Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Do Thanksgiving dessert right with more than 850 recipes for pumpkin rolls, apple pies, cheesecakes, and other classics.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 3515
This perfect pumpkin pie is a delicious ending to a Thanksgiving feast.
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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: 4.5 stars 876
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: 4.5 stars 37
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.

15 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts for a Crowd

Hosting a big crew for Thanksgiving? These big-batch Thanksgiving dessert recipes are about to become your turkey day saviors.
By Karla Walsh

Chef John's Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

These signature recipes feature all of the classics, including pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies, plus a few inspired takes on seasonal holiday flavors.
By Carl Hanson

Cranberry-Orange Curd Tart

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
A beautiful and tasty tart full of cranberry-orange flavor! If shortbread crusts aren't your thing, feel free to use your favorite pastry crust instead!

Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares

Rating: 4.5 stars 283
These delicious pumpkin pie squares are just like the pie, without having to roll out a crust. A great snack and Halloween treat.

Chef John's Pecan Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
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.
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By Chef John

Pumpkin Cannoli

Rating: 5 stars 28
I needed to bring a pumpkin dessert for a themed baby shower and I came up with this pumpkin cannoli recipe — it was a huge hit.

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