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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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Grits Pie

Grits Pie

Grits Pie

Simple, southern and scrumptious, this pie will be a definite hit even with people who dislike grits. It has the perfect custardy texture.—Victoria Hudson, Pickens, South Carolina

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

Frosted Sweet Potato Cake

Frosted Sweet Potato Cake

Frosted Sweet Potato Cake

Just like my mom, I love to cook. I bake a lot for church dinners and homecomings, and many people have told me how much they like this cake.
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Cranberry Cheesecake Tart

Cranberry Cheesecake Tart

Cranberry Cheesecake Tart

“I created this recipe to reduce the sugar and fat in the original high-calorie version,” notes Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas. “Although it uses sugar substitute and reduced-fat ingredients, you can’t tell the difference between this dessert and the original.”

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

This was one of my Mother's favorite pie recipes. She was a great cook and was always generous with her recipes, yet she rarely shared this special one. —Ruth Ferris, Billings, Montana

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Jewel-toned fruits team up to pack this pretty pie with festive flavor. The recipe is one our four grown children especially enjoy when they come home for family holiday meals. —Verona Koehlmoos, Pilger, Nebraska

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

These warm and comforting Apple Dumplings are great by themselves or served with ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting 1-inch leaves and a 1/2-inch stem from the leftover dough. —Robin Lendon, Cincinnati, Ohio

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

When looking for a fast, fun side dish to dress up a pork entree or any festive spread, Carol Gillespie relies on this fuss-free recipe to please family and friends in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. TASTY TIP. Try spooning over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert treat.

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.

Dixie Pie

Dixie Pie

Dixie Pie

When Mom baked this old-fashioned sugar pie, family members would clamor for second servings. We love the combination of cinnamon, coconut, nuts and raisins. She'd sometimes toss in a few chocolate chips for variety. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner were not complete without this dessert.

Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

I'm forever looking for a little something extra to add to a favorite recipe. In this case, crunchy walnuts and chewy dates take traditional pumpkin pie to a new level. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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