There’s not a lot of time left before we start panicking about hosting the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, so if you have a lot of guests attending this year, you’d better plan ahead. When it comes to Thanksgiving dinners, a few things are certain to be found on the table: the roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and turkey sauce.
So as far as main courses go, you shouldn’t worry too much about being creative because they’re pretty much standard, or better yet traditional, at this point. However, there is one thing you should be creative about, and it concerns what desserts you’ll serve to your guests at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.
Like with the main courses, you don’t want to go too far off from what’s traditional. If you’re not sure about what kinds of desserts are expected at Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve prepared a list of some classic and crowd-pleasing dishes. However, in our guide, you can also find some desserts that stray away from the traditional courses you can usually find at a Thanksgiving dinner.
Although many prefer the traditional approach and would rather stick with apple, pumpkin, or pecan pies, others like to embrace the Thanksgiving spirit differently and try new desserts.
Most of the Thanksgiving desserts we’ve included in our guide are easy to make but are guaranteed to impress your Thanksgiving guests. However, we’re quite sure we’ve managed to slip some recipes that could take some skill to make; in case you’re not completely comfortable with them, you could just skip them altogether.
After all, Thanksgiving is about getting together, counting the blessings in your life, and being thankful for everything that got you where you’re at. Therefore, even if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or simply attending one but don’t want to go empty-handed, we suggest you don’t stress yourself over becoming the next master chef when it comes to creative desserts.
1. Healthy Baked Apple Oatmeal – Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
Having a hard time resisting the temptation of biting into an apple pie after almost every meal? Well, we can all agree that they’re irresistible and extremely tasty! However, if you want to enjoy apple desserts without feeling guilty about it after having eaten them, we suggest opting for healthier recipes such as this one.
Apple pies are anything but healthy, as they usually contain a lot of sugar, and even if you opt for a healthier version, you should take into account that they also have a fair amount of carbs. So why not try baking apples instead? Not only will your guests be surprised with how tasty baked apple oatmeal is, but you’ll also give them something nutritious to enjoy.
All you’ll really need is some apples (sweet or tart), rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and your oven’s timer. We recommend not only trying out these healthy baked apple oatmeal dishes but also refraining from adding any butter or margarine during baking; instead of using butter with less saturated fat than usual, try replacing it with canola oil.
If you feel like the apples alone aren’t enough to satisfy your Thanksgiving appetite, you could add some mixed nuts to the recipe. This way, your guests will get a nutritious and tasty treat they won’t soon forget. If you want to learn more about this Thanksgiving dessert idea, just head to the guide we’ve attached above. You’ll find detailed instructions, photos, and tips & tricks on how to make this recipe.
2. Pumpkin Cake With Mascarpone Cream And Sugared Pecans – Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
Pumpkin desserts are extremely popular during the fall season, but most of us usually opt for pumpkin pie instead. After all, they’re similar and equally delicious; however, if you want to switch things up this year and try something new but still yummy, we suggest trying out this pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans.
If you feel like whipping up a little extra dessert before the Thanksgiving meal is served or maybe even after dinner is over (but still at some point during your feast), then this recipe will come in handy!
Even though it requires time to make (due to its many steps), it’s fairly easy to put together – which makes it an ideal dish both for beginners who are just getting into cooking and for more seasoned cooks.
You’ll need to whip up a delicate pumpkin cake, which will then be split into two layers, with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans in between. You can also add some syrup made out of rum and maple sugar to boost the flavor if you want, but we recommend having tried it before doing so since this is what makes it such a time-consuming recipe.
If you don’t have the time or patience required to make this holiday dessert idea come true, we suggest trying one of the other recipes we’ve included on our list below. But if you feel like daring yourself and taking your decorations skills one step further than usual, give it a shot!
We’re sure you’ll be more than pleased with the result. Check the guide above if you want detailed instructions on baking this tasty Thanksgiving dessert.
3. Delicious Pecan Pie Cheesecake – Best Thanksgiving Desserts
Even though we said that apple pies and pumpkin desserts are extremely popular during the Thanksgiving period, pecan pie is just as delicious, and almost every person enjoys its taste.
And since it’s such a necessity when it comes to celebrating this holiday, we’ve included another recipe for everyone who simply can’t get enough of these sweet treats!
If you thought that roast turkeys were an integral part of Thanksgiving, then think again. This pie is just as important and one of the most delicious desserts you can imagine! The good thing about this recipe is that it’s quite simple.
This delicious Thanksgiving dessert, the pecan pie cheesecake will definitely surprise you – after all, it’s the type of dish that looks so good and refined yet is actually fairly easy to make.
All in all, it’ll take around two hours for you to turn this dessert idea into a reality, but we promise it’ll be worth your while! Not only will your guests be stunned by its taste (and appearance), but they’ll also be surprised with how simple the recipe was to follow.
Start by making a classic pecan filling for your pie crust (you’ll find all the details in our guide above), but keep in mind that once baked, its consistency should be more like fudge than caramel. So what’s next?
Well, simply place the filling into a pre-baked crust and spread some creamy vanilla cheesecake over it. We recommend using Philadelphia cream cheese as the recipe suggests, as it’s really creamy and easy to work with.
If you feel like making an extra dessert but don’t know where to start or what to make, we suggest giving this tasty cheesecake a try.
Even if you’re not an experienced baker and aren’t known for your skills in the kitchen, we’re sure you can pull it off; all you’ll need in addition to the ingredients listed in the guide above is patience and some time (around four hours).
4. Keto Gingerbread Loaf Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting – Keto Thanksgiving Desserts
If you’re following a Ketogenic diet, chances are your Thanksgiving menu will be drastically different than that of other people. As we said in our intro, these holidays revolve around rich and heavy dishes with lots of carbs and sugar, which isn’t exactly keto-friendly.
So if you want to participate in the festivities while sticking to your low-carb lifestyle, we suggest trying out this Thanksgiving dessert from Green and Keto, the keto gingerbread loaf cake with cream cheese frosting!
The good thing about it (besides its great flavor) is that it can make for a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack when you feel like having something sweet but don’t want to ruin your dinner.
This recipe calls for almond flour and flax meal, which you can buy from your local supermarket. As for the spices the cake calls for, we’re sure you already have them in your kitchen as they’re commonly used in most recipes that require gingerbread flavor.
Another thing to take into consideration is that this tasty dessert idea is relatively low on protein, so it might not be a good option if you want to stay full and satisfied during Thanksgiving dinner.
You’ll need to preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit before getting started with this recipe and keep in mind that baking time should last around one hour. Since this won’t leave you enough time to spare, make sure you start preparing the cream cheese frosting as soon as the cake goes into the oven.
In the end, your keto gingerbread loaf will come out rich and flavorful with a deliciously soft texture. Everyone will be surprised to see it’s actually sugar-free!
5. Keto Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts
As we mentioned earlier, pumpkin pie is one of the most iconic and traditional desserts you can make on Thanksgiving. But what if we told you this recipe could be sugar-free and keto-friendly?
Well, we recommend trying out this tasty recipe from Green and Keto as it’ll surely become a hit amongst your guests. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also incredibly low in carbs!
So even those who are following ketogenic diets will be able to enjoy such a treat without feeling guilty about their stance on high-carb foods.
When preparing the crust for this dessert idea, there are some things you need to keep in mind; firstly, don’t use any sweetener as the pie will already be sweet thanks to the canned pumpkin puree.
Secondly, you should aim to mix the dough until it becomes sticky and then press it against the pie pan. Once that’s done, simply transfer the pumpkin filling into the crust and bake until fragrant (it’ll take around 45 minutes). The end result should be a golden-brown pie with a perfectly set filling that will be a great Thanksgiving dessert.
6. Pumpkin Custard – Keto Thanksgiving Desserts
Pumpkin pie is one of the most traditional desserts you can make on Thanksgiving, but this recipe from Green and Keto shakes things up a little bit! If you’re not into rich and heavy pumpkin pies, or if you want to serve something different alongside your regular treat, then we suggest trying out this delicious custard.
Most people who are following ketogenic diets often complain about how cumbersome it is to find proper low-carb recipes for their favorite holiday dishes.
And while it’s true that many popular desserts will have to be off-limits when eating low-carb, this recipe will show you that even dishes like pumpkin custard can easily be made keto-friendly.
This recipe includes only six ingredients, and the best thing about it is that it doesn’t require any cooking. You need to keep in mind that some keto custard recipes include dairy products while others don’t, so be sure to double-check if this is the case before you get started.
We guarantee that the keto pumpkin custard recipe that we’ve included above is free of any dairy product. In fact, all you need to create it is pumpkin puree and a blend of five spices you probably already have in your pantry, so make sure to check it if you need detailed instructions and guidance.
The good thing about making such a creamy dessert is that the ingredients are relatively inexpensive, and the entire recipe only requires a handful of ingredients. All things considered, you could probably whip up this Thanksgiving dessert in just about 15 minutes!
7. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins – Best Thanksgiving Desserts
If you enjoy fall flavors and keto desserts, then this is the perfect treat for you. Not only is pumpkin an incredibly nutritious vegetable, but it’s also quite popular in ketogenic diets due to its low-carb content.
These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are pretty straightforward to make, so you’ll only need 10 minutes of your time to prepare them.
Before following this Green and Keto recipe, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind; firstly, do not use any sweetener as these low-carb treats already have enough natural sugar from the pumpkin puree and cream cheese.
Secondly, be sure to bake the muffins just until they turn slightly golden brown, as overcooking will affect their texture and flavor significantly. In fact, you should be able to judge when the muffins are done by their smell and by checking if they feel slightly firm to the touch.
As far as ingredients go, you’ll need just six basic staples; almond flour, pumpkin puree, eggs, cream cheese, salt, and baking powder. There’s also some cinnamon that we recommend, but it’s not an essential ingredient, so feel free to skip it if you don’t want your low-carb treats to taste like traditional pumpkin pie.
This recipe makes 12 mini muffins, so you’ll have enough to feed your entire family right before the Thanksgiving dinner begins. And since these are low-carb treats, they can be enjoyed by everyone at the table – even if they’re not following ketogenic diets.
If you’re having a hard time getting used to all the sacrifices you have to make when following a low-carb diet, we suggest trying out this recipe. Pumpkin cream cheese muffins are keto-friendly, and they taste almost exactly like pumpkin pies, so you won’t even realize that these treats are actually good for you and taste great at the same time!
8. Pumpkin Cheesecake – Keto Thanksgiving Desserts
You don’t have to feel deprived on Thanksgiving just because you’re following a low-carb diet. It’s true that most traditional desserts will taste awful when they’re made with keto-friendly ingredients, but we’ve found the perfect solution for you!
Thanks to this pumpkin cheesecake recipe from Green and Keto, you can enjoy one of your favorite fall flavors during Thanksgiving and still stay in ketosis throughout the day.
This recipe calls for several staple ingredients, such as almond flour and cream cheese, so be sure to check it if you need detailed instructions and guidance.
As far as quantities go, all you need is 1 cup of pumpkin puree and 3/4 cup of almond flour. You’ll also require some salt and spices like cinnamon for added flavor but make sure to keep the cinnamon amounts low as this spice can easily overpower everything else.
Just like with any other keto dessert, feel free to skip the spices if you don’t want your cheesecake to taste or smell like traditional pumpkin pie.
When it comes to equipment, there aren’t too many tools you’ll need for this recipe, so be sure to check out our post if you’re not sure what baking dishes and utensils are best for cooking desserts.
Once you have all the necessary implements at hand, follow our recipe’s instructions and bake the cheesecake until it turns slightly golden brown on top.
You may also want to double-check that your cake is thoroughly cooked by inserting a toothpick into its center; if it comes out clean, you can safely remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool down.
As soon as your pumpkin cheesecake has cooled off, place it in the fridge for several hours to let its flavors fuse together and intensify before serving.
This recipe yields enough delicious Thanksgiving desserts for 10-12 people so go ahead and present your family with a genuine low-carb treat that deserves a spot on any dessert table!
9. Plum Galette – Best Thanksgiving Desserts
This Thanksgiving, you should try this delicious plum galette that’s made with a gluten-free crust and perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner! In case you don’t know what a galette is, it’s a type of round pastry filled with various ingredients such as fruits or veggies.
Our recipe calls for almond flour so be sure to check if you have some on hand before attempting this recipe. You’ll also require several spices, so we recommend keeping the cinnamon at one teaspoon and reducing the chili powder to half a teaspoon – especially if you’re not used to eating spicy foods.
In order to prepare this pie, start by mixing the dry ingredients in one bowl and adding melted butter into another bowl. Next up, add an egg yolk to the dry ingredients along with almond milk and spices. You should end up with a nice dough that’s easy to roll.
While it may be tempting to eat this dough raw, we don’t recommend doing it as raw eggs can contain salmonella bacteria that might make you sick. To prevent any unfortunate accidents from occurring, always cook your dough before adding additional ingredients!
After sprinkling some salt on your rolled-out dough, scoop a handful of mozzarella cubes onto the center of the pastry and top off this low-carb Thanksgiving dessert with an equal amount of diced plums. This is when things start getting interesting because you’ll have to form a crust by folding in half followed by half again until all edges meet in the center.
Once you’re done with this part, brush the dough with some egg white and sprinkle it all over with cinnamon for that added spice. Bake the galette until the crust becomes golden brown. For a nice finishing touch, try sprinkling some chopped almonds on top of your homemade plum galette before serving it to your family or guests!
10. Multicolored Autumn Cookies – Cute Thanksgiving Desserts
Are you tired of the same old pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? We’ve got you covered with some unique, festive goodies that’ll surely give your family members something to talk about!
For example, these multicolored cookies are incredibly easy to prepare and only require six ingredients. They’re also made in all shapes and sizes, so there’s no limit on how many can be baked at once (unlike most other desserts).
To make these Thanksgiving goodies, start by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Next up, lightly beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in another bowl.
To this mixture, add some salt, red food coloring (or beet juice for that natural pink color), and sugar, then stir until you get a nice frothy texture similar to shaving foam.
For our last step, we recommend placing all your ingredients into a piping bag with a star-shaped tip nozzle attached before creating small circles on your baking sheet. We also prefer to leave them undecorated as they’ll taste much better without any additional frosting or chocolate.
Once preheating is complete, simply bake your cookies for 5 minutes before turning off your oven and leaving them inside for another 10 minutes.
You can make colorful desserts look even more appetizing by adding whipped cream or fresh fruit on top. Furthermore, we recommend serving these goodies with a nice glass of raspberry iced tea for that added flavor!
11. Turkey Pretzel Sticks – Thanksgiving Desserts For Kids
Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but sometimes you just need a break from that dry, bland meat. What better way to enjoy this holiday than with an adorable turkey pretzel stick that’s super easy to prepare?
To make these Thanksgiving desserts for kids, you’ll need some pretzel sticks, candy corn, butter, and chocolate syrup (melted chocolate also works great).
Remember to always melt your chocolate and butter before adding them to the mix. Otherwise, you might end up burning or overcooking your ingredients.
While we recommend making your own chocolate syrup, there’s no reason why you can’t use store-bought sauce if you’re feeling lazy on Thanksgiving Day. To add some extra flavor to these cute turkey pretzels, try drizzling some hot fudge over them and sprinkling some peanuts on top.
We also found that coating your food in crushed graham crackers is a nice way of giving them an interesting texture and better taste while serving as decoration at the same time.
Not sure what we mean? Try dipping them in some honey and finely crushing Nilla Wafers for that added crunch!
Once your pretzels are cooled, you can now decorate them with some candy corn (orange), chocolate chips (white), and crumbled graham crackers (black).
You’ll end up with adorable little turkeys that are perfect for kids but also fun for healthy snacks. What’s more, this recipe is incredibly easy to make, so don’t be afraid to give it a try for yourself!
12. Pecan Caramel Cheesecake – Best Thanksgiving Desserts
Caramel and cheese seem to go together like peas and carrots, so it’s no surprise that this Thanksgiving dessert uses both ingredients in abundance. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make, so you won’t have any problems during your big holiday feast!
For our first step, we recommend beating the cream cheese until smooth before adding 1/4 cup sugar and the eggs. Next up, melt some butter in a pan before adding 2 cups pecans (finely chopped) and one tablespoon brown sugar to the mix. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes, then remove from heat once your caramel becomes thick enough.
While your base is cooling off, beat the remaining cream cheese with another 1/4 cup of sugar before stirring in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Finally, fold in the whipped cream and pour your cheesecake mixture into a pan lined with graham crackers crusts.
Once that’s done, simply sprinkle your caramel over the cake before sprinkling some pecans on top as well for an extra crunchy texture!
Try placing them inside the oven at 350 degrees during Thanksgiving dinner so your guests won’t have to wait too long for this tasty treat. Just keep in mind that they will need time to cool off before you can serve them, so try making them ahead of time if possible!
13. Cinnamon Crust Apple Pie – Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
Apple pie is one of the most classic Thanksgiving desserts that you can include on your holiday table, but we wanted to show off some other options as well. While this recipe won’t serve ten people as traditional ones do, it’s sure to make a scrumptious dessert for two!
Another great thing about this apple pie filling is that you can add in all sorts of ingredients, such as spices and dried fruits if you want. You might even be able to whip up a pumpkin pie using some of our other recipes since they only differ when it comes to the crust and presentation.
For our first step, we recommend mixing one egg with 1/4 cup brown sugar and two tablespoons of margarine. Once those ingredients are well mixed, add three tablespoons of milk before adding the mixture to some powder crust mix. Knead your dough for a few minutes before rolling it out and placing it in a pie tin.
Once you’re done with that, spoon in the apple filling and sprinkle some cinnamon on top for added flavor! Remember to bake these pies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until your dessert is crisp around the edges. You’ll then be able to serve them warm alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which will make this dish unforgettable!
14. Potato Pumpkin Rye Galette – Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe
Who says potatoes can’t help you make a delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipe? This Potato Pumpkin Rye Galette proves that point by using rye, potatoes, and pumpkin in the form of a lip-smacking galette.
One thing to keep in mind when making this dish is that the inside should remain moist while also having crispy edges, which means it’s best to avoid overcooking your ingredients.
For instance, when making the pumpkin puree, you’ll want to steam it before straining it then adding milk, sugar, and cinnamon (and nutmeg if you like) – all up until this point are easy steps.
However, if your dough doesn’t seem strong enough to handle this beefy meal, feel free to add another tablespoon or two of rye flour as well as a tablespoon of melted butter.
Once you’ve got your dough, roll it out and cut it into a circular shape before placing parchment paper on top. Then place both the pumpkin puree and beef filling on top before folding up the sides.
Once your gorgeous galette is finished cooking, simply slice it up and serve with some cranberry sauce for an amazing Thanksgiving dessert!
It’s best to cook this dish at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or until your crust becomes golden brown. Crank up the oven if needed, but be careful of overcooking, which will result in dry edges that are not very appetizing.
Lastly, don’t forget to save some room for this delicious meal since it’s perfect for the holidays.
15. Pumpkin Shaped Cookies – Fun Thanksgiving Desserts
Nothing says Halloween quite like a pumpkin, and that’s why we’ve included this recipe into our list of Thanksgiving desserts. These fall-themed cookies are an amazing way to celebrate the holiday with your family and friends.
For their creation process, you’ll need flour, baking soda (which is the ingredient that gives your cookies a fluffy texture), pumpkin pie spice (which can be substituted with cinnamon and ginger), shortening, salt, eggs, unsweetened applesauce (for moisture), and sugar.
Baking these festive treats only takes 20 minutes, so you can whip up a large batch if you need to! The dough for these cookies is a bit more dense than others, but you’ll need that for the pumpkin shape to come out right.
Once you’ve got your dough, cut it into small pieces and form each one into the shape of a pumpkin – not too tight, or else they won’t rise in the oven!
Then add on some green frosting along with candy eyes (your pumpkins can also have tiny eyes, but it’s optional), so everyone knows that you’re serious about the holidays you’re celebrating.
You can even add some little chocolate chips for added texture if you want before baking the pumpkin-shaped cookie lot at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes.
When finished, set these treats onto a rack so they become nice and firm before serving alongside milk and friends (and family, of course).
As for the presentation, we recommend plating these treats by cutting out a small circle before placing it in between two orange-colored halves.
You’ll then want to add additional decorations such as chocolate chips or mini M&M’s if you like before serving alongside some coffee or tea. This dish is best when served at room temperature, so don’t worry about heating it up if you have leftovers from making this recipe!
16. Apple Pie With Apple Slices – Best Thanksgiving Desserts
Enjoy this apple slice pie after dinner with your family and friends. The best part? Since it’s an entire pie, you’ll have plenty left over for the next day or even to take into work!
Here’s what you’ll need in order to craft this recipe: apples, flour, salt, vinegar (this ingredient creates a sour flavor, but you can skip it if you’re not comfortable with it), sugar, cold water (we recommend cutting down on the vinegar if it’s too strong), shortening (for texture), butter, cream cheese (to add a bit of richness – also use a little bit less than other ingredients since it has a stronger taste).
For the filling of these pies, layer thin slices of Granny Smith apples across all four discs of dough before sprinkling them with sugar, cinnamon, flour, and vanilla extract.
We don’t recommend baking this dish for more than 25 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit because the dough may get too hard or burnt on top before finishing inside. The best way to check if it’s done is by using a fork and knife to see if the pies’ crusts are flaky and golden brown.
Save some of your favorite toppings, such as dark brown sugar and oats, to sprinkle on top of the apple slices before baking this delicious dish for about an hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
We also recommend using two contrasting apples in order to give your pies more texture once they’ve baked into perfection. The crunchier the outside, the creamier your filling will be on the inside – definitely a winning combination in our book. Serve this pie with ice cream if you’re craving an extra sweet treat or simply enjoy it by itself!
Although this Thanksgiving dessert is best when served hot, you can also serve it slightly cooled, so you don’t have to heat it up if you have leftovers.
17. Raspberry Tart Pie – Thanksgiving Desserts
This traditional tart is perfect for the holidays because it has a crumbly dough on top of a sweet berry filling!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe: pie dough, raspberries (if desired, you can also use other berries), water, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks.
For this recipe, first, roll out a single crust and place it inside of a pie pan before blind baking it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or until light brown in color. After that time has passed, remove from oven and let cool completely.
In the meantime, mix together your raspberry extract as well as an additional 2 cups of fresh raspberries. Then cook for ten more minutes before adding the cornstarch, sugar, and egg yolks. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes and remove from heat.
Finally, pour your raspberry filling into your pie crust before decorating with some extra raspberries and topping off with a second pastry crust.
Cut out small circles and lightly create a border on top of each one before gently pressing them down with the side of your fork – you’ll want to do this so that they don’t pop back up when you go to serve it!
To get that perfect crumbly texture, sprinkle generous amounts of sugar over the top of this dish before baking in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-35 minutes or until crusts are browned in color.
If you’ve made homemade pie dough, we recommend slightly underbaking this recipe so that your final product is crunchy on top and gooey on the inside.
This tart pie makes a wonderful Thanksgiving dessert because it’s easy to prepare, has lots of healthy ingredients you can feel good about eating, and comes out tasting amazing!
18. Baked Stuffed Apples – Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
These baked apples are stuffed with brown sugar, oatmeal, raisins, apple sauce, and cinnamon for a delicious Thanksgiving dessert.
To make this recipe, scoop out the insides of an apple before throwing away the core. Then mix together your ingredients (except for your apple) in a bowl before stuffing the inside of each apple with enough filling to form a small mound over the top.
Place all filled-up apples into muffin tins or directly onto baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until soft but firm to touch. Serve immediately while warm!
Because this dish only contains a few simple ingredients, you can easily customize your stuffing to include your favorite Thanksgiving desserts. Our personal favorites include adding in some chopped nuts or chocolate chips for an extra crunchy texture!
Here are some tips to help you get started: Don’t use too much filling because it needs room to expand during cooking so that it doesn’t spill out of the apple.
Substituting honey for maple syrup will give your apples a different but equally delicious flavor. You can also substitute butter or margarine for the same amount of oil if you’d like to make this recipe more fattening.
19. Fall Marshmallows – Cute Thanksgiving Desserts
These cute fall marshmallows are a quick and easy Thanksgiving dessert that kids will love to make!
We used orange, yellow, green, and brown food coloring to get the color variation in this dish. However, you can also use red if you’d like it to look more traditional for Thanksgiving.
To create this treat, simply add your gelatin powder into a large mixing bowl before pouring water over the top of it. Stir slowly while carefully avoiding any clumps that may form – do not whisk. Then microwave on high for about 30-60 seconds or until hot but not boiling.
Next, add in your flavored extract as well as two cups of sugar before stirring slowly for about 3 minutes until fully dissolved. Add more or less sugar, depending on your preference for sweetness.
Finally, add in your food coloring and gently stir until you get the color variation that you want. Pour into a baking pan and cut marshmallows to size with a sharp knife if desired before letting them sit for about 2 hours, so they harden enough to eat!
These cute little marshmallow treats make great autumn-themed party favors or Thanksgiving desserts for kids! You can also add them on top of hot cocoa or coffee during fall weather for added flavor.
Unfortunately, they don’t last very long because they are highly susceptible to humidity which makes the gelatin melt back down into liquid form.
This recipe won’t work properly unless it’s kept at room temperature. But these marshmallows only take about an hour to make, so they’re a great last-minute Thanksgiving dessert!
20. Feta And Thyme Savory Pie – Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe
This savory Thanksgiving pie is made with feta cheese, thyme, pumpkin puree, and pepper.
Before you get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, grease a 6-inch baking dish or tart pan before dusting it with flour. Then roll out your dough until thin enough for this recipe’s purposes – about 1/8th of an inch thick is ideal if possible.
Cut off the excess dough before placing the rolled-out dough into your greased baking dish – gently fit it into place while being careful not to stretch or tear any holes in the dough that would let air escape during cooking.
Use a fork to poke several small but deep holes through the bottom of the so that steam can escape while cooking – this will prevent your pie from getting soggy on the bottom.
Sprinkle a mixture of 3/4 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/8th teaspoon salt over the dough before adding one cup of pumpkin puree. Be sure that it’s spread evenly across your dough as much as possible, then sprinkle with 2 cups of crumbled feta cheese. Top with an extra pinch of pepper and thyme for flavor if desired.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through, golden brown, and bubbly around the edges. Allow the pie to cool briefly before cutting and serving!
This savory Thanksgiving recipe is easy to and can be made ahead of time, but it’s best eaten right away, or else the crust will lose its flaky texture.
This Thanksgiving recipe is a quick and easy way to use up leftover feta cheese from holiday parties as well as any canned pumpkin puree that may be sitting around in your fridge. It makes for a great after-dinner Thanksgiving pie with a savory twist on traditional autumn flavors!
21. Mini Apple Pies With Walnut – Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
This is an easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe for mini apple pies made with puff pastry dough. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before greasing a baking sheet, cutting off any excess puff pastry dough to make the pieces the same size, and placing them on it in rows.
Next, in a small bowl, stir together one tablespoon brown sugar with two tablespoons flour along with one teaspoon cinnamon and half a teaspoon salt.
Then mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter until crumbly. (You can also use margarine if you prefer). Add in about four chopped-up dried cranberries or raisins, then fill each pastry cup about halfway full of this mixture – the exact amount will depend on the size of your tarts.
Slice one apple into very thin slices before lining them up on top of each pastry cup to cover it entirely with an even layer of apples. You can also slice up some fresh cranberries or raisins if you have them available for extra flavor and decoration!
Sprinkle a little bit more brown sugar, about one tablespoon per mini pie, over the top of each tart, along with another teaspoon or so of cinnamon. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15-20 minutes longer until golden brown.
This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe is simple enough but still makes for a great autumn treat that goes well with coffee or tea. You can also use the same recipe with pears, plums, or apricots if you don’t have any fresh apples on hand!
This Thanksgiving dessert is easy to make in advance – just store the baked pies in an airtight container at room temperature before reheating them in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes when ready to eat. This gives them a crispy crust and warm center that’s perfect for lunch or dinner with some ice cream!
22. Pumpkin Marshmallow Pie – Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
This is a Thanksgiving dessert recipe for a pumpkin marshmallow pie. Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then stirring together one tablespoon cornstarch with 1/4 cup flour before adding this mixture to one can of pureed pumpkin.
Next, add in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8th teaspoon cloves (optional), and two egg yolks that have been lightly beaten before mixing everything together thoroughly.
Then stir in half of the milk’s volume in cream until the mixture has an even consistency like vanilla pudding – it should be thick but still pourable. Finally, sprinkle in 1/2 cup granulated sugar before pouring the filling into a pie crust.
Before placing the pie in the oven, brush some melted butter onto the exposed edges of dough – this will prevent them from turning too dark when baking. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes or until set in the center when jiggled slightly.
Take it out of the oven to cool while preparing one 15 ounce jar of marshmallow creme by microwaving it in a bowl along with two tablespoons milk until smooth before spreading it over top of pumpkin mixture in pie crust. Then place back in the fridge until completely cooled off before serving.
Alternatively, instead of using marshmallow creme, you could use whole marshmallows to decorate the surface of the pie. You can either use them as wholes or cut them in half before roasting them gently, so they get that crunchy outer layer while their core remains soft and squishy.
This is an easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe and one of my favorites. You can dress it up with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you want to make it extra special, and the best part is this recipe makes two pies so you can share!
23. Chocolate Donuts – Keto Thanksgiving Deserts
This is a Thanksgiving dessert recipe for chocolate donuts. Start by whisking together one cup of almond flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder, and three tablespoons cocoa powder with a pinch of salt before stirring in two eggs that have been whisked together with half a cup of erythritol and one tablespoon vanilla extract.
Next, melt some unsalted butter before adding it to the dry ingredients along with four tablespoons of heavy cream and mixing everything together thoroughly into a dough – you can do this either on top of plastic wrap or parchment paper, depending on whether you want an easier clean-up job after cutting out donut shapes from the finished batter.
Then chill the mixture in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Once chilled, heat up some oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before cutting out donut shapes from the mixture with either a lightly greased doughnut cutter or two round cutters.
Then place them into the frying pan one at a time, flipping after 30 seconds have passed. If needed, hold each donut down gently with tongs while frying, so they cook evenly on all sides – it’s okay if they’re different sizes.
After things are golden brown, remove them carefully from the oil and let them cool off on some paper towel-lined plates before decorating as desired with sugar glaze, sprinkles, or cinnamon sugar.
You can also make this recipe as a cake or quick bread if you don’t have any donut molds. Just grease an 8 x 8-inch pan, line it with parchment paper for easy removal later, and then bake at the same temperature for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
This is a great Thanksgiving dessert recipe because it’s low carb but still sweet enough to be satisfying after dinner!
24. Pillow-Shaped Pie – Fun Thanksgiving Desserts
This is a Thanksgiving dessert recipe for a pillow-shaped pie. It’s fun, it’s easy to do, and your guests will definitely be impressed by its unlikely shape when you’ll bring it to your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Start by combining one cup of apple juice with half of a stick of cinnamon in a large saucepan before bringing it to a boil over high heat – reduce the heat slightly once boiling so the liquid has time to thicken.
You’ll need to stir this mixture frequently, but try not to let it stick to the pan or scorch on the bottom.
Once it thickens, remove it from heat and set aside for 10 minutes before stirring in one teaspoon vanilla extract and three tablespoons corn starch that has been mixed with two tablespoons cold water.
Then place all of this into an oven preheated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit before baking for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top. If you want to decorate its top, you can make a cross or a star on it with some leftover pie dough.
After baking, wait for the sauce to cool before cutting out shapes from it using either a dough cutter. Then lay the dough shapes flat on a plate and top each one of them with whipped cream before placing them on top of your pie and decorating as desired.
You can even decorate this pillow-shaped pie with mint leaves for some extra color, but if you’re really feeling festive, you can also turn this Thanksgiving dessert recipe into a fall parfait by adding a few pieces of chopped fruit.
This is a great Thanksgiving dessert because it’s easy to make and tastes really great – give it a try!
25. Figs And Banana Pie – Chocolate Thanksgiving Desserts
If you’re looking for a unique way to surprise your guests at your next Thanksgiving dinner, then this figs-and-banana pie is definitely a strong contender. It’s an easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe that also happens to be really healthy.
To make this pie, you’ll need ten fresh ripe figs cut into fourths, one whole peeled banana, half of a cup of chocolate chips, two tablespoons cocoa powder, half teaspoon cinnamon powder, three tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts, and vanilla ice cream to serve on the side.
Start by preheating your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit before bringing together all ingredients except for the nuts in a bowl – use an electric mixer to blend them into a smooth consistency.
Then stir in the nuts lastly before pouring everything into a greased baking dish with high sides (at least six inches in diameter) and bake for about 10 minutes.
After baking, top the pie with vanilla ice cream (or any other flavor you like), slice it into wedges, and serve when ready to your hungry Thanksgiving guests.
When sliced in wedges, this pie makes a great Thanksgiving dessert recipe because each individual piece is really easy to serve (as opposed to eating it with a spoon straight from the plate) and almost guaranteed to please everyone’s taste buds at your dinner table!
26. Apple Strudel – Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
It’s the traditional Austrian dessert that has made its way to America, and it’s still highly appreciated by many of our countrymen.
To make this recipe, you’ll need one pound of flour (bread or all-purpose), four ounces butter (or margarine), half a cup milk (whole), two tablespoons white sugar (granulated), one teaspoon salt, three eggs, six peeled apples cut into eighths, some raisins or walnuts if desired, and five tablespoons apricot jam.
Start by melting your butter in a pan before adding your milk, sugar, and salt – bring these ingredients together until they form a smooth consistency before removing from heat.
Sift your flour into another bowl while stirring in the eggs one at a time – pour the milk mixture into this too and use an oven mitt to protect your hand from being burned.
Then, using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it’s about 1/8 of an inch thick before filling with apples, followed by your jam or raisins as desired. Wrap up each apple tightly in a way that resembles a present before placing them neatly on a tray greased with butter.
After baking for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top, remove from heat and serve when ready to enjoy after dinner with coffee or tea.
This apple strudel makes a great Thanksgiving dessert recipe because its delicious taste is guaranteed to please everyone’s palate! Best served warm straight from the oven.
27. Fall Macaroons – Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe
If you’re looking for a great Thanksgiving dessert recipe that’s also very easy to make, then these macaroons might just be what you need!
To make this recipe, you’ll need one cup coconut (shredded), one cup sweetened condensed milk, one tablespoon vanilla extract, green food coloring (optional), and half a bag of chocolate chips (semi-sweet).
Blend all these ingredients together in a bowl before scooping out small pieces of dough with your hands and placing them neatly on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes or until golden brown before serving when ready to enjoy either with coffee, tea, or even over ice cream.
This fall macaroon makes an amazing Thanksgiving dessert recipe because it’s simple to make, creates very little mess in the kitchen, and can be enjoyed multiple ways (with or without ice cream, just to name a few).
28. Apple Cubes With Cinnamon – Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
Another great Thanksgiving dessert recipe that’s simple to make and guaranteed to please your guests is these cinnamon apple cubes!
Start by peeling and cutting a green apple into two-inch cubes (you can choose whatever variety you like best), then slice a small piece of a peeled lemon in half before squeezing it over the apples.
Next, add some cinnamon or pumpkin spice before placing them neatly on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
Serve when ready with either vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate syrup. The possibilities are endless! However, if you want to stay on the healthy side of things, then try serving them with some yogurt or even a nice fruit smoothie for breakfast!
This apple cubes recipe makes an amazing Thanksgiving dessert because they’re simple to make and taste delicious with whatever you decide to serve them with. Plus, it’s a great way to incorporate apples into any meal – not just desserts!
29. Pumpkin Smoothie – Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
If you’re looking for great Thanksgiving dessert recipes that are both delicious and healthy, then this pumpkin smoothie is just what you need!
This recipe calls for one cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned), one banana (chunked), one tablespoon honey, two tablespoons sunflower oil, half a teaspoon vanilla extract, one tablespoon all-purpose flour, two cups of milk (skimmed or full fat), three teaspoons cinnamon, half a teaspoon allspice, four ice cubes.
First, blend your pumpkin puree with the milk until thoroughly combined – pour into another bowl before adding in your other ingredients except for the ice cubes and blending again.
Then add in the ice cubes one at a time while mixing on high speed before pouring back into your pumpkin puree-milk mixture and placing it in the fridge for a few hours to chill.
Serve when ready with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream (optional) before enjoying this easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe!
This pumpkin smoothie is great as a Thanksgiving dessert recipe because not only is it healthy but also very light, meaning that it can be enjoyed any time of day without feeling weighed down.
30. Pumpkin Ice Cream – Best Thanksgiving Desserts
Another great Thanksgiving dessert recipe that would make a perfect addition to anybody’s Thanksgiving meal is this pumpkin ice cream!
Start by combining the following ingredients: one and a half cups of heavy whipping cream, one can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin, 1 cup of sugar, 3/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
Next, whip your heavy cream on high speed until it reaches stiff peaks before adding in the remaining ingredients, including the pumpkin, and whisking together for about five minutes – pour into a gallon-sized freezer bag and place in your freezer overnight.
Alternatively, if you have an ice cream maker, you can make a mixture out of the ingredients we’ve named above, then pour this mixture into your ice cream maker and allow it to run until soft-serve consistency is reached.
Next, you’ll have to place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for about two hours to harden. Serve when ready with whipped cream if desired, or eat plain as most people do with their ice cream!
This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe is great because not only does it taste delicious but also because it’s healthy – it’s perfect for anybody who wants to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving meal!
31. Grilled Pear With Walnuts – Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
This grilled pear with walnuts is a perfect Thanksgiving dessert recipe because not only is it healthy, but it’s also very delicious and easy to make!
Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees, then peel and core your pears before cutting them into quarters. Next, combine two tablespoons of brown sugar along with half a cup of finely chopped pecans in a separate dish before adding just enough water so that the mixture holds together when you pack it all together.
Spoon this mixture onto each pear quarter before placing these on a baking sheet brushed with oil – bake for about ten minutes or until the pears are tender and golden brown.
At this point, remove from oven and set aside while preparing the sauce by combining one teaspoon maple syrup with one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat – bring to a boil before removing from heat and pouring it all over your grilled pears.
Alternatively, you could replace the maple syrup with honey if you prefer. However, if you use honey, you’ll want to make sure that none of your guests have honey allergies.
Serve when ready! This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe is perfect because not only does it taste delicious but also because it’s healthy, making it the best choice for anybody who wants to enjoy good health on Thanksgiving!
32. Homemade Cherry Pie – Good Thanksgiving Desserts
This homemade cherry pie is a great dessert recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner because it can be served hot or cold and tastes delicious both ways.
Thus, you don’t need to worry about timing it just right so that you can serve it hot to your guests; in fact, you can prepare it ahead of time and serve it cold. Trust us; it will taste just as great.
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees before lining your 9-inch pie pan with two dough discs made from half of this graham cracker crust recipe’s ingredients.
Next, place the prepared dough in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling by combining all of its ingredients – one tablespoon lemon juice, three cups fresh cherries, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, two tablespoons cornstarch.
Then, combine two cups of fresh or frozen pitted cherries in a bowl with 1/2 cup sugar, one tablespoon cornstarch (or tapioca starch if you prefer), one teaspoon maple syrup, and the juice from half a lemon – mix until it is well combined.
Bring together both sides of your prep work by adding the mixture into your lined pie tin before placing in the oven and baking for around 30 minutes or until golden brown – remove when ready and allow to cool before serving with whipped cream if desired.
This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe is perfect because not only does it taste delicious but also because it’s healthy, making it the best choice for anybody who wants to eat well on Thanksgiving!
33. Pumpkin Spice Waffle – Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
If you’re looking for easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes, then this pumpkin spice waffle is a great contender. First of all, it’s very simple to make and also tastes delicious, so you’ll be able to prepare an amazing treat for your Thanksgiving dinner guests without significant effort.
First off, preheat your waffle iron before combining four tablespoons of melted butter with half a cup of maple syrup (or honey if you prefer) in one bowl.
Next, combine two teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice together with 1/8 teaspoon salt; divide this mixture into two before setting aside for now.
Now combine both flours together (two cups all-purpose flour or 2/3 cup white wholewheat / 1/2 cup all-purpose flour) with three teaspoons baking powder.
Add one tablespoon sugar and stir until smooth – whisk together the wet ingredients plus two eggs in a bowl before folding into your dry ingredients and stirring until well combined.
Once your mixture is ready, generously coat both sides of your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray before adding one rounded cup of the mixture – press down on your waffle iron before setting it to cook.
You’ll want to let this cook for about five minutes or so before flipping the waffle over using a fork and allowing it to continue cooking for another three to four minutes on its other side.
Remove when ready and serve while still warm if desired.
This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe is perfect because not only does it taste delicious but also because it’s healthy, which makes it one of the best choices you could stumble upon.
34. Gingerbread Coconut Overnight Oatmeal – Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
Are you looking for healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes but still want to spoil yourself with a tasty treat? If so, this gingerbread coconut overnight oats recipe is certainly one that will be perfect for you as the sweet flavors of the gingerbread mix perfectly with those of coconut and almond butter.
In a bowl, combine two tablespoons of almond butter along with five teaspoons of maple syrup and mix until smooth – add one teaspoon vanilla extract before stirring in three tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, followed by half a cup of milk (any type).
Next, combine 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats with one tablespoon chia seeds, two teaspoons ground ginger, one teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and a dash of salt – stir well before adding the mixture to your prepared jar.
Now add the wet ingredients on top of the dry ingredients in your jar before placing the lid on securely and popping it into the refrigerator overnight or for at least eight hours.
In the morning, when it’s time to serve up your breakfast, add an additional three tablespoons milk (or alternative dairy-free milk) and one tablespoon maple syrup (or honey if you prefer) along with 2/3 cup dry oatmeal and let soak for at least ten minutes.
Now add in some vanilla extract, one teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, along with around half a cup finely chopped apple – serve up while still chilled if possible!
This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe is perfect because not only does it taste delicious but also because it’s healthy, making it the best choice for anybody who wants to eat well on Thanksgiving!
35. Caramel And Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices – Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving dessert recipe that’s super easy to make and tastes fantastic, then look no further than these caramel and chocolate-dipped apple slices!
In fact, there are so many reasons why this recipe is great, but perhaps one of the most notable is the fact that it only takes around five minutes to prepare.
In a small saucepan, combine three tablespoons of chopped chocolate with two teaspoons of milk – place over low heat until melted before stirring in half a tablespoon of honey (or maple syrup). Decorate your serving tray with some baking parchment before adding a few drops of melted dark chocolate – set aside to set.
Once this has happened, take either four or six green apples and carefully slice each one into circles before removing the core of each apple.
Place these on the baking parchment and draw around their circumference to create a hole that’s just slightly smaller than your apples before taking one green apple at a time and coating in the melted chocolate before sprinkling with either crushed peanuts or chopped walnuts along with some shredded coconut – now place onto the tray!
Alternatively, you could cut them up into thick slices so that you can drive a skewer into them without fearing they would crumble or break apart.
If you’re not comfortable with slightly baking your apple slices, you can skip the oven part and just coat them generously with the melted chocolate and sprinkles.
Once you’ve done this for all of your apples, transfer to the refrigerator for around 30 minutes to let them set completely before serving them up alongside some vanilla ice cream if desired.
What makes this dessert recipe a perfect choice for your Thanksgiving dinner is that it won’t take you long to make it, and it will still taste amazing, so you won’t have to put in a lot of effort to impress your guests this year.
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36. Thanksgiving Desserts – Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie
Are you the kind of dessert enthusiast who really enjoys making your homemade traditional favourites, but you’re also totally open to putting a unique spin on them sometimes if you can find a recipe you really like the sound of?
Well, if you’re even half the pumpkin pie fan we are, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Vice made this brown butter version that’s practically irresistible.
37. Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe – Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a pumpkin based dessert but you can’t help wondering what else is out there besides classic pumpkin pie?
In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Serious Eats made this deliciously flavourful spiced pumpkin layer cake complete with creamy icing and a crumbled nut topping.
38. Thanksgiving Desserts – Traditional Pecan Pie
Are you actually a bit of a beginner when it comes to the whole concept of making homemade desserts so finding a good recipe for one of the classic pies is precisely what you’d like to do? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Food Network outlines how surprisingly simply a traditional, timeless pecan pie can be made.
39. Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe – Gooey Sticky Toffee Pudding
Just in case you’re actually scrolling through our list looking for a recipe that tastes a little more rich and decadent than some of the things you’ve seen on our list so far, take a look at how Good Housekeeping made this mouthwatering sticky toffee pudding!
They even show you how to make it even more deliciously gooey by adding a homemade caramel sauce.
40. Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas – Cheddar Crusted Apple Pie
If you’re an apple pie lover who has never actually tried enjoying your slice with a bit of cheddar cheese then we’re very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! You can remedy that situation in a really unique way by making this version of an apple pit from Martha Stewart that has the great taste of cheddar baked right into the crust for even easier serving.
41. Easy Thanksgiving Dessert – No-bake Pumpkin Trifle
Are you still thinking about how much you love the idea of making a pumpkin dessert but you’re a little bit pressed for time and also perhaps wondering what else you can make with your favorite fall flavor?
Then maybe something like this recipe from Food Network for making a no-bake pumpkin trifle in just a few simple steps will be a little more up your alley!
42. Thanksgiving Desserts – Delicious Praline Turtle Pie
Are you actually still finding yourself scrolling through our list and thinking about how much you do love seasonal nut pies, but you’re just not sure that the classic flavour is quite how you want to do things this year?
Then maybe you’d rather make something with a slight flavour twist, just to keep things interesting! This delicious praline turtle pie outlined step by step on The Girl Who Ate Everything is the perfect example of what we mean.
43. Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids – Rustic Apple Ttart
Has your favorite idea on our list so far actually been that of making a slightly different version of your very classic apple pie but you’re just not sure the cheddar idea you saw earlier on was really what you were thinking of?
In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Rasa Malaysia got even more traditional with things and made this fantastic rustic apple tart instead. The technique is very old-fashioned and perfectly textured.
44. Best Thanksgiving Desserts – Pecan Pie Cake
Are you actually still finding yourself totally enamored with this whole concept of making something that has all the great elements of your favorite seasonal dessert but that presents it in a new way your family might never have tried before?
In that case, if you’re a total fan of pecan pie, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Bird on A Cake made this decadently layered pecan pie cake instead!
45. Cute Thanksgiving Dessert – Pumpkin Crunch Cobbler
Nine times out of ten, if we can’t choose to have our favourite flavour of pie for any reason, than we’ll usually choose the same taste and ingredients made into a crumble instead!
That’s why we loved this idea from Inside Bru Crew life so much, since we just might be the biggest pumpkin lovers around. Instead of making yet another pie for their dinner, they outlined the steps for making a delicious pumpkin crunch cobbler just as easily!
46. Thanksgiving Dessert – Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears
In our house, as well as in many others we know, making a cheesecake is often a seasonal alternative to the usual pies. Even in that department, however, sometimes we like to get a bit creative beyond just to scope of pumpkin, no matter how much we adore its flavor!
That’s why this scrumptious-sounding recipe from Martha Stewart for making a maple cheesecake with roasted pears caught our eye so well.
47. Easy Thanksgiving Dessert – No-bake Cranberry Cheesecake
Did we actually really pique your interest when we started talking about the concept of making uniquely flavored cheesecakes in place of traditional pies but you’re just not sure you’ve seen the flavor that really speaks to you on our list so far?
In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Good Housekeeping flavourful cranberry cheesecake that’s super easy to make because it’s a no-bake recipe!
48. Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids – Apple Pie Puffed Pastry Turkey
Are you actually quite experienced indeed in the world of baking, and pie baking more specifically, but you’re just not sure that any of the options we’ve shown you so far on our list have been quite as challenging for your skills as they could be?
Well, why not keep the flavor classic so you know everyone will love it but get really creative with the presentation? That’s precisely what Food Network did here when they made this apple pie puffed pastry turkey and, luckily for all of us, they outlined the process nice and clearly for others to follow along!
49. Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe – Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Maybe all this talk of cheesecake really does have you convinced that a pumpkin cheesecake actually is the way you want to go but, if you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make it happen from scratch, you’d rather make it slightly more unique than usual too?
In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Serious Eats made this scrumptious pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust!
50. Best Thanksgiving Desserts – Awesome Country Apple Fritter Bread
Have you actually always been the biggest fan of desserts that have a much softer texture than pie but you’re not looking for the smooth creaminess of cheesecake either?
Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with a sweet dessert bread like this one outlined on The Baking Chocolates! They show you how to make a soft and fragrant country apple fritter bread that’s so good our whole family went back for second pieces before they were even done their first.
This concludes our list of recipes for Thanksgiving desserts. In this guide, we offered you as many details as we could in order to simplify your cooking or baking. However, depending on the difficulty rating of the recipe or your cooking experience, sometimes the details presented on this page may not be enough.
Therefore, it’s worth mentioning that if you encounter any recipe, you’re not really sure about, you might want to look up more details online or skip it altogether. Remember that Thanksgiving is about being grateful for your blessings and not stressing over baking impossible desserts for your guests.
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