41 Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Dessert is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner along with the Thanksgiving Cocktails! That’s when the pumpkin pie and decadent chocolate mousse come out and everyone digs in like they haven’t just devoured a huge plate with all the fixings.

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These delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes are some of the best you’ll find on the internet. We’ve organized them into pies, cakes, bars and cookies, with a few extras at the end, like our favorite salted caramel apple crisp.

These desserts are a compilation of recipes from our fellow food bloggers around the Internet. Click through to see their full recipe.

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Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pies

Mini Personal Pumpkin Pies
Mini pumpkin pies have just five simple ingredients plus those aromatic spices we all love at the holidays. And they're just so darn cute! These pies are a great way to serve individual desserts.
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Mini pumpkin pie
Cranberry Gingersnap Pie
This Cranberry Pie with its spicy gingersnap crumb crust and silky cranberry curd filling brings a little va-va-voom to the traditional dessert table!
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Cranberry gingersnap pie
Classic Southern Pecan Pie
Classic Southern Pecan Pie with Texas pecans! Simple ingredients and easy to make! Perfect for Thanksgiving or any time!
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Classic Southern Pecan Pie
Easy Sunflower Seed Pie Recipe
Sunflower Seed Pie is sure to be a crowd pleaser! This nut free pie is a great alternative to pecan pie. Easy to make in a few simple steps this unique sunflower pie is delicious and perfect for the Thanksgiving table.
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Sunflower seed pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie
If you love pecan pie the only thing that makes it better is chocolate! This Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe is very simple and totally fool-proof so be sure to bookmark this one for next year.
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Chocolate pecan pie
Homemade Spiced Carrot Pie
The best ever carrot pie recipe, made with warm fall spices and maple syrup! It’s a perfect pie for Thanksgiving and a unique twist on a classic.
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Carrot pie
Toasted Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie
A buttery, golden toasted pecan crumble does double duty as a crust and streusel topping. Filled with a smooth and luscious pumpkin pie filling, this Toasted Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie is then baked to golden glory!
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Toasted Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Potato Pie with Condensed Milk
Gorgeous and delicious, this Sweet Potato Pie is easy to make and perfect for the holiday season! A gingersnap crust paired with a filling with condensed milk and pecans.
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Sweet potato pie
Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
This Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie is beyond delicious! You’ll love the flavor combinations! The perfect dessert for holiday gatherings and parties.
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Chocolate pumpkin pie
Best Brown Butter Black-Bottom Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
A southern-style sweet potato pie with the richness of brown butter, brown sugar, and evaporated milk, and Patti Labelle ’s famous “black-bottom”.
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Best Brown Butter Black-Bottom Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Easy Ruby Apple Pie
Easy Ruby Apple Pie consists of store-bought double pie crust filled with hibiscus colored apple pie filling. A stunning Fall dessert!
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Ruby apple pie
Caramel Pear Pie
Caramel Pear Pie, a delicious non-traditional pie that will have you saying- move over apples- I want some pears!
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Caramel Pear Pie

Cakes

Chocolate Orange Cake
This chocolate orange cake is super moist, and has the perfect balance of flavors that compliment each other so well. Top it with candied orange slices for a beautiful presentation.
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Chocolate Orange Cake
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
These caramel apple cupcakes are the perfect fall dessert. Bite into one and you'll be rewarded with a rich caramel apple filling.
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Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Spiced Apple Layer Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
This spiced apple layer cake with mascarpone frosting is moist, incredibly fragrant and utterly delicious. The perfect cake for fall.
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Apple cake
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
These fluffy and flavorful pumpkin spice cupcakes are the perfect warm fall treat with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger baked in.
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Apple Pudding Cake
This heavenly Apple Pudding Cake outshines the rest with its decadently moist crumb, sweet cinnamon apples, and a delightfully easy caramel sauce.
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Apple pudding cake
Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake
This Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake is an easy dessert to make when you want a caramel apples fix! Perfect for autumn or any time of year!
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Caramel apple dump cake
Apple Pumpkin Crumb Cake
This is probably the best fall cake ever, combining all of our favorite flavors in one place. Super moist from the pumpkin, it also has caramelized apples topped by a wonderful crumble with spices.
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pumpkin crumb cake
Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Sweet potato cheesecake is creamy, lightly spiced, and perfect for fall and winter. It’s easy to make and it’s a great alternative to pumpkin desserts!
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Sweet potato cheesecake
Ty’s Sweet Potato Sour Cream Pound Cake
Sweet potato sour cream pound cake is as decadent as it sounds. Flecks of sweet potato throughout topped with a luscious maple pecan praline sauce.
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sweet potato pound cake
No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake
This delicious caramel apple cheesecake is the perfect combination of sweet and creamy. This yummy no-bake cheesecake recipe is perfect for your next party or gathering.
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Caramel apple cheesecake
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
Instant Pot pumpkin cheesecake is made with fresh pumpkin puree, topped with salted caramel & walnuts. Perfect for Autumn!
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Pumpkin cheesecake
Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Roll recipe is the perfect holiday treat for Thanksgiving! A moist pumpkin cake made with pumpkin pie spice and covered in sweet cream cheese. A perfect holiday treat.
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Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Caramel Coffee Cinnamon Frosting
Moist pumpkin pie spiced cake with a caramel, coffee, cinnamon frosting. This pumpkin sheet cake is so easy, feeds a crowd, and is best made in advance.
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Caramel Coffee Cinnamon Frosting
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!
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Pumpkin dump cake

Bars and Cookies

Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust
These Pecan Pie Bars are one of the best things you will ever eat. Gooey, caramely, goodness all on top of a simple homemade shortbread crust.
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Pecan pie bars
No-Bake Pecan Pie Cheesecake
These easy no-bake pecan pie cheesecake bars are the one dessert you need at your table this Thanksgiving. With a crisp caramel and pecan topping, a tangy cheesecake filling and a spicy gingersnap crust, this recipe is every bit as delicious as it is a snap to make!
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No-Bake Pecan Pie Cheesecake
No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars
These No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars will be your new go-to Thanksgiving dessert. It’s an easy layered dessert recipe with the flavors of Fall everyone loves.
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No bake pumpkin dream bars
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
These Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are a must try dessert this fall. Thick, fudgy one pot brownies topped with a simple, delicious spiced pumpkin cheesecake.
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Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Every bite of creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars is kissed by the warm holiday flavor of pumpkin pie spice and a buttery cinnamon graham crust!
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pumpkin spice cheesecake bars
Pumpkin Spice Baklava
Baklava isn’t limited to one spice and one type of nut. This version is doused in a maple syrup, filled with mixed nuts and pumpkin spiced!
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Pumpkin spice baklava
Harvest Spice Bars
Harvest spice bars with cream cheese are the perfect treat for Fall. Made with spice cake mix and cream cheese, they are a sweet and delicious fall dessert.
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Harvest spice bars
Glazed Soft Apple Cookies
An irresistible apple cookie recipe made with fresh apples, crunchy bits of toasted pecans, Fall spices, and a sweet glaze.
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Apple cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
This pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe has the additional bonus of a chocolate pumpkin spice streusel that adds crunchy texture and flavor!
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pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Misc

No-Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
This no-churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is so creamy and delicious with swirled in caramel and a firm base that is very easy to scoop for ice cream cones or a scoop in bowl.
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Scooping Dulce de leche ice cream
Salted Caramel Apple Crisp
This salted caramel apple crisp is a decadent version of the original we love so much. It’s great with a scoop of ice cream on top.
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Salted Caramel Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Desserts
These no-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Desserts are a fun alternative to the typical pumpkin pie that you can serve at Thanksgiving.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
Pear and Quince Crisp – Orange Ginger Pear and Quince Crisp
This orange ginger pear and quince crisp is a wonderful and a bit non-traditional seasonal dessert. Perfect for an easy Thanksgiving option and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
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Pear and Quince Crisp - Orange Ginger Pear and Quince Crisp
Pumpkin Flan with Chai Whipped Cream
This pumpkin flan recipe is the silkiest, creamiest, most elegantly spiced dessert you could serve at your coziest dinner parties!
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Pumpkin Flan with Chai Whipped Cream
Apfelstrudel (Austrian Apple Strudel)
Traditional apple strudel (apfelstrudel) made with hand-stretched dough is the authentic way to make this classic Austrian and German dessert!
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Apfelstrudel (Austrian Apple Strudel)
The BEST Pumpkin Bread Pudding
This Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe is an easy and delicious dish perfect to welcome in the fall season! Make this pumpkin bread pudding ASAP!
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The BEST Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Plum Almond Tart
Recipe for plum almond tart. A nutty wholemeal pastry case, filled with a delicious almond amaretto frangipane and topped with juicy plums.
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Plum almond tart
Pumpkin Pie Crème Brûlée
Change things up with a delicious spin on the classic pumpkin pie! Creamy pumpkin spice custard and a crunchy sugar crust make this the ultimate decadent dessert! It’s also a lot easier to make than you would think and is sure to impress dinner guests!
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Easy Poached Pears in Red Wine
These Poached Pears in Red Wine are such an easy, yet elegant dessert, you’ll be wanting to serve them all the time! Fabulous as they are, great with cream!
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Poached pears in red wine

CONCLUSION

We know you’ll find the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for your family dinner on this list. Whether it’s pumpkin or apple you choose, it’s going to be a great ending to a wonderful family meal.

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41 Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

7 thoughts on “41 Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

  1. Nart at Cooking with Nart says:

    Wow, this is such a great collection of Thanksgiving desserts. Everything looks so great but I think I want to try the Pumpkin Spice Baklava first!

  2. Stephanie says:

    So many delicious options! My family has only ever done just the traditional apple pie and pumpkin pie. I can’t wait to try some of these other pies and cakes this year since I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

  3. Lynne says:

    Which one to start with, they all look so good! You can bet we’re going to have a great dessert table at our house this year. Thanks!

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