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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.

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

I'd have to say that I've been asked to share this chocolaty layered her recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime favorite of our three daughters. How many times we've all made these, I can't count. — Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

This pie has a light texture and zippy flavor that matches its vibrant color. It's festive for the holidays or anytime, and easy because you make it ahead.

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny always had a batch of these delicious, crispy cookies waiting for us at her house. When I miss her more than usual, I make these cookies and let the aroma fill my house and heart. —Valerie Hudson, Mason City, Iowa
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Homemade Lemon Bars

Homemade Lemon Bars

Homemade Lemon Bars

Memorable family meals were complete when these tangy bars were served, my husband remembers from his childhood. That's still true today for our family. Their sweetness rounds out the meal, but the lemony flavor keeps them light. Don't expect many leftovers once family and friends taste these bars! —Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas

Pecan Fudge Pie

Pecan Fudge Pie

Pecan Fudge Pie

This fudgy pie is the perfect showcase for crunchy pecans. It's a special chocolaty twist on traditional pecan pie. It slices beautifully, and one slice goes a long way. Top it with whipped cream and you won't wait long for compliments! -Jacquelyn Smith, Soperton, Georgia

Pecan Pie for a Crowd

Pecan Pie for a Crowd

Pecan Pie for a Crowd

Honey gives these pies a different yet delicious flavor. I sometimes add chocolate for a special twist.—Louise Covington, Bennettsville, South Carolina

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with a package of these nutty little bars to eat when they get home. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

This nutty, golden cake is one of my mom's best. It's a wonderfully different use for pumpkin. With a holiday taste and beautiful look, it's bound to become a favorite with your family, too. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

We sometimes call this Thanksgiving Cake because it's a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, but we don't relegate it to just that holiday. I think you'll agree it's delicious any time of the year.—Kathy Rhoads, Circleville, Ohio

Raspberry Crunch Brownies

Raspberry Crunch Brownies

Raspberry Crunch Brownies

From Rita Winterberger of Huson, Montana comes this recipe for a moist, low-fat dessert with a rich, dark-chocolate flavor and nut-like crunch.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

I've baked this cake every spring for many years, and my family loves it! At potluck dinners it disappears quickly, drawing compliments even from those who normally don't care for rhubarb. Use you own fresh rhubarb or find a neighbor who will trade stalks for the recipe! —Helen Breman Marydale, New York
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