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My mom always made sure we finished our dinner before we had dessert. My Nana always said that life is uncertain, eat dessert first. If you haven’t already, take a look at our appetizer and side dish posts- or start here. After all, dessert is the last and lasting impression you’ll have on your dinner guests!

It’s not Thanksgiving without pie. I told Emily that my “recipe” for pie would be: Go to the bakery, pick out your favorite pre-made pie, come home, take pie out of it’s holder, insert into this GORGEOUS pie plate, serve with a smile. But, she countered with this delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe – and I have to say, it looks like it’s totally worth the effort. Whatever your pie style, your delectable dessert will steal the show in this pie plate:

If you’re anything like Emily and me, your sweet tooth is the size of Texas. Here’s a delicious recipe for a Pumpkin Roll, Lightened Up – a lot of taste with just a little guilt. Indulge yourself with one of these serving pieces, which would make this dessert shine:

And last, but certainly not least, for those of you who enjoy sipping cocktails with (or without) your family – I give you Thanksgiving in a Glass:

Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
Spiced Apple Cider
Cinnamon Sticks
Nutmeg Powder
Whipped Cream
Warm 8oz of apple cider in a sauce pan over medium heat. Once you see a little steam and the cider will swirl on the surface, it’s ready.
Place a cinnamon stick in your mug and pour a shot of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka over it. Ratio is one part vodka to two parts cider.
Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg.

Serve in sips from a decanter into cordial glasses:

Or serve heartily in rocks glasses from a sparkly water pitcher:

1. Ornate Lancaster Rose Footed Pie Plate
2. ABP Cut Glass Condiment Bowl
3. FB Rogers Silver Co Silverplate Tray
4. Decanter with 4 Cordial Glasses
5. Pairs of Rocks Glasses
6. Water Pitchers

Happy Thanksgiving, from our families to yours!