Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

No matter how big the spread is at Thanksgiving dinner (and we’re willing to bet it’s pretty impressive!), everyone always manages to save room for dessert. That’s because Thanksgiving desserts are some of the best baked goods you’ll eat all year, from quintessential pumpkin pie to a variety of fall-inspired (and pumpkin spice-flavored!) cakes, cookies, crumbles, and more. Cooks of all skill levels and ages can contribute to the offerings, thanks to quick and easy dishes such as broiled apples a la mode, and more advanced creations like our Gingersnap-Pear Cheesecake. We also love that the dessert table can be made up of a mix of classic recipes and new ones, so grandma’s sweet potato pie can be plated up next to a sliver of Chocolate-Whiskey Pecan Pie. And if you’re still craving pumpkin long after the pies are gone, we’ve got 12 pumpkin-pie inspired recipes (think pancakes and puppy chow) to enjoy all season long.

How to Make a Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a holiday favorite, and this recipe uses store-bought pie dough to quicken the process. The filling is flavored with pumpkin pie spice, which creates a fragrant dessert that will make the whole kitchen smell amazing. Bake the pie on a baking sheet in the lower third of the oven to encourage a crisp crust, then top it off with sweetened amaretto whipped cream. As seen on MyRecipes.

Pumpkin Pie-Inspired Recipes to Enjoy All Season

The quintessential Thanksgiving pie gets a dozen different makeovers, so you can enjoy the subtly spicy sweet treat on any crisp fall day—no matter if it’s for breakfast or dessert or sometime in between.

5 Fabulous No-Bake Holiday Desserts

Main course monopolizing your appliance space? Treat your guests to one of these delicious desserts—no oven required.

5 Insanely Delicious Pie-Inspired Ice Creams

Who says you can’t have it all? These amazing holiday desserts make it easy to have pie a la mode in a single bowl.

Thanksgiving Pies Worth Making Room For (No Matter How Full You Are)

There’s only one way to end a holiday meal: with a dessert that’s just as satisfying as the main event. From the unexpected, like Chocolate Whiskey Pecan Pie, to the old standbys, like Sweet Potato Pie, we’ve got a dozen dessert ideas that’ll leave your guests wanting just one more sliver.

11 Apple Pie-Inspired Recipes That Almost Beat the Real Thing

Nothing says “fall” like homemade apple pie. While you’re at it, try these other sweet treats that boast the same flavors without the need to wrestle a piecrust.

10 Easy Pie Recipes That You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

From the classics (chocolate cream) to the unexpected (raspberry buttermilk), these simple pie recipes are definite crowd-pleasers.

9 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

Each of these delicious Thanksgiving desserts—from a cherry cheesecake to a chocolate tart—takes 20 minutes or less to prep.