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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 needed a new holiday cookie, so I tweaked an old 4-H recipe. This updated oatmeal cookie with cranberries and nuts is my family’s all-time favorite. —Tammy Hoggatt, Omaha, Nebraska
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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.

Steamed Carrot Pudding

Steamed Carrot Pudding

Steamed Carrot Pudding

This recipe has been in my family for at least three generations, passed down from my Canadian grandmother. It's been a favorite wintertime dessert for us and always included for Easter dinner and other holiday meals. —Ann Searcey, Kettering, Ohio

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Blondies

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Blondies

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Blondies

My family loves pumpkin pie at holiday time and craves brownies all year long. So everyone’s doubly happy when I bring out a platter of my spiced blondies. —Amy Andrews, Maple Valley, Washington
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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.

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

If you don't have enough individual parfaits, you can make this dessert in a trifle bowl. Either way, it's sure to bring you rave reviews. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Here's a warm, decadent side dish for fall or winter brunches. Ready to eat in only 15 minutes, the apples are also good alongside a pork entree or spooned over vanilla ice cream. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

My recipe makes two loaf-size treats, perfect for sharing. The spiced rum flavor in both the cake and the glaze really comes through. —Christine Russell, Littleton, New Hampshire

Butternut-Sweet Potato Pie

Butternut-Sweet Potato Pie

Butternut-Sweet Potato Pie

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

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

—Margaret Jelinek, Wrentham, Massachusetts

Black Walnut Pound Cake

Black Walnut Pound Cake

Black Walnut Pound Cake

I still remember my grandmother making this cake when I was a child...oh, how good it smelled and tasted!

Joe Froggers

Joe Froggers

Joe Froggers

Large, soft and chewy, the cookies make a great snack. The classic recipe have a warm blend of spices that seem to be more pronounced the second day. Your family is sure to ask you to make them again. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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