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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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I combined my two loves, cupcakes and pie, into one amazing treat. These pumpkin cupcakes have a piecrust bottom and a snow white topping. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, MN
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Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

There are many good sweet potato pies out there, but this one doesn't contain milk. It does have a splash of whiskey and a hint of lemon. —Suzanne Smith, Maumee, OH

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

I won a baking contest with these chunky, glazed cookies that are so easy, even novice bakers can pull them off. What makes them special? Fresh cranberries. —Laurie Cornett, Charlevoix, Michigan

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Two favorite fall fruits bring out the best in each other — and rum works its own mellow magic. Few people pass up a piece of this pie. — Adri Barr Crocetti, Sherman Oaks, California
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Italian Pineapple Trifle

Italian Pineapple Trifle

Italian Pineapple Trifle

My grandmother made this rich, tempting trifle every year for our family’s Christmas Eve celebrations. Now I make it to carry on her special tradition. It’s an easy, delicious no-bake dessert everyone will love.

Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping

Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping

Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping

We top off our Thanksgiving feast with this mellow, tender cake dressed up with a strawberry topping. Pound cake is a southern tradition, and I'm proud to say I've baked hundreds of them in 83 years. It's a pleasure to share my recipe. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Citrus Cranberry Pie

Citrus Cranberry Pie

Citrus Cranberry Pie

To showcase abundant fall cranberries, our home economists developed the recipe for this lattice-topped pie. A dollop of orange cream complements the slightly tart flavor.

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Even those who don't care for fruit cake will love this special holiday dessert. It's a great way to "dress up" that old favorite, carrot cake. Why not see if your family agrees? —Ann Parden, Chunchula, Alabama

Glazed Apple Dumplings

Glazed Apple Dumplings

Glazed Apple Dumplings

A flaky, crisp crust hides a moist, tender apple in this Dumpling sent by Roger Slivon from Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. Make any meal special with this tasty treat.

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Paul Azzone relies on this simple but special deep-dish pie to provide a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals served at home in Shoreham, New York. Pecans and pumpkin pie spice make this one comforting seasonal classic.

Apple Pie in a Goblet

Apple Pie in a Goblet

Apple Pie in a Goblet

"This dish is not only easy but very elegant," relates Renee Zimmer of Gig Harbor, Washington. "I got the recipe from a church cooking class and now fix it often, with rave reviews. You can serve it in bowls, but I always get more oohs and aahs when I put it in lovely goblets."

Hazelnut Pear Cake

Hazelnut Pear Cake

Hazelnut Pear Cake

From the hazelnuts to the yummy brown butter glaze, this cake is a little different from an everyday pound cake. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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