Weather: 24 degrees, clear skies, wind blowing snow off the trees
What I’m listening to: Lego.com games being played
Cheesecake has been battling its way up the Thanksgiving dessert food chain for many years and just may have earned the second place spot behind pie. It’s a terrific option, especially if you have non-pie-people in the mix. Additionally, cheesecake can be made up to two days in advance, which is a huge bonus on turkey day where prep is concerned. And, of course, cheesecake is always mouth-wateringly beautiful on the dessert table.
I wanted to do something different than pumpkin in the cheesecake because we almost always have a fresh pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. So instead of going the pumpkin route, I opted for this glorious Maple Cheesecake with Spiced Pecan Graham Cracker Crust instead. Wow… just wow.
Doesn’t that just have Happy Thanksgiving written all over it?