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For The Love of Pie!

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

We’ve always had a penchant for pie, but it was declared the new “it” sweet by the food-powers-that-be for 2011. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Cooking Channel is crisscrossing the country to see if this old standby has what it takes to take on the cupcake. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET for our special,  For the Love of Pie!, as we seek out the best of the best in the pie world.

And if you find yourself inspired to bake up a pie or two, or are already plotting out your Thanksgiving dessert offerings, here are a few of our favorite desserts with a crust:

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Inspired by Pumpkins, But Not for Pie

Sprinkle Bakes Thanksgiving Inspiration Board

When planning the same holiday year after year, how do you keep your celebration fresh and interesting while maintaining a sense of tradition? We asked our favorite bloggers and food people to share what’s inspiring their Thanksgiving planning this year. From ancestor’s recipes and falling leaves, to beautiful piles of ingredients and thoughtful home decor, there was no shortage of imagination. See what motivates some of the most creative minds we know, and then start planning your annual feast.

Roadside pumpkin stands are one of the first signs of fall, and a welcome sight. They herald the arrival of cool weather, changing leaves and warm spices in my baking. This year’s Thanksgiving table will have plenty of offerings from my favorite gourd, but it’s time for pumpkin pie to move aside. Last year’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake is sure to make a repeat appearance this year. It has the all the delicious warmth and spice of a pumpkin pie, but with the added decadence of cheesecake and subtle coffee flavor. A second pumpkin offering will be in the form of a flaky pastry for overnight guests. Easy Pumpkin Cheese Danish is a delicious breakfast and, best of all, low effort, so the chef in charge of the Thanksgiving meal can focus on more pressing preparations.

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The More Sweets, the Merrier

Zoe Francois Inspiration Board

When planning the same holiday year after year, how do you keep your celebration fresh and interesting while maintaining a sense of tradition? We asked our favorite bloggers and food people to share what’s inspiring their Thanksgiving planning this year. From ancestor’s recipes and falling leaves, to beautiful piles of ingredients and thoughtful home decor, there was no shortage of imagination. See what motivates some of the most creative minds we know, and then start planning your annual feast.

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t really complete until dessert hits the table. Preferably there will be several to choose from, and at least one should be pumpkin. It is the time of year that this orange gourd graces our plates, and it deserves to be center stage. I adore traditional pumpkin pie, but by no means should you be limited to that alone. It is also fantastic mixed with apples and streusel in a cake, or baked with brandy into a cheesecake and adorned with candied cranberries.  One of my all-time favorites is pumpkin bread pudding, which can also serve as breakfast the next morning. Next to all the pumpkin desserts there should be a caramel spice pear cake, and perhaps a spiky coconut meringue layered torte.

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