Finish With Grace: 10 Light, Refreshing Desserts

Finish With Grace: 10 Light, Refreshing Desserts

Megan Gordon
Nov 23, 2011

Thanksgiving is upon us and hopefully by now you've got dessert planned. So I'm not fooling myself in thinking you're going to whip up any one of these dessert recipes to cap off tomorrow evening's meal. That being said, I do think they'd be a welcome change to some of the heavier pies and cobblers that most of us tend to bake on Thanksgiving.

And regardless, all of us are going to want to look towards lighter desserts as we embrace the in-between holiday time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. From puddings and pot de cremes to citrus-heavy pies and light biscotti — there's something here for every palate.

Try a Recipe:
Shaker Lemon Pie - Smitten Kitchn
White Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta - Tiny Test Kitchen
Crème Fraîche Ice Cream -Lottie and Doof
Southern Banana Pudding (pictured) - A Sweet Spoonful
Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake - Saveur
Glazed Mini Lemon Cakes - The Larissa Monologue.
Lime Squares - The Kitchen Sink
Mini Vanilla Wafer Cookies - Baking Bites
Buttery Hazelnut Fig Biscotti - Food and Wine
Fresh Ricotta with Warm Honey and Cinnamon - Souvlaki for the Soul

Related: Recipe: Lemon Rice Pudding

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