Thanksgiving dessert

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    Anybody have any good, quick recommendations? I have to leave in a couple of hours to finish up cooking for 20 people, and just found out they ate the pies last night! It's probably no big deal, but now I have nothing. And I don't want store-bought.

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    Trifle. Made with lots of Rum, berry's, lady fingers/pound cake and whipped cream. Quick, easy and dozens of tasteful easy recipes on line.
     
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    Gingerbread topped with whipped cream. I generally make a double recipe for larger groups.

    Ingredients

    * 1/2 cup white sugar
    * 1/2 cup butter
    * 1 egg
    * 1 cup molasses
    * 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1 cup hot water

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
    3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.
     
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    What do you have in the house and how fast do you need it? Do you have a good chunk of the couple hours or do you need super quick?
     
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    Anyone with a reasonably stocked kitchen should have the ingredients for Gingerbread on hand.

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    some fruit salad/ jello kind of thingy?

    I swear I did not eat your pies. I did eat 1/2 of one here last night though.
    Got some nasty looks from my cook followed by a smile.
    Wonderful young lady. I am holdinig her baby on my lap as I type. Hope it does not barf on me ;) A funny look on it's face right now I expect diaper change time in a few.
     
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    Thanks, but I couldn't add rum. I'm cooking for 20 homeless veterans who live at a halfway house. No booze. I did think of that, though, trying to think of a rum substitute. Plus the ingredients are too expensive. I'm on the house's food budget, which is why although they thought it was funny to eat the pies, not so much when they realized they might not get dessert today.
     
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    Gingerbread is a great idea! Thanks. Although I think I'll go with a package. I don't have a whole lot of time to work with here. Both the mixes and Cool Whip are within budget.
     
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    Super quick and cheap. And it's not my house, so I will need to run to the store, come back home, prepare it here, then take it to their house. I can't do it there, because I need the oven for the turkey (which someone was SUPPOSED to put in about 30 minutes ago) and casseroles. Hopefully, they haven't dug into the casseroles too.
     
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    The food was for them to eat, does it matter when they eat it?
    Turkey just came out of the oven here, first feding in an hour or so.
    Did not eat breakfast to make room....
     

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