Game-Changer Thanksgiving Desserts

Recipes include:

  • Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake with Pumpkin Brittle
  • Steamed Persimmon Pudding with Eggnog Sauce

While Thanksgiving is about tradition, the dessert course is a good place to toss in some surprises. I want to share the desserts that have proven to be two of my Greatest Hits over decades of teaching: a rich cheesecake and an out-of-the-ordinary persimmon pudding that is a must on my personal holiday table, and not just because it is Grandma Rodgers’ recipe that we made from our backyard persimmons. These may become your new “most requested holiday desserts,” too.


Rick will show you:

  • The best way to make a smooth, creamy, and cheesecake without the cracked top syndrome
  • Any easy pumpkin seed brittle to garnish any pumpkin dessert
  • The differences between Hachiaya and Fuyu persimmons, and which one to use when
  • Easy setup for steamed desserts




Nov 13 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm