15 easy, elegant, and delicious desserts for your Thanksgiving table. Make them ahead of time and prepare for rave reviews!
Have you started making your Thanksgiving menu? We love this time of year, planning holiday menus and dreaming up new ideas. In case you need some inspiration, we've rounded up 15 Thanksgiving-worthy desserts. There's everything from cookies to cakes, pies and even pots de creme!
So whether your holiday is more casual or a sit-down fancy dinner, there's something for everyone. Each of these recipes is tried and true and loved by our family. We think your families will love them too. Happy baking!
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!
Sea-Salted Pumpkin Praline Tart
With a buttery press-in crust, a classic pumpkin pie filling and a sweet, crunchy pecan topping this Pumpkin Praline Tart is easier and better than pumpkin pie!
Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake
This Butterscotch Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake is moist, tender and bursting with warm-spiced pumpkin flavor! Add the fact that it comes together in a flash, with just one bowl and no mixer and you have a HUGE winner on your hands!
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
Need a fun, delicious dessert for an upcoming fall event, or a sweet surprise for family and/or friends? This moist one-bowl pumpkin cake comes together in minutes, with no mixer needed. The fabulous 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!
French Maple-Glazed Puff Pastry Apple Roses
These delicious French 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!
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:
"I have told you these things,
so that in me you may have peace.
In this world, you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world."
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