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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
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Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Below you’ll find 25+ Thanksgiving dessert ideas that everyone will love, including homemade apple crisp with oat topping (my family’s signature dessert!) and the best caramel cheesecake recipe.

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:

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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

Salted Caramel Apple Pie (Lattice Top)

Perfect salted caramel apple pie with homemade pie crust, tender spiced apples, and salted caramel sauce! 

Chocolate Pecan Tart

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

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

Apple cranberry crumble pie features an all-butter crust, golden crumble, apples, cranberries, and cinnamon spice!

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

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

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

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

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.

Cranberry Walnut Meringue Pie

Cranberry Walnut Meringue Pie

Cranberry walnut meringue pie topped with mile-high Swiss meringue!

Maple Pecan Tart

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

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.

Pumpkin Biscoff Tart

Pumpkin Biscoff Tart

Pumpkin biscoff tart is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert! With a delicious biscoff cookie crust and creamy pumpkin filling, you’ll love this easy tart topped with brown sugar caramel sauce.

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.

Pumpkin Roll

Brown Butter Pumpkin Roll

This simple and delicious pumpkin roll cake filled with brown butter cream cheese frosting is absolute perfection!

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

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

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.

Cranberry Cheesecake

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

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

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.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

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

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

Golden and finely crumbed, bursting with citrus and jeweled cranberries, this is the best cranberry orange bundt cake!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

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

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 Caramel Sheet Cake

Pumpkin spice and salted caramel are made for each other in this easy pumpkin caramel sheet cake!

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Easy Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Snickerdoodle bundt cake is perfectly golden and cinnamon-spiced! Layered with a delicious cinnamon-sugar ribbon, this easy bundt tastes like snickerdoodle cookies.

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.

Caramel Apple Bars

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.

Turtle Brownies

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

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

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 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

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!

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry crumb bars are absolutely irresistible down to the last crumb! You’ll love these easy and delicious brown butter cranberry bars!

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