Some Traditional (and Not So Traditional) Thanksgiving Desserts

It’s tradition among many families to celebrate the end of the Thanksgiving meal, with more food! Thanksgiving dinner desserts are almost as famous as the turkey dinner itself. There are many desserts that are traditionally associated with Thanksgiving such as pumpkin pie, yet each family has their own version of desserts served on Turkey Day.

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

While spending time with your family and enjoying a traditional home cooked meal are all perks of Thanksgiving, many of us give extra thanks for the desserts that come after! Pies, cakes, cookies, and even cheesecake often crowd the table after the dinner dishes have been removed. The challenge with Thanksgiving desserts is deciding which one to go with.
Ripe Pumpkins in a Field
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Celebrate National Apple Month!

Besides being the first full month of autumn and the month of Halloween, October is National Apple Month. Originally started as National Apple Week in 1904, it has since expanded to a full month in celebration of the apple. The apple is one of the most popular fruits in the United States and is grown in over half of the fifty states. Due to its national popularity, the apple has made its way into many different recipes and is a staple fruit in many households.
Freshly pressed Apple Juice
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Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Everywhere!

Whether we want to admit it or not, it is officially fall. We have passed the autumnal equinox this year which means according to the calendar, we are officially in fall “mode.” The weather is slowly starting to cool in many parts of the country and fall activities such as apple picking, fairs, heading back to school, and raking leaves are all well-underway. It is time to take the sweaters out of storage and start gearing up for crisp, cool evenings.
 Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Whipped Cream
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