It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at our house if not for pumpkin pie, apple pie, and of course the turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Well, and the Pumpkin Curry Soup. And… I’ll spare you our long holiday menu. However, traditions are a hallmark of holidays. Food traditions are no exception.
Our dessert table is robust for Thanksgiving. Always, always, always we have pumpkin and apple pies. Libby’s Pumpkin Pie is our tradition. And then… we play a little. Many years I’ve make turkey cut-out cookies and others bring anything that appeals to them that year.
As you’re making your Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Plan — here are some easy “extras” you might want to consider for the dessert table!
The name may sound fancy, but this rustic-looking dessert is as simple as the sum of its very few parts.
“Approach clafoutis as if you’re making waffles! It’s no more complicated than that. It serves as the perfect blank canvas for almost any fruit you can think of — including fall pears.”
Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake
“Upgrade the classic cheesecake by adding the flavors of a seasonal favorite: the spiced pumpkin latte!”
Maple Pecan Pie
“No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a pecan pie. If you have gluten-free family members, this pie will be a real treat for them.”
Spice Layer Cake
A gorgeous Autumn layer cake — perfect for Thanksgiving!
Chocolate Pecan Mousse Tart
“You can make and freeze crust ahead of time; thaw in your refrigerator overnight before preparing the filling.”
One Bowl Apple-Spice Bundt Cake with Butterscotch Glaze
“Chopped apples give texture and flavor to this easy one-bowl cake. The simple butterscotch glaze topping takes the flavor over the top!”
“A tart made to look like a flower surely doubles as an accent for your Thanksgiving tablescape.”
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini Trifles
Re-imagining the pumpkin cheesecake into individual and exquisite desserts for the Thanksgiving dessert table.
Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
“This gorgeous pie will win first prize on any dessert buffet. Make it for Thanksgiving with the family or a special night in. The pie crust garnishes add a decorative flair.”
Double Apple Pie with Cornmeal Crust
“Don’t skip the apple jelly in this to-die-for pie recipe—it makes the baked pie juices extra rich. It also decreases the cloudiness that sometimes occurs with a flour-thickened apple pie filling.”
Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles
“Satisfy your sweet tooth with these caramel-filled sandwich cookies.”
Timeless Classic: Brioche Bread Pudding
“A simple yet rich dessert with tantalizingly comfort food flavors. It’s deceptively easy to make, yet beautiful and delicious to serve.”
Baked Maple Glazed Apple Crisp Donuts
“Soft, apple filled baked doughnuts (donuts, whatever!) topped with crunchy brown sugar streusel and maple glaze — the BEST doughnut I’ve ever had! Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!”
Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake
“One quick flip and this cake tumbles from the skillet perfectly golden and party ready.”
“A fresh ginger-and-citrus syrup adds the finishing touch to these pastry-wrapped pear dumplings.”
Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
“This Apple Spice Cake is an incredibly moist and delicious cake. And those flavors are just exactly what I crave this time of year. It’s just the thing for serving at your fall celebrations!”