Thanksgiving Dessert Made Easy with Harry and David
Three Good Reasons To Order In For Thanksgiving Dessert
Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving yourself or visiting friends and family, a perfectly prepared dessert from Harry & David makes an easy, time-saving finish to any holiday feast.
- Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd? Ordering dessert can be a a great way to cut down on time in the kitchen or add an another option or two to one of your own home-baked favorites.
- Traveling a distance to spend Thanksgiving Day with family? Order dessert to arrive just in time for the holiday. It's a great way to contribute to the meal without the stress of having to transport the food yourself.
- Invited to a friend's house for Thanksgiving and don't want show up empty-handed? Order dessert and bring it with you along with a special wine for the perfect pairing - your host will certainly appreciate the gesture.
Caramel Apple Layer Cake from Harry & David
We chose to sample the Caramel Apple Layer Cake ($49.99), a fabulously moist and delicately spiced two-layer cake with bits of fresh apple and smooth cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting. Its classic seasonal flavors made a nice alternative to our old standby of pumpkin pie.
Our cake arrived chilled and sturdily packed in a styrofoam form to prevent damage during shipping.
Given our balmy November temps here in Florida, we re-froze it for a few hours to be sure we didn't remove the creamy frosting along with the wrapper, but then we simply transferred it to a cake stand and voilá! We had a beautiful Thanksgiving dessert that serves up to 16 people.
Of course, this cake tastes great with a good cup of coffee or tea, but we really enjoyed pairing it with a nice dessert wine.
We opted for a late-harvest Semillon from Washington State. This medium-bodied wine had notes of apricot, honey and vanilla and a nice balance of sweetness and acidity to complement to the cake's subtle combination of apple, maple and spice.
As an alternative, you could also pair this cake with hard cider or a sweet, light-bodied Prosecco.
Seasonal Entertaining Time-Savers
Harry & David offers a wide variety of gourmet-quality prepared foods that are perfect for easy entertaining for Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. They have appetizers, cheese assortments, main courses and side dishes as well as desserts like the one we featured here.
Some of their other sweet treats include classics like Pumpkin Cheesecake and Deep-Dish Cherry Pie as well as beautiful layer cakes, fruit crisps, cookies and candies.
Be sure to visit the Harry & David website to see their entire line of holiday desserts and gourmet foods.
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