Turkey, stuffing, gravy, soup, vegetable sides, biscuits, rolls, cakes, cookies - well the list for your Thanksgiving menu might look a little this. Let's not even think about how long that shopping list might be.
So how many hours are you planning to spend in that kitchen?
You might be thinking she forgot dessert. How can she forget dessert? Aaahhhh - you see I have not forgotten dessert. On the contrary I am here to help you reduce the hectic and time you will spend in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day.
You can hug me later LOL!
It's no secret that I love entertaining and on the whole do not mind cooking up a feast in the kitchen. However, I try to be efficient where ever and whenever I can - without loosing anything on the taste, flavor or quality of the dish.
It's also no secret that I am always thinking up of quick easy desserts. Mostly because I like to treat my family to something sweet during the week as a special "Thank you for being here" kind of thing or simply after cooking up a few courses or dishes for friends - dessert sometimes needs to be quick and simple.
Fancy, time-intensive desserts are great too and I am sure you will find a large selection here, but why not save those for when the rest of the meal is lighter and simpler.
A Thanksgiving meal is just something one cannot really cut out on when it comes the mains and sides. I think you will agree - you will be spending hours on that turkey or roast, on the gravy that goes with it, the vegetables might not take too long individually but if you plan on making 3-4 different sides well the time simply ticks by.
Dessert however, can be a little simpler and that's where I come in! In this Friends & Feasts post I want to share a dessert that is simply exquisite. It pairs fresh fruit of the season with beautiful pistachios and cinnamon all layered with a honey yogurt - luxury in a glass!
I used juicy, ripe Fuyu persimmon fruits. If you are unfamiliar with these fruits you will find a detailed "know-how" here.
The verrines can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator to allow them to chill out. It also allows the flavors and aromas to infuse with each other.
So cut yourself some slack this Thanksgiving and go easy on the dessert - but by no means go easy on flavor. This will have your guests licking out the glasses. Promise!
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Come join me for a Traditional Feast this month. Bring along your favorite dish to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanuka or Diwali.
Details can be found here.
Deadline: December 3rd.
Printable version here.
500 - 600 g thick creamy yogurt
6-8 tablespoons acacia honey
2 ripe persimmons - cut into bite sized pieces
Juice from 1/2 a lime
75 g unsalted pistachios - coarsely chopped
Whisk in the honey with the yogurt, then cool in the refrigerator.
In a bowl mix the lime juice with the persimmon fruit pieces.
In verrine glasses or bowls layer the fruit then the yogurt alternatively. End with yogurt, then sprinkle with some cinnamon and cover with the chopped pistachios.
Chill for a few hours. Before serving you can add a dash of honey on top of the nuts as this gives the dessert a wonderful glossy coating.
That was it! I love the combination of soft, juicy fruit with the smooth honey yogurt and then that crispy, cinamonny crunch. I tested this out on a friend, L., of ours who visited last week and believe me L., Soeren and Tom were scraping the last bits off with their spoons - the clinking of the spoon against the glasses was music to my ears LOL!
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