Holiday Baking Prep: 10 Dessert Recipes to Try Before Thanksgiving

We condone healthy eating around here, but when it comes to homemade desserts over the holidays, we just repeat the mantra “everything in moderation” as we shovel pies, tarts, cookies, and cakes into our mouths to our heart’s content. Though it’s too early to bake your turkey day favorites, it’s not too early to warm up your oven and get baking. We found 10 pre-Thanksgiving recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you some practice for the real deal this year — without spoiling your appetite for pies of the pumpkin, pecan, and apple variety:

  1. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Cake, Elena’s Pantry
  2. Buckeyes, Smitten Kitchen
  3. Cinnamon-Swirled Pumpkin Rolls, Perry’s Plate
  4. Cele’s Old-Fashioned Pear Cake, 101 Cookbooks
  5. Bruleed Pumpkin Pie, The Wednesday Chef
  6. Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Orangette
  7. Chez Panisse Almond Tart, David Lebovitz
  8. Lara’s Gluten-Free Maple-Glazed Donuts, Cannelle et Vanille
  9. Christmas Galette, Dorie Greenspan
  10. Pumpkin Mousse, Use Real Butter
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    • Natalie

      Thank you for including a recipe from my blog! These are all great ideas for fall!