15 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

15 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts to round out your holiday meal planning! From pumpkin pie to apple cake to no bake options, there’s something for everyone.

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you know what that means—food, family, and a whole lot of pie! Here are 15 of the Best Thanksgiving Desserts to choose from to end your meal well.

Let’s be honest. After putting so much effort into the Thanksgiving meal, with a fabulous turkey and all the trimmings, who has the energy for an elaborate dessert?

That’s why we’ve put together this round-up of easy Thanksgiving desserts to help you end your holiday meal on a deliciously sweet note—without all the stress.

From classic pies to spiced cakes, cupcakes, crumbles, and shared frozen desserts to individual servings, this list has it all!

The fall season is a time for indulging in warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, abundant seasonal fruits like pumpkins, apples, and berries, and, of course, crunchy pecans!

On any given Thanksgiving dessert table, you can expect there to be some form of homemade Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp, or other spiced Thanksgiving cakes.

This collection contains some of my favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes, but I tend to make a lot of them at other times of the year too—they’re that easy and that delicious!

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What 4 types of pies are most popular at Thanksgiving?

Pumpkin pie is the most popular choice for Thanksgiving, but that’s often closely followed by Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, and Sweet Potato Pie.

If you’re looking for inspiration to create your whole holiday menu, then check out some of my favorite recipes in my posts for Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas and these Thanksgiving Side Dishes too!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake
This super creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake is so easy to make (even easier if you use a store-bought crust), thanks to one secret method and no water bath!
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Apple Crisp Cheesecakes
These Mini Apple Crisp Cheesecakes are the perfect dessert for the big day. Mini cheesecakes are baked with a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with apples and crunchy streusel.
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This Cranberry Raspberry Pretzel Salad Dessert is an easy holiday dessert salad that will be a big hit at Christmas or Thanksgiving! Made with cream cheese, fresh fruit and real fruit juice instead of Jello and includes a step by step recipe video. | christmas dessert recipe | holiday dessert | cranberry dessert | raspberry dessert | Thanksgiving recipe | no bake dessert
Cranberry Raspberry Pretzel Salad Dessert
Cranberry Raspberry Pretzel Salad Dessert is made with cream cheese, fresh fruit, and real fruit juice! It's sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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whole no bake pumpkin cheesecake on white plate with one piece cut out
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
These No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is so easy, smooth and silky — the perfect easy dessert for a fall supper or Thanksgiving! Includes step by step recipe video
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Praline-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake
Praline-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake is loaded with apples and pecans and covered in a praline glaze, making it a perfect fall dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Homemade Apple Crisp is made with a sweet fresh apple filling and a crunchy streusel crumb topping made with crispy oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon for a deliciously warming sweet treat! It's the perfect dessert during the fall or cold winter months, especially when served with a scoop of my homemade vanilla ice cream!
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cream cheese pumpkin pie white plate
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie
This Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie has a cheesecake twist on other classic pumpkin pies. With a homemade pie crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, homemade pumpkin pudding, and whipped cream, it's one of our favorite pies for fall!
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Apple Upside Down Cake
This is an easy, moist Apple Upside-Down Cake that starts with tender apple slices and a homemade caramel sauce. The moist cake batter is poured on top, and it's perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
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apple crumble pie with ice cream
Apple Crumble Pie
This Apple Crumble Pie has the perfect combination of apples and warming spices. With a crunchy oat and brown sugar streusel that takes it over the top, it's one for the books! 
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Baked Maple Glazed Apple Crisp Doughnuts (Donuts)
These Baked Maple Glazed Apple Crisp Doughnuts are seriously the best doughnut ever! Soft, apple filled baked doughnuts topped with crunchy brown sugar streusel and a maple glaze drizzle. These are perfect for fall!
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Cider-Spiced Cranberry Apple Pies
These Mini Cider-Spiced Cranberry Apple Pies are the perfect fall dessert! They are made with pre-made tart shells, making them an easy and impressive holiday treat for your guests.
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slice of pumpkin pie on white plate with chocolate and caramel drizzle
No Bake Turtle Pumpkin Pie
This Turtle Pumpkin Pie will take your homemade pumpkin pie to the next level. With a flaky pie crust topped with pecans, caramel, and a no-bake pumpkin pie filling, it's irresistible! Make it in a graham cracker crust or a chocolate Oreo crust for a twist that all chocolate lovers will die for!
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Apple Spice Cake
This moist and flavorful Apple Spice Cake recipe is healthier than the classic recipe you may be used to, but it's every bit as delicious! Made with applesauce, whole wheat flour, and reduced sugar, it's topped with whipped cream and caramelized apples for a dessert your guests will remember!
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cranberry vanilla cupcakes cut in half and lying on paper liner
Cranberry Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting
These festive vanilla cupcakes are perfect for Thanksgiving! Filled with a homemade cranberry filling and topped with a swirl of white chocolate frosting for a yummy sweet treat everyone will love!
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piece of frozen pumpkin dessert with a drizzle of butterscotch syrup
Frozen Pumpkin Dessert
Frozen Pumpkin Dessert features layers of graham crumbs, pumpkin cheesecake, ice cream, and whipped cream. It's a perfect make-ahead dessert for potlucks and the holidays!
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overhead image of creme brulee with one scoop sitting on top
Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe
This Crème Brûlée Recipe makes a smooth and silky custard base that's topped with crunchy caramelized sugar. It's a surprisingly easy but always impressive dessert that's great for serving individually!
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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Shawnee peters says

    Yum everyone needs to try this recipes 😋 awaome give your family something different new to try they will love it.

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