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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.

Apple Crisp Tart

Apple Crisp Tart

Apple Crisp Tart

The crumb topping gives this apple tart a delightfully sweet crunch in every bite. I like to make it year-round, but it's especially good in fall when fresh apples are at their best. --Janet Briggs

Classic Apple Cranberry Tart

Classic Apple Cranberry Tart

Classic Apple Cranberry Tart

A few simple ingredients are all you need to make this elegant-looking fruit tart. Try it with vanilla ice cream served alongside. --Sue Myers

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight really appeals to those who might not like the traditional pie. You can make it ahead of time to have on hand when extra guests or unexpected guests arrive.—Dixie Terry,Goreville, Illinois
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Although my family enjoys all of the dishes I serve on Thanksgiving Day, it's this rich and creamy cheesecake they look forward to the most.

Pumpkin Napoleons

Pumpkin Napoleons

Pumpkin Napoleons

This is an outstanding dessert for special fall gatherings. The smooth pumpkin puree pairs well with the crunchy puff pastry.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake

Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake

Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake

Crushed pineapple adds moistness and subtle fruity flavor to this tasty layered cake. The cream cheese frosting is mouthwatering.—Joyce Walter, Nicholasville, Kentucky

Holiday Lace Cookies

Holiday Lace Cookies

Holiday Lace Cookies

It's hard to stop eating these buttery cookies dotted with pecans and dried cranberries. I cherish this recipe from my mother.

Ginger Leaf Cutouts

Ginger Leaf Cutouts

Ginger Leaf Cutouts

My father enjoyed these cookies with apple cider when he returned home from hunting on Thanksgiving morning. I like to decorate them with colored sugar.

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

This sorbet's sweet-tart taste is so refreshing after a hearty meal. My mother made a batch at least once a year, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

This dessert has something for everyone—moist yellow cake, cream cheese filling and cranberry-coconut topping. Serve it at breakfast, lunch and dinner!—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake

Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake

Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake

The men in the family often request this chiffon cake for their birthdays. The glaze is irresistible.
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