Our favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes range from traditional pies to more unique desserts featuring the flavors of the season – pumpkin and apple. The holidays are a great excuse to make a variety of desserts to please everyone.
In our family we have a rule that we must have AT LEAST five dessert options at any family gathering. The sweet tooth is strong in our family tree. So we decided to share a Thanksgiving desserts list with you!
When you think about the best Thanksgiving desserts, it really is personal preference, but we think you will be able to find a few recipes that check that box for you.
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts
You may be asking what is the most popular dessert on Thanksgiving and while it probably depends on where you are, we are assuming it’s the pumpkin pie! Check out our friend’s classic pumpkin pie recipe.
Our grandma always made at least one – usually two – Pumpkin Chiffon Pies for Thanksgiving. Use a regular pie crust or try it with a graham cracker crust – both are delicious.
Sticking with the pumpkin pie theme, we also love this Impossible Pumpkin Pie using Bisquick instead of a traditional crust.
This Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Pudding has all of the flavors of pumpkin pie without the crust AND you can have it cooking in your slow cooker while the rest of dinner is fixed in the oven or on the stove top.
This Pumpkin Crunch dessert is similar to a pumpkin dump cake and is extra delicious if you add your favorite nuts (we like pecans) to the top!
Check out this post with a recipe for Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars (and 27 other pumpkin recipe links).
Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
Pumpkin pies aren’t the only pies perfect for your Thanksgiving dessert menu. Pecan Pie, like the one on Farmwife Feeds, is traditional – at least – in our neck of the woods.
Sugar cream pie is a popular Indiana pie and our version is an Amaretto Sugar Cream Pie.
We love a good cream pie and Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie is amazing.
This Peanut Butter Pie is also a crowd-pleaser.
Chocolate Thanksgiving Desserts
It is not a holiday dessert table without chocolate, at least in our family. While we love a good cake, the kids in our family gobble up cupcakes!
If you have family/friends who don’t enjoy chocolate, our yellow cake mix gooey bar recipe are always a hit!
No-Bake Thanksgiving Desserts
One of our favorite types of Thanksgiving desserts are no-bake recipes! You can make these ahead of time or fix them while the turkey and sides are cooking!
Thanksgiving Fruit Desserts
Fruit desserts are always a hit. When we think of desserts with fruit, we tend to think of crisps and cobblers!
We also love the Blackberry Batter Cake version!
Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Some recipes withstand the test of time. While they tend to only be made during the holidays, we’d eat these any time of the year!
Hopefully you found something to make in our favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes list. Check out our Desserts page for even more sweet recipes.