Butter tarts are a Canadian classic. How to make them more Canadian? Why, add a little maple syrup! If your family does not like raisins, leave them out- buttertarts are equally delicious without them.
Silky Smooth Pumpkin Pie
Whether you love it or hate it, at least a handful of dinner guests at Thanksgiving will expect pumpkin pie for dessert. Give the people what they want with this perfectly-spiced, creamy version. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
Don’t be intimidated by making your own pie crusts- keep this basic recipe in your recipe files. It perfectly fits a 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate, without trimming away extra dough- simply tuck the extra underneath for double thickness at the edge. If your circle is less than perfectly round, you can trim one side after fitting it into pie plate and add to opposite side. If using for a savoury pie, such as tourtiere, omit the sugar.
Apple Cranberry Crisp
We added cranberries for a tart twist to a cool-weather classic. No need to thaw the cranberries first- they easily cut in half. You can serve crisp warm or at room temperature, making it a good make-ahead dessert for the holiday meal. Serve with vanilla ice cream for an extra-special treat.
Bourbon Maple Pecan Pie
Canadians love pecan pie, a southern specialty. We’ve added a good amount of maple syrup for some local flavour. Heavenly, but heavy! Make when you have guests to share it with.
Streusel Topped Sweet Potato Bake
Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving classic. We added a yummy streusel topping to create a new family favourite.