Thanksgiving desserts are an important part of your Thanksgiving meal, but they can be overwhelming to plan, and sometimes it’s hard just finding the right recipes.
This awesome round up of favorite Thanksgiving desserts we love will be a wonderful reference for you and has some tried and true desserts for Thanksgiving that are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving meal.
Everything from traditional pie recipes to new and exciting autumn themed dessert recipes and the very best Thanksgiving baked goods , you’ll find them all here! And of course, you can never have too much dessert for Thanksgiving, so why not try several of these good dessert Thanksgiving recipes that have been tried and tested? With minimal effort and just a little bit of planning, you can have more than classic desserts at your table this year – and great the perfect balance of tradition and new favorite recipes!
Apple Crumb Pie from Walking on Sunshine Recipes
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Thanksgiving Dessert from Cooking in Stilettos
Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites from Suburban Simplicity
Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti from The Monday Box
Apple Brownies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies from Food Fun Family
Decorated Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies from The Monday Box
Aren’t these Thanksgiving holiday desserts fun? I’m thinking these darling fall themed leaf cookies would look wonderful on your holiday dessert table surrounded by all those lovely pies!
Whatever your Thanksgiving menu includes, easy dessert options are the perfect addition (you can never have too much dessert this time of year, am I right?) and that’s where it’s so nice to have tweens and teens to help!
As my kids are getting older, I’m starting to have them do more and more in the kitchen. Last year, they worked on the desserts (with some assistance) and that freed up my time to work on the main meal and side dishes. It actually made the prep time fun, we had a great time. Include the entire family if you can, maybe give each person a dessert assignment that fits their age / skill level. Older kids can take on more challenging recipes, which the littles can sit at the kids’ table and make cookie cutter cookies – let everyone in on the holiday fun!
I’ll definitely have my kids helping me in the kitchen for our Thanksgiving dinner again this year. I think it’s so much funner when we all create a meal together, and I love showing them how all that hard work pays off with a delicious Thanksgiving meal that the whole family can sit down and enjoy together. It’s one of the great rewards of the holiday season!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert? I’ve went through both of my Grandmother’s recipe books to try to find out what is traditional Thanksgiving dessert and what are some easy Thanksgiving desserts and then we select a few of both to make our holiday meal special.
I hope that this round up of Thanksgiving dessert ideas will give you inspiration and ideas for making your holiday meal special.
Grocery items to have on hand for holiday meals
Grocery items to keep on hand for last minute dessert baking include: chocolate chips, boxed spice cake, nutter butters (so many fun cookie creations can be made with these for the holidays – including some really cute Thanksgiving desserts!), dark chocolate and white chocolate, ready made pie crust or graham cracker crust, apple pie filling / cherry pie filling, caramel sauce, pie dough, chocolate cake mix, peanut butter, cranberry sauce / fresh cranberries, pumpkin puree, cream cheese and of course essentials for baking like sugar, flour, brown sugar, butter and eggs.
If you have these things on hand, you’ll be in good shape should you need to come up with simple recipe ideas at the last minute!
Fresh fruit is also always a good idea, as so many easy recipes can be made if you have favorite fruits on hand.
Pumpkin dessert ideas are also great for Thanksgiving dessert recipes and a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table: pumpkin roll recipes or pumpkin cheesecake are two classic recipes that can be the best Thanksgiving desserts and they aren’t too hard to make! Plus, everyone loves the fall flavors and these recipes will make your kitchen smell of holiday perfection!
As you find recipes you might like to try, make sure to pin them throughout the year or print them out and put them in your recipe box.
Here are a few more of my personal favorites:
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