Top off Your Holiday Meal with a Pumpkin Dessert

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it is already time to start thinking about what you will make for dinner. After your family slips into turkey comas, wake up their taste buds with a fun pumpkin flavored cheesecake for dessert!

A History of Pumpkin Desserts on Thanksgiving :
Pumpkin desserts have come a long way since the first Thanksgiving. Likely, the Pilgrim enjoyed the squash after it was cooked in its shell. Pumpkins were heated over embers then spiced with rosemary and thyme. The dessert may have been sweetened with honey or maple syrup and moistened with milk. This pumpkin dessert has come a long way since the first Thanksgiving!

A New Twist on a Classic Dessert :
One of the best ways to give new life to an old dessert is to give it a fun twist. In the last two decades, pumpkin cheesecake has become a popular addition to the family’s dinner table – it may even be a new tradition with your loved ones! Pumpkin cheesecake blends the spicy pumpkin flavors with a creamy cheesecake and sweet graham cracker crust. Cheesecake is a rich dessert, and adding pumpkin makes it even richer. You can choose to top the cheesecake with whipped cream, but that is all your family will need to satisfy the post-turkey sweet tooth.

Pumpkin Cheesecake for Holiday Calorie Counters :
The holidays are not known as a time to be watching our waistlines. However, if you would like to take a few calories away from your Thanksgiving dinner this year, consider making or purchasing a low-fat pumpkin cheesecake. The cake will have the same signature pumpkin spice taste, just with fewer calories. Most people make this cheesecake with low-fat cream cheese and reduced fat vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers. These two small changes are all you need to shave at least 100 calories off of every serving size, without sacrificing taste.

Spend Thanksgiving with your Family, Not Your Kitchen:
If you are like most families, one or two people spend a majority of Thanksgiving Day in the kitchen. Instead of making one more dish this year, consider ordering your pumpkin cheesecake online. Most cheesecakes will be delivered thawed and ready to serve, or can be thawed within a few hours. Since your cheesecake will be delivered before Thanksgiving, rest assured that it could be safely stored in the refrigerator for five days or in the freezer for up to three months. Don’t forget to refrigerate or freeze your cheesecake as soon as it arrives and any leftovers should be placed back in the refrigerator.

Give your loved ones a little something extra to be thankful for this year with a pumpkin flavored cheesecake. The dessert is sure to satisfy everyone at the table – and if you choose a mail order cheesecake – it can turn your cooking time into family time.

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