Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Written by Becky

Even more important than a big spread of delicious food, Thanksgiving is all about the people sitting around the table together.  That said, Thanksgiving without decadent desserts would be a bit grim. Thanksgiving desserts are some of my favorite desserts all year and I anticipate them leading up to the holidays. My Grandmother’s simple Chess Pie steals my heart every year.

This year I’m also making this Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, which I’ve already tested and highly approve of (even if you don’t like pumpkin pie).  It’s made with very high quality Valrhona Chocolate which practically melts in your mouth with every bite.

Maple Buttermilk Pie is also a new favorite.  I tried a few different recipes (and almost burnt my kitchen down) before coming up with a perfect combination. This recipe is a rich and creamy maple custard with a light cloud-like meringue. The pie was well worth the disaster I made in my kitchen and it would make a beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving spread.

Last but certainly not least, this Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake is definitely a winner.  It’s a perfectly moist cake with delicate slices of apple and a generous cinnamon sugar topping.  I might add, that this cake is made with whole wheat pastry flour and has a lower sugar content that most other Thanksgiving Desserts, just a bonus that I thought I would add.

Since most people are spend Thanksgiving day with their family, we make sure to capitalize on the leftover pie and much needed friend time during the holiday break by having a Pie Breakfast party with friends. I’ve mentioned this fun gathering before and the idea is quite simple- pie for breakfast.  Now, I just need to decide which pie to make!  What desserts are gracing your Thanksgiving table this year?  Will you admit to eating leftover pie for breakfast, if so what’s your favorite??!

Here are more Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes from my blogging community in Salt Lake:
Pumpkin Creme Brulee by Barbara Bakes
Low Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie by Kalyn’s Kitchen
Apple Upside-Down Biscuits by Cookin’ Canuck
Apple Toffee Galette by Two Peas and Their Pod
Sweet Potato Spice Cake by Completely Delicious
Brown Sugar Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce by Mountain Mama Cooks
Classic Pecan Pie by Project Domestication
Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue by Taste and Tell

Comments (7)

  1. What an amazing collection of desserts. I wouldn't know where to start, but would be tempted to take some bites from that Maple Buttermilk Pie.

  2. These pies look amazing! I still can't get over how lovely that chocolate pumpkin pie looks.

    Thanks for including my pecan pie in the post! It's delish.

    This year I am making caramel pumpkin pie, sour cream pie tart, normandy apple tart (applesauce and apples on top) and alsatian apple tart (it has a custard!) Sounds like I better get started!

  3. Just looking at these pies makes me wish I was sitting at your Thanksgiving table!! I love pies, and I'm most excited for my mom's lemon meringue. No one does it quite like my mom does!!

  4. Any party is incomplete without these thanksgiving dessert. It makes a sweet ending to any celebration. These equally affordable and simple recipes sure to impress your family and friends. Thanks a lot.

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