Pumpkin Cheesecake
Amid the pumpkin pie, apple pie and pecan pie, we always have room for this Pumpkin-Caramel-Pecan Swirl Cheesecake from Elegant Cheesecakes. More information below.



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Thanksgiving Gifts & Treats

Page 3: Thanksgiving Dessert & Gift Ideas



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3. What’s For Dessert



Cardamom Crunch:
Fruit Crisp Mix

We love fruit crisp—we prefer it to pie (more fruit and that great crunchy topping which is like a sundae with a scoop of ice cream on top). Add this very crunchy cardamom-, ginger- and cinnamon-infused buttery topping with crunchy almonds to apples or stone fruit create a fruit crisp or crumble that your guests will notice! Or, bring the gold bag as a gift to your host or hostess. While the brownulated and pure cane sugar have calories, the topping has nutritious ingredients, including whole grain graham flour, rolled oats, heart-healthy almonds.

  • 16-Ounce Bag

Buy online at CardamomCreations.com

Cardamom Crunch Fruit Crisp
Give your fruit crisp something extra: cardamom spice.


Elegant Cheesecakes:
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Our favorite dessert is this pumpkin-caramel-pecan swirl cheesecake resting on a praline crust. It is covered in fondant made of Belgian chocolate—everything you see is edible! Serves ten. Read our full review of Elegant Cheesecakes, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

Buy online at ElegantCheesecakes.com

Pumpkin Cheesecake
The ultimate Thanksgiving cheesecake.


Ginger Ice Cream Sundae

A special and easy dessert starts with vanilla or ginger ice cream (we love Reed’s Ginger Ice Cream) and cubes of gingerbread, topped with whipped cream and candied ginger (from Reed’s or The Ginger People), and/or chunks of chocolate from Chocolove’s Ginger Crystallized in Dark Chocolate bar. Yum!

  • The Ginger People
    Crystallized Ginger Gift Jar
    Other Sizes/Formats Available

Buy online at GingerPeople.com

Crystallized Ginger
The Ginger People’s crystallized ginger adds zing to desserts.

Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan
Ice Cream

Instead of vanilla ice cream this year, try the new Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan, winner over 4,999 entries in Häagen-Dazs’ 2007 flavor search. The pear ice cream itself is subtly-flavored, allowing the chunks of pear and the pecans to show off. The flavor works well with pecan pie, apple pie, chocolate cake, with caramel or fudge sauce, or alone. Available at retailers nationwide. See the poached pear recipe shown in the photo. Read our review of Häagen-Dazs Reserve ice cream.

Certified Kosher by KSA

  • 1 Pint
    $3.69 Suggested Retail Price


Haagen Dazs Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan Ice Cream
Häagen-Dazs’ Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan ice cream is a wonderful addition to the line.

Heavenly Soufflé:
Individual Pumpkin Soufflés


At the end of a long meal, what could be easier than to pop frozen soufflés into the oven and take them out 12 minutes later? The impressive and delicious individual souffles are available in Thanksgiving Pumpkin, plus Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Raspberry. Read our review of Heavenly Soufflé, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

Certified Kosher by OKS

  • 4 Individual Souffles

Buy online at HeavenlySouffle.com

Pumpkin Souffle
So cute, so tasty.

Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties:
Harvest Blonde


Sugardaddy’s blonde, buttery, brown sugar temptresses have extra competition during the holidays when the Harvest Blonde appears. With rich pumpkin puree, a seasonal five-spice blend, white chocolate chunks, chopped walnuts and an apricot-cardamom swirl, this blonde is sure to turn heads. (Go ahead—add a scoop of vanilla or pumpkin ice cream.) The three-inch, three-ounce round serves two. Read our review of sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties.

  • Three-Ounce Blondie
    A Variety Of Gift Packaging Is

Buy online at Sugardaddys.com

Pumpkin Blondie
This Sweetie is a pumpkin blondie.

4. Finishing Touch



Chocolat Céleste:
Pumpkin Spice Bonbons

For a final festive touch to Thanksgiving dinner, pass a candy dish with these luscious pumpkin spice truffles from Chocolat Céleste. Artisan ganache is infused with pumpkin spices and stenciled with perky pumpkins. Simply wonderful with either coffee or tea (or for the younger set, milk). Read our review of Chocolat Céleste.

  • Pumpkin Spice Bonbons
    2 Pieces, $6.00
    4 Pieces, $12.00
    9 Pieces, $24.00

Buy online at ChocolatCeleste.com

Pumpkin Truffles - Chocolat Celeste

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