Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 4.67 stars
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15 Favorite Chocolate Thanksgiving Desserts

While Thanksgiving desserts are normally based around seasonal fruits like pumpkins, apples, or cranberries, a little chocolate never hurt anybody. Don't get me wrong, I love a good pumpkin pie as much as the next person. But sometimes getting away from the standard Thanksgiving dessert menu is the change you need to revitalize your dessert buffet. These festive Thanksgiving dessert recipes will satisfy both the chocolate-lover and the holiday dessert purist. Read on for our favorite chocolate Thanksgiving desserts.
By Melanie Fincher

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 4.63 stars
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This is a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. The gingersnap really does make a difference.

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Rating: 4.65 stars
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These spiced fall cupcakes are a riff on the classic Thanksgiving casserole. These days, I tend to like savory sweet potato dishes with the meal, but marshmallowy cupcakes make a terrific fall dessert! Store any leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin Roll with Ginger and Pecans

Rating: 4.74 stars
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This is a great dessert, especially nice for holidays, but it can be served anytime of the year. The resulting pumpkin roll slices will impress your guests. The pumpkin roll is not as hard to make as it sounds. Be sure and use plain canned pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie mix.

Chef John's Pecan Pie

Rating: 4.75 stars
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This is my idea of the perfect pecan pie. It has the perfect ratio of crunchy nuts to the sweet, sticky goodness underneath. And thanks to the blind-baking, the crust is wonderfully crisp.

Mini Apple Pies

Rating: 4.64 stars
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I love these mini pies because I can serve several different types together and everyone can select their favorite. This mini apple pie uses Granny Smith apples. I bought the mini pie dishes online, and they are really fun!

Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares

Rating: 4.43 stars
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A delicious pumpkin pie without having to roll out a crust. A great snack and Halloween treat.

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By Mary Claire Lagroue

Pumpkin Cannoli

Rating: 4.79 stars
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I needed to bring a pumpkin dessert for a pumpkin-themed baby shower and I came up with this and it was a huge hit.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Rating: 4.78 stars
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This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!