Hands Down Winner!


While everything stays pretty much the same on our Thanksgiving menu, it’s always fun to try a new dessert. That doesn’t mean we stray too far from pumpkin and pecan pies that no Thanksgiving would be complete without, but there is some little twist.

Photo from Southern Living
Photo from Southern Living

I’ve been experimenting with this and that from one publication or another, and this Pumpkin Tart with Whipped Cream and Almond Toffee from Southern Living is a hands down winner!

pumpkin pieIt has a dark, rich color and taste that is likely attributed to having molasses as an ingredient.

pumpkin pieUnlike the perfectly presented photo in Southern Living, I finished each piece individually, first topping with the whipped cream

pumpkin pieand then with the almond toffee. The end result was the same: super good! 

If you haven’t decided on your Thanksgiving dessert, this one is absolutely delicious and leaves one wanting more though I recommend resisting the temptation because the tart is rich.  One suggestion:  you may want to cut the whipped cream portion by half and reduce the amount of powdered sugar unless you like it quite sweet.

This tart would be a perfect finish to any meal, so if you’ve already got Thanksgiving under control, give it a try another time.

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19 thoughts on “Hands Down Winner!

  1. Yum, this year I am making black truffle honey pumpkin pie topped with fried sage leaves and candied ginger slices. Wrote the recipe for work and everyone has gone gaga over it, so it gets to come home with me!

    1. You will have to share that delicious sounding pie! Happy Thanksgiving, Emil. I am grateful for you.

  2. Lulu, this sounds really delicious and I will definitely try it. I am having pecan pies and hummingbird cake for Thanksgiving! Blessings, Pam

    1. Hummingbird cake… I haven’t had one of those in ages. It may be time to bring that recipe back.🍰

  3. oh my goodness, it looks yummy!

  4. ok. thank you very much. now i have to go back to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for this true masterpiece! WOW!

  5. This does sound like a winning recipe. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    1. The same to you and Mickey.i’m betting you will be serving a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner.🍗

      1. Actually, we go to our friends home…they have included us as part of their family for years. We’re being an appetizer and a tart this year. 🙂

  6. I agree with Cindy, this is a masterpiece. Happy TG, Lulu!

  7. This does look insanely good! I have been trying to decide what to bring to our gathering, this looks very tempting! Thank you, just might be my solution!
    Jenna

    1. This is what we call a moaner at my house, meaning it was way good!

    1. If you were close you would be more than welcome, Carl.

  8. You made my mouth watered. Screw blogging. I’m going to eat. 😀

  9. That dessert looks wonderful!…and you had me at toffee!

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