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25+ Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Happy almost Thanksgiving! I’m sure many of you are putting your finishing touches on your menus and making grocery lists, so I thought I’d make life a little easier for you and gather up all my 25+ Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes in one spot!

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

In this post you will find that all the recipes have Thanksgiving/Fall flavors, and that some are more traditional than others (marshmallows on Thanksgiving…why not?).

My Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes are separated into the following categories:

  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cheesecakes
  • Cookies & Bars
  • Cakes & Cupcakes
  • Unique Desserts!

Thanksgiving Pie & Tart Recipes

It doesn’t get much more classic than Thanksgiving pie! Here you’ll find some classics, some twists on tradition, and some unexpected favorites! This is definitely the largest category of recipes, but keep scrolling for plenty more Thanksgiving-worthy desserts!

Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie
This dreamy Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie puts a Fall spin on a classic! The filling is a coconut cream/pumpkin spice custard, topped with cinnamon-vanilla whipped cream, toasted coconut, and candied pumpkin seeds!
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Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie
Rosemary Almond Apple Galette
This Rosemary Almond Apple Galette is a rustic beauty! Its sweet pastry is filled with homemade almond paste, apples, and rosemary sugar!
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rosemary almond apple galette with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top
Coconut Mocha Pie
This Coconut Mocha Pie has a toasted coconut pastry crust filled with dark chocolate custard, topped with dalgona coffee swirled with whipped coconut cream! It's toasted coconut meets a mochaccino and I am HERE for it!!
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Apple Date Pie
This Apple Date Pie is a twist on tradition! Here, a classic flaky pastry crust is filled with spiced apples and the caramel flavors of dates and brown sugar!
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Apple Date Pie
Apple Maple Custard Tart
A classic pastry shell filled with maple custard and topped with sliced apples. Refreshingly Fall!
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Apple and Maple Custard Tart
Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie
This Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie has a classic pumpkin pie filling inside a gingerbread crust! Topped with spiced whipped cream, this pie would be perfect for all your holiday festivities!
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Mini Apple Cranberry Pies
These little beauties are like apple pie and cranberry sauce had a baby. A delicious baby. 
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Chocolate Caramel Tart
This Chocolate Caramel Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dark chocolate ganache! A decadent classic!
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Chocolate Caramel Tart
Pumpkin Meringue Tart
This Pumpkin Meringue Tart is a sweet pastry crust filled with a classic spiced pumpkin filling, topped with a cloud of toasted meringue!
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Pumpkin Meringue Tart
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
This Salted Caramel Apple Pie is a twist on a classic! I took a delicious, comforting apple pie and filled and topped it with homemade salted caramel sauce!
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Thanksgiving Cheesecake Recipes

It’s hard to beat a slice of creamy, dreamy cheesecake after Thanksgiving dinner! The added bonus to these cheesecakes is that you can make them the day before, then refrigerate until after the big dinner! Just top with whipped cream and garnishes before serving, and you’re good to go!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cheesecake
This Cinnamon Pumpkin Cheesecake has a cinnamon blondie crust topped with no-bake pumpkin cheesecake and cinnamon whipped cream!
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Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
A classic graham cracker crust filled with creamy vanilla bean cheesecake, swirled with homemade cranberry sauce!
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Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake
The creamiest, dreamiest pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker and toasted hazelnut crust, topped with cinnamon whipped cream and chopped hazelnuts.
Check out this recipe

Thanksgiving Cookie & Bar Recipes

Making cookies and/or bars for your Thanksgiving dessert also has the added bonus of being able to be made in advance! Quicker and easier than most of the other options in this roundup, I’ve also found that the little ones at your Thanksgiving table might prefer cookies or bars to traditional pie!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies
Your favorite coffee house treat in cookie form! Does it get any better than this??
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies
Honey Pecan Bars
Pecan pie bars upgraded with the floral flavor of honey! Sticky, gooey deliciousness!
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Cinnamon Roll Bars
These Cinnamon Roll Bars taste just like your favorite cinnamon roll–slathered in vanilla-cinnamon cream cheese frosting–but bake up in a fraction of the time!
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Cinnamon Roll Bars
Caramel Apple Cookies
These Caramel Apple Cookies are crisp, buttery, and sandwiched with dulce de leche!
Check out this recipe

Thanksgiving Cake & Cupcake Recipes

While you might not associate Thanksgiving with cake or cupcakes, these babies are just bursting with the fall flavors of pumpkin, caramel, apples, and cranberries! Plus, who doesn’t like cake?

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
These Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes are tender and spiced with a hint of espresso! To top them off, stabilized whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice! Now you can get your PSL fix in cupcake form!
Check out this recipe
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
Caramel Apple Angel Food Cake
This Caramel Apple Angel Food Cake is a light, fluffy apple angel food cake drizzled with a caramel glaze and homemade salted caramel sauce, then topped with cinnamon apple chips!
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Caramel Ginger Date Cake
This Caramel Ginger Date Cake combines the warm flavors of ginger, dates, and salted caramel with the goodness of cream cheese frosting!
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Caramel Ginger Date Cake
Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes
These Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes are moist (sorry not sorry), delicious apple cider cakes topped with sweet-tart cranberry Swiss meringue buttercream. Fall in cupcake form! <3
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Unique Thanksgiving Desserts

Not to be overlooked, the recipes in this category don’t fit into tradition, but are sooo delicious! Thanksgiving cream puffs? Thanksgiving marshmallows? I say YES! Surprise your family and friends by serving one of these unexpected treats for your Thanksgiving dessert!

Caramel Apple Shortcake
This Caramel Apple Shortcake is cornmeal buttermilk biscuits with caramel baked apples, cinnamon-cardamom whipped cream, and homemade salted caramel sauce!
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Salted Caramel Apple Marshmallows
Soft, fluffy apple marshmallows dipped in homemade salted caramel. Fall indulgence!
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Caramel Apple Cream Puffs
These Caramel Apple Cream Puffs are a classic cream puff filled with caramel pastry cream and apple preserves, then drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce!
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Caramel Apple Cream Puffs
Pumpkin Tiramisu Cream Puffs
These Pumpkin Tiramisu Cream Puffs are brushed with espresso and marsala wine, filled with spiced pumpkin mascarpone mousse, then dusted with cocoa powder!
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Wishing a happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! There’s always something to be thankful for! I hope you found some delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for your holiday here. We can always be thankful for dessert!

Other posts you may like:

Fall Recipes

Fall Dessert Charcuterie Board

Updated 11/18/2021

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