79 Thanksgiving Desserts That Will Please Everyone Around Your Table

Discover dessert recipes to delight your holiday guests, from apple pie to pecan brownies and pumpkin cookies. Hungry for more? Try our favorite three-ingredient desserts, or check out a run-down of all the best classic Thanksgiving pies and cakes.

Granny's Banana Cream Pie

"Wonderful!!! This pie filling will stand up to any I have ever tasted! Very easy to follow directions. The filling is very creamy, great homemade taste. I made whipped cream using heavy cream. It was fantastic!! This goes into my keepers file!"


Best-Ever Pumpkin Pie

"We are having Thanksgiving at my house this year. It will be my first so I wanted to practice making pumpkin pie before the big day. This recipe tasted better than any pumpkin pie I have ever eaten. The filling was very creamy and perfectly spiced. I am thrilled at how it turned out and can't wait to impress my family with it. Thanks Nurse Di."

-Natalie Z

No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

"I made this for Sunday dinner the other night. It is absolutely delicious. So very easy. My whole family loved this, kids too. "

-carol murray

Mississippi Mud Pie

"This was an outstanding recipe. I took some to work and they said that it was a homerun. Very YUMMY! Also, very easy to make."

-Laurie in Utah

Simon's Pumpkin Bread Pudding

"This was wonderful and so easy to make. I love bread pudding but the kids weren't so sure; however, they all enjoyed it. Glad I found this!Thanks for sharing the recipe!"


Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

"I made this to bring for Thanksgiving dinner. It was so delicious and simple. My son loved it, as well as everyone else who had a piece. Also, this could easily have made two pies."


Pumpkin Cake Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

"Moist and sooo amazing! I added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of clove to spice it up a bit. It was definitely a hit with my family. Plus it was super easy to make. This is a keeper."


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

"Excellent Dessert! I add a little orange zest in the cream cheese filling and pecans on top of the filling, before back rolling up."

-Linda Kadlec

10-Minute Lime Pie

"I get all the flavors and satisfaction of a key lime pie, but with only a quarter of the work and time spent. I actually like this version better - the salty hit you get from the crackers is right up my alley. Thanks so much for posting!"

-Liza at Food.com

Creamy Autumn Pumpkin Pie Dip

"This was excellent. Being diabetic, I love finding a recipe that is so easy to to convert to diabetic-friendly (which means watching sugar AND fat) Huge hit! Definitely will be making this one again!"

-Lightly Toasted

New York Cheesecake

"This cheesecake is absolutely amazing. It is so light and fluffy, and bakes up beautifully. I added a graham cracker crust to mine because my family prefers their cheesecakes that way."

-Sugar Fairy

Best Ever Cookie & Cream Salad

"I'm glad I decided to make this, as it was delicious! Creamy, fruity and chocolaty, all in one dessert! I'm going to make this again for our family's Christmas gathering. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Dee!"


Cinnamon Roll Cream Pie

To all you cinnamon lovers out there, you're welcome!

Pumpkin Crunch

"This was a good quick dessert. Good with cool whip on top (ice cream might be even better!)"


Pecan Pie Brownies

Decadent pecan pie filling meets fudgy gooey brownies? It's a yes from us.

Butternut Squash Pie

"OMG, This was so good, and OUTSTANDING indeed, and that's why this recipe is getting 5 stars from me. Like LA stated: "The flavor was more mild than pumpkin." The pie turned out great!! Thank you"

-Domestic Goddess

Pumpkin Flan

"Really good! The family loved it as a new addition to Thanksgiving. Be sure to keep an eye on the sugar so it doesn't burn."

-Denver cooks

Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Dutch Honey Syrup

"This recipe is phenomenal as is the Dutch Honey Sauce. I've had several friends and coworkers request the recipe from me. I plan to make this often because it's so very good!"


Pumpkin Pie Wontons

"I made these for a friends Christmas party this week and they were a big hit. My kids liked being able to help fold the wontons as well. Makes a cool and different family cooking project."

-Conan Lloyd

Moist Pumpkin Bread

"This was wonderful! I made it for work and got so many compliments. I didn't make the icing mixture, instead just ate it plain or with butter. It was very moist, more of a cake than a bread. And tasted just like pumpkin pie. Will make again!"


Old-Fashioned New England Indian Pudding

"An old New England classic, this was so good and so comforting! I topped mine with whipped cream, but milk or cream would work too. Even my DS loved it and he's a fussy teen!"


Maple-Frosted Pumpkin Bars

"I wish I could give these more than 5 stars. They're amazing! The fact that you can use the beaters to mix the whole thing makes them so easy to prepare, and they really satisfy your sweet tooth! The frosting is definitely a must. I made these for dessert tonight, and my mom has already asked me for the recipe. I'll be making these again very soon!"


Easy Coconut Cream Pie

"Just like the heading says......simple and easy and very yummy!"


Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"Quick, easy and delicious, what more can I say!!!"


Scratch Pumpkin Pie

"Awesome pumpkin pie! I've never been a fan of pumpkin, but it turned out great, and I ate almost the whole pie over the following few days. I was a bit scared when I first took the pie out of the oven because it was still very liquidy, but it firmed up as it cooled in the refrigerator. This recipe is a keeper...Thanks!"


Mrs. Knobbes Gooey Butter Cake

"Brought this to work for a potluck luncheon. "Oohs" and "ahhs" and moans of approval could be heard around the room. If you closed your eyes and just listened to the sounds, you'd think something nasty was going on!! This should be nominated in the dessert "Hall of Fame" category...it's that good!"


Kentucky Derby Dessert

"This pie is as original as it gets. There are other versions, but this is the one I have been eating for over sixty years here in Louisville."


Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

"This recipe is so easy that it is too good to be true. I found that I only baked them at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes and they came out firm and moist. I was using a gas oven and a shiny cookie sheet."


Pumpkin Spice Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"A terrific cake! We froze it a month before Thanksgiving, defrosted it in the refrigerator overnight and brought it out in the morning to room temp. Had it for breakfast AND dessert. Thanks!"

-Buffalo Gal 75

Pumpkin Pie Cake

"I wish I could give this more than 5 stars! Excellent. It does taste like pumpkin pie! So easy to make the crust- This cake is not overly sweet, just right for us. Thanks for another great recipe!!"


Dutch Apple Pie

"This is the most AMAZING apple pie recipe in the world! I've made it for three different groups of people so far, and it was gone in hours. I decided to use part Fuji apples (sweet) and part Granny smith apples (tart). The combination was perfect!"


Concord Grape Pie

"I had lost my recipe years ago and was so happy to find yours! It turned out fantastic, just like we all remembered.Thanks for the great recipe!"


Opal's Pumpkin Pie

"Great! People BEG for this pie! It is the best! My daughter always asks me for the recipe. I still make it on special occasions, and everyone still loves it! I highly recommend this pie!"


Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

"Major wow! This was dessert for last night's cookout, and I made two pies for 10 people, and there's only one tiny little piece left over, but I think one of my kids snagged that for breakfast.The chopped peanuts add a great, crunchy touch to the pie. I used creamy peanut butter, next time it's going to be super-cruch all the way. Diana, this one really rocks!"


Chocolate Cream Pie

"Just made your pie and my family was blown away! I am an excellent cook and have many chocolate pie recipes that are to swoon for but this tops all of them. Thanks for the good eats!"

-Mrs. J

Kittencal's Bakery Coconut Cream Pie

"This pie was phenomenal and a huge hit at the office. Not only did I have people asking for the recipe; but someone asked if I would make it for them if they paid me! Thank you so much for posting!"

-Bread Butter

Key Lime Coconut Cake

"I could not believe how simple this was to make. It was also very delicious! Just the right amount of coconut flavor (I did use the coconut extract in mine). It was delightful! :-)"


Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars

"These were delicious! Very satisfying but not too heavy. Thanks!!"


Sweet Potato Pie

"Sweet potato pie is one of my favorites and this recipe is a winner.....the texture and taste were perfect...thank you for posting!!!!!"


Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

"Couldn't get better....my kids loved these and are super easy to make. They are similar to a pumkin roll without all the extra mess :)"


Browned Butter Pecan Pie

"Because of the 5 star rating and great remarks from others I knew I wanted to try this. It is hands down one of the best pecan pies I have eaten. I got rave remarks from everyone who ate it and even got asked for the recipe. This is the PERFECT Thanksgiving or anytime pie for company. You won't be sorry..you will love it!"


Pumpkin & Grand Marnier Tart With Gingersnap Crust

"Make a day ahead - after 24 hours in the fridge, the Grand Marnier flavor intensifies....this will become the most wonderful pumpkin pie you've ever had! Very rich and dense, even using fat free evaporated milk, and the gingersnap crust is yummy. It's delicious with cinnamon ice cream but I'd like to try the Grand Marnier whipped cream next time, and maybe make mini tarts."


Peanut Butter Pie

"WOW~this was so good. I made it for my BF this weekend and he loved it.I chopped up a reeses pieces peanut butter cookie I found at the store and sprinkled it on top. This was delicious--thanks for sharing :)"


Unbelievable Pumpkin Fudge Brownies

"A nutritious brownie! And THE EASIEST I've ever seen, mixes included! Super moist."


Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake

"I made this for a work potluck and left with an empty pan! :) Everyone loved it and the little taste I got was absolutely delicious. Definitely not an everyday dessert as it is crazy rich, but wonderful for special occasions! Thank you so much for sharing!"


Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie

"This recipe was really good and easy to make. My husband is a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies and he liked this just as much! I wanted a crust ,so, I added a graham crust to it. I will definitely make this one again!"


Classic Apple Pie

"a very nice easy recipe.a recipe that has the right ingredents"

-Rachel Kolbin

Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Dessert Squares

"Oh man! This is awesome! They turned out picture perfect. Everyone is raving about them-I will definintely make again."


Macadamia & White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

"These have been an absolute hit with everyone every time I have made them. They are incredibly easy to make and just heavenly!"


Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

"These are marvelous cookies! I love the pumpkin flavor and rich-but not overly sweet-filling. I made these small and used them as Pumpkin Pasties for a Harry Potter party. They were a huge hit!"

-Sierra Silver

Cape Cod Cranberry Pie

"Wow, the perfect combination of sweet and tangy and so easy to make!"

-May I Have that Rec

Vegan Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

"These were super good! I have made a lot of pumpkin cookie recipes and this is by far the best. I used oil instead of magarine and didn't use whole wheat flour. These are a soft cake like cookie and i piped the dough out of a bag with a star tip and sprinkled with turbinado sugar. yum!"


Cherry-O Cream Pie

"Love this stuff! I used almond extract because it sounded yummy after DiscoBunny mentioned it....it was better I think! This is a keeper....like a Jell-O No-Bake but BETTER!!!"

-Chef Kelly Bug

Best Pumpkin Cookies

"WOW! What a GREAT cookie this recipe makes! Thank you for a great recipe!"


No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts

"This recipe came from my Kindergarten teacher back in the 70's and it has been a family favorite ever since. It is light and fluffy, and a nice change from regular pumpkin pie. This recipe also makes enough for one pie if you don't want to make tarts."


Easy-Peasy Lemon-Squeezy Pie

"A Weight Watcher-friendly, light, yummy summertime pie - perfect for picnics! Super quick & easy to make. It can be made ahead and frozen for up to two weeks. I'll admit, it tastes better with LOTS of whipped cream, but you lose out on your WW-friendliness. Unless, of course, you use fat free Cool Whip!"


Crustless Cranberry Pie

"We LOVE this recipe at our house. Excellent contrast of tart and sweet. More of a 'boterkoek' recipe with cranberries than a pie, which is fine by us! We add almonds and pure almond extract instead of walnuts. Delicious and so easy."


Four-Layer Delight

"This is my husband's favorite dessert. Sometimes i use Oreo pudding and add crushed Oreo cookies to the bottom layer"


Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

"Much tastier than what I expected. It's almost like a little pumpkin pie in a roll. I did have leftover filling, which I put in a pie shell - we'll see how that turns out. Thanks so much for posting!"

-Color Guard Mom

Pumpkin Ice Cream With Spiced Pita Chips

"Made the ice cream & the chips as given in your recipe, & although I was tempted to leave out the coffee, I didn't since my other half & friends like that stuff! Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the flavors all blended together very nicely & made for a wonderful different dessert! Thanks for posting the recipe!"

-Sydney Mike

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

"Fantastic Pie! I changed a few bits and pieces, I used Coconut cream and it made it really creamy!"


Picadilly's Carrot Souffle

"This recipe is great! I made a single batch for a family function and they were GONE before anyone had a chance to go for seconds...now they request at least a double batch of this!!! You HAVE to TRY it!!! Even my DH (who despises cooked carrots) loves it!!!! Thanks for posting!"

-Amy V

Abby's Pumpkin Pie Custard

"We adore pumpkin pie, but a good pie crust is problematic for the low salt-fat etc. plan -- and this fit the bill perfectly! Great texture and taste.Thanks for the recipe!"

-Torachef 1997

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

"I made these muffins to give in my Christmas gift packages. Everyone loved them, including myself. I followed the recipe exactly, and they were easy to make."

-Sally Wolfe

Mini Apple Tarts

"These are excellent!!! It is like having an apple pie without the work. Made as is, except I got 18 tarts out of the filling (I may have cut the apples too small, and they were pretty big apples).I am going to have to get some more apples and use the other pie crust from the box and make a second batch, we cannot stop eating them!!"


Pumpkin Cookies

"These cookies are very moist and flavorful. Everyone loved them and several people asked for the recipe."

-Marg CaymanDesigns

The BEST Cranberry Salad

"My mother-in-law use to make this for my husband every holiday, its been 14 years and he has not missed a holiday without this salad."


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

"I have made these cookies TWICE already and they are so so yummy! The only adjustments I did was 1 cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet) and I added a dash more nutmeg than called for because I like a little more of that spice flavor, adds to the holiday season! AND I baked at 350 for 12 minutes-they come out perfect promise!, GREAT cookies!"

-LDS Chef Ashlie

2-Point Pumpkin Fluff

"easy to make and it is great"


Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

"These are super!! I ate 3 of them within 30 minutes!! Made as posted with chocolate chips, but raisins or craisins would be good, I just did not have them in my pantry. Thanks Jess4Freedom for sharing a great cookie recipe. "


Chocolate Silk Pie With Marshmallow Meringue

"I usually don't like anything with instant pudding but I loved this!!"


Pumpkin Dessert Squares

"This recipe is amazing!"


Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

"Like the best cinnamon toast ever - but with the health properties of pumpkin seeds!"


Pumpkin Loaf

"This recipe is awesome. It's so easy to make and EVERYONE loves it. Thanks so much for sharing!!"

-Aunt Jac

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

"We love this delicious recipe that is sweet and salty in perfect harmony!"


Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

"I originally found this recipe in the Victory Garden Cookbook. I will try and see if they are as good."

-Kim W.

1-Point Crustless Pumpkin Pie

"I made this once before and I can't eat wheat and I thought this was amazing. My husband who loves traditional pumpkin pie thought it was great!"


Crustless Chocolate Chip Pie

"We have really enjoyed this pie! And it was easy! I followed the recipe as written (including pecans), and was rewarded with a wonderfully yummy, densely rich pie. This was cut into smaller pieces (12) as it is really rich, and that was a great serving size...Thanks so much for sharing, breezermom! I'll definitely be making this again!"


Warp-Speed Pumpkin Butter

"wow! just made this - only a third. i used 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 3 tablespoons of splenda, 2 tbs water, and 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. then i microwaved all of that for 2 minutes and its perfect! thanks!!!"