Thanksgiving Desserts


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These thanksgiving desserts are easy, and creative, and provide something for everyone during the holiday season! Over 50 simple and delicious recipes to try.

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Contrary to popular belief, the star of the Thanksgiving dinner table is the desserts.

Sure, you could argue that the scalloped potatoes or squash casserole are the stars, but really, they are just the warm-ups for what’s to come. 

These are the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes that are easy to prepare and perfect to feed a crowd or just a few. You can make all of them up to three days in advance, but they are simple enough to make on the day of! 

Pies and crumbles

Keto pecan pie.

Pecan pie bars

Pumpkin pie

Pecan pie

Apple crisp

Blueberry cobbler

Apple pie

Apple pie with crumb topping

Muffins and cakes

oat flour pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins

Sweet potato muffins

Applesauce cake

Apple cake

Pumpkin cake

Pumpkin spice cake


healthy pumpkin bread.

Pumpkin bread

Applesauce bread

Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Cookies and bars

pumpkin brownies.

Pumpkin blondies

Chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Brownies



no bake pumpkin cheesecake.

Caramel pecan cheesecake

No bake pumpkin cheesecake

Peanut butter cheesecake

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most popular Thanksgiving dessert?

Without a doubt, the most popular and most-made dessert on Thanksgiving is a pumpkin pie. Nearly every household will serve this dessert, even though many don’t consider it to be their favorite.

What are the two most popular Thanksgiving pies?

The two most popular pies made for Thanksgiving are a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie. Coming in a close third is a sweet potato pie.

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50+ Best Thanksgiving Desserts

5 from 15 votes
These thanksgiving desserts are easy, and creative, and provide something for everyone during the holiday season! 
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 11 minutes


For the crust

For the filling


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil


  • Line a 9 x 5-inch pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine your almond flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup, and mix until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the lined pan and press down into it.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the flour, then the pecans.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Transfer the pecan filling on top of the crust. Bake the pecan pie bars for 10-15 minutes, or until the topping is bubbling.
  • Remove the bars from the oven and let them cool completely.
  • Once cool, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil and drizzle on top. Slice the bars and serve.


Serving: 1barCalories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 34g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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