Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Make sure your Thanksgiving Day dinner guests leave room for dessert! Fruit fanatics, pumpkin pie people and the cheesecake obsessed unite for our all-time favorite turkey day dessert recipes.
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Make sure your Thanksgiving Day dinner guests leave room for dessert! Fruit fanatics, pumpkin pie people and the cheesecake obsessed unite for our all-time favorite turkey day dessert recipes.

Ready-to-Bake Pear-Almond Tart

Stick this tart in the over while the guests are enjoying dinner. It'll fill your home with a heavenly scent and the tart will be warm when you serve it!

Streusel Ready-to-Bake Pear-Almond Tart

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Pecan Pie

Give into every chocolate lover's delight and press chocolate chips into the pie straight out of the oven. It'll melt in seconds.

Pecan Pie

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Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream and Pecan Praline

Dig into layers upon layers of pumpkin-whipped cream goodness.

Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream and Pecan Praline

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My Mom's Baked Apples

Bake Granny Smith or McIntosh apples, then top them off with vanilla ice cream for a naturally delicious treat for the whole family.

My Mom’s Baked Apples

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Molasses Pumpkin Pie

Bring this festive pie to life with decorative piecrust in all sorts of shapes!

Molasses Pumpkin Pie

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How to Decorate a Double-Crust Pie

Love the idea of decorating with pie crust, but never done it before? Watch and learn techniques from our test kitchen on how to decorate a double-crust pie with cookie cutters.

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

It's a candy apple in cake form! The best part: three juicy real apples give the cake its fruity taste.

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

For the health conscious, opt for this low-in-calorie take on dessert.

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

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Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Pair this with a warm cup of cider twice the spiced autumn treat.

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Give your guests a classic cream-filled cake with a pumpkin twist. Tip: You can make these treats ahead of time and then freeze for up to three days before serving.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Here's a recipe that's a piece of cake to make. Just combine boxed blondie cake mix, pumpkin puree and a little spice, then bake.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

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Cheesecake-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Who says you have to pick between two delicious desserts? This recipe marries together pumpkin cake and cheesecake into one decadent treat.

Cheesecake-Filled Pumpkin

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Gigi's Apple Cake

Take a cue from the Jewish New Year tradition of dipping apples in honey for a "sweet year ahead" this Thanksgiving, by whipping up this apple and honey delight!

Gigi's Apple Cake

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Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

A cookie crust generously piled with creamy pumpkin and caramel? Oh, yes -- dessert is served. Tip: For make-ahead magic, whip up this pie up to one day before serving.

Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Leftovers of these mini cakes make for an easy after-school snack for the kids.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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Black and Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle

Heading out of town for Thanksgiving? This dessert can be assembled, transported and served all in the same bowl, making it a traveler's dream come true.

Black and Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle

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How to Make a Trifle

If you've never made a trifle before, don't be intimidated by trying something new. Watch this video to learn how to make this easy dessert.

Orchard Fruit Pie

This classic pie is chock full of autumn's best fruits, like apples, pears and cranberries.

Orchard Fruit Pie

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Get the best of both worlds with this pumpkin-cheesecake duo.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

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Fudgy Pecan Brownie Pie

Nut-lovers can satisfy their sweet tooth with this fudgy brownie pie.

Fudgy Pecan Brownie Pie

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Chocolate Chip Tiramisu Cheesecake

After dinner coffee is served -- in cheesecake form! Use a hot, wet knife to slice this delicious cake for a clean slice of espresso goodness.

Chocolate Chip Tiramisu Cheesecake

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Ginger Cheesecake

This cheesecake is perfectly light and fluffy because it's made with more egg whites than yolks. Top it off with candied ginger for a sweet ending.

Ginger Cheesecake

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Streusel Pear Tart

Overload on delicious pears this Thanksgiving with this tart that's filled with the fruit and seasoned with apple pie spices.

Streusel Pear Tart

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

Kick up your ordinary pecan pie with a hint of bourbon or whiskey.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

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How to Crimp a Pie Crust

Loving the decorative detail you saw on the Bourbon Pecan Pie crust? Do it yourself with the help of our expert test kitchen director.

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Truffle

Dive into never ending layers of autumn flavor favorites including cinnamon, pumpkin and cloves.

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

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Italian Cheesecake With Cranberry Compote

Give your traditional Italian cheesecake a fruity flair with a hint of cranberry.

Italian Cheesecake With Cranberry Compote

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Cider-Steamed Custard

For these airy custard cups, you'll need a pot with a tight-fitting lid and a steamer insert, plus four ramekins or heat-safe mugs that will fit inside. Apple cider flavor takes this recipe from ordinary to extraordinary.

Cider-Steamed Custard

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Cranberry Chocolate Cake with Rummy Whipped Cream

Let the cranberries soak in yummy rum overnight before layering up your chocolate cake and whipped cream concoction.

Cranberry Chocolate Cake with Rummy Whipped Cream

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Line your cheesecake with gingersnap crumbs for a surprise fall spice.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Flan

Daisy Martinez's version of flan is spiced up with tons of warm Thanksgiving flavors.

Pumpkin Flan

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Roasted Pear Shortcakes with Warm Toffee Sauce

Dress your shortcakes up in a gooey toffee sauce and top it off with fresh whipped cream.

Roasted Pear Shortcakes with Warm Toffee Sauce

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Cranberry Cheesecake Squares

Fool all your Thanksgivinger guests with this pro-like dish that's starts with store-bought ingredients.

Cranberry Cheesecake Squares

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The Rest of the Menu

Now that you've figured out the most important part of your Thanksgiving dinner -- the dessert, of course! -- fill in the missing spots with our best T-Day turkey, stuffing and more!

Thanksgiving table

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