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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.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Why not surprise Thanksgiving guests with this luscious cheesecake instead of the traditional pie? —Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas

Harvest Snack Cake

Harvest Snack Cake

Harvest Snack Cake

This tasty treat was my first successful attempt at baking light. The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg give it a familiar spice cake flavor...and raisins and shredded carrots help keep it moist. —Hilary Carroll of Dearborn, Michigan

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Because you don't need to fuss with a crust, this twist on the classic Thanksgiving standby may be the easiest pie you've ever prepared. "I'm a working mother a rely on this moist dessert every year for the holidays," says Linda Cummings of Atoka, Tennessee.
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Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

This impressive-looking dessert is at the top of my list of speedy standbys. It's simple to make because it starts with a boxed brownie mix. Then the nutty brownie layers are dressed up with a fluffy frosting that has a rich creamy texture and irresistible maple taste. —Amy Flory, Cleveland, Georgia

Yum-Yum Cake

Yum-Yum Cake

Yum-Yum Cake

This cake has been a family favorite ever since my mom received the recipe from a neighbor. My husband's co-workers ask him to bring this cake for his birthday treat every year! —Teresa Marchese, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

After seeing this gelatin salad in a flier, I decided to make it lighter. I like to serve it as a fruit salad, but others may like it for a sweet treat. —Eva DeWolf, Erwin, Tennessee

Cranberry Cake Roll

Cranberry Cake Roll

Cranberry Cake Roll

This low-fat angel food cake roll is a guilt-free indulgence, which is much-appreciated during the Christmas season.

Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

“With the combination of cranberries, cherries, orange zest and cinnamon, these festive cookies are as fragrant as they are flavorful,“ promises Deb Perry from Bluffton, Indiana.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

“A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago,” writes Cathy Wood from Salida, Colorado, “and it’s been a Christmas tradition ever since. It’s fluffy and refreshing and so colorful. Everyone finds room for this dessert!”

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Toni Fohey of Waukesha, Wisconsin writes, “With a few alterations over the years, this has become one of my families' favorites. I get requests for the recipe every time I make it for guests.”

Caramelized Apple Tarts

Caramelized Apple Tarts

Caramelized Apple Tarts

This recipe cleverly dresses up frozen puff pastry and a no-bake cheesecake mix. Guests will be delighted to be offered their own individual tarts!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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