No dinner is complete without a delicious and satisfying dessert. There are hundreds of dessert recipes you can try, but you need something easy to make, not overly sweet and delicious when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts. The recipe should scream thanksgiving and fall season.
So, if you are looking for some thanksgiving dessert ideas, we have a list of 22 amazingly delicious and effortless thanksgiving desserts that your guests will remember. So, without any further waiting, let’s get straight to these recipes!
Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin is an ingredient for the fall. So, you will find a lot of recipes for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Among the many pumpkin recipes, pecan pumpkin pie stands out.
The rich and creamy pumpkin filling, crispy pastry and crunchy pecans are on the top with you a delicious and heartwarming blend of ingredients. This pecan pumpkin pie recipe is easy to make and store. Thus it is an amazing dessert option for Thanksgiving.
Sweet Potato Pie
Some people consider the traditional sweet potato pie a bit boring. So, for such people, this sweet potato pie recipe will cheer you up.
It is rich and loaded with flavors from unique ingredients. The base of this sweet potato pie is a flaky and buttery pastry. The rich and creamy filling is the hero of this dessert.
You get a unique blend of flavors made with sweet potatoes, spices like cinnamon, all-spice, ginger and coconut flakes, and bourbon. This dessert is finished off with marshmallow whipped cream. The three components, when combined, will give you the best sweet potato pie of your life!
Sweet Potato Cake
Sweet potatoes are often a side dish for Thanksgiving. However, you can turn it into something delicious, sweet ad luxurious.
This sweet potato cake is a non-traditional dessert. It is moist, fluffy, with light hints of sweet potato flavor. The cheery on the top is the marshmallow frosting which is fluffy and delicious.
This cake offers a comforting feel and warmth from the spices. Use a blow torch to add color to the marshmallow fluff, and enjoy!
Apple Galette is a rustic dessert perfect for fall and Thanksgiving. It is made from two main components, i.e. a pastry made from flour, butter, sugar and salt. The filling is made from apples, sugar, flour and apple pie spice.
Cooked to perfection, this sticky sauce on a flaky crust is divine. You can top this galette with either whipped cream or caramel sauce. This dessert is a great choice for Thanksgiving and is very tasteful.
Oreo Chocolate Pie
Chocolate can never go wrong! It is just perfect for every occasion, whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas. A chocolate dessert suits every festivity. If you don’t have any other dessert options, try this Oreo chocolate pie.
It is super easy to make. You can make it using four simple ingredients. The best part is, it is quick and no-bake. So, if you are not a baking pro, this dessert will make your work effortless.
It is made from an Oreo cookie and butter crust and heavy cream, and melted chocolate filling. Topped with Oreo bits, this pie is delicious.
Sour Cream And Lemon Pie
Sour cream and lemon pie is a delicious, creamy, lemony goodness. It is made from a custard made from sour cream, lemon, butter, milk, egg yolks, and sugar.
The base is a crispy crust made from either a homemade or premade pastry crust, and this pie is very filling. Top it up with heavy cream and enjoy. It is a great thanksgiving dessert idea for those who don’t want to go with the traditional pumpkin or apple flavors.
Maple Pecan Tart
Maple pecan tart is a unique blend of amazing ingredients that go so well together. You can make a delicious, whole wheat crust and a rich yet overpowering filling with egg yolk, butter, sugar, maple syrup, dark rum, and dried cherry.
Top the tart with pecans in a circular pattern and bake it to perfection. This tart is a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving.
Blueberry cheesecake is an amazing Thanksgiving dessert. When you are busy preparing for the turkey, stuffing and side dishes, you need a delicious yet easy to make dessert. All you need is to prepare for three simple components.
The first one is the base. This crust is effortless and requires only three simple ingredients, i.e. vanilla wafers, butter and sugar. The filling is cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, heavy cream, and sour cream.
The topping, however, is where the real fun is. It is a mixture of blueberries, water and corn starch. Layer all the components and bake until the tart reaches perfection.
Apple Caramel Cake
A cake made from caramelized apples is what you need this Thanksgiving! This is a unique cake. The base of the cake is just the same.
The main twist comes when you fold in caramelized apples in the cake mix. Once you dive into the baked and cool cake, you will get the rich, caramelized apple’s flavor in every bite.
This cake goes so well with vanilla ice cream and is truly one of a kind.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Another utterly delicious and blissful dessert for Thanksgiving is the triple chocolate cheesecake. It is decadent and loaded with chocolaty goodness.
Thus, a treat for chocolate lovers. The cake is made from an Oreo chocolate crust, a rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake filling and topped with glossy chocolate ganache.
This cheesecake recipe is easy to follow and gives you amazing flavors that will leave you in awe with simple ingredients. You will keep coming back for more, that’s for sure!
Sweet Potato Fudge
You might have tried chocolate fudge or vanilla fudge, but I bet you haven’t tried the sweet potato fudge. This new type of fudge is just as delicious, decadent and fudgy as any other.
It has that unique sweet potato-y flavor and is very pleasant to enjoy. It is made from sweet potatoes, white chocolate, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon and walnuts. This recipe is super easy to make.
All you have to do is mix everything and bake until you get perfectly baked fudge. Serve this fudge as a thanksgiving dessert, and everyone will love the unique flavor.
Pecan Pie Brownies
Everyone loves chocolate brownies. I haven’t seen a soul who isn’t crazy about a chocolate brownie. So, this Thanksgiving, improvise the traditional chocolate brownie by making it a pecan pie brownie.
This rich and decadent brownie has all the goodness of a chocolate brownie. Candied pecans add up as a bonus which takes it up a notch.
Now the secret is a brownie batter with a pecan sauce on top. This recipe is delicious beyond words and has a richness overload.
Pecan And Butter Cookies
No holiday season is complete without cookies. They are classic, easy to make, chewy and everyone’s favorite. Cookies are versatile.
You can serve them as a dessert, enjoy them as a snack or as a breakfast with a glass of milk. Pecan and butter cookies are just perfect for thanksgiving festivities.
They are buttery, chewy and have crunch from pecans. Make them ahead of time, and they will still be as perfect as anything else.
Pumpkin Spice Toffee
A toffee can take you to your childhood and the sweet wonderland we all wanted to go to. This pumpkin spice coffee is unlike any other coffee you have ever made.
It is an amazing thanksgiving dessert idea. For those who don’t want to make pies and cakes, make toffee! It is cozy and heartwarming.
Made with simple ingredients lime chocolate, pecans, cinnamon, cloves, all-spice, butter, ginger and sugar, this recipe needs a bit of technique. If you are up for a challenge, make pumpkin spice coffee!
Now, if you have a theme dinner part for Thanksgiving or have friends and family who prefer fun and are a bit wild, I recommend you make turkey cupcakes! Now, this dessert is basically a turkey, but not in a literal sense.
All you need is any cupcake, whether homemade or store-bought and a few things for decoration. Get some candy corns, candy eyeballs, butter cookies, and piping gel.
Use all these things to make a turkey on your cupcakes. When you serve these cupcakes, the crowd will go wild. This is an amazing thanksgiving dessert idea.
Apple Hand Pies
Small hand-sized pies made from flaky and crispy pastry and filled with a delicious apple filling is always a pleasure to eat. These apple hand pies are traditional yet delicious. And the best part is, they are super easy to make.
And if you want to be quick, use premade apple filling and premade pie crust. These pies will take no more than 20 minutes, and everyone will love them.
Rum cake is often referred to as holiday cake. This make-ahead cake is buttery, moist and loaded with rum “juiciness”.
This adult cake is a perfect way to bring a thanksgiving dinner to an end. The reason why people prefer rum cake for thanksgiving dessert is that you can make it in advance.
I am talking about two weeks before the dinner. Feed it with rum frequently so that it soaks up flavors. This cake is utterly delicious.
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are delicious. They are fluffy, moist and offer warmth thank brings a smile to your face.
Although cinnamon rolls qualify as thanksgiving dinners just the way they are, you can add some extra magic to classic cinnamon rolls by adding pumpkin spice to them, making them perfect for the fall and holiday season.
Filled with pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon sugar and dressed with loads of cream cheese makes this pumpkin spice cinnamon roll recipe is one of our absolute favorites.
Peach And Cranberry Cobbler
Peach and cranberry cobbler is yet another traditional yet delicious and easy to make thanksgiving recipe. It is loaded with not one but two absolute favorite flavors, i.e. peaches and cranberries.
This peach and cranberry cobbler recipe is super simple to make. All you need is a premade yellow cake mix, premade peach filling and cranberry sauce. Mix the ingredients, and voila! The cobbler is ready.
It is a quick recipe and perfect for last-minute dessert options.
In the world of chocolate, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, lemon etc., pies, buttermilk pie stands as a traditional, simple, effortless and utterly delicious pie recipe. Made with simple ingredients and lots of love, you can prepare this pie in 5 minutes.
All you need is a flaky pie crust, buttermilk, lemon juice, flour, eggs and sugar. The crispy of the crust and the rich and creamy filling with golden brown top makes this classic buttermilk pie heartwarming and thus perfect for Thanksgiving.
Maple Syrup Cheesecake
No other cheesecake recipe can be as fitting for fall as the maple syrup cheesecake. This particular cheesecake screams fall in every bite.
Loaded with the toffee and caramel-like flavor of maple syrup, this pie is unique. It uses a cookie crust, and a classic creamy filling is just divine. Made with five ingredients, this pie is a must-try!
Cranberry Apple Tarts
Cranberry apple tarts are easy to make and need just five main ingredients. You can make these effortlessly.
These bite-sized tarts are a perfect blend of crispy tart, cranberry and apple sauce. As a result, these are a great and quick thanksgiving dessert idea.
So, before you decide what you are making for dessert this Thanksgiving, go through these recipes as mentioned above. I bet you will find something amazingly delicious and easy recipe for thanksgiving dessert. Let us know which thanksgiving dessert recipe you think is the best of all and why?