Sometimes, you need a one-stop shop. Or, in this case, a one-stop Thanksgiving Desserts recipe post where you can easily find all the best holiday dessert ideas. Me too! Here, you will find creative and delicious Thanksgiving desserts, from pie to cookies, cakes, loaves, sweet breads, and more.
Thanksgiving is about family, gratitude, togetherness, gathering, and, of course, the turkey. And one might argue it’s also about the sides: from
For those with a sweet tooth, the holiday wouldn’t be the same without its traditional Thanksgiving dessert recipes. From traditional pumpkin pie to the modern twist of pumpkin cheesecake appearing on holiday tables, the sky is the limit on creative and delicious dishes to add to your dessert offerings.
Top 7 Most Popular Thanksgiving Desserts
If you’re like me, you may wonder what are the most anticipated Thanksgiving desserts for the feast? Here is a rundown of some of the most popular Thanksgiving desserts, according to Cox Media Group. Some desserts are obvious favorites; others may surprise you as much as they did me!
Sweet Potato Pie: A deliciously flavored piek, similar to pumpkin pie, but oh so uniquely delicious with a beautiful heritage too. Here’s my favorite sweet potato pie recipe.
Pecan Pie: While nothing beats the whole pie, this Caramel Pecan Pie Bars recipe twist is easy and delicious, too.
Apple Pie: 100% agree. It has to be on the dessert table. This Apple Pie variation is easy to make and feeds a gathering.
Hummingbird Cake: This classic Southern staple is a delicious addition to the table flavored with pineapples and bananas, baked in a Bundt cake, and topped with cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans. See the classic Hummingbird Cake recipe!
Pumpkin Cheesecake: For a nice modern twist on traditional pumpkin pie (I say make both). Here’s an easy 10-minute no bake cheesecake recipe.
Carrot Cake: Like the Hummingbird Cake, this cake is filled with warm spices of the season. Make it easy in a loaf pan with this Carrot Cake recipe.
This easy Sweet Potato Pie recipe has become a favorite sweet staple for fall and the holidays. Simple ingredients, amazingly delicious flavor, and evocative history of bringing family and community together.
This Apple Slab Pie recipe is a simple way to make an apple pie that feeds a crowd and is 100% delicious with warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Using ready-made crusts speeds up the process and delivers a fabulous pie everyone will love.
Hummingbird Cake is a moist and dense cake filled with ripe bananas, pineapple, pecans, and deliciously savory spices. Tweaked slightly from the original, this cake is simplified and made even easier in a Bundt pan. And, of course, drizzled in a thick cream cheese glaze for the ultimate in flavor.
Apple Spice Bundt Cake is one of the easiest, prettiest, most delicious apple spice cakes you can make. Made with fresh apples and warm fall spices, it’s soft and tender with a stick to your fork moist crumb.
Tiny, bite-size Pecan Tassies are a delicious, chewy, and decadent pecan-filled pastry with a cookie-like crust. This southern-inspired treat is an all-time favorite, and incredibly simple to make for the holidays, or anytime you’re craving pecan pie.
This homemade Brownie Pie recipe is a simple marriage of fudgy chocolate brownies and crispy, flaky pastry crust. And it's so incredibly delicious served warm, dusted with powdered sugar, and perhaps a dollop of melting vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic fall dessert that's simple to make, soft, utterly delicious, and filled with warm spices. The velvety Cream Cheese Frosting makes these simple bars a standout favorite.
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bread is a decadently delicious fall treat that's rather incredibly yummy with the pumpkin spice flavors and rich chocolate swirled and marbled into the bread. Making it a pumpkin bread you won't soon forget.
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is one of the easiest pumpkin desserts you'll ever make. Light and fluffy with distinctive pumpkin spice flavoring, it's an easy cheesecake you'll come back to time and again.
These easy Cranberry Cream Cheese Danishes will bring the holidays to your table! Twirls of flaky puff pastry are braided over layers of sweetened cream cheese and a delicious cranberry filling with hints of cinnamon and citrus. Every bite of this glazed braided danish is holiday-worthy!
It's time to bake this favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe when the leaves begin their glorious transformation. Or even before, you will find me whipping up my all-time favorite pumpkin bread. It's like a rite of passage into an amazing season. This pumpkin bread is a liberally spiced, dense, cake-like bread we absolutely love.
These easy pumpkin donuts are flavored with classic fall pumpkin spice and packed with pure pumpkin puree, which makes them moist, tender, and delicious! They’re also made a wee bit healthier with Greek yogurt, which adds tenderness to this delicious cake donut.