Thanksgiving Dessert and Tablescape Ideas
I’m reaching back into some old sweet and savory posts to help me put together this year’s menu. When it comes to the savories there are a few mainstays. Turkey & Dressing, Turnip Greens, Potato Salad and Macaroni & Cheese. Also, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Sweet Potato Pie. Every once in a while I like to add a few non-traditional items. We’ll see what’s on the table this year. Here are a few of my favorites.
This Pared Down Thanksgiving Tablescape with Dough Bowl Centerpiece holds faux pumpkins and bowl filler to create a fall ambiance.
Design a tablescape with an Edible Centerpiece as an alternative to flowers.
This Foliage and Burlap Thanksgiving Tablescape was styled with simplicity in mind. Also, because the centerpiece is mostly foliage and it will stay fresh longer.
When all else fails mix and match. This table includes different styles of cutlery and two different colors of chargers.
A little glitter goes a long way. These shimmery placemats add shine and texture without going overboard.
Sweets & Savories
Caramel Glazed Pear Cake
This Caramel Glazed Pear cake is made with oil rather than butter. It’s chock full of diced pears and roasted pecans for the quintessential fall dessert.
Initially, I wasn’t sure if it would be good and honestly thought I let it bake too long.
Due to the inherent saltiness of the pork shanks,use unsalted broth for this recipe. With the holidays, approaching this dish would be a great alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
The little lovelies are baked in a muffin tin, doused with a buttermilk glaze and topped with a vanilla hard sauce which in reality is a thick vanilla buttercream, plus a slice of fig and a sprig of rosemary.
This stick to your rib dish goes a long way.
I hope a few of these Thanksgiving Dessert and Table Ideas serve as inspiration for your holiday meal and table.
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