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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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We wait for these flavors all year long. Stack up the layers in a big trifle bowl, or make minis for everybody at the table. —Amy Geiser, Fairlawn, Ohio
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Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake

No one will guess this showstopper dessert with luscious cinnamon frosting starts with a mix! It's a year-round favorite. —Linda Murray, Allenstown, New Hampshire

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

—Margaret Jelinek, Wrentham, Massachusetts

Pear-Cranberry Lattice Pie

Pear-Cranberry Lattice Pie

Pear-Cranberry Lattice Pie

Celebrate with this flavorful treat from Marian Platt, a Sequim, Washington field editor. It’s a delightful choice for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any fall occasion.
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Orange-Glazed Apple Pie

Orange-Glazed Apple Pie

Orange-Glazed Apple Pie

"This is my favorite apple pie recipe," notes Katherine Moss, a field editor from Gaffney, South Carolina. "It's very easy to make and freezes well."

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

Cherry Pecan Torte

Cherry Pecan Torte

Cherry Pecan Torte

Field editor Dolores Lueken of Ferdinand, Indiana says, "Soda crackers are the 'secret ingredient' in this meringue.

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Here’s the cream of the apple dessert crop. Fruit, caramel and cinnamon flavors enhance the rich, velvety custard. Served warm or chilled, it’s a classic end to a meal. —Cheryl Perry, Hertford, NC

Billie's Southern Sweet Potato Cake

Billie's Southern Sweet Potato Cake

Billie's Southern Sweet Potato Cake

I made this cake for my kids when they were younger and they told me in their little voices, "Mommy, you're the best baker." Little did they know that was Mommy's first attempt at homemade cake! —Billie Williams-Henderson, Bowie, Maryland

Cran-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Cran-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Cran-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Dried cranberries, coconut and orange makes this crisp, chewy oatmeal cookie a real standout.—Ellen Woodham-Johnson, Matteson, Illinois

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cream Trifle

We wait for these flavors all year long. Stack up the layers in a big trifle bowl, or make minis for everybody at the table. —Amy Geiser, Fairlawn, Ohio

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

"My family enjoys the sweetness of the apples as well as the tartness of the cranberries in this old-fashioned treat," says Regina Stock of Topeka, Kansas. "It's a great dessert to make during the peak of apple season."
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