No Pressure: Thanksgiving Desserts
I’ve been fortunate enough the last few years that Geoff and I have been able to share the holiday with my family, even if it was just by default because his parents went on a trip somewhere. This will be the first year I don’t do Thanksgiving with my family. It’s a little weird…
I have established myself as the Queen dessert maker with Geoff’s family, so once it was decided that we would be spending the holiday with them, I was asked if I would be so kind as to contribute the desserts. I will obviously never turn down a request that means I get to make a mess in the kitchen, so I was happy to have the opportunity.
I’m going to make the two pies my mom always makes for Thanksgiving: a simple pumpkin pie, and her signature chocolate harvest nut pie. I have never made a pie before, so I’m a little nervous knowing what kind of standard I have to live up to!
Since I’ve never made a pie before, I’m cheating a little and using a rollout dough and just focusing on perfecting the fillings. I figure if I can pull them off successfully this time around, that come Christmas I can try to make my own crust.
Are you making anything for Thanksgiving? Anyone on turkey duty?