3 Simple and Delicious Fruit Puree Desserts for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and of course, food. This year, why not try something different with your dessert? Fruit (or puree) desserts are perfect for a Thanksgiving that you want to sweeten up a bit while still enjoying the traditional flavors. We’ve collected 3 of the best recipes for delicious fruit desserts that are sure to please everyone at your table, so read on and get ready to impress your guests with some fresh and flavorful fruit pies this Thanksgiving.
1. Apple Cranberry Pie
This pie is the perfect blend of sweet and tart. The filling is made with fresh apples and cranberries (or your favorite berry puree), sugar, and spices. Make sure you use a flaky pastry crust for a pie that’s sure to be a hit.
- Pie crust
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Peel and chop the apples into small pieces. In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, cranberries, sugar, and spices. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is soft and bubbly. Remove from heat and let cool. Roll out the pie crust and place it in a pie dish. Pour the filling into the crust and crimp the edges. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let it cool before serving this delicious fruit puree dessert for Thanksgiving.
2. Plum and Blueberry Crumble
If you love the taste of plums and blueberries, then you'll love this plum and blueberry crumble recipe. This crumble is made with a mix of fresh and frozen fruit, or your choice of puree, so it's perfect for Thanksgiving when many fresh fruits are not in season. The topping is a mixture of oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon, which gives the dessert a delicious crunch.
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 12 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries, thawed and drained
- ¾ cup plum puree
- Blueberry pie filling
To make this fruit puree dessert for your Thanksgiving feast, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Then, in a medium bowl, mix together the plums, blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Pour the mixture into an ungreased baking dish. In another bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
3. Berries and Cream Fruit Pie
Whether you love strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, this is one of the best Thanksgiving fruit pies you can try. The filling is made with a mix of fresh berries and cream, and it's all nestled in a flaky, buttery crust. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream, and you have the perfect fruit puree dessert for Thanksgiving.
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Zest of one lemon
- Juice of one lemon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Either pre-made pie filling or fruit puree of your choice (use fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Egg wash (one egg beaten with one tablespoon of water)
- Whipped cream or ice cream for serving (optional)
*Note: If using fresh fruit puree, you will need about six cups for this fruit puree dessert for Thanksgiving.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Set aside. If using fresh fruit, wash and slice fruit. Mix together with the sugar mixture. Set aside. If using pie filling, open pie filling and pour it into a bowl. Stir in heavy cream. Set aside.
Prepare the crust:
On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disc of dough to a 12-inch (30 cm) circle. Carefully transfer to a nine-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim the dough, leaving a ½-inch (13 mm) overhang. Crimp the edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out the remaining disc of dough to a 12-inch (30 cm) circle. Using a knife or pastry wheel, cut into strips. Set aside for this next step in making this fruit puree dessert for Thanksgiving.
Assemble the pie:
Remove the crust from the refrigerator. Pour the filling into the crust. Arrange the strips over the top of the pie in a lattice pattern. Trim the dough, leaving a ½-inch (13 mm) overhang. Crimp or flute the edges. Brush the crust with egg wash. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!
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