25 Thanksgiving Desserts to Wow Your Guests!

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to start planning your dessert menu.

If you’re looking for some creative and mouthwatering Thanksgiving desserts to impress your guests, you’re in luck!

From traditional favorites to new twists, we’ve got a fantastic list that will add that extra sparkle to your festive feast.

Whether you’re searching for a show-stopping pumpkin dessert or a unique twist on a classic pie, these Thanksgiving desserts are sure to hit the spot.

1. Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

A slice of Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake topped with whipped cream.

Combine the comforting flavors of pumpkin pie with the ease of a dump cake. This effortless Thanksgiving dessert recipe brings together rich pumpkin and a crumbly topping, perfect for a cozy holiday gathering.

2. No Bake Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake

Image of a no-bake blueberry lemon cheesecake on a white pedestal. The cheesecake has a golden brown cookie crust, a thick layer of creamy lemon-infused filling, and is topped with a generous amount of plump blueberries. A slice has been served on a white plate, showing the luscious layers, garnished with a lemon slice and zest.

Need a break from traditional flavors? This no-bake cheesecake is a refreshing addition to any Thanksgiving dessert table, featuring a zesty lemon flavor paired with juicy blueberries.

If you’re a fan of fuss-free preparations, check out our range of no-bake desserts, perfect for making your holiday prep a breeze.

3. Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie slices on white plate and small pumpkin decorating the table.

No Thanksgiving is complete without a classic pumpkin pie. This staple holiday dessert brings the essence of fall to your table with its creamy filling and spicy aroma.

4. Lemon Mousse

Three jars of lemon mousse are arranged on a light grey surface, each topped with a creamy swirl, a slice of lemon, and a mint leaf. The front jar is in sharp focus, showcasing the smooth texture and garnish details. In the background, a beige linen cloth, more mousse jars with a softer focus, a golden spoon, and additional lemon slices contribute to a fresh and elegant dessert presentation.

Light and fluffy, this lemon mousse offers a fresh citrusy note that can cleanse the palate after a hearty meal, making it a perfect Thanksgiving treat.

5. Raspberry Panna Cotta

Two glasses of smooth panna cotta with a layer of red raspberry sauce on top, garnished with mint leaves, on a gray background with scattered raspberries.

Elegant and creamy, raspberry panna cotta is a delightful Thanksgiving dessert idea that’s as beautiful as it is delicious, with its layers of fruity jelly and smooth cream. For those seeking lighter options, explore our collection of healthy Thanksgiving desserts.

6. Pumpkin Pie Bars

Side view of a Healthy Pumpkin Pie Bars with whipped cream.

For a handheld version of the traditional pie, try these pumpkin pie bars. They are easy to serve and just as satisfying, making them an ideal choice for your holiday buffet.

7. Nutella Tart with Toasted Hazelnut Crust

Nutella Tart with Toasted Hazelnut Crust.

Indulge in the rich, chocolatey goodness of this Nutella tart. The toasted hazelnut crust adds a wonderful texture and flavor that Nutella fans will love.

8. Pumpkin Butterscotch Spice Cake Trifle

Pumpkin Butterscotch Spice Cake Trifle

Layers of spice cake, creamy butterscotch, and pumpkin make this trifle a decadent Thanksgiving dessert. Each spoonful is a burst of autumn flavors.

9. Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples

Baked apples filled with a crispy oat topping are not only delicious but also a charming way to present a classic fall dessert. They’re a real treat, especially when served warm with vanilla ice cream.

10. Classic Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Classic Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Elevate your Thanksgiving with this classic pumpkin spice cheesecake. It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with your favorite holiday spices. Looking for more variety? Don’t miss our other Thanksgiving cheesecakes.

11. Pumpkin Cannoli

Pumpkin Cannoli

A delightful twist on a classic Italian dessert, these pumpkin cannolis are filled with a sweet, spiced pumpkin cream, encased in a crispy shell.

12. Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

This bread pudding combines the flavors of pumpkin and pecan pie, offering a comforting, custard-like center with a crunchy top, ideal for a Thanksgiving feast.

13. Cheesecake Brownies with Caramel Apples

Cheesecake Brownies with Caramel Apples

Imagine biting into a layer of creamy cheesecake, rich brownie, and caramel apples. These cheesecake brownies are a surefire hit for those who love a dessert with depth.

14. Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Start Thanksgiving morning with these easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls, or save them for dessert! The sweet pumpkin filling and cinnamon are a perfect match.

15. Lemon and Cherry Mini Bundt Cakes

Lemon and Cherry Mini Bundt Cakes

Add a pop of color to your dessert table with these adorable mini bundt cakes. The tangy lemon and sweet cherry are a delightful combination.

16. Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts

Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts

Perfect for snacking or as a sweet end to your meal, these mini donuts are a fun and festive choice, dusted with cinnamon sugar.

17. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Layered with creamy pumpkin mousse and crumbly cookies, these parfaits are an elegant and easy-to-make dessert for any Thanksgiving celebration.

18. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Soft, moist cupcakes topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting, these are flavored with pumpkin and spices for a bite-sized treat that’s big on flavor.

19. Triple Berry Pie

Triple Berry Pie

This pie is bursting with the flavors of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, making it a colorful and tasty addition to your holiday menu.

20. Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

Why choose between pie and cake when you can have both? This piecaken features a layer of chocolate cake and a topping of pecan pie, all in one dessert.

21. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

For a portable version of your favorite cheesecake, these pumpkin cheesecake bars are creamy, spicy, and everything nice.

22. Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

This Southern classic is a must-try. Sweet potato pie is smooth, flavorful, and a perfect alternative to pumpkin pie.

23. Salted Caramel Butterscotch Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Salted Caramel Butterscotch Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

This cake offers a perfect balance of sweet and salty, with rich butterscotch flavors complemented by the nuttiness of brown butter.

24. Mini Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

Mini Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

Layered with creamy cheesecake, crunchy pecans, and smooth caramel, these mini trifles are a decadent Thanksgiving dessert. Before you wrap up your dessert planning, why not consider some Thanksgiving cocktails to accompany these treats.

25. Turkey Crust Pumpkin Pie

Turkey Crust Pumpkin Pie

Add a whimsical touch to your table with this pumpkin pie that features a turkey-shaped crust. It’s not only delicious but also a great conversation starter.

As you put the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving dessert menu, don’t forget to round out your meal with some scrumptious Thanksgiving side dishes. From creamy mashed potatoes to savory cheese scalloped potatoes, these dishes will complete your festive feast.

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