Thanksgiving Desserts

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Honey-Pecan Squares

When we left Texas to head north, a neighbor gave me pecans from his trees. I’m happy to send these nutty squares back to him, and he’s happy to get them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

You're sure to draw compliments with this delectable homemade dessert from Lorraine Darocha. In Mountain City, Tennessee, she prepares it the day before by topping a from-scratch pecan crust with luscious layers of cream cheese and spiced pumpkin.

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

We make our own maple syrup, and that's what gives this pie its special taste. You might want to bake this for your Thanksgiving meal.

Creamy Cherry Cheesecake

Creamy Cherry Cheesecake

Creamy Cherry Cheesecake

The inspiration for me to find this recipe was my husband. He loves cheesecake but was tired of the dry types. Up here, all the wilderness we could ask for is right outside our back door—everything from wolves to caribou!

Cream Cheese Cherry Meringue Pie

Cream Cheese Cherry Meringue Pie

Cream Cheese Cherry Meringue Pie

People are surprised to hear this pie's meringue crust features saltines. The cream cheese and cherry pie filling make this dessert extra special.

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

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

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

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.

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

This is a delicious and pretty salad for the holidays, but it's so good that I serve it other times, too. I got the recipe from a neighbor who had served it with a traditional turkey dinner.

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Cranberry Bread Pudding

"This down-home dessert takes on a touch of elegance when I serve it warm and drizzled with a thin orange custard sauce," relates Margery Richmond of Fort Collins, Colorado. "It's so pretty that I often make it for dinner guests using either fresh or frozen cranberries."

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

You won't miss the fat one bit when you slice into this spicy pumpkin pie with its golden crust and creamy filling. Sharon Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota shares the recipe for her lightened-up twist on a Thanksgiving classic.

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
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