I not only love Thanksgiving the holiday, but I devoutly believe in thanksgiving every other day of the year as well. Practicing gratitude and giving thanks to others is a gift to the giver.
This is much of the reason of why I love to bake. By its very nature baking is a communal endeavor. You don’t bake a singular cookie, one slice of pie, or a piece of bread, but rather dozens of cookies, a whole pie, and a loaf of bread. All meant to be given and shared, especially on Thanksgiving.
Now, let’s face it. Thanksgiving is culinary chaos at its best, so anything I am able to make ahead to minimize the stress of the day I welcome. This Pumpkin Flan recipe is not only luscious, caramel goodness, but it’s also a perfect make ahead dessert that is even better the next day. It’s a fantastically fall and perfectly pumpkiny spiced dessert that is fairly easy to make once you master the caramel part (which you will because I teach you how to make it here, step by step!).