It’s not too late to whip up a fabulous Recipe this Holiday!  Check out these Easy, Last Minute Ideas that will make your Thanksgiving even more special.  And you won’t even break a sweat! 

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert! No-bake brown sugar cheesecake with gingersnap crust & spiced pear filling. Easy as can be!

Good morning!  And if you’re clicking over after seeing my appearance on Fox Good Day, welcome!

I’m typing this from my very dark, very quiet living room, while sipping on a very early-morning cup of coffee.  The sun hasn’t even come up yet, but I’m ready for an exciting day with Jennaphr and her crew from Fox 29 Philadelphia.

Today we are talking about easy, last minute recipes for Thanksgiving.  I can’t believe tomorrow’s the day!  Where did Fall go?  But it’s all good, I’m happy for the chance to kick back and relax with good food and family.

I’m not hosting the meal this year, but I will be bringing a potluck dish.  And if you’ve been tasked in a similar way, or even if you are hosting and you just need a couple more ideas to supplement your menu, I’ve got three really great ideas for you that are so easy you won’t even break a sweat.

Ridiculously easy Cranberry Cinnamon Roll Cake. Tastes just like a freshly baked, yeasty-gooey cinnamon roll with tart cranberries swirled in. No kneading, and you don't even have to wait for it to rise! Making this for holiday breakfast ;)

First up is this Cranberry Cinnamon Roll Cake.  Don’t be intimidated by the words “cinnamon” or “roll.”  Or “cake,” for that matter!  This recipe is easy as can be.  No kneading, no rolling, and you don’t even have to wait for it to rise!  It’s pretty much a dump & stir jobbie, and it’s perfect for dessert or breakfast.  Your guests will love the yeasty, brown sugar and cinnamon-y flavor along with those tart and fruity cranberries.

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert! No-bake brown sugar cheesecake with gingersnap crust & spiced pear filling. Easy as can be!

Next we have the most airy and creamy No-Bake Brown Sugar Cheesecake Jars.  These come together in a snap with a crumbly gingersnap crust and the most amazing spiced pear and cranberry topping.  The colors are so pretty and the flavor is ginger like whoa.  Perfect Thanksgiving treat and good to go in less than 30.

The Velvet Apple Cocktail- so perfect for a crisp day and stupid simple to make :)

And finally I’m sharing a cocktail recipe that’s just stupid simple.  Have you ever heard of a Black Velvet?  Well, this is a Velvet Apple: dark stout beer with crisp hard apple cider.  Just crack and pour, and if you want to look extra fancy, top with a thin slice of apple.  The sweet cider is contrasted by the roasty malt in the stout, for a drink that is wonderfully balanced and so perfect for this time of year.  So easy your guests can serve themselves!

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to poke around and see what else is going on here at Baking a Moment.  And if you’re a baking and desserts fiend like me then you might also like to sign up to receive email updates!  It’s totally free and you’ll get a couple really great recipes straight to your inbox every week 😉

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Allie is the creator and owner of Baking a Moment. She has been developing, photographing, videographing, and writing and sharing recipes here since 2012.

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