And now we end CULTURE’s three-part series of Thanksgiving recipes with the best—nothing is better than dessert. This is where pie and pumpkins often reign supreme, covering the dinner table with beautiful presentation and the promise of beginning a relaxing, cannabis-infused food coma.
*Disclaimer: Be sure to provide these at your annual, 21 and over “Friendsgiving” or at a Thanksgiving Day feast that doesn’t have any children in attendance.
Low-fat Pumpkin Cheesecake: Who doesn’t like a good cheesecake? Not only is this dessert delicious, but it’s also a healthier alternative to normal cheesecake, since it has a light cookie crumb base.
Cranberry Walnut Biscotti: Get fancy with homemade biscotti, a crunchy cookie-esque dessert that is made with cranberry and walnut.
Pumpkin Cake Roll: This sponge cake is equally light and while not exactly healthy, it has a delectable cream cheese mixture spread throughout the cake.
Sweet Surprise Cookies: The “surprise” in these vegan cookies is an amalgam of tasty ingredients, such as orange juice, cognac and walnuts, all bound together with a sweet syrup made with honey, clove, sugar and more walnuts.
Sweet Pear Tamales: With this recipe we rehashed a traditional tamale recipe and replace savory protein with pears, sugar, cinnamon and allspice.
Pumpkin Pie: You can’t more OG classic than a regular pumpkin pie. Crispy, delicate crust encompassing a sweet pumpkin pureed pie—the perfect end to a perfect meal.