All the Best Thanksgiving Desserts (Recipes and Ideas)

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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.

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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.

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!

  1. Pumpkin Pie: It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. Here’s my favorite pumpkin pie recipe.
  2. 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.
  3. Pecan Pie: While nothing beats the whole pie, this Caramel Pecan Pie Bars recipe twist is easy and delicious, too.
  4. Apple Pie: 100% agree. It has to be on the dessert table. This Apple Pie variation is easy to make and feeds a gathering.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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