25 Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

These tasty and seasonal dessert recipes will have this year’s Thanksgiving table destined for greatness! Here are 25 delicious and easy Thanksgiving desserts packed with wow factor and wonderful fall flavors.

Pumpkin crisp in a bowl with vanilla ice cream on top.

Pumpkin Pie Crisp

We’ve love a classic apple crisp, but have you ever tasted a pumpkin crisp? Made with a delicious pumpkin pie filling that’s topped with a buttery crumble topping, just add a generous scoop of ice cream for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake: a homemade - from scratch - poke cake is filled with bites of apple, toffee, caramel sauce and topped with sweet whipped cream!

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake

The ultimate Thanksgiving dessert for the sweet tooth in your family! A deliciously moist and tender homemade poke cake filled with tart apple pieces, sugary toffee bits, and silky sweet caramel sauce. Don’t forget to top your slice with a generous dollop of whipped cream!

Homemade Dutch Apple Pie


This easy apple pie recipe features the familiar pie filling packed with tart apples and warm cinnamon spice, topped with a crumbly and buttery streusel topping. Thanksgiving guests will love this unique and decadent combo of homemade apple pie and apple crisp!

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Praline Bars

Is there anything more tempting than a holiday dessert recipe that’s ultra tasty and also perfectly shareable? These easy pumpkin bars are layered with sweet cream cheese filling and topped with the delectable crunch of a delicious buttery praline. A great fall dessert for everyday baking as well as special occasions!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Freshly whipped cream and candied walnuts are the “cherry” on top of this perfect smooth and creamy pumpkin pudding. This easy homemade pudding recipe makes a great single-serving dessert that’s packed with the classic flavors of pumpkin pie.

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Chocolate Walnut Pie

For a mouthwatering twist on pecan pie, you need to try this easy Chocolate Walnut Pie made with pure maple syrup, rich brown sugar and a hint of bourbon. A decadent combination of fall flavors with chocolate filling and savory, satisfying walnuts!

overhead view of cranberry skillet cake

Orange Skillet Cake with Cranberries & White Chocolate

This comforting cake made in a skillet is the best remedy for the winter blues! Even better, it’s a perfect easy dessert recipe to make for Thanksgiving with it’s bright and zesty orange flavors and tangy pockets of juicy cranberries.

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Sweet Potato Ginger Snap Cookie Trifles

A perfect single-serving, fall-inspired spin on a holiday trifle recipe you won’t want to miss out on. These individual trifles come together in under 30 minutes! Layers of spicy ginger snaps and sugary caramelized sweet potatoes are the perfect flavor combo for your holiday table.

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream on a white plate with a fork on a wooden board

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie

Tastebuds, on your mark; this is pumpkin pie like you’ve never experienced before! This easy Thanksgiving pie recipe brings together two classic American desserts, and the result is a velvety smooth, spicy and tangy flavor sensation.

closeup of a slice of pumpkin lush topped with chopped pecans

No-Bake Pumpkin Lush Icebox Cake


A thick golden crust and delectable cheesecake filling make up this airy and light Thanksgiving dessert infused with the delicate flavors of pumpkin! Awe your guests with this gorgeous no-bake cake topped with cinnamon maple cream that’s chilled, served and sliced to perfection.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie


An old fashioned homemade pie that’s definitely the real deal! This classic lemon meringue pie is the perfect balance of tangy filling, soft meringue and flaky pie crust.  A show stopper Thanksgiving dessert for sure.

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Easy Apple Crumble with Graham Crackers and Marshmallows

Thanksgiving guests will be begging for “s’more” of this novel apple dessert with a crunchy Graham cracker crust and sticky toasted marshmallow layer! Apple pie has met its match in this easy apple crumble recipe filled with fragrant autumn spices and topped with ooey gooey melted marshmallows.

Easy Pecan Pie is an easy pie recipe, that can be made ahead and is a classic!

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

A classic Thanksgiving dessert is hard to beat, and this recipe for pecan pie is unbeatable in how easy it is to make – and how utterly good it tastes! The sweet and salty flavors with the subtle crunch of pecans is a combination like no other. See for yourself why this easy pie is Southern baking at it’s finest.

coconut rum cookies with chocolate kiss in the middle

Coconut Rum Cookies

Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside is the name of the game with these delightful toasted coconut cookies. This recipe is festively flavored with a hint of rum and topped with a chocolate kiss, for the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving cookie tray.

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Baked Apples with Cinnamon Mascarpone

Nothing says fall holidays more than a simple and delicious recipe for baked apples! A spiced cinnamon mascarpone filling topped with toasted coconut takes this apple dessert up a notch for festive occasions. These warm, caramelized apples are a great no-fuss Thanksgiving dessert.

apple crisp with caramel and almonds in a low wide gray bowl, topped with a scoop of ice cream

Caramel Apple Almond Crisp

This is a warm and comforting fall dessert made with fresh apple slices and cinnamon, blended with the flavors of caramel and topped with a buttery almond crisp topping. An impressive and easy apple crisp recipe to grace your Thanksgiving day table!

Overhead shot of Pumpkin Apple Apricot Bread cut into wedges

Pumpkin Apple Apricot Bread


This fluffy Pumpkin Apple Apricot Bread is a showstopper! A light, brioche-like pumpkin bread filled with spiced apples and apricot jam. Add a swath of apple butter for the ultimate combo!

A pumpkin roll cake, dusted with powdered sugar, on a platter. Two slices have been cut and lie on the platter as well. Two forks are on the table nearby.

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Get your party on a roll this holiday season, with this tasty pumpkin roll cake recipe! Baked with sweet, delicious cream cheese filling rolled up in a tender cake that’s packed with pumpkin spice flavor and fall flair.

Gluten Free Amaretto Biscotti Recipe - web-6

Easy Crunchy Gluten Free Amaretto Biscotti

If you’re looking for the perfect light and easy treat to serve next to an after-dinner cappuccino, look no further. This is a deliciously crunchy homemade biscotti infused with Amaretto and dipped in chocolate for a simple and sophisticated dessert bite your guests will love to enjoy with coffee or tea.

Bourbon Balls on a black platter

Bourbon Balls

These boozy, decadent bite-sized chocolate balls are the perfect Thanksgiving party dessert, ready to be decorated with your sprinkles of choice. A delicious holiday chocolate truffle recipe with a little crunch, plus a generous kick of bourbon to warm the cockles!

An overhead shot of layered apple cheesecake in a mini glass jar beside two spoons

Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

These mini caramel apple cheesecakes are the perfect single-serving dessert to try out this year. You’ll love this heavenly brown sugar cheesecake, apple pie filling, salted caramel sauce and cinnamon maple whipped cream layered over a crisp graham cracker crust!

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies on a tray topped with browned butter frosting and sprinkles

Pumpkin Spice Pressed Sugar Cookies

No Thanksgiving or holiday cookie platter is complete without a buttery and chewy sugar cookie in the mix! And this cozy pumpkin version topped with a creamy browned butter frosting is perfectly flavored with festive fall spices.

A slice of pumpkin flan is placed on a white plate

Pumpkin Flan

One bite of this silky, creamy fall-inspired flan and you’ll see why it’s an instant hit at any Thanksgiving gathering! Bursting with the dreamy flavors of rich pumpkin custard and spices, this is an elegant and easy flan recipe that’s super simple to make.

Closeup of Spice Cake With Caramelized Apples on plate

Honey Cake with Caramelized Apples


This moist and fluffy spice cake is topped with caramelized apples and served with vanilla ice cream. A cozy, old fashioned cake recipe that is super simple to make!

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Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake

Thanksgiving dessert gets a little topsy-turvy with this delectable upside down cake! Moist and fluffy vanilla cake is inverted to reveal flavorful caramelized pears and a crumbly brown sugar topping, for an impressive holiday dessert.

If you enjoyed these easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes, definitely check out the recipe finder for more holiday baking inspiration!

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