No matter what you’re serving for the main course on Thanksgiving, you’ve got to have the right desserts! Here’s a list with lots of choices so you can pick the right one, or in the case of my family, ones, to serve at the end of your feast.
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Pies are the classic choice for the Thanksgiving dessert buffet. There are so many choices to serve. They’re great for making ahead of time so the big day is less stressful. You can make 2-3 varieties and you’ll have everyones favorites covered.
1. Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie recipe has a rich velvety consistency chock full of warm fall spices and subtly sweet hues that beckon to taste buds near and far.
2. Apple Pie
Grab a tub of vanilla ice cream — you’ll want some a la mode on hand for my Apple Pie recipe! Love those spiced apples, topped with crumb topping.
An unexpected ingredient brings a tart, creamy brightness to a classic with my sour cream apple pie! You’ll never look at apple pies the same way again!
Creamy, dreamy, this chocolate cream pie recipe has a silky chocolate filling with a generous topping of homemade whipped cream! Straightforward, easy prep!
Fresh bananas, thick homemade custard, fluffy whipped cream, and toasted coconut — this banana coconut cream pie has all the makings for dessert euphoria!
Million Dollar Pie lives up to its name with mounds of creamy filling loaded with fruit and nuts — and the best part? It’s no-bake and a snap to make!
7. Possum Pie
My possum pie is a cool, creamy, southern pie perfect for any occasion. A decadent triple-layer filling cradled is a buttery pecan shortbread crust.
These impossible pumpkin pie cupcakes have all the delicious taste of pumpkin pie in a perfect handheld bite. No rolling out a crust either!
9. Oreo Pie
Say hello to this no-bake Oreo Pie. You can make this pie in less than 10 minutes! And let’s talk about the taste…divine!
My classic sweet potato pie is loaded with creamy sweet potato custard, warm fall spices, and just enough heavy cream to make things creamy and delicious!
10. Pecan Pie Bars
Ooey, gooey, and just plain yummy, pecan pie bars make your favorite pie into a dessert that feeds a party — or just one sweet-toothed chef!
Thanksgiving Layered Desserts
I love layered desserts, they’re perfect for feeding a crowd and easy to make. Everyone loves them because there’s always enough for everyone to have seconds. They’re great for making ahead, too!
11. Pumpkin Lasagna
This no-bake pumpkin lasagna boasts sweet creamy layers of dreamy pumpkin, Cool Whip, and rich cream cheese filling on a fall-spiced gingersnap crust.
This pumpkin bread pudding is an easy fall dessert that marries all the delicious flavors of the best pumpkin desserts with bread pudding. It’s so luscious!
13. Cherry Delight
Three easy layers, one sensational dessert make this Cherry Delight recipe fantastic! Store-bought ease saves time while loading up on creamy, sweet, tart flavor.
It’s Pudding! It’s a Pie! – NO! It’s a chocolate delight! Layers of surprise flavors and luscious chocolate pudding piled high on a pecan shortbread crust.
This chocolate lasagna is a super easy, no-bake dessert that’s deliciously light, creamy, and chocolaty perfection.
Blueberry yum yum really says it all about the dessert. Once you take a bite….yum is about the only thing you can say!
17. Pumpkin Parfaits
Pumpkin parfait treats blend the sweet spiced flavor of pumpkin pie, the smooth creamy texture of pudding and the crunch of golden Oreo cookie crumble.
18. Eclair Cake
Eclair cake is a sweet creamy rendition of an indulgent American treat transformed into a decadent icebox cake that comes together in 20 minutes flat!
Pumpkin dump cake is all the best parts of pumpkin pie covered in a sweet cakey topping with chopped pecans & smothered in melted butter in the best of ways
A boxed spice cake mix comes to the rescue with this easy-to-make, divinely decadent Pumpkin Bundt Cake recipe! Drizzled with cinnamon glaze!
Brown sugar pound cake may be the best cake you’ve ever tasted! Dense and moist with a molasses-and-caramel flavor. Perfect to bake in chilly weather.
Our Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake is a buttery, rich, tender cake loaded with pecans, just the right amount of bourbon, and topped with a luscious Caramel Glaze!
Apple Bundt Cake with brown sugar glaze is moist and yummy with sweet little apple pieces and a rich brown sugar glaze to finish it off.
These pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are rich, moist, and cakey. They’re topped with a homemade frosted glory with just the right amount of fall spices.
25. Pecan Pie Cake
This pecan pie cake has 3 Layers of tender, delectable, sweet vanilla cake sandwiched between layers of pecan pie filling, then topped with a lovely caramel glaze.
Serve this old-fashioned Fruit Cocktail Cake up for dessert or invite your friends for coffee! Made from scratch, NO box mix needed!
Easy no-bake heaven on earth cake is layered with fluffy angel food cake, sweet-tart cherry pie filling, and creamy pudding layer. A trifle in a 9X13 dish!
Thanksgiving Cobblers and Crisps
Pecan Pie Cobbler brings together the ooey gooey filling of pecan pie with the decadent cake-like topping of your favorite cobbler! It’s to die for delish!
29. Apple Cobbler
This old fashion apple cobbler is filled with tender, juicy apples and topped with a to-die-for, fluffy cake-like topping. It’s the perfect fall dessert.
30. Pear Cobbler
This pear cobbler is a fall twist on one of the most easygoing desserts around. Tender pears, golden topping, and a perfect cobbler are all yours.
31. Apple Crisp
Always a classic, Apple Crisp is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with sweet apple filling balancing a generous crisp top that just begs for a scoop of ice cream.
32. Peach Cobbler
Fresh peaches, fluffy cake topping, and loads of your favorite spices make a Southern Peach Cobbler that truly celebrates this year-round fruit favorite!
30+ Thanksgiving Desserts
- 2 20-ounce cans apple pie filling
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 12 tablespoons 1 1/2 Sticks butter cut into 24 thin slices
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Spray a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour both cans of apple pie filling (2 (20-ounce) cans) into the prepared baking dish.
- Evenly spread cake mix (1 box) over the top of the filling and press down firmly. Arrange butter slices (24 slices) evenly over the cake mix.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is deep golden brown and bubbly. Let set a few minutes and serve.
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