Thanksgiving Desserts: Something for Everyone

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Thanksgiving, November 10, 2011

carrot cupcakes
Cooking for a crowd this holiday? Stumped by how to accommodate family members with special dietary needs? We’ve got sweet ideas for everyone at your table.

Kid-Friendly
Little fingers will love scooping up these tiny cupcakes. They’re portion controlled for the adults, too.

Recipe: Mini Carrot Cupcakes

Heart Healthy
Made with fat and cholesterol free egg whites, angel food cake is the perfect heart-healthy treat.

Recipe: Lemon Angel Food Cake

Diabetic-Friendly
Made with ground almonds and whole-wheat flour to boost the fiber content, this gorgeous tart has only 25 grams of carbohydrates per serving. If you can’t find plums this time of year, try apples or pears instead.

Recipe: Plum Tart with Almond Pastry

Dairy-Free
A dazzling fruit salad complete with toasted pistachios for crunch. It’s a sure-fired crowd pleaser!

Recipe: Fruit Salad with Poppy Seeds

Vegan
Made with an effortless canola oil crust, this tart is delicate, delicious and free of animal products.

Recipe: Vegan Pear Tart

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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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