grace Parisi mixes cold whipped crème fraîche with candied ginger, then spoons it over warm, sweet orange slices. The combination of flavors, textures and temperatures is magnificent.