27 Thanksgiving desserts
Top off your feast with one of our favorite pies, cakes, crisps, tarts, and cheesecakes
Feel free to swap in other squash in pastry chef Michelle McKenzie’s recipe: Sugar Pie comes out sweeter, and canned pumpkin is mellow-tasting, if less distinctive. Shauna Sever, an 18 Reasons instructor, suggested the spicy gingersnap layer. You’ll need a 9-in. deep-dish pie pan.
Recipe: Kabocha Squash Crème Fraîche Pie
For depth of flavor, Portland pastry chef Kir Jensen roasts the pecans and hazelnuts before adding them to the filling. She likes to roll her cornmeal pastry extra thick, so it’s more substantial.
Recipe: Hazelnut, Pecan, and Bourbon Pie