58 of the Sweetest Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

This Thanksgiving, we're grateful for these easy dessert ideas.

thanksgiving desserts
Brian Woodcock

Think outside the pie pan this year, and try one of these easy Thanksgiving cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and other decadent desserts. These pumpkin treats, apple sweets, and other delights are exactly what your Thanksgiving feast needs.

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thanksgiving desserts pie-spiced apple fritters recipe
Brian Woodcock
Pie-Spiced Apple Fritters

Put your freshly picked apples to good use by whipping up a big batch of these sugar-coated, cider-flavored fritters.

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thanksgiving desserts cast-iron apple-blackberry crumble recipe
Brian Woodcock
Cast Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble

Keep it casual (and avoid dirtying tons of dishes) with this apple crumble you can bake and serve in your favorite cast iron pan.

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thanksgiving desserts lemon creme sandwich cookies
Brian Woodcock
Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies

Zest up your Thanksgiving dessert lineup with these creamy, lemon-flavored cookies.

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dark chocolate pecan cobbler
Brian Woodcock
Dark Chocolate Pecan Cobbler

Packed with chocolate, pecans, and brown sugar, this s'mores-inspired dessert is just the thing for pleasing a big group of holiday guests.

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dark chocolate brownies with caramel peanuts and peanuts
Kana Okada
Dark-Chocolate Brownies with Caramel and Salted Peanuts

Supplement your pies with these rich brownies featuring salty peanuts and sweet caramel in every bite.

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pumpkin whoopie pies with maple spice filling
IAN BAGWELL
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Spice Filling

Soft pumpkin cookies and sweet maple cream are a match made in fall foodie heaven.

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pecan pralines
Kana Okada
Pecan Pralines

Think of these petite pecan treats as a warm up for pies, cakes, and your other favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

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triple chocolate hazelnut cookies
Burcu Avsar
Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

Nutella fans will be delighted by these rich cookies featuring a surprise ingredient: instant coffee powder.

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pumpkin tiramisu
John Kernick
Pumpkin Tiramisu

Go down in history as the best Thanksgiving host by serving up this layered dessert with coffee coated ladyfingers and rich pumpkin mousse.

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swirled pumpkin and chocolate cheesecake
Con Poulos
Swirled Pumpkin and Chocolate Cheesecake

Give your Thanksgiving guests what they really want—chocolate and pumpkin—in one easy dessert.

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oatmeal ginger cream pies
Paulette Tavormina
Oatmeal Ginger-Cream Pies

These are no ordinary cookies! With toasted oats, nutmeg, fresh ginger, and ginger cream sandwiched in between, these tasty treats will be devoured as soon as they come out of the oven.

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pinecone brownie wreath
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Pinecone Brownie Wreath

These Tootsie Rolls-covered brownies are both the festive dessert and work of art your Thanksgiving dessert spread needs.

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sparkling cranberry cheesecake
John Boulton
Sparkling Cranberry Cheesecake

This fancy-looking cranberry-covered cheesecake can be made from scratch in just 30 minutes.

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pumpkin pecan bread pudding recipe
Brian Woodcock
Pumpkin Pie Pecan Bread Pudding

Break out your casserole dish and let this pecan, pumpkin goodness come to life.

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pecan shortbread cookie recipe
Brian Woodcock
Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Gone are the days of boring shortbread! These cookies are a bit sweeter and nuttier than usual.

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Apple-Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting recipe
Brian Woodcock
Apple-Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Top off this spicy three-layer cake with a sweet frosting and toasted pecans.

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dark chocolate pecan toffee recipe
Brian Woodcock
Dark Chocolate-Pecan Toffee

Break and eat—it's as simple as that.

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jiffy mixed berry cornmeal cobber
Brian Woodcock
Jiffy Mixed Berry Cornmeal Cobbler

These personal cobbler skillets ensure that everyone will keep their spoons to themselves.

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pumpkin cheesecake with cookie crust
Brian Woodcock
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cookie Crust

Save room for a second slice of this creamy cheesecake.

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sweet potato snickerdoodles
Brian Woodcock
Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these caramel-filled sandwich cookies.

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butterscotch banana trifle
Brian Woodcock
Butterscotch-Banana Trifle

Layer up a super simple, no-bake treat.

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old fashioned brioche bread pudding
Brian Woodcock
Old-Fashioned Brioche Bread Pudding

These rich, custardy sweets never go out of style.

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upside down orange cranberry cake
Brian Woodcock
Upside-Down Orange-Cranberry Cake

Bright citrus and cranberries make this cake a stunning centerpiece.

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spice layer cake
Brian Woodcock
Spice Layer Cake

Serve this gorgeous spice cake for a festive, fall dessert.

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apple blossom tart
Brian Woodcock
Apple Blossom Tart

Pink Lady apples are the star of this eye-catching sweet.

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apple cider donuts
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Apple Cider Donuts

These yummy apple cider doughnuts taste just like they're fresh from the cider mill.

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spiced pumpkin latte cheesecake
Johnny Miller
Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake

Upgrade the classic cheesecake by adding the flavors of a seasonal favorite: the spiced pumpkin latte!

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pumpkin cheesecake with cookie crust
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cookie Crust

Save room for a second slice of this creamy pumpkin cheesecake.

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apple crostata
Johnny Miller
Apple Crostata

Apple pies get all the attention in fall. Why not bring a little excitement to the classic fall ingredient by making a rustic and beautiful crostata instead?

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RELATED: Our Best Apple Pie Recipes

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toffee crunch cake
Johnny Miller
Toffee Crunch Cake

Use chocolate-covered toffee bars to make this fuss-free and delicious cake.

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