On this fateful fourth Thursday in November, oven space is tight. Even if you find a free space for pumpkin pie on the lower shelf, there is a risk that turkey drops will overflow from above and ruin your beautiful dessert – not to mention a burnt crust caused by varying temperature requirements. The bottom line is: Oven real estate is precious and it's difficult to prepare multi-tasking for Thanksgiving dishes when every dish needs to be baked or roasted.
With that in mind, there are some ways to add traditional Thanksgiving dessert flavors to your meal without compromising on the hottest items in your kitchen!
Slow Cooker Recipes
There are few kitchen appliances that are more convenient than a Slow Cooker . All it really means is to put in a few ingredients, push a button and serve a delicious meal a few hours later. If this has not already been done, the slow cooker should be an integral part of your Thanksgiving preparation: it is stress-free, requires no attention, and cooks evenly every time.
This spiced cranberry apple pudding makes you feel warm and blurry inside, while still keeping the same Sweet and spicy cranberry flavors of a standard Thanksgiving garnish.
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
- 2 cups of fresh cranberries
- 4 Granny Smith apples (peeled and chopped)
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- ½ tsp. Salt
- Stir the lemon zest and lemon juice with the cornstarch until smooth.
- Mix the sugar, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
- Add the corn starch mixture to the dried ingredients and mix.
- The mix with fresh cranberries and the peeled / chopped apples.
- Cover with a lid and set the Slow Cooker at low for 4-5 hours to squeeze the fruit. Tenderize and thicken ,
- Divide into individual portions and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
2. Recipes with Stove
Put the sauce on the baking burner and make room for these sweet treats! Sydney of The Crepes of Wrath has an excellent recipe for poached vanilla pears; They are a light and relatively healthy dessert that is great for presentation.
- 1 cup of cream
- 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
- 8 oz. dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 prebaked or graham crunchy crust
- Melt the heavy cream, butter and pieces of chocolate over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside.
- Roast pecans in a dry saucepan over medium heat until nutty aromas emerge. (Alternatively, roast the pecans in the microwave.)
- Pour the chocolate into a store-bought Graham Cracker crust and sprinkle the pecans over it.
- Leave to cool for at least an hour in the fridge to allow the ganache to set.
- Serve at room temperature.
Honestly, the possibilities for oven-free cakes are endless fillings. You can really throw any of your favorite fruits into a store-bought crust or even make an oven-free crust from scratch! Both the recipe of Just Eat Love for pear tart with vanilla cream and the raw caramel cake of Oh Lady Cakes are characterized by unique, non-boiling crusts, which consist mainly of nuts and figs. Yum!
3. Recipes with Fridge
Keep cool with these cool Turkey Day treats.
Creamy No-Bake Bailey Pumpkin Cheesecake contains all the wonderful flavors of a baked cheese cake without the stress of water baths, gentle heat and, of course, oven space! And that way, you do not have to worry about a cracked or bubbling surface on the cheesecake itself.
- ½ cup of water
- ½ cup of Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 packet (1 oz) of gelatine
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 packs (8 oz. Each) cream cheese, room temperature
- Bring water and Baileys to a boil.
- Turn off heat and stir in gelatin, sugar, and salt.
- Stir until everything dissolves.
- Beat cream cheese with vanilla extract in a blender or with a hand mixer.
- Slowly add the gelatin mixture and stir until smooth. Put into small casserole dishes or a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Dust with cocoa powder and powdered sugar!
You can also end the Thanksgiving dinner with A Dash of Compassion uncooked cinnamon pecan truffles. Just make them in advance and stow them until after dinner. In addition, you can dazzle your guests with Crazy for Croft's decadent peanut butter squash fond: The no-cook no-chill recipe could not be simpler.
Stay calm and shun the oven
These delicious desserts are so delicious that you might be tempted Never use the oven for your future Thanksgiving sweets. And with some of the crazy ways to cook your turkey, you may not even need the oven for your entrees. Period.
Tell us in the comments below if you have other fantastic dishes – dessert or other – that do not require a stove. Sharing is important, and everyone knows that thanksgiving companies need the utmost care on a big day.
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