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Thanksgiving Desserts

It may be the last course of a holiday meal, but it shouldn't be forgotten. No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a decadent dessert! From classic pecan and pumpkin pie to tarts, tortes, cheesecakes, cookies, cakes and more, browse our collection of family-favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

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If you're looking for a memorable dessert, this custard-like pie will certainly fit the bill. It's super easy to put together and slices like a dream. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Snap Dessert Cups

Snap Dessert Cups

Snap Dessert Cups

For that "wow" factor, it's hard to top these extra-special treats. The homemade cranberry ice cream is served in edible cups and covered with a decadent caramel sauce.

Creamy Cranberry Ice Cream Pie

Creamy Cranberry Ice Cream Pie

Creamy Cranberry Ice Cream Pie

Vanilla ice cream and vanilla pudding make a creamy, delicious duo in this festive pie. Cranberry sauce adds the right balance of tartness and sweetness for a flavor combination that's sure to wow. —Mary LaJoie, Glenoma, Washington

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

I've made this cherry dessert for years to serve at baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. People really enjoy the tender crust, cherry filling and melt-in-your-mouth meringue. Every time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe. -Kathryn Dawley, Gray, Maine
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Cranberry Cheesecake

Cranberry Cheesecake

Cranberry Cheesecake

Every year when the cranberries are harvested, my family looks forward to eating this cheesecake. —Nairda Monroe, Webberville, Michigan

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

All my leftover bread ends (raisin bread is a favorite in this house) and buns go in the freezer. Then, when I've stashed away enough, I whip up a batch of this pudding. It's an all-occasion dish—I've made it for holidays, potlucks, picnics...for any occasion or no occasion! I've been making my bread pudding since I was a girl—the recipe originated with my great-aunt. My husband, who cash-crops with his father and brother, loves it. We're the parents of two children, a 2-y

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

You won't miss the fat one bit when you slice into this spicy pumpkin pie with its golden crust and creamy filling. Sharon Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota shares the recipe for her lightened-up twist on a Thanksgiving classic.

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

This impressive dessert is a hit at my house. It's fast, easy and delicious! An apricot jam glaze lends a pretty sheen to the buttery pastry that envelopes tender apple and pear slices. —Jennifer Richards, Pine Beach, New Jersey

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

I first tasted this recipe at a potluck dinner. It's become one of the desserts I like to serve at Thanksgiving and other fall get-togethers.

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

This cobbler is warm, sweet and filling—comfort food at its best! This is great for those crisp and cool autumn days. It tastes best when served warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

This old-fashioned treat is so warm and comforting on chilly evenings. Pumpkin gives it great seasonal appeal, and the white chocolate sauce makes it even more irresistible.—Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Maple-Caramel Walnut Pie

Maple-Caramel Walnut Pie

Maple-Caramel Walnut Pie

Here’s a wonderful variation on the nut pies traditionally made during the holiday season. The homemade caramel flavored with maple syrup really complements the walnuts. —Ruth Ealy, Plain City, Ohio
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