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Seeking inspiration for fancy Thanksgiving dessert


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Seeking inspiration for fancy Thanksgiving dessert

eel | Nov 11, 2004 06:21 PM

I’ve scoured Epicurious, poured through The Cake Bible, but still have a mental block!

I’m trying to come up with a festive, beautiful, memorable, and of course delicious dessert that fits within the following parameters:

--starters and entrée will be heavy, e.g., beef, red wine (this is an alternative Thanksgiving dinner) so I don’t want something super heavy. Intensely flavored is fine and appropriate, but a big chocolate cake with buttercream, for example, would not sit well.

--I’ll be bringing this to someone else’s home, so a frozen confection or something requiring lots of last minute preparation would not be optimal. I can expect some, but not a lot, of prep, oven, fridge, or freezer space.

--I’m not into using out-of-season fruit and have a preference for autumnal/winter flavors.

--I don’t want something simple, like a beautifully poached pear or a rustic crisp. As nice as that would be, I want a WOW! dessert. I’m a reasonably experienced baker, so complicated is okay.

Thanks in advance.

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