Thanksgiving meals are filled with hours in the kitchen. From peeling potatoes to basting the turkey, the cook can be stuck in the kitchen for hours on end. In addition to the main meal, desserts have to be considered. While many cooks can save a dry stuffing or fix lumpy gravy, a poorly made dessert cannot be salvaged.
Since a festive Thanksgiving meal needs a sweet ending, dessert cannot be skipped. While anyone can go to the store and buy a pumpkin pie, some effort to create a sweet treat is always appreciated. Being an accomplished baker takes time and patience. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, a semi-homemade dessert is a perfect option.
Semi-homemade desserts take less effort than a full made dessert. With a few store bought items and a little creativity, the Thanksgiving dessert will impress all your guests. Plus, these desserts take less time to prepare and they will always taste amazing.
Mrs. Freshley’s has created some easy to make, yet quite impressive semi-homemade desserts for Thanksgiving. These recipes are easy enough to ask your children to help with the assembly. You will be praised for the delicious sweet ending and you will have a little extra time to enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities.
- 3-4 packs of Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Icers
- Chocolate icing
- Piping bag with orange and red icing
- Chocolate melts
- Candy eyes
- Candy Corn
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Tear about Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Icers cakes and roll to form into a ball shape for the cake pop.
- Use chocolate icing to help form cake pops if needed
- Place on cake pop sticks
- Melt candy melts, according to package directions
- Dip cake pops into melted candy melts
- Place in freezer until cool and dry
- Using chocolate icing as glue, stick candy corn into the top of the cake pop to create feathers
- Place on the candy eyes
- Use the piping bag to draw the beak and gobbler
Caramel Apple Shooters
- 3 packs of Mrs. Freshley’s Vanilla Icers
- 3 medium Granny Smith apples
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Whipped cream
- Caramel topping
- Peel and dice the apples into bite sized pieces
- Add the apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a medium skillet and cook, stirring often to coat the apples in the sauce, for 5 minutes over medium low heat
- Remove from heat and cool a bit before assembling the dessert.
- Add a generous layer of the bite sized vanilla Icers to the bottom of the bowl and top with cinnamon apples
- Layer with whipped cream and caramel sauce