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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!