In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national day, and in 1939, Franklin Roosevelt set it for the last Thursday of November.
This year, we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24.
Even if the centerpiece of this meal remains the famous turkey drizzled with cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving desserts have also become so popular that the French pastry chefs of the Bay Area have reinterpreted these desserts with a French touch as delicious and magnificent creations that combine finesse and elegance.
Maison Alyzée, which has just opened a new boutique in Burligame, this year offers their version of the pumpkin pie: in a hand made organic flour tart shell, Almonds sucrees, House made Pumpkin Spice Custard, Whipped Mascarpone Ganache and Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds.
You will also find a pecan pie and an apple pie with organic candied apples lightly sweetened with cinnamon and a whipped Mascarpone ganache.
Available in individual version and different sizes from 4-6 pers to 10-12 pers
At Mademoiselle Colette, you can find these three essential pies: pecan, pumpkin and apple in individual or 6-8 person versions..
Sarmentine completely revisits Thanksgiving desserts by offering : an apple-cranberry galette, a bourdaloue pie (almond and pear cream), a pecan pie with orange zest and Grand Marnier. Order by email.
Tarts de Feybesse If you don’t know this contemporary patisserie with a traditional flair, it is time to taste their products. They are now taking pre-orders for their Apple flaugnarde pies, pumpkin St. Honoré tarts, biko riz au lait, pecan tarts. They can deliver in San Francisco, in the East bay , and you can also pick up in Marin county or in Vallejo
In San Francisco, One65 surprises us this year with its pumpkin pie topped with vanilla ganache or its pecan pie with caramelized pecans and custard as well as the inevitable apple pie.
Available only in a 4-6 person version.
Marais Bakery ‘s Thanksgiving offer this year is a pumpkin Parisian Flan tart, a pumpkin spice loaf, an apple tarte normande. Pre-order and pick up in the various locations in San Francisco or Mill Valley.
And let’s not forget La Boulangerie who this year, in addition to the classic pecan pie, adds a touch of fresh cream to its pumpkin pie and makes our mouths water with its chocolate pear almond pie.