Thanksgiving Desserts to Amaze Your Guests

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During Thanksgiving, there’s that wonderful part where everyone gathers, laughing, catching up, and enjoying Thanksgiving desserts. It’s those sweet moments after dinner when pies, tarts, and other desserts bring everyone together, completing the celebration!

So, while turkeys often steal the spotlight at Thanksgiving dinners, let’s not forget the importance of good and tasty desserts! Check out this list of Thanksgiving desserts I’ve prepared for you—perfect for either last-minute preparations or planned delights! 

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Butter Pie

Of course, I’ll start with pie recipes! This cinnamon sugar apple butter pie stands out with its custard base, cozy apple butter, and sweet cinnamon sugar topping that creates a delicious crackly crust – yum!

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Butter Pie
This apple butter pie is unlike any other pie you’ve had! Its custard-base filling is made with cozy apple butter and topped off with a layer of cinnamon sugar. It creates a crackly crust on top that’s sweet and so delicious.
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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Butter Pie

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I really like this classic pie recipe, it is perfect for fall gatherings and Thanksgiving. It’s the ideal dessert to wrap up a festive dinner, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!

Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This homemade pumpkin pie recipe is a must-have for fall gatherings and Thanksgiving. You just need 12 ingredients. Quick and easy.
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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake (Vegan)

What makes this dessert really special is that there’s no baking needed. With a buttery crust and toasted pecans, this vegan cheesecake is a simple and tasty twist on classic baked pies!

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake (Vegan, No Bake)
Easy no bake vegan caramel pecan cheesecake with a cookie crust, creamy vanilla cheesecake, and bourbon caramel pecan topping.
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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake (Vegan, No Bake)

Chocolate Acorns

Here’s another cute and easy Thanksgiving dessert alert! These tasty bite-sized chocolate acorns are made with just four ingredients: Hershey’s chocolate kisses, mini Nilla wafers, melted chocolate, and mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Acorns
Chocolate Acorns are the cutest Fall or Thanksgiving treat, and with just a couple pantry ingredients they could not be easier to make!
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Chocolate Acorns

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Nothing beats chewy pumpkin cheesecakes like these! Picture irresistibly chewy pumpkin cookies with a creamy cheesecake filling, all rolled in pumpkin spice sugar—a delightful fall treat that’s sure to be a hit for everyone.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
These are the best pumpkin cheesecake cookies! They are super chewy pumpkin cookies, stuffed with creamy cheesecake filling and rolled in pumpkin spice sugar. They’re the perfect fall treat and every pumpkin lover will adore them!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Just looking at these apple cinnamon rolls made me reach for my baking essentials immediately! They’re dairy-free and made with instant yeast, ready in under an hour. Filled with sweet apples and warm spices (tasty!) –  they’re the perfect fall treat!

Apple Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls are free of dairy and refined sugar and made in under an hour using instant yeast. They’re filled with tender apples and warm spices, making them the perfect fall treat! Overnight instructions also included.
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Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys

I had a blast making these chocolate-covered strawberry turkeys! They’re fun and easy to make, and I love how clever the pretzel “turkey legs” look—sure to be a crowd-pleaser for Thanksgiving.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys
Cutest Thanksgiving Turkey Treats Amy Krzyzanowski made these adorable chocolate covered turkey treats for Thanksgiving! She used her instant pot as a double boiler for the chocolate. Just melt chocolate, snap a pretzel stick in
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys

Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps

Do you remember watching cartoons as a child and wanting to try the delicious food they were having? Well, now’s your chance with these nutmeg ginger apple snaps! They’re like big, spiced cookies topped with apple slices and plenty of sparkly sugar—just like you’ve seen in Mr. Bean!

Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps
These nutmeg ginger apple snaps are a big spiced cookie topped with an apple slice and sparkling sugar sprinkles! They’re just like Mrs. Bean’s cookies in the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps

Pumpkin Bars

Looking for desserts that are perfect for larger batches? Well, I’ve got you covered with these Libby’s pumpkin bars! Made with creamy pumpkin puree and warm spices, and topped off with a rich cream cheese frosting, they’re a certified Thanksgiving favorite! 

Sheet Pan Libby’s Pumpkin Bars
This is Libby’s pumpkin bars recipe with homemade melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese frosting that’s a perfect fall treat and holiday dessert.
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Pumpkin-Bars-

Caramel Apple Trifles

You can never go wrong with trifles! What I really enjoy about this caramel apple trifle is the twist of using granola instead of the usual brownies—it adds such a satisfying crunch! Packed with cinnamon, apples, and caramel sauce, it’s a perfect combination of everyone’s favorite fall flavors.

Caramel Apple Trifles
These Caramel Apple Trifles are the perfect apple treat – no bake, super easy and full of cinnamon! These tasty trifles are the best sweet treats for fall.
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Caramel Apple Trifles

Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

There’s just something about maple brown sugar cookies that makes them stand out from the rest! These cookies come with my favorite crisp edges—a definite favorite especially when topped with maple icing for that ultimate fall treat.

Maple Brown Sugar Cookies
With big flavor, crisp edges, and mega chewy centers, these maple brown sugar cookies are a fan-favorite. Top with 3 ingredient maple icing!
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Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin And Hazelnut Tart With Toasted Marshmallow

The moment I saw those marshmallows, I knew I had to try this tart recipe ASAP!  It features a buttery, crumbly crust with toasted hazelnuts, paired perfectly with a spiced pumpkin filling. The twist? Marshmallows on top, toasted to perfection! 

Pumpkin and Hazelnut Tart with Toasted Marshmallow
This luscious pumpkin tart recipe has a hazelnut crust and toasted marshmallow topping. A perfect autumn or Thanksgiving dessert recipe.
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Pumpkin and Hazelnut Tart with Toasted Marshmallow

Rose Apple Tart

Seeing the plating of this rose apple tart, one word came to mind—wow! It might look intimidating, but it’s surprisingly easy to make. The crust is a simple pat-in-the-pan type, and using a mandoline speeds up the slicing process! 

Rose Apple Tart Recipe
This striking tart is all about the apples, and — believe it or not — it’s fairly simple to make The crust is the pat-in-the-pan variety, and a mandoline makes quick work of slicing For the most beautiful results, use firm tart apples with red or pink skin like Honeycrisp, Empire or Cortland, and stand the slices up vertically, rather than laying them flat.
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Rose Apple Tart Recipe

Maple Cupcakes

These sweet and tasty maple cupcakes are one of my go-to Thanksgiving desserts—they never disappoint! With a hint of maple in every bite and topped with a creamy maple frosting, they’re a must-try treat! 

Maple Cupcakes
A favorite sweetener of the pioneers, maple syrup today lends its distinctive tang to winter dishes.
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Maple Cupcakes

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Did someone say a coffee-flavored dessert? This pumpkin coffee cake is a treat for anyone who loves both! Packed with warm spices, pumpkin flavor, and topped with maple glaze! Probably one of the coziest desserts. 

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze
Loaded with warm spices and plenty of pumpkin, this homemade pumpkin coffee cake is the perfect cozy recipe to kick off fall baking! The crunchy streusel on top if so buttery, and the sweet glaze is spiked with maple syrup for extra flavor. Delicious with a big mug of coffee or a pumpkin spice latte!
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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Mini Vegan Biscoff Cheesecakes

Who doesn’t love Biscoff? These mini vegan cheesecakes, placed in small jars, are a delightful twist from your usual cheesecake. With a crunchy, ‘buttery’ biscuit base and a smooth, creamy filling, they’re perfect for Thanksgiving—guaranteed to be a hit!

Mini Vegan Biscoff Cheesecakes
mini vegan Biscoff cheesecakes are a super cute alternative to larger a cheesecake. A crunchy biscuit base and a smooth, creamy filling.
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Mini Vegan Biscoff Cheesecakes

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin cake is already a delicious dessert, but adding a creamy layer of tangy cream cheese frosting takes it to the next level! With its soft, moist texture and irresistible spiced pumpkin flavor, this pumpkin sheet cake is a true standout! 

Pumpkin Sheet Cake (with Cream Cheese Frosting)
Soft, moist, perfectly spiced pumpkin cake is topped with a decadent rich cream cheese frosting. It’s baked in a sheet pan so this is the perfect dessert to make for a crowd.
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake (with Cream Cheese Frosting)

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

These salted caramel apple hand pies are not only delicious but also look incredibly tempting! Perfect for Thanksgiving dessert, they have a cozy vibe with their buttery, flaky crust and sweet, juicy apple filling accented with cinnamon and salted caramel. 

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies
Apple hand pies made with a buttery and flaky homemade pie crust and filled with sweet and juicy apples, cinnamon and salted caramel! Delicious and beautiful, they’re the perfect treat all year round, specially in the fall when apples are in season!
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Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Espresso Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce

This espresso-infused bread pudding with bourbon sauce is a unique twist on your typical Thanksgiving dessert, perfect for adults who enjoy a little extra warmth and flavor. It’s warm, cozy, and absolutely addicting—a true comfort food! 

Espresso Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
This Espresso Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is warm, cozy, and completely addicting. The ultimate comfort food for the holidays!
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Espresso Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

This mouth-watering dessert combines the best of baked apples and creamy cheesecake—a heavenly flavor combination! Topped with caramel sauce, graham cracker crumbs, and pecans, it’s the perfect dessert! 

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples
Easy cheesecake stuffed baked apples topped off with caramel sauce, graham crackers and pecans! This no-fuss treat is the ultimate Autumn dessert!
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Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

Chestnut Mascarpone Mousse and Tuile Cookies

Just by reading their name, you can tell these tuile cookies are going to be delicious! What I love about these cookies is how they maintain their crispiness. Paired with a chestnut mascarpone mousse, alongside vanilla and chocolate tuile cookies and hazelnut brittle leaves, they are surely a delightful dessert! 

Chestnut Mascarpone Mousse and Tuile Cookies
Easy cheesecake stuffed baked apples topped off with caramel sauce, graham crackers and pecans! This no-fuss treat is the ultimate Autumn dessert!
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chestnut mousse plated

Mini Fruit Tarts

Mini fruit tarts are a definite crowd-pleaser! These tasty, bite-sized desserts with a sugar cookie-like Pâte Sablée crust, creamy pastry filling, and topped with fresh fruit, are the perfect way to sweeten up the end of a Thanksgiving dinner or any special gathering.

Mini Fruit Tarts
This mini fruit tarts are the perfect dessert for Mother’s day, tea parties, bridal and baby showers and other holidays and parties!
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Mini Fruit Tarts

Banana Pudding

This banana pudding is a quick and easy dessert to make! With bananas as the star, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone. Plus, it’s creamy, perfectly sweetened, and ready in less than an hour (no baking needed!)—a crowd-pleaser for any occasion!

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding Copycat
Magnolia Bakery’s famous banana pudding made at home and even better! It’s perfectly sweetened, super creamy, and always a crowd favorite. The best part is it’s a no-bake dessert that comes together in less than an hour!
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Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding Copycat

A big thanks to the recipe creators for their creativity and talent in making these delicious Thanksgiving desserts that surely level up our celebrations! 

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