Everyone saves room for pie, and it's usually the same pie every year, so we took the classics and jazzed them up without reimagining them in any way that would alarm traditionalists at the table.
Photo: Charles Masters
For that elegant dinner, consider a pine nut-studded quince tart—an exotic Old World sweet to give thanks for. Quince is a hard fall fruit with sweet-tangy flavor. You'll find quince paste in specialty stores and most supermarkets.