While there is no consensus on how Lemon Chess pie got its name, there is Splendid Table consensus that Lemon Chess pie belongs on the Thanksgiving Table. Bright and light, it is exactly the counterpoint we need at the Thanksgiving feast.
The hallmark of Dutch apple pie is its creamy apple filling, but we didn’t rely on the traditional cream to achieve it. Instead we added melted vanilla ice cream to the apple filling for extra creaminess and a rich vanilla flavor that nicely complements apple pie.
Canned pumpkin puree adds a bit of subtle flavor to these muffins, but more important, it also makes the muffins ultramoist.
This velvety cheesecake is made with toasted coconut in the crust plus a shaggy garnish of shredded coconut on the top.
In order to achieve the perfect balance of cakey and gooey—that sweet spot that all brownies should hit—the cooking time is crucial. It will vary by a minute or so depending on where the pan is sitting in the oven, so keep a close eye on them.