20 Of The Best Thanksgiving Desserts

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Looking for the best Thanksgiving desserts to for your holiday dessert table? From pumpkin desserts to Thanksgiving cheesecake, you can’t go wrong with any of these delicious dessert ideas!

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If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it’s never too early to start planning. There are turkey recipes to decide on and of course you’ll want all the yummiest side dishes. Of course, even more important than that are the Thanksgiving desserts!

There are so many Thanksgiving dessert recipes to choose from that you can’t make just one either. You need to have at least two or three, depending on how many people you’re serving.

Whether you want to go non-traditional with fun bite size desserts or take the traditional route with Thanksgiving pies, you really can’t go wrong. You can even go for a super easy dessert (but still but totally mouthwatering) with this Pumpkin Lasagna Dessert. The only hard part will be narrowing it down!

The Best Thanksgiving Desserts

Are you a fan of apple desserts or the more traditional pumpkin desserts for Thanksgiving? Whatever you prefer, you can’t go wrong with any of these delicious choices…

Caramel Apple Desserts

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake from Half Baked Harvest

This may just be one of the best Thanksgiving desserts on this list (which is why I put it first)! I love the creativity and it makes my mouth water just looking at it!

Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

This is my kind of pizza but it also makes the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for kids.

Caramel Apple Mini Cheesecakes from Cooking Classy

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving cheesecake? These mini cheesecakes are perfect for when you’re bursting at the seams but just want a little taste of something sweet.

Caramel Apple Crumb Bars

It seems like a lot of Thanksgiving desserts are covered in caramel…and I’m not upset about that at all!

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Crescent Ring

More caramel? I’m in! This may be a little different than your traditional Thanksgiving desserts but I don’t think that’ll matter much. Plus, you can have a piece for breakfast the next morning!

Pumpkin Desserts

White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Pumpkin spice recipes are always a hit at Thanksgiving and these White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles are sure to go fast.

Turkey Crust Pumpkin Pie

This Turkey Crust Pumpkin Pie is the ultimate in holiday pies. It’s so pretty though that I’d have to make someone else take the first piece. I wouldn’t want to mess up the adorable turkey.

Pumpkin Delight Dessert

If you like dessert pies, this Pumpkin Delight dessert looks melt in your mouth good!

Praline Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

Thanksgiving cake ideas don’t get much better than this! If it tastes as good as it looks, this dessert won’t last long.

Classic Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

If you don’t want the minis, try making this full size Thanksgiving cheesecake with pumpkin spice. Nothing says Thanksgiving more than pumpkin spice, right?

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats

Here’s another great Thanksgiving dessert for kids. What kid doesn’t love Rice Krispies treats, right? It’s a cute holiday pie with a twist!

Pumpkin Fluff Icebox Cake

Why have I never had an icebox cake? They always look so good and the bonus is that this is one of the easier Thanksgiving cake recipes.

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

How can you not love a dessert that combines all the best Thanksgiving ingredients…caramel, pecans and pumpkin all rolled into one!

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

These mini pumpkin cakes may just be the cutest of all the Thanksgiving dessert ideas!

More Thanksgiving Desserts To Make You Drool

Oreo Acorn Balls

These Oreo Acorn Balls make such fun thanksgiving desserts. Plus, it’s another dessert the kids will love too.


Mini Muffin Tin Apple Pies

These little holiday pies are so unique and I love how easy they are! These bite size desserts are sure to be a hit for Thanksgiving!

Turtle Brownie Cheesecake

Turtle Brownie Cheesecake isn’t just one of the best Thanksgiving desserts, it’s just one of the best all time desserts. Just looking at this picture makes me want to get in the kitchen and start baking!

Mini-Caramel Pecan Tarts

How cute are these bite size desserts? Plus they’re little so you have a good excuse to eat two!

Cranberry Blueberry Crisp

You can’t think of Thanksgiving without thinking of cranberries and this holiday dessert has them baked right in!

Pecan Pie Cake

Everybody loves holiday pies so why not serve this simple but elegant pecan pie cake.

Which of these Thanksgiving desserts would you serve?

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  1. Thanks so much for including my Praline Pumpkin Upside Down Cake in your list! I truly want to skip turkey now so I can eat ALL the dessert. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. You’re so welcome! It looks absolutely delicious!

    1. I thought so too! It’s so hard to pick a favorite 🙂

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