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25+ Yummy & Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Are you looking for the best Thanksgiving desserts? These easy recipes are the most delicious way to end your turkey feast! The finest Thanksgiving dinners are always topped off with dessert. Whether you’re looking for classic pies, cakes, cookies, or more, we’ve got you covered. Among the classics (plus a few surprises) are pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, cookies, and cupcakes.

Remember to save some room for yourself as well when preparing these for your lovely guests; It’s only fitting that you deserve something sweet after your Thanksgiving dinner preparations! 

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3. 20+ Healthy Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

1. Butter Pecan Cookies

Image and recipe by lifeloveandsugar

Prep Time: 18 mins

Cook Time: 12mins

Servings: 22-24

Ingredients: 8

If you love butter pecan desserts, then you must try this recipe! You will love these butter pecan cookies because they are crunchy, chewy, soft, buttery, and easy to make. These cookies are even better on the second day, making them a great make-ahead recipe!

2. Mini Maple Pecan Tartlets

Image and recipe by savoryonline

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Servings: 12

Ingredients: 8

There is nothing better than a simple, tasty, and easy dessert like Mini Maple Pecan Tartlets during the holiday season. In just one bite, these tartlets combine all the flavors of pecan pie, making it easier to sample all the desserts during Thanksgiving. As a bonus, since mini desserts are so small, you can justify eating multiple in one sitting, and who doesn’t want that?

3. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Image and recipe by africanbites

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Servings: 8-12 slices

Ingredients: 15

Looking for delicious and easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes?
Look no further, as there’s nothing better than pineapple upside-down cake to satisfy your sweet tooth! There is something extremely enticing about the combination of juicy tart pineapple with sweet caramel and buttery cake. Combined with spiced rum, it enhances the tropical flavors of this festive cake.

4. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Image and recipe by shugarysweets

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Servings: 9

Ingredients: 7

For a truly delicious Halloween dessert, nothing beats Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats made with instant JELL-O pudding and pumpkin spice mix, then topped with melted white chocolate. They are soft, sticky, and gooey, which makes you conclude that – Pumpkin spice makes your favorite childhood treat even better!

5. Baked Apples

Image and recipe by aheadofthyme

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 8

A cozy and comforting fall dessert that takes only 15 minutes to prepare and bake – These baked apples have a crunchy and sweet cinnamon oat filling and are soft, warm, and tender. The possibilities with these baked apples with oats are endless. They can be served whole or halved, with ice cream and caramel sauce, or with some other delightful topping of your choice, and they’ll surely all be a hit with your family.

6. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Image and recipe by cookiesandcups

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Servings: 12

Ingredients: 9

Dump cakes are our favorite, not only because they’re simple but also because they taste great! Your go-to fall dessert will become pumpkin dump cake when you make this EASY recipe! This recipe uses yellow cake mix, which is a great shortcut for quick prep, making it a perfect all-fall-long with its earthy flavors!

7. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Image and recipe by sallysbakingaddiction

Prep Time: 45 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Servings: 18

Ingredients: 12

Did someone mention chocolate chip cookies? Unlike most pumpkin cookies, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies have a chewy texture and aren’t cakey. By omitting the egg, using melted butter, and blotting the pumpkin, these pumpkin cookies taste just like your favorite chocolate chip cookies! {an all-season comfort, I presume! 🙂 }

8. Snickers Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge 

Image and recipe by thisgalcooks

Prep Time: 2 hours 20 mins

Servings: 16

Ingredients: 8

This one-of-a-kind fudge recipe has it all – chocolate, peanut butter, and pumpkin! This easy-to-make recipe includes two layers of creamy, dreamy fudge filled with chopped Snickers bars that will leave you wanting more. Hungry? Grab a Snickers Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge instead of just the regular one!

9. Pumpkin Patties

Image and recipe by momontimeout

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Servings : 3

Ingredients: 8

While it’s ironic that this pumpkin recipe doesn’t actually contain pumpkin, I hope you’ll forgive me since these pumpkin-shaped patties are adorable. These deliciously easy pumpkin patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season. This cute-looking dish will have your guests drooling in just 20 minutes!

10. Pumpkin Bread

Image and recipe by shugarysweets

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Servings: 12

Ingredients: 11

Here’s a copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread recipe you can make at home! Make this moist pumpkin bread at home, topped with pumpkin seeds, and you’ll feel like you’re in autumn heaven! It’s super moist and delicious, packed with chocolate flavor, so if you love pumpkin, you’ll love this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread!

11. Pumpkin Mousse

Image and recipe by aheadofthyme

Prep Time: 15 mins

Chill Time: 2 hours

Servings: 6

Ingredients: 8

A favorite fall dessert among guests, Pumpkin Mousse, is rich, creamy, and full of pumpkin flavor. With just a few common ingredients and a little time, you can whip up this spiced pumpkin mousse with perfection. In fact, you can prepare this delicious dessert in just 15 minutes (plus two hours of chilling time) and have it ready to go as soon as you are. In addition to being easy to make ahead, it is also freezer-friendly.

12. Pumpkin Ricotta Bundt Cake

Image and recipe by themerchantbaker

Servings: 12-16 Servings

Ingredients: 14

If you’ve ever needed to bring a quick yet impressive cake somewhere, this recipe is perfect! This cake is made with delicious ricotta custard poured over pumpkin cake batter and baked into a delicious cheese layer. The consistency of your pumpkin puree will determine how much the custard layer sinks into the cake. Beware, though, as every time you bake it, someone will ask you to make it again!

13. Bourbon Butter Pecan Cake with Maple Frosting

Image and recipe by theflavorbender

Prep Time: 2 hours 35 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Servings: 12

Ingredients: 15

Featuring a rich, buttery pecan flavor THROUGHOUT the cake, this Bourbon Butter Pecan Cake with Brown Butter Maple Frosting is a perfect pumpkin pie substitute for your Thanksgiving spread. This delicious cake batter is flavored with ground pecans, and the frosting is a delicious combination of brown butter and maple syrup – a flavor combo I cannot get enough of!

14. Pumpkin ice cream with coconut caramel and praline pecans

Image and recipe by viktoriastable

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Servings: 6

Ingredients: 8

It’s time to move over to pumpkin pie because this year, we’re making pumpkin ice cream! With the same sublime, creamy pumpkin flavor but given a frozen ice cream shape and form, it’s much more fun and exciting to make! And the idea of ice cream in the middle of Fall sounds even more irresistible, doesn’t it? This vegan pumpkin ice cream is easy to make and as creamy and delicious as pumpkin pie, drizzled with coconut caramel, toasted coconut chips, and maple-spiced praline pecans.

15. Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Image and recipe by whatagirleats

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Servings: 18

Ingredients: 15

Trying to think of serving something new this Fall? There’s nothing better than Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches, which are made of vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, pecans, and English toffee bits. They are made with two soft and moist chocolate whoopie pies sandwiched together with pumpkin ice cream, which is delightful both to look at and to eat.
Do you remember eating chocolate ice cream sandwiches as a kid? There is the same soft texture to these pumpkin cookies.

16. Cranberry Sauce Oat Bars

Image and recipe by aheadofthyme

Total Time: 50 mins

Servings: 9

Ingredients: 10

This mouthwatering recipe uses leftover cranberry sauce from holiday dinner to make easy and delicious cranberry sauce oat bars with a chewy and buttery crust, sweet cranberry sauce filling, and crumbly pecan and oat topping. Whether you have them for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack at any time of the day, these cranberry squares will be a treat.

17. Thanksgiving Trifle

Image and recipe by workcookeat

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 8 mins

Servings: 10-12

Ingredients: 12

Behold! One of the best holiday desserts ever. It’s a delicious Thanksgiving trifle that has a variety of textures and flavors. With pumpkin, ginger, and baking spices, this no-bake recipe incorporates fall flavors. Whether you’re serving it as a Thanksgiving dessert or at a fall dinner party, it’s bound to be a big hit.

18. Cinnamon Roll Apple Rose Tart

Image and recipe by tipbuzz

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 6

Ingredients: 5

A stunning Cinnamon Roll Apple Rose Tart is an amazing dessert that’s perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion. A delicious combination of fresh apples and cinnamon rolls made with only five ingredients: cinnamon roll dough, red apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, and butter. With only 20 minutes of prep, you’ll be blown away by how amazing the apple rose looks and tastes!

19. Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Image and recipe by shugarysweets

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 28

Ingredients: 8

Whether you’re hosting a party or just craving dessert on a weeknight, these delicious Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are a great idea! These bite-sized cheesecake treats are very creamy and packed with flavor! The filling is made with softened cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream. Sounds great, right? To make it (extra) delicious, top it with your favorite pie filling!

20. Sweet Pumpkin Dessert Hummus with Chocolate Chips

Image and recipe by cupcakesandkalechips

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time : 0 min

Servings: 14

Ingredients: 8

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus combined with Chocolate Chips is a tasty, healthy dessert dip recipe that everyone loves. Sweet and satisfying, pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough snacks are packed with protein and fiber. If you have a toddler, you can feel confident about giving your kids a treat that can be used to dip everything from carrots and apples to cheese crackers and pretzels. You can also pack it in their lunchbox or have it ready for an after-school snack. In addition to being a delicious and healthy dessert, it would also make a quick and easy party snack.

21. Malva Pudding

Image and recipe by africanbites

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients: 15

We’ve taken two classics, chocolate and malva pudding, and created this irresistible dessert – Malva Pudding Chocolate! An oh-so-easy and delicious traditional South African dessert that’s rich, moist, and chocolatey. Perfect for hosting friends or simply indulging when you feel like it, one can never have enough malva pudding chocolate!

22. Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Image and recipe by lowcarbspark

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 50 mins

Servings: 16

Ingredients: 15

It may be hard to decide between pumpkin pie, cheesecake, or pecan pie for your keto Thanksgiving or Christmas party, but these Keto Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars are a great alternative. Low-carb, pumpkin pie-flavor, and easy to make, these creamy keto pumpkin cheesecake bars are perfect for Fall. A crispy grain-free crust and a layer of delicious keto pumpkin cheesecake make this dessert perfect for Fall, Thanksgiving, and other special occasions.

23. Vegan Pumpkin Donuts

Image and recipe by rainbownourishments

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 12

Ingredients: 12

Easy to make, fluffy, and baked instead of fried, these vegan pumpkin donuts are a delicious treat! Spiced, pumpkin, and frosted with cinnamon sugar, these cookies taste like Fall. To make this cozy Fall snack, you’ll only need a few ingredients. Moreover, you can choose between pumpkin spice sugar coating or maple icing!

24. Keto Creme Brulee

Image and recipe by ketopots

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 55 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 5

Are you looking for easy keto Thanksgiving dessert recipes?
With only four ingredients, this no-fuss keto creme brulee is creamy and decadent that’ll immediately go to the very top of your ‘must-try list. You won’t believe that it’s 100% keto friendly and sugar-free. With this keto creme brulee recipe, your family and friends will think you picked it up from a 5-star restaurant! Basically, it’s a magical bowl; The best way to serve a cream Brulee is to sprinkle each one with a teaspoon of sweetener and caramelize it using the chef’s torch or a very hot grill.

25. Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies

Image and recipe by lowcarbspark

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Servings: 12

Ingredients: 12

Featuring cinnamon no-sugar cookies, these Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies are incredibly soft and buttery. Whenever you bake gluten-free cookies, you’ll get thick, fluffy, and delicious cookies every time. It is certainly safe to say that these gluten-free and easy-to-make snickerdoodle cookies will make a permanent place on the Thanksgiving table for everyone to enjoy each and every year.

26. Pear and Cranberry Turnovers

Image and recipe by savoryonline

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 8

Ingredients: 7

It’s hard not to love fresh pastries, right? Freshly baked, all warm and crispy. Using frozen puff pastry dough, you can easily make this tasty treat at home. With a dash of tartness from dried cranberries, these pastries are delicious for dessert or breakfast, making them a perfect snack to say farewell to Fall!

27. Vegan Panna Cotta

Image and recipe by addictedtodates

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 10

Here’s one of the best vegan Thanksgiving dessert recipes for you to try!
An easy vegan version of a classic Italian dessert, this panna cotta is creamy, light, and delicious. Served with a homemade sweet strawberry coulis, this dairy-free molded pudding is perfect for any occasion. With this dessert, your dinner party will be the talk of the town!

28. Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake

Image and recipe by homecookingadventure

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 35 mins

Servings: 16

Ingredients: 20

This Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake is a wonderful combination of caramel walnuts and chocolate, making it a perfect dessert for all your special occasions. It has a walnut cake layer at the bottom, followed by a semisweet chocolate layer, a caramelized toasted nuts cream, and a mascarpone and coffee mousse on top – defining deliciousness in every layer! For a more elegant appearance, everything was coated in caramel mirror glaze and decorated with a golden chocolate flower. As one of the most delicious cakes you’ve ever served, your guests will never forget this Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake.

Did you like the recipes? I’d love to hear which ones you made and which ones were a hit with your guests. Let me know which ones you enjoy and which you like the most among these fun Thanksgiving dessert recipes! Happy dessert-making to you!

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