Dessert may be the final course of a Thanksgiving dinner, but it is one of the most anticipated parts of the meal. Complete your Thanksgiving feast with a decadent dessert (or two, or three…). From country baked pies to pink salad, these family favorites will have your guests loosening their belts to indulge in these perfect endings.
How Many Desserts Should I Make?
The question of how much food to make is one that plagues every Thanksgiving host. You have to account for how many people will be coming and their appetites, and for the possibility that some guests may decide not to show last minute. You don't want to have too many leftovers, but you also don't want your guests to be underfed.
When it comes to how many desserts to make, the answer comes down to how much you're serving for dinner. If you're serving a particularly large dinner, you may not want to have too many options for dessert. Your guests aren't going to have a ton of room left! If your dinner is on the smaller side, more desserts make sense.
You'll also want to consider the preferences of your guests. Are your guests sweet fanatics, or do they prefer food on the savory side? Do you have a lot of kids in attendance? Your answers to these questions can help you determine if more or fewer desserts are best. Plus, you'll have to consider how much time you have on hand. Don't overwhelm yourself by making too many things!