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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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Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Pie

Apple pie baked in a cast iron skillet is a real stunner. This beauty, with its flaky, tender crust, also works in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. —Renee Schettler Rossi, New York, New York
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Date Nut Bars

Date Nut Bars

Date Nut Bars

I've had this recipe since 1938, when the girls I worked with game me a bridal shower. One of their presents was a recipe box filled with their favorites. Inside, I found this recipe, and I've used it for just about every occasion since. They're always well received.

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars

This family favorite from Charlene Baert of Winnipeg, Manitoba features cream cheese and cranberry fillings, a tender crust and a nutty crunch.

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

This fun and refreshing frozen treat requires only four ingredients. “It’s very easy to make and attractive, too,” notes Virginia Sacchetta of Leesburg, Florida. “I enjoy it as a dessert or a salad.”
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Date Nut Torte

Date Nut Torte

Date Nut Torte

Whether I serve my torte with coffee at a luncheon or in the evening when friends visit, I always get compliments. My husband (we've been married 42 years), three children and five grandchildren are all good eaters, and it's a joy to prepare this dessert for them, too! Cooking is something I've always enjoyed. I also like sewing, quilting and gardening. My husband and I travel by trailer as often as we can, and we're members, too, of group called "Laborers for Christ" that helps congregation

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pie

Here’s a 5-inch pie that’s as cute as it is delicious. You’ll enjoy the creamy pumpkin-maple filling and golden, melt-in-your-mouth crust. “It’s good with whipped cream,” says Vivian Colwell of Goshen, Ohio.

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

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

—Margaret Jelinek, Wrentham, Massachusetts

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.

Pear-Apple Pie Bars

Pear-Apple Pie Bars

Pear-Apple Pie Bars

With two kinds of fruit, these bars from our Test Kitchen have mass appeal. The lovely lattice top makes it special for get-togethers.

Cranberry Velvet Freeze

Cranberry Velvet Freeze

Cranberry Velvet Freeze

Everyone in my family loves this dessert. I normally serve it at Thanksgiving and Christmas when we're all together.
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