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23 Irresistible Thanksgiving Desserts

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,

Pecan Pie BitesYou only have one reason to save room after Thanksgiving dinner -- dessert! These 23 Irresistible Thanksgiving Desserts are well worth holding off on that extra helping of turkey for. Unforgettable pies, cakes, bars, and more will help you fill the table with a spread of beautiful treats, and create a Thanksgiving dessert menu for every appetite. Choose a recipe or two to bring to a party, or try them all if you're the host. The autumn flavors in these holiday dessert recipes are completely irresistible. And, don't worry if you don't get to try them all because Christmas is right around the corner!


This Thanksgiving desserts collection features three categories for your convenience. We've included all the major fall flavor groups -- pumpkin, pecan, and apple -- as well as some lesser-known contenders like pear, sweet potato, and cranberry. There are a few chocolate desserts as well because chocolate needs no occasion! There are some very unique and creative Thanksgiving dessert ideas below, which will help to elevate your traditional feast this year. Keep this collection close by, and your Thanksgiving desserts will be the best in show.

23 Irresistible Thanksgiving Desserts

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Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Thanksgiving Cake Recipes

Other Thanksgiving Desserts


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Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie (shown)

Pecan Pie Bites

Rustic Dutch Apple Pie

Classic Holiday Pumpkin Pie

Coconut Chocolate Pecan Pie

Blackberry Cranberry Crisp Pie

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie (shown)

Pioneer Woman's Quick and Easy Apple Tart

Best Ever Upside Down Apple Pie


Thanksgiving Cake Recipes

Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Bundt Cake Butter Pecan Cake

Butter Pecan Cake Recipe (shown)

Pumpkin Mousse Torte

Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Naked Cake

Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Bundt Cake (shown)

Sweet Potato Coffee Cake

Maple Pear Clafoutis Recipe

Cream Cheese Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pecan Pie Pound Cake


Other Thanksgiving Desserts 

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Bars Baked Caramel Dipped Pears

Baked Caramel Dipped Pears (shown)

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Topping

Apple Custard Crumble Bars

Pear and Cranberry Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Bars Recipe (shown)


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