Twelve holiday-worthy desserts for perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving. They can be made ahead and are incredibly delicious!
Thanksgiving is just one week away! We've gathered our favorite, festive and easy dessert recipes that are worthy of your holiday table. While the traditional pies are delicious, sometimes dessert is a fun place to switch things up. If you're looking for something new this post is for you.
These recipes include all the flavors of fall... pumpkin, apple, caramel and maple and would be a welcome addition to any meal. Don't miss our trick for making store-bought pie crust look homemade! Happy baking and Happy Thanksgiving!
Homemade Store-Bought Pie Crusts
If you don't have the time (or desire) to make a from-scratch pie crust we've some great tricks for making homemade store-bought pie crusts. Translated, that means so beautiful and delicious, no one will know!
Annie's Easy Apple Pie
This Easy Apple Pie makes a fabulous dessert for holidays, dinner parties and special occasions but it can be thrown quickly and with minimal effort. That makes it perfect for making an ordinary day quite special!
Maple Pumpkin Pots de Crème
These make-ahead Maple Pumpkin Pots de Crème have an amazingly silky smooth texture. Each delicious bite is bursting with warm-spiced flavor - a beautiful, gourmet alternative to pie!
Easy Thanksgiving Shortbread Cookies
These one-bowl, no-mixer Thanksgiving Shortbread Cookies are crisp, buttery and super delicious! They're perfect for snacks, gifts and entertaining. Each one is a work of art!
One-Bowl Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Icing
If you're looking for a fun, delicious weekend baking project, we've got a winner! This moist one-bowl pumpkin cake comes together in minutes, with no mixer needed. The fabulous (easy) salted caramel icing takes it to nirvana status!
Salted Butterscotch Pots de Créme
Salted Butterscotch Pots de Créme is an elegant, French-inspired, make-ahead dessert that always brings rave reviews. It's also crazy delicious!
Easy French Apple Tart
This fabulous French Apple Tart employs a store-bought pie crust for easy convenience. With ribbons of cinnamony apples and sweet cream cheese plus a magic trick for a crisp crust, this dessert is beyond delicious!
Maple-Glazed Red Pear Galette
Need an impressive fall dessert - in a hurry? This beautiful Red Pear Galette recipe is easy - yet looks like it comes from a fine bake shop!
Ridiculously Easy Caramel Pecan Buttermilk Cake
This Caramel Pecan Buttermilk Cake might just be one of the easiest and most delicious cakes you'll ever make! The cake mixes up in less than 10 minutes and the fabulous pecan caramel topping won't even take that long!
Meltaway Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Buttercream
These Meltaway Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Buttercream are easy, fun, beyond delicious and perfect for gifting with free printable gift labels!
Glazed Puff Pastry Apple Roses
These delicious maple-glazed puff pastry apple roses are sweet, crisp and bursting with bright apple flavor. They're also easy to put together, can be made ahead and look like they came from a fine bakeshop!
Easy Pumpkin Praline Cobbler
With a buttery crumbly topping and lots of pumpkin filling, this Easy Pumpkin Praline Cobbler is crazy good; and it can be put together in less than 15 minutes!
Ridiculously Easy Apple Cider Bundt Cake
This Apple Cider Bundt Cake is not only super easy, it's moist, tender and loaded with delicious apple flavor. The crisp candy-like glaze is the crowning glory!
Thought for the day:
The eternal God is your dwelling place,
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Joanne C Kappler says
My Sister Jeanne introduced me to you.
Love your blog and your recipes.
Chris Scheuer says
Thank you, Joanne!