Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey, but everyone knows the second most important thing is the dessert. These Thanksgiving dessert recipes will give you all the inspiration you need to make your Thanksgiving meal a hit! 

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30+ Seasonal Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Dessert is a must when it comes to Thanksgiving. Not sure what to end your meal with? We’ve got you covered with a variety of seasonal sweet treats from pumpkin pie to apple cobbler that are sure to impress your guests!

The Best Thanksgiving Desserts for a Crowd

Thanksgiving is great because it is a holiday all about food. Sure, the turkey and side dishes may be good, but we know the real star is the dessert table. That means you need enough Thanksgiving desserts to feed everyone- everyone will want them!

Luckily, there is no shortage of Thanksgiving treats on this list, and each one is better than the next. No matter which dessert you choose to add to your Thanksgiving table, it’s sure to be a hit.

1. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

We all know how busy it can get in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. Give yourself a leg up and leave some space free in the oven with this no-bake pumpkin pie! The only hard part is having the patience for it to set. Top it with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream to take it over the top.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie – Made with a graham cracker crust and layers of cream cheese, spiced pumpkin filling, pudding, and Cool Whip – a perfect fall dessert!
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2. Apple Cider Donut Cake

This bundt cake recipe features everything you love about apple cider donuts with the convenience of a quick cake! Topped with sweet cinnamon sugar, it’s perfect for feeding a crowd.

Apple Cider Donut Cake
This Apple Cider Donut Cake has everything you love about the classic fall treat in the form of a cinnamon sugar coated cake! It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser full of cozy spices and apple cider flavor.
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3. Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

You’ll definitely want to make sure to save room for dessert when this pumpkin gooey butter cake is available! Made with a box cake mix shortcut and a sweet layer of gooey pumpkin filling, it’s quick, easy, and oozing with festive pumpkin flavor.

gooey butter cake on a plate
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Full of flavor and a perfect seasonal dessert, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is sure to please everyone at the dinner table this Fall Season!
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4. Butter Pecan Bundt Cake

Why choose between pecan pie or cake on Thanksgiving when you can just have both with this butter pecan bundt cake? With all the rich nutty flavor of pecan pie and the soft, fluffy texture of bundt cake, it’s sure to become a fast family favorite!

Butter Pecan Bundt Cake
This beautiful bundt cake combines the flavors of butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and pecans. And not only is this cake delicious… but the aroma in your kitchen while this is baking is simply incredible!   
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5. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

No more fighting over who gets the biggest slice with these single-serve pumpkin whoopie pies! A fun take on classic pumpkin pie, they’ll be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Turn the classic dessert into a fall treat with these pumpkin whoopie pies. They are the ultimate pumpkin sweet treat.
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6. Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

An easy fall dessert, these baked pumpkin spice donuts are packed with warm spices and sweet flavors better than anything you’ll find in the store. Do yourself a favor, and double the batch. They are so tasty and addicting that everyone will want to take a few home!

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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts, topped with cinnamon-sugar, are the ultimate easy fall dessert! 
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7. Apple Bundt Cake

If pumpkin isn’t your thing, go the apple route with this apple bundt cake this holiday. Loaded with warm flavor and satisfying textures, it’s topped with a sweet glaze and makes for a beautiful centerpiece on your dessert table.

Apple Bundt Cake
This apple bundt cake is a dessert that you must make this fall. It's full of those fall flavors and seasonal apples that are at their peak.
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8. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Keep the oven space for the turkey, and make this no bake pumpkin cheesecake this Thanksgiving. The ultimate mashup of pumpkin pie and classic cheesecake, there’s so much to love!

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
This No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is a festive fall dessert loaded with cozy spices, pumpkin, and tangy cream cheese. No oven required, so it’s a cinch to make!
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9. Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Since there is a vegetable in this cake, that means it’s healthy, right? A playful variation of the traditional sweet potato casserole side dish, this recipe features a tender cake and a fluffy topping for a recipe that will stand out from the crowd.

Sweet Potato Cake
Transform a traditional Thanksgiving side dish into the perfect dessert with this Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Frosting.
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10. Oreo Pie

Oreos always have a place at the table. Add the classic sandwich cookie to your Thanksgiving meal with this classic Oreo pie. Sweet, crunchy, smooth, and luscious, it’s hard to just have one slice!

oreo pie with crushed oreos on top
Oreo Pie
This quick and easy, 5-step Oreo Pie recipe is a delicious addition to any party, holiday, or weeknight dinner.
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11. Super Easy Apple Crumble

When you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert to put on your Thanksgiving table, look no further than this apple crumble! Ready in around an hour, it has all the warm flavor and texture you love without the need to make a complicated pie crust.

serving of apple crumble with ice cream
Apple Crumble
This easy Apple Crumble recipe is the ultimate comfort dessert! Irresistibly crisp, perfectly spiced, and brimming with warm, baked apple homemade goodness!
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12. Caramel Apple Tart

A mash-up of a caramel apple and an apple pie, this tart is messy in the best way possible! Serve it drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with ice cream, and it won’t last long.

Caramel Apple Tart
This Caramel Apple Tart pairs tender, spiced apples with a buttery pie crust and a generous drizzle of homemade caramel. It's over-the-top delicious and perfect for fall baking season!
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13. Carrot Cake Bars

When you’ve hit your quota on apple and pumpkin desserts, but still want that fall feeling on your Thanksgiving table, go with these carrot cake bars. Even better than the original, these bars take everything you love about a carrot cake and make them into individual servings!

Carrot Cake Bars
These carrot cake bars are so moist and delicious! They have a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cheesecake swirl in them. They make a great Easter dessert. If you love carrot cake, I have a carrot cake with caramel frosting recipe that's to die for.
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14. Peanut Butter Pie

There’s never a bad time for peanut butter and chocolate, right? Made from scratch, this recipe is simple to prepare yet looks and tastes like you worked on it all day!

Peanut Butter Pie
This homemade Peanut Butter Pie is made from scratch with just a few ingredients and will have everyone coming back for seconds! It's CRAZY good! With step-by-step video.
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15. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups

Let your little ones get in on the action in the kitchen for Thanksgiving, and set them up to make these no-bake pumpkin cheesecake cups. Cut and portable, they’re quick to prepare, and leftovers store and transport well when family members make out with leftovers.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
Indulge your love of pumpkin with these No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups! All fall flavors we love the most, and did I mention you don't have to bake it?!
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16. Pumpkin Dump Cake

There is a dump cake for all occasions, and this pumpkin dump cake is perfect for Thanksgiving. As the name suggests, all you have to do is “dump” the ingredients together and let the oven do all the hard work!

This quick and easy pumpkin dump cake is your next go-to fall dessert. Dump cakes recipes are so versatile and are perfect for serving a crowd or whipping up a quick dessert to feed your family as a treat. An easy pumpkin recipe that is a no-fail recipe. Just mix, dump, and bake. It's that easy. 
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake is your next go-to pumpkin fall dessert. 
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17. Iced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

You’ve heard of oatmeal cookies, but have you heard of pumpkin oatmeal cookies? They elevated the classic treat with warm, pumpkin flavor. Topped with a smooth, sweet cinnamon icing, they’re a scrumptious festive treat!

Iced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
These fall-inspired Iced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are so simple yet oh-so-satisfying! Topped with a decadent cinnamon icing, you’ll love this quick and festive recipe for flavorful, chewy pumpkin cookies that are the perfect fall treat!
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18. Shoofly Pie

If you’ve never had shoofly pie, get ready to take your tastebuds on a ride! An old-fashioned recipe it features a sticky molasses, brown sugar filling and a spiced sugar crumb topping. Thick and rich, a little goes a long way, and it never disappoints.

Shoofly Pie
Shoofly pie is an old-fashioned dessert recipe made with a rich molasses filling and a buttery spiced brown sugar crumb topping. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
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19. Dutch Apple Pie

An oldie but a goodie, this holiday staple is a must-have on your holiday table. Pair it with a toppings bar including ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel sauce to make it extra special!

Dutch Apple Pie
Dutch apple pie is filled with tender baked apples, then topped with a buttery brown sugar crumble topping. It’s absolutely irresistible and the perfect way to use fall apples!
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20. Pumpkin S’mores Cookie Bars

Bring the flavors of the summer into fall with these pumpkin s’mores bars. Loaded with pumpkin chocolate, and sweet marshmallows, they’re a dessert you never knew you needed but won’t be able to live without!

Pumpkin S’mores Bar
Pumpkin s’mores bars are a perfect pumpkin marshmallow treat unlike any other! Made gluten free, the flavors of fluffy marshmallow, delicious pumpkin, and melted chocolate chip cookies come together perfectly and taste like a pumpkin s’more.
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21. Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

These cookies are simple in flavor but will be just what you need to end your meal on a high note. Enjoy them on their own, or up the ante, and turn them into ice cream sandwiches!

oatmeal cranberry cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are the perfect cookie for the holidays! You'll love this cookie for gift giving and cookie exchanges, too!
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22. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin spice tastes great in everything, including these pumpkin spice cupcakes! Topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, they’re an easy recipe to set out for guests on Thanksgiving day.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting couldn't be easier! I have a shortcut that makes them a cinch to whip up.
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23. Chocolate Cream Pie

Made with a pre-made pie crust, instant chocolate pudding, and whipped cream, this no-bake recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Just make sure to save yourself a slice, because it always goes fast!

Chocolate Cream Pie in pie plate
Chocolate Cream Pie
Made with a pre-made crust, instant chocolate pudding, and whipped topping this Chocolate Cream Pie recipe is a chocolate lover's dream!
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24. Buttermilk Pie

If you’ve never had buttermilk pie, get ready to fall in love with these bold yet simple flavors. A classic Southern recipe, it’s decadently sweet and satisfyingly buttery for a flavor that simply can’t be beat.

slice of buttermilk pie with whipped cream served on a white plate
Buttermilk Pie
Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern dessert that’s easy to make and destined to be a crowd-pleaser whenever you bring it to a party.
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25. Coconut Cream Pie

Give your Thanksgiving a tropical vibe with this coconut cream pie. This tasty no-bake pie recipe together in just a few minutes and truly couldn’t be easier to make. The hardest part about making this cake is letting it chill in the fridge before it hits the dessert table, but it’s worth it once you take the first bite.

how to make coconut cream pie
Coconut Cream Pie
This Coconut Cream Pie is a coconut lover's dream! Creamy, rich instant coconut pudding is mixed with whipped topping and sweetened coconut flakes and folded into a pre-made pie crust for the ultimate easy, decadent dessert.
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26. French Silk Pie

This French silk pie takes the traditional Thanksgiving pie to an entirely new level. It’s rich, full of chocolate, and topped with a silky layer of cream and chocolate curls. Truly what could be better?

french silk pie with homemade pie crust whipped cream and chocolate shavings
French Silk Pie
This easy French Silk Pie recipe is a classic! A rich, creamy layer of chocolate pie filling is topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls for an irresistible dessert.
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27. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Switch up your dessert tradition, and add cinnamon rolls to your dessert menu with this tasty pumpkin cinnamon rolls recipe. Go ahead and make extras, and save them for breakfast the next day, too!

A plate of pumpkin cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese frosting.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are oh-so-easy when you make them with crescent roll dough! Swirls of pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice add cozy fall flavor, and the cream cheese frosting takes them over the top.
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28. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Not only just a side, add bread to your dessert menu too with this sweet bread recipe! Super moist and loaded with chocolate chips, this pumpkin bread is the perfect way to end the day.

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread with two pieces sliced.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
This chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe is packed with fall spices and tons of pumpkin flavor that the whole family will love.
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29. Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

This sweet cake will turn even the most adamant cranberry haters into lovers with its subtle citrus flavor and sweet glaze. Beautiful and festive, it’s the best recipe for the holidays.

bundt cake topped with sugared cranberries and orange glaze
Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
This simple bundle cake is an easy and awesome cake recipe for the holidays!
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30. Pumpkin Toffee Crunch Cake

This tender pumpkin-flavored cake is full of buttery toffee pieces and topped with heaps of cinnamon cream cheese frosting for an irresistible dessert that will become the star of the show this Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Toffee Crunch Cake
This pumpkin toffee crunch cake is like a mouth full of fall. Not only is this cake super moist with tons of pumpkin flavor, but it’s got bits of crunchy, buttery toffee throughout it, then it’s covered in a delicious cinnamon cream cheese buttercream.
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31. Apple Crumb Cake

There is no shortage of apples when it comes to this apple crumb cake! Chunky pieces are mixed into the batter, making sure you get a piece of apple in each satisfying bite.

The Best Apple Crumb Cake
The Best Apple Crumb Cake – the apple crumb cake of your dreams, with tons of apples and the best crumb topping ever!
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32. Pumpkin Cobbler

Pumpkin cobbler will be a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving table. It has all the flavors of a classic pumpkin pie but is served in a whole new way. Don’t forget to top it with whipped cream or ice cream, too!

A bowl of pumpkin cobbler.
Pumpkin Cobbler
Pumpkin cobbler is a wonderful, rustic version of pumpkin pie! Smooth and silky pumpkin custard is scattered with a buttery, crispy topping that's packed with pecans. Perfect with whipped cream or ice cream.
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33. Amish Sugar Cream Pie

With a silky, smooth cream center and a thin, crispy sugar top, you will adore this delicious pie. Add it to your Thanksgiving dessert buffet, and it will be a clear winner.

A slice of Amish sugar cream pie in a pie tin.
Amish Sugar Cream Pie Recipe
This Amish sugar cream pie recipe is sweet, rich, and oh-so-creamy! A delicious custard pie, it's surprisingly effortless and perfect for any occasion!
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34. Apple Slab Pie

Reinvent your apple pie this Thanksgiving, with this easy apple slab pie recipe. It has all the flavor of the original recipe but requires a fraction of the work and is so easy to serve!

A tray of apple slab pie with pieces being lifted up.
Apple Slab Pie
This Apple Slab Pie recipe is a fun twist on classic apple pie. Made with a rich, buttery crust, a baked apple filling, and a sweet cream topping, it's baked on a single sheet and sliced into squares. One batch makes enough to feed a crowd, and is perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, picnics, and potlucks!
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35. Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Everyone will adore this pumpkin bread pudding. It has the perfect blend of pumpkin spice and is surprisingly easy to make. We love easy foods on Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Rich, comforting Pumpkin Bread Pudding is welcome on the Thanksgiving table and all throughout the fall. Warm and cozy spices, tender bread, and a hint of maple syrup make this delectable dessert an absolute keeper.
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