Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (2024)

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Looking for the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes? I mean, truly incredibly delicious sweet treats everyone will love? You've come to the right place!

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Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? When we moved to Florida eleven years ago, I knew one thing we would all miss was big holiday get-togethers.

My family is still in Maryland, and my husband's family is spread out across the country. We do our best to have Thanksgiving together every couple of years, but it's hard to make it happen!

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I love to cook for Thanksgiving, with the Macy's Day Parade on in the background. I make Mom's Thanksgiving stuffing recipe with biscuits and always make extra for breakfast, just like my mom did.

If your mom is still living, call her today. I lost my mom last year and I wish I could call her.

We always have at least two desserts. I don't know why, because we certainly aren't hungry! We have to have a pumpkin pie and something non-traditional, like this Sacher Torte Chocolate Cake.

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Let us know which of these you try!


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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

These pumpkin pie cupcakes are so delicious! Why should pumpkin pie get all the love! I would rather have a cupcake any day! As popular as pumpkin pie is, most people would tell you cupcakes are their favorite dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes


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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

What could be better than delicious Pumpkin Bread Pudding topped with homemade Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream?

Pumpkin Bread Pudding


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No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake Recipe

This no bake Biscoff Cheesecake is other-worldly. If you like the flavors of Lotus Biscoff cookies, you are going to want to stop what you're doing and make this cheesecake.

Biscoff Cheesecake (No Bake)


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Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

These adorable Thanksgiving cupcakes are perfect to bring for your child's Thanksgiving party at school!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes


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Easy Apple Cake

This easy apple cake will be your go-to for company or a special treat for your family.

Easy Apple Cake


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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies are the classic fall treat, and this festive recipe is actually really easy to make!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


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Easy Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Pumpkin Bars are one of my favorite desserts, and these have just the right amount of sweetness. The cream cheese frosting with chopped walnuts tops them off perfectly.

Pumpkin Bars


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Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe

Delicious cookies flavored with pumpkin spice and peanut butter! Such a great pairing!

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe


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Crunchy Apple Crisp Recipe

A delicious apple crisp with the best crunchy topping!

Crunchy Apple Crisp


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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

Love a Pumpkin Spice Latte? You'll want to make an extra batch of these delicious cookies!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies


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Easy Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

This delicious & easy homemade apple pie recipe really is simple! Head to the kitchen with the kids to peel and slice apples, and make a party out of it!

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Recipe


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Pumpkin Pudding Shots

Pumpkin Pudding Shots


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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake, learn how to make a dump cake that is a cross between pumpkin pie, cobbler, and cake. This simple fall dessert recipe is an easy option for parties, potlucks, and even Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Dump Cake


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Easy Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Recipe

Love cinnamon rolls and cupcakes? Here’s bringing both of your favorites together here with these incredibly delicious cinnamon roll cupcakes!

Easy Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Recipe


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Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy is a classic American dessert. Spiced apples are topped with rustic puff pastry, drizzled with melted butter, with a crunchy sugar crust.

Apple Pandowdy


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Upgrade traditional pecan pie with this make-ahead Southern CHOCOLATE PECAN TART. With a pie crust, the filling is like pecan bars but extra good because it includes chocolate!

Chocolate Pecan Tart


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This is the Best PECAN PIE BARS recipe with a caramelized pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust. With an amazing taste, this are sure to please pecan pie fans.

Pecan Pie Bars


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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Discover how to make a Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Recipe! This is the perfect fall dessert for any family gathering. It features layers of cheesecake, cream cheese, and whipped topping, all topped off with cinnamon sugar.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake


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Keto No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

This decadent keto no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is rich creamy and flat out delicious. And since it’s also grain-free and low in carbs it’s a perfect keto-friendly seasonal treat. #ketonobakepumpkincheesecake #lowcarbnobakepumpkincheesecake

Keto No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake


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French Silk Pie Recipe

In this homemade French Silk Pie recipe, a flaky pie crust is filled with a chocolate cream filling and topped with homemade whipped cream. It’s rich, chocolatey & better than Baker’s Square.

French Silk Pie Recipe


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Best Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

This vegan pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect combination of pumpkin and cheesecake texture! Made using tofu and vegan cream cheese!

Best Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake


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Pumpkin mousse

This feather light pumpkin mousse layered with crushed ginger cookies and whipped cream is delicious, quick to make and a joy to look at!

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle


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Easy No Bake Mousse Cake

No Bake White Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake is perfect for fall. It’s an easy no bake dessert that has layers of white chocolate mousse topped with a mascarpone pumpkin mousse and whipped cream!

Easy No Bake Mousse Cake


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How to Make Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin custard, like Maple Pecan Pie and Slow-Roasted Turkey, finds a place on my Thanksgiving table every November, and often throughout the winter too. Its luscious, smooth texture and lovely pumpkin flavor that’s laced with aromatic spices makes a perfect dessert for cold winter nights.

How to Make Pumpkin Custard


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Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie - Who Needs A Cape?

This Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie is beyond delicious! You’ll love the flavor combination! The perfect dessert for holiday gatherings and parties that’s slightly decadent and oh so good! Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie


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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Inspired by Libby’s pumpkin roll recipe, this Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is a favorite fall treat.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing


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Pumpkin Crisp Recipe with Pecan Oat Topping

This Pumpkin Crisp Recipe is perfect for Fall and features a creamy pumpkin filling and crunchy pecan oat topping. Top with ice cream for the perfect autumn treat.

Pumpkin Crisp Recipe with Pecan Oat Topping


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Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Topped with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate mousse topped with dark chocolate ganache is the showstopper of a dessert to upstage the turkey!

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse


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Thanksgiving Trifle (Easy No-Bake Recipe)

Thanksgiving trifle is scrumptious layers of cake, cookies, pumpkin cream, and feeds a crowd. An easy make-ahead fall dessert with no baking

Thanksgiving Trifle (No-Bake)


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Pumpkin Egg Custard recipe

This cozy Pumpkin Egg Custard recipe is a dreamy Fall dessert made from convenient ingredients and is almost effortless to whip up.

Pumpkin Egg Custard recipe


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Bourbon Buttermilk Pie

Bourbon Buttermilk Pie is a creamy and easy to make Southern sweet treat. This recipe has a flaky, crispy crust with a smooth and rich custard-like filling.

Bourbon Buttermilk Pie


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Pecan Pie Cobbler

Pecan Pie Cobbler combines traditional pecan pie filling with a light, fluffy biscuit topping! A much easier alternative to pecan pie.

Pecan Pie Cobbler

Breakfast Ideas

For those who are having family come in for the holiday, why not surprise them with these Pumpkin and Spiced Apple Cinnabons for breakfast? You can keep them warm in the oven and serve them with that first cup of coffee in the morning. Yum!

A platter of apple spice scones or these mixed berry scones would be delicious, as would these decadent sugar and spice baked pumpkin doughnuts!

What will you be doing this year? Will you gather with family?

Enjoy this list of the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes, and let me know your favorite! Happy Thanksgiving.

For those who are on Weight Watchers or simply trying to keep those calories to a minimum, I have some light desserts for Thanksgiving. Having Weight Watchers Thanksgiving desserts will make it easier for those who are trying to lose weight.I don't think anyone would know these desserts are healthier!

I even have a list of Weight Watchers side dishes. You really can keep on track during the holidays by watching those points and exercising with a game of catch football or a family walk.


What is the most common Thanksgiving dessert?

Pumpkin Pie is the most popular Thanksgiving dessert. Sweet Potato Pie and Pecan Pie are also served frequently on Thanksgiving.

What should I bring to Thanksgiving dinner as a guest?

Check with the host to see what is already being made or brought. Pumpkin cookies are always a good bet if pie is already on the menu. If nothing is needed, bring flowers or a bottle of wine.

Though the food is certainly important, remember to make great memories. Take lots of photos and talk to each other. Tell stories. Hug each other.

It's often after you've lost some of the people that make up your family gatherings that you realize how much you'll miss them being there. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  1. Stacey A Smith

    I love the individual Apply Cobblers the best.


  2. Tara Woods

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is sweet potato pie.


  3. Stacey Roberson

    My favorite would be the Individual Apple Cobblers.


  4. lissa crane

    I love the Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites! It's not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie!


  5. amy

    Apple cobbler is my favorite!


  6. Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    Yum to the Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites!


  7. Emilie Proctor

    Oh now I'm hungry! I love cheesecake cut, now all I can think about is that Pumpkin Cake with Browned Butter and Pecan Streusel!


  8. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    Wow! These look GREAT! I'm definitely going to put a few of these on my "to try" list. My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie.


  9. Susan Broughton

    I like all of these desserts but I think my favorite would be the Pecan Pie Shortbread.


  10. Nicole U

    I love apple pie!


  11. Danielle Papsis

    My mom makes a really yummy peanut butter pie.


  12. Keke F

    Mini pumpkin pie bites


  13. Ann Fantom

    Apple pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert


  14. Nicole Carter Weasley

    Yum! I think the Pumpkin Cake with Browned Butter and Pecan Streusel would be my fave!


  15. Barrie

    I don't know if anyone else would eat it nor do I care but the Pumpkin Cake with Browned Butter and Pecan Streusel sounds awesome!


    • Kelly

      I know I would eat it Barrie! Haha!


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