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    The 35 BEST Thanksgiving Desserts

    If you need a great finale for your Thanksgiving feast, you’re sure to find it in this collection of amazing Thanksgiving Desserts!

    Here you’ll find all of the Thanksgiving dessert classics like pumpkin pie and apple cobbler. Plus, we’ve found some unique creations that are sure to wow your guests.

    Go through this whole list of Thanksgiving desserts. There’s really something for everyone here.

    Oh, and don’t forget to save some room!

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    The Best Thanksgiving Desserts:

    1. Pumpkin Pie

    When Fall rolls around, you absolutely MUST have a great Pumpkin Pie in your cookbook. This easy recipe is just that. It’s the perfect start to this list of Thanksgiving desserts!

    Get the Recipe @ livewellbakeoften

    2. Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate Chip cookies!! They look and taste exactly like they came fresh from the bakery. Thick, golden brown with chocolatey gooey centers. It’s a fun way to spend time with your kiddos, and you make them in about 30 minutes.

    Just be prepared for cookie requests all the time once you make this yummy recipe for your family.

    Get the Recipe

    3. Apple Pie

    Now here is the quintessential American dessert… Apple Pie! This recipe has a super flaky crust and a perfectly seasoned apple pie filling. All you need is a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    4. Pecan Pie

    Here’s one of our absolute favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes, Pecan Pie. It has a great buttery, vanilla infused filling and is topped with crunchy pecans.

    The salty/sweet combo is amazing. You don’t want to miss this one!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    5. Pumpkin Ice Cream

    For our first non-pie item on this list, here’s and amazing homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream. It’s perfectly spiced and tastes just like your favorite pie!

    Get the Recipe @ theviewfromgreatisland

    6. Apple Crisp

    We just love this apple crisp. The tender apples are covered in scrumptious syrup and get baked under a buttery oatmeal cookie topping. You have to try this one!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    7. Cranberry Orange Cookies

    Want some delicious chewy cookies with bright, fresh flavors? You got it!! These Cranberries Orange Cookies are so festive and perfect to try on the Holidays.

    Full of fresh cranberries and orange, they are also topped with delicious orange glaze. Yummm.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    8. Carrot Cake

    All the BEST things are there inside this carrot cake. It’s tender and melt in your mouth with moist crumbs. It has the perfect level of sweetness with plenty of finely shredded carrots.

    And, of course, it’s finished with a decadent frosting. Cream cheese frosting is the only way to go here!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    9. Finnish Blueberry Pie (Mustikkapiirakka)

    Finnish Blueberry Pie is an amazing cross between a cake and a cheesecake. It is a decadent dessert that all blueberry lovers must try!

    Get the Recipe @ sugarlovespices

    10. Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies

    Pumpkin dessert fans are absolutely going to love these extra fudgy pumpkin brownies. Your favorite brownie with swirled through spice-filled pumpkin pie.

    Doesn’t it look and sound awesome? It will be a great finale to your Thaksgiving feast.

    Get the Recipe @ theloopywhisk

    11. Pecan Pie Cheesecake

    This cheesecake is perfect a center piece for the Thanksgiving table. Made with delicious pecan crust layered with cheesecake filling with brown sugar, and finally topped with your favorite pecan pie topping. Delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    12. Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

    Another great seasonal flavor, this Peppermint Bark ice cream is a perfect dessert. It’s so festive, and everyone will be impressed that you made your own ice cream.

    Get the Recipe @ goodiegodmother

    13. Peanut Butter Blossoms

    Now these Peanut Butter Blossoms are a real classic. Every bite is full of peanut butter and chocolate flavor. You probably gobbled them during holidays when grandma made a big tray of them.

    Some of you might know them as Hershey Kiss cookies. These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are topped with Hershey’s famous “kiss” chocolate, making them look like pretty blossoms.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthebutter

    14. Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Looking for some super decadent Thanksgiving dessert idea? How about this Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake!

    This is a perfect fall cheesecake, when everything and anything is whipped up with a pumpkin. It’s made with two layers, one caramel and the other pumpkin. All gets topped with spiced whipped cream.

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    15. Maple Bacon Pancake Cookies

    These Maple Bacon Pancake Cookies are sweet and salty, with the goodness of bacon and maple in every bite.

    They are soft and buttery cookie sweetness with crispy bacon bits. How come you never thought of this winning combo in cookie form?

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    16. Cookie Butter Pie

    Here you go Biscoff fans, this one’s for you! Cookie Butter Pie is a super rich and decadent dessert that everyone will love. This one will get you rave reviews!

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchenwhisperer

    17. Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    These soft, moist, pumpkin cupcakes are filled with spices and topped with a sweet and cinnamony cream cheese frosting.

    You might not be able to stop at just one! What a great mini Thanksgiving dessert idea!!

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    18. Carrot Cake Cookies 

    Want some delicious chewy cookies with bright, warm spiced flavors? You’ve got it!

    This Carrot Cake Cookies recipe is very easy to make, and it is topped with tangy cream cheese icing, which makes them more tasty and addictive. Perfect sweet treat for your family.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    19. Banana Pumpkin Bread

    If you have been looking for a great banana bread recipe, here it is! This Banana Pumpkin Bread is super delicious and gets ready in no time.

    It’s loaded with tasty flavors, and chunks of chocolate chips that make it more tasty. We love it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    Get the Recipe @ togetherasfamily

    20. Salted Caramel Cookies

    Aren’t they pretty gorgeous looking? They taste absolutely divine too. If you are a caramel fan, you’ve come to the right cookie.

    These Salted Caramel cookies are giant, soft sugar cookies filled with chewy salted caramel with a dash of flaky sea salt.

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    21. Maple Cinnamon Pudding

    Maple and cinnamon are two favorite fall flavors, and they go together great in this easy pudding recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ bowlofdelicious

    22. Bailey’s Ice Cream

    Here’s another great homemade ice cream. This creamy and decadent Bailey’s Ice Cream has the great flavors of that famous Irish liqueur.

    Get the Recipe @ burrataandbubbles

    23. Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake

    Got too many apples and don’t know what to do with them? We have just the right recipe for you… this Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake.

    It has layers of apple spice blondie and no-bake caramel cheesecake. Then it’s topped with cinnamon apples and caramel sauce! How yum does that sound?

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    24. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Another classic dessert recipe is this Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You’re going to love the tropical flavor of pineapple combined with the sweet caramelized edges.

    Just imagine how happy you would be when this cake greets you upside down!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    25. Keto Pecan Pie

    If you have some guests following a low carb lifestyle, you want to make sure they can enjoy a tasty dessert too. Well here it is!

    This Keto Pecan Pie recipe is a delicious sugar free, low carb pecan pie with all the texture and flavors of a classic pecan pie.

    Get the Recipe @ icantbelieveitslowcarb

    26. Apple Tart

    This apple tart is loaded with the freshest of apples and then baked until it’s a perfect golden brown.

    It’s buttery, nutty, and tart, and if you enjoy apple flavors, you’re sure to enjoy this tart.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    27. Golden Key Caramel Cake

    If you’re a caramel lover, you must try this Golden Key Cake. It’s moist and tender and loaded with great caramel flavor!

    It’s irresistibly delicious, with moist caramel cake layered with a caramel pecan filling then topped, then frosted with a mascarpone caramel whipped cream frosting. Such a great Thanksgiving dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    28. Puff Pastry Apple Galette

    This Apple Galette is an elegant looking French version of apple pie. It tastes amazing, and will get you plenty of wow’s when you present it.

    Get the Recipe @ whatsgabycooking

    29. Skinny Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

    Thick and creamy, this Skinny Pumpkin Pie Milkshake is a must if you love pumpkin.

    With just a few ingredient substitutions, your decadent treat becomes healthy, without sacrificing flavor!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    30. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

    How about swapping pumpkin pie with these yummy pumpkin cheesecake bars this Thanksgiving?

    These bars are easy to make with a graham crust base. This bakes with a layer of vanilla cheesecake followed by a layer of pumpkin cheesecake.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    31. Rhubarb Pie

    Rhubarb Pie is a British classic, also popular in parts of the US. The filling is well sugared to balance the tanginess of rhubarbs.

    This recipe also has a variation that combines rhubarb with strawberries.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    32. Death by Chocolate Cheesecake

    Are you a chocolate addict? Then this Death by Chocolate Cheesecake is just for you!

    This stunning recipe is made with oreo crust, rich, creamy chocolate cheesecake, and topped with a delicious ganache.

    It’s an ultimate chocolate experience that you all will love. Make this excellent dessert and impress everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    33. Pumpkin Pudding

    If you want a great make ahead Thanksgiving dessert, give this easy Pumpkin Pudding a try.

    It only takes about 15 minutes of your time, then cools in the fridge.

    Get the Recipe @ bowlofdelicious

    34. Apple Cobbler

    For something really classic, try this apple cobbler recipe. It’s got a cake-like topping to add a slight crispiness, but it’s still super soft in the center.

    It makes an awesome dessert that pairs well with a nice warm cup of coffee.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    35. Salted Caramel Banana Nut Bread

    Enjoy this unique and super flavorful Salted Banana Nut Bread with your loved ones.

    This easy recipe is just fantastic, loaded with all your favorite toppings and drizzled with thick caramel sauce, which takes the bread to the next level of deliciousness. Try this amazing bread now.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthebutter

    So there you go, thirty five amazing Thanksgiving desserts. With all of these recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving feast.

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    35 BEST Thanksgiving Desserts

    This collections of amazing Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes includes thirty five great ways to complete your feast.


    • pies
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