When it comes to Thanksgiving there is no better way to celebrate the end of the cooking marathon than on the seasonal flavors in Thanksgiving Desserts. You know with all the seasonal flavored sweet treats.
(Original post day was Oct. 24, 2018 / Links and post updated on Oct. 19, 2021)
In my honest opinion, nothing beats the traditional pies. The apple with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, the pumpkin with the now-famous pumpkin spice flavors. Then you have the sweet pecan and the southern sweet potato.
However, sometimes a break from the traditional is what will set your gathering apart from the rest. But! No matter how you want to play it this year the Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe Collection makes planning the perfect dessert easy.
Thanksgiving Dessert Collection
Classic Apple Pie
"This classic homemade apple pie features a sweet apple filling packed inside a delicious flaky pie crust. The perfect pie for fall or Thanksgiving!"
Classic Pecan Pie
"An easy recipe for homemade pecan pie that turns out perfect every time. This classic pecan pie is a family favorite and perfect for the holidays!"
Sweet Potato New York Style Cheesecake
"You’re gonna love my Sweet Potato New York Style Cheesecake! And because the holidays are just around the corner, I wanted to come up with something where the sweet potato could shine."
Sweet Potato Cake with Pecan Streusel
"Forget about sweet potato pie! This Sweet Potato Cake With Pecan Streusel is a real treat for cozy fall moments."
Harvest Almond and Apple Pie
"This almond and apple tart is the pure taste of fall. Rich shortbread base, creamy cream cheese filling, tart cinnamon apples and slight bite of the slivered almonds make it the perfect dessert!"
Pumpkin Layer Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
"The special thing about this cake is that it is very moist and aromatic. I added a little bit of pumpkin spices to the batter but I didn’t miss the vanilla. In addition the rum extract in the frosting is bringing a great finish. All the flavours are combined in a wonderful way, making this cake a real pleasure for the palate!"
Kids Friendly Apple Tiramisu
"This is a fantastic coffee and alcohol free variation of one of our most favourite desserts! The Kids Friendly Apple Tiramisu is a desert that all your family will highly appreciate."
Simple Baked Cinnamon Apples
"Simple baked cinnamon apples made with only 4 ingredients! Baked Granny Smith apples with cinnamon, sugar & butter. Try these simple baked cinnamon apples!"
Pumpkin Flan with Chai Whipped Cream
"This pumpkin flan recipe is the silkiest, creamiest, most elegantly spiced dessert you could serve at your fanciest Autumn dinner parties or decadent Thanksgiving dinners!"
Pecan Pie Cake
"THIS PECAN PIE CAKE IS PERFECT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHERS! BROWN SUGAR CAKE LAYERS AND BUTTERCREAM FILLED WITH TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE FILLING."
Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
"TRANSFORM A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING SIDE DISH INTO THE PERFECT DESSERT WITH THIS SWEET POTATO CAKE WITH MARSHMALLOW FROSTING."
Pumpkin Crepe Cake
"This pumpkin crepe cake is beautifully layered with alternating layers of thin pumpkin crepes and cinnamon spiced whipped cream. It’s the perfect elegant Fall dessert!"
Cranberry Bread - No-Knead Bread from Platter Talk
"Cranberry Bread, features fresh cranberries, toasted pecans, and cream cheese, all combined for a spectacular taste of autumn, making it the perfect quick bread for the holiday season."
Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake
"A light and delicious cheesecake made with pumpkin and a chocolatey oreo cookie crust. This skinny pumpkin cheesecake, @ 11 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points, makes a great Thanksgiving dessert idea and is the perfect pumpkin pie alternative! "
Caramelized Pear and Ginger Pie
Simple delicious pie with basic crumble topping
Caramel Apple Pie Bars (Vegan & Gluten Free)
"These Caramel Apple Pie Bars are gluten free, vegan, and absolutely decadent! They’re such a delicious fall treat. My favorite way to eat them is with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream and some coffee, because why not? "
Pumpkin Pie Bars with Maple Pecan Praline Sauce ~ Recipe
"These Pumpkin Pie Bars have a spiced gingersnap crust and are topped with an irresistible Maple Pecan Praline Sauce! These bars are simple, delicious and a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving!"
Low-carb Vegan Thanksgiving Pumpkin Brownie
"Happy Thanksgiving friends! Without you all, my journey as a blogger would never haven been so enjoyable. And thus I have a sweet offering for Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving: my 5-ingredeint low-carb vegan Thanksgiving Pumpkin Brownie."
Pecan Pie Bars (with gluten free option)
"These Pecan Pie Bars are a great way to get perfect, ooey gooey pecan pie in your face in no time! Even better, they can be made gluten free so everyone can enjoy!"
Fresh Pear Pie
"This Fresh Pear Pie is the perfect baked good to serve on your Holiday Dessert Table, to bring to a party or to simply enjoy with friends and family. The fragrant spiced pear filling surrounded by a homemade cinnamon shortcrust pastry is just heaven on a plate!"
Pumpkin Chiffon Tart – Deliciously Light Dessert
"This Pumpkin Chiffon Tart is a lighter version of the traditional Pumpkin Pie. It’s the perfect dessert to end a big holiday feast whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s a great dessert for our gluten-free friends too! Serve topped with cinnamon whipped cream or, go for it, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
Sweet Potato Pie
"If you love Pumpkin Pie, you are going to love Sweet Potato Pie! It tastes almost the same with a similar texture. I know some of you are looking for Thanksgiving desserts, so here you go. Sweet Potato Pie is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table."
Instant Pot Caramel Bread Pudding (Eggless)
"Caramel Bread Pudding is a soft and smooth pudding that has a bite to it owing to the bread. The self-saucing caramel on the top makes the pudding so moist that you will absolutely love it."
Dutch apple pie
"I LOVE apple pie and I am not the only one. In the Netherlands, and in many other countries, apple pie is the number one pie. Most families have their own recipe and the United States even declared apple pie as their (unofficial) national symbol."
Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie
"This easy Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie is a delicious way to enjoy pumpkin pie if you are lactose intolerant!"
Real Deal Southern Caramel Cake Recipe
"Real Deal Southern Caramel Cake Recipe – The best real Southern caramel cake recipe on the web! If you want authentic Southern Caramel Cake with the best caramel icing, you must make this recipe. It is the real deal for real."
Sweet Potato Chiffon Pie
"Light, sweet, and delicate, this sweet potato chiffon pie levels up your Thanksgiving Day menu. Roasting the sweet potatoes gives them a richer flavor, and an Italian meringue adds beautiful, silky volume while stabilizing the pie."
Cinnamon Carrot Pie – Carrot Recipes – The Gifted Gabber
"This carrot recipe is one that could be served year-round. Since the pies remind me of pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie, I tend to bake this pie in fall. "
The BEST Crustless Pumpkin Pie
"This Crustless Pumpkin Pie is refined sugar free and gluten free, and deliciously creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. And you wouldn’t believe how EASY it is to make! Read the post for tips that will guarantee PERFECT results every time."
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie
"Delicious Sweet potato pumpkin pie is a marvelous pie filling combination for the holiday season. The flavors are so rich and deep. This recipe makes two easy to make 10 inch pies."
Bingka Labu - Kabocha Pumpkin and Coconut Milk Cake
"Indonesian bingka is a magical cake where the cake batter transforms itself during baking into two parts, an outer crust, and an inner custardy portion. Imagine a pie, if you will, with no need to separately prepare the pie dough, and the pie filling. With one bingka batter, you will get the pie filling and the pie dough in one go! And just like pie, bingka comes in many variations: sweet potato, cassava, potato, pumpkin, and so on. Since I have some kabocha pumpkins that needs to be used up"
Creme Brûlée Brownie Pumpkin Cheesecake
"Are you ready to shake things up a bit? It’s time to think outside the box and “Jas” up your dessert repertoire with this absolutely amazing creme brulee brownie pumpkin cheesecake. The fudgy, gooey brownie bottom with a layer of creamy pumpkin cheesecake topped with crispy, caramelized sugar is sinfully good."
Decadent Butter Pecan Blondies with Brown Butter
"Chewy, buttery blondies are the perfect dessert for potluck parties and holiday gatherings. They’re easy to make, easy to transport, and most importantly, a seriously delicious crowd-pleaser. If you’re looking to see your crowd really go wild this holiday season, you cannot go wrong with a decadent batch of Butter Pecan Blondies, rich and nutty with brown butter, topped off with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting."
Apple Rose Puffed Pastries
"These Apple Rose Puffed Pastries are a simple yet elegant way to serve a unique dessert. Follow this easy step by step tutorial to make them for your next brunch or Holiday gathering instead of apple pie."
Hazelnut Apple Crumble
"This date sweetened, gluten free & vegan hazelnut apple crumble is all about fall, with an oat and hazelnut topping for sweet in season apples. Using rich hazelnut butter in the crumble takes this recipe over the top. This easy, healthy dish can be eaten for breakfast or dessert."
Healthy Soft Pumpkin Cookies | Vegan GF Paleo
"This recipe for these healthy soft pumpkin cookies is sponsored by iHerb, an online natural products store. Delicious and moist, these soft pumpkin cookies are low carb, gluten-free, paleo friendly, diabetic friendly and vegan!"
Sharlotka: Russian Apple Pie • Happy Kitchen
"Sharlotka (Шарлотка) is the most well-known and easy Russian apple pie. This recipe uses honey, resulting in the most moist, healthy and delicious sharlotka."
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
"These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are the perfect portable sweet bite. A perfectly flaky shortbread crust, bourbon sweet apples, pecan crumb topping, and the most addicting salted caramel drizzle make the best dessert bars!"
Maple Pecan Bread Pudding
"This delicious maple pecan bread pudding is made with challah bread, infused with maple and vanilla and drizzled with maple cream sauce. Because there is no butter in this recipe, the pudding is not greasy at all, instead it’s delightfully rich and creamy."
Easy Pumpkin Mousse Recipe
"This smooth, silky and creamy Pumpkin Mousse Recipe makes a cool alternative Thanksgiving dessert to traditional pumpkin pie."
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in the Thanksgiving Desserts round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
If you are looking for more sweet flavors of fall check out our fall dessert recipe collection.
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