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Find inspiration for your holiday table in this collection of Thanksgiving dessert recipes! From classic homemade pie recipes and show-stopping tarts to dessert bars and festive bundt cakes, start a sweet new tradition with our best Thanksgiving desserts.
Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Whether you’re a traditionalist or you prefer creative twists on the classics, these holiday desserts celebrate fall flavors: apple, pumpkin, maple, caramel, cranberry, and pecan.
Tap to the following sections or keep scrolling to explore all of our reader-favorite Thanksgiving baking ideas:
- Our best Thanksgiving pies and tarts – Find classic pie and tart recipes like caramel apple pie and maple pecan tart.
- Favorite Thanksgiving desserts that aren’t pie – Head to this section for alternatives to pie, including pumpkin roll cake and cheesecake.
- Easy dessert bars and brownies – Crumb bars and dessert bars perfect for a crowd!
Best Thanksgiving Pies and Tarts
From Dutch apple pie to dark chocolate pecan tart, these homemade pies and tarts are Thanksgiving classics. Serve wedges topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and salted caramel sauce!
Salted Caramel Apple Pie (Lattice Top)
Perfect salted caramel apple pie with homemade pie crust, tender spiced apples, and salted caramel sauce!
Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart
Rich and indulgent, this chocolate pecan tart is a decadent twist on classic pecan pie. Top with vanilla whipped cream and chocolate shavings!
Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe with Oatmeal Crumble
A cozy and delicious skillet apple crisp is perfect for apple season! With a tender apple filling and buttery oatmeal brown sugar crumble topping, you’ll love this easy apple crisp recipe.
Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie
Apple cranberry crumble pie features an all-butter crust, golden crumble, apples, cranberries, and cinnamon spice!
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
With an all-butter crust and decadent chocolate-pecan filling, this festive holiday pie is an elevated twist on classic pecan pie.
Caramel Apple Puff Pastry Tarts
Easy apple tarts made with puff pastry and drizzled with salted caramel sauce. Top the warm tarts with scoops of vanilla ice cream for caramel apple bliss!
Brown Butter Dutch Apple Pie
With an all-butter crust, spiced apple filling, and brown butter crumble topping, this brown butter Dutch apple pie is perfection!
Salted Caramel Apple Tart
A French apple tart with thinly sliced apples nestled in salted caramel sauce, tucked between two flaky layers of all-butter pastry.
Maple Pecan Tart
With an irresistible maple pecan filling, this tart comes together quickly and makes a showstopping dessert for the holidays.
Caramel Pear Crumble Pie
With a flaky all-butter crust, perfectly spiced caramel pear filling, and golden crumble topping, caramel pear crumble pie is a must bake.
Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie
These signature fall cake ideas, cheesecake recipes, and other autumn favorites are perfect to bake when you want some alternatives to pie.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Roll
This simple and delicious pumpkin roll cake filled with brown butter cream cheese frosting is absolute perfection!
Baked Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Salted caramel cheesecake makes the best Thanksgiving dessert. You’ll love this classic cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and salted caramel topping!
Apple Cider Bundt Cake (Easy, Foolproof!)
Apple cider bundt cake is the best fall bundt cake! Simple and delicious, this easy spiced apple bundt cake tastes like apple cider doughnuts.
Baked Cranberry Cheesecake
Homemade cranberry cheesecake is everything you could want in a holiday dessert: bright, sweet, tart, creamy, and a total showstopper! Recipe makes one 9-inch cheesecake.
Apple Cider Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting
The coziest fall layer cake with layers of spiced apple cider cake, homemade salted caramel sauce, and salted caramel frosting.
Spice Bundt Cake with Butterscotch Topping
This is a classic, old-fashioned spice bundt cake filled with warming spices and topped with homemade butterscotch sauce! Each slice is pure comfort on a plate.
Soft Baked Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Spiced pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with soft baked centers! Made with real pumpkin and brown butter, these are the perfect fall cookie! Recipe yields 26 cookies.
Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
Golden and finely crumbed, bursting with citrus and jeweled cranberries, this is the best cranberry orange bundt cake!
Baked Homemade Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Made with brioche bread and pure pumpkin puree, this homemade pumpkin bread pudding bakes up soft, fluffy, and perfectly spiced.
Chewy Homemade Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Soft and chewy iced oatmeal cookies are comforting and nostalgic! These old-fashioned oatmeal cookies are dipped in vanilla icing.
Pecan Pie Bundt Cake
Pecan pie bundt cake is a seasonal twist on pecan pie, made extra delicious with a brown sugar pecan ribbon and golden praline topping!
Pumpkin Caramel Sheet Cake
Pumpkin spice and salted caramel are made for each other in this easy pumpkin caramel sheet cake!
Dessert Bars and Brownies
These dessert bars and brownies are easier than pie and perfect to serve a crowd! Try easy caramel apple bars, salted caramel turtle brownies, or pecan pie bars made with maple syrup.
Easy Caramel Apple Bars
Made with an oatmeal cookie crust and crumble topping, apple filling, and salted caramel, these easy caramel apple bars taste like warm apple crisp.
Fudgy Homemade Turtle Brownies
Turtle brownies are decadent crinkle brownies topped with homemade salted caramel sauce, pecans, chocolate chips, and flaky salt! Recipe inspired by classic turtle candies.
Maple Pecan Pie Bars
If pecan pie is your favorite dessert, meet your new favorite dessert: maple pecan pie bars! Rich, buttery, and utterly blissful, these pecan pie bars are made with maple syrup.
Salted Caramel Crumb Bars
Salted caramel crumb bars are the perfect dessert for caramel lovers! You’ll love these buttery crumb bars filled with salted caramel sauce. Recipe makes 12 bars.
Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars
Pumpkin pie meets crumb bar in these pumpkin pie crumble bars! Drizzled with maple glaze, these bars make an irresistible fall treat!
Brown Butter Brownies
Rich and fudgy brown butter brownies with perfect crinkle tops! Seriously fudgy and decadent, flavored with brown butter and plenty of rich chocolate, you’ll love this easy brownie recipe!