Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
Olive Oil-and-Sauternes Cake with Roasted Pears
Neil Perry uses Sauternes in every component of this dessert, from the cake to the sauce. He also adds olive oil to the batter, which creates a delightfully moist crumb.
Mace-Spiced Crumb Cake with Bourbon Glaze
Cocoa Nib Pavlova with Raspberries
“Cocoa nibs taste like this cool mix of chocolate and espresso,” says Joy Wilson. The bitter nibs give this Pavlova a hit of chocolate flavor.
These simple, airy soufflés are the perfect marriage of Puerto Rican ingredients and French technique.
Yogurt and Apricot Pie with Crunchy Granola Crust
Oats and almonds may both help lower blood pressure; they’re incorporated here in an ingenious granola crust for this sweet-tart pie.
Espresso Gelées with Candied Pistachios
Melissa Clark loves this dessert because “it’s light, but feels very sinful.” Greek yogurt and sugared pistachios add satisfying creaminess and crunch.
Amaro-Spiked Amaretti Cookies
While the names for amaretti cookies and amaro digestif both derive from the Italian word for bitter, amaretti are traditionally made with bitter almonds, while amaro gets its edge from roots, barks and other aromatics. Here, F&W’s Grace Parisi marries the two in a deliciously chewy cookie.
Chocolate & Pistachio Biscotti
Pastry chef Michelle Myers makes a traditional but still visually surprising cookie—the crispiest, crunchiest, most chocolaty biscotti studded with bright green pistachios.