i share 24 of the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes Bless your table this year too! From classic Thanksgiving pies to creative and easy cakes, cobblers, cookies and more. These easy, holiday-perfect desserts are destined to become new family favorites.
An easy Thanksgiving dessert that will thank you!
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, friends! My kitchen is officially overwhelmed with pecan pie muffins and all things pumpkin-themed (like my chewy pumpkin cookies). I’ve looked into it carefully.
In addition to the ones already mentioned, today I’m going to show you only the best of the best desserts.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate Thanksgiving gathering or hosting the entire extended family, everyone always looks forward to dessert.
What makes these recipes the best?
- A simple dessert, but let’s make it festive. With so much going on on Thanksgiving, it’s important to keep it simple. These desserts keep the celebration going at the same time!
- seasonal ingredients. All the recipes are full of seasonal favorites such as pumpkin, spices, and apples. A worthy addition to your holiday table.
- Great for crowds. My best Thanksgiving dessert recipes are family friendly, easy to scale, and tried and tested crowd pleasers.
24 Thanksgiving dessert ideas to try
From holiday pies to festive fall treats, I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes below. These are the best desserts to celebrate Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
Surprise your Thanksgiving guests with this easy pumpkin cobbler recipe. A soft pumpkin cake baked with a smooth caramel sauce topped with crunchy pecan nuts.
homemade pumpkin pie
There’s nothing more classic than a homemade pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. My recipe is super easy and a rich, flavorful pumpkin filling made from scratch.
pecan pie cheesecake
Want pecan pie, but do you like cheesecake? Why settle for one or the other when you can have both? This Pecan Pie His Cheesecake is his two Thanksgiving desserts full of creamy texture and delicious pecan crunch.
Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
Homemade apple pie is a must for Thanksgiving. You can smell this spiced beauty when she comes out of the oven. This Dutch apple pie can almost guarantee your guests will scream for a fork.
mini pumpkin cheesecake
A cute mini cheesecake with plenty of pumpkin flavor and autumnal spices! This is the perfect bite-sized Thanksgiving dessert to please the holiday crowd.
easy pecan pie recipe
You can never go wrong with a classic pie recipe. So there’s a reason Oldies have stood the test of time! This is my go-to homemade pecan pie that never fails. Thanks to its many appearances on our holiday tables, Desert Street has earned the major credit of!
homemade sweet potato pie
Another classic straight from the Southern kitchen, this creamy sweet potato pie is totally destined for Thanksgiving splendor. The contents are simple but luxurious!
pecan pie brownie
Among all the (beloved) pumpkin spice on your Thanksgiving dessert table, make these fuzzy pecan pie brownies stand out from the crowd! These are super gooey and everything we love about decadent chocolate brownies and classic pecan pie.
candy corn scotcharos
Friends and family will love this old-fashioned recipe for Rice Krispy Scotchaloo made into candy corn shapes. A crunchy peanut butter dessert bar topped with colorful chocolates.
easy pumpkin blondie
If you love pumpkins this Thanksgiving (100% relevance), you’ll want to make these! My Pumpkin Blondies are chock-full of pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Basically, an explosion of fall flavors.
Fluffy pumpkin mousse pie
For me, it’s the ginger snap crust. This insanely fluffy, airy, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin mousse pie is the (almost) no-bake dessert of my dreams.
chocolate pecan pie
One of the best Thanksgiving chocolate pecan pies is a game-changing version of everyone’s favorite crispy sweet pie. The chocolate flavor should knock your socks off!
easy homemade apple pie recipe
If you’re looking for something timeless, this easy apple pie recipe is for you. Full of caramel flavor. try it.
Perfect pumpkin cake with maple frosting
This light and fluffy pumpkin layer cake is nothing short of perfect, frosted with a festive maple buttercream and just drizzled with maple syrup. Let’s be honest, fall desserts have never been this good.
pumpkin smore cake
Get a lot of this pumpkin smore cake! Bring a little summer to Thanksgiving with this super layer cake that turns everyone’s favorite campfire treat into a decadent fall dessert!
This is one of the easiest recipes for pressed sugar cookies flavored with a delightful pumpkin spice that’s perfect for fall. The cookies are soft, buttery and covered in brown butter frosting. Everything I love about holiday baking!
pumpkin banana bread
Banana bread is the ultimate fall dessert. Especially full of pumpkins! My Pumpkin Banana Bread will envelop you in all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings this Thanksgiving.
pumpkin dump cake
This pumpkin dump cake recipe starts with a yellow box cake mix and ends with a satisfying stomach. Everything about this recipe is ideal as a Thanksgiving dessert. I could go on.
Cream cheese pumpkin praline bar
These irresistible cream cheese pumpkin praline bars are layered with fall-inspired YUM. The decadent cream cheese filling set between moist pumpkin cakes is divine, and don’t start with the buttery praline topping.
These homemade apple cider cookies were made for the Thanksgiving dessert menu. The flavor is very warm and subtly spiced, a perfect ode to fall. Like apple cider donuts in the shape of crunchy sugar cookies!
These crunchy homemade pumpkin cookies melt in your mouth with everything from the rich pumpkin crumbs to the buttery brown sugar frosting. If only I had Thanksgiving cookies!
caramel apple cheesecake bar
You’ll love the recipe for the silky apple caramel cheesecake served at the crowded bar. A creamy apple cheesecake filling topped with buttery oat streusel and decadent caramel for an unparalleled flavor.
Who can say no to a slice of velvety pumpkin cheesecake? This recipe is super simple but packs just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.
pecan pie bar
Handheld desserts and Thanksgiving crowds are a combination in holiday heaven. Enjoy all your favorite flavors and layers of pecan pie – sweet pecan filling, buttery flaky pie crust – in a convenient to-go dessert bar!