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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.

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

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie

A cool, creamy version of the original, this delicious dessert is the perfect finish to a satisfying summer meal. Its crumbly topping and smooth apple filling are crowd-pleasers! Be prepared to serve seconds. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Washington State Apple Pie

Washington State Apple Pie

Washington State Apple Pie

This pie won Grand Champion in the Apple Pie category at the 1992 Okanogan County Fair. The pie looks traditional, but making your own filling gives it a different flair and great taste. —Dolores Scholz, Tonasket, Washington
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Candy Apple Pie

Candy Apple Pie

Candy Apple Pie

This is the only apple pie my husband will eat, but that's all right since he makes it as often as I do. Like a combination of apple and pecan pie, it's a sweet treat that usually tops off our holiday meals from New Year's all the way through to Christmas! -Cindy Kleweno, Burlington, Colorado

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

This creamy dessert is subtly spiced and slices beautifully! -North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

A slice into this fun pumpkin-shaped dessert reveals a moist banana cake inside. A tempting nut filling joins two cakes to form the pumpkin. Decorating is easy with orange-tinted frosting. We use it as a birthday cake, but it also would be nice following a special fall meal. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream from our dairy herd.

Squash Pie Dessert

Squash Pie Dessert

Squash Pie Dessert

"I adapted this dessert from a pumpkin pie recipe used in my high school home economics class," says field editor Joyce Jackson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

My husband and two kids are sure to eat the first dozen of these cookies, warm from the oven, before the next tray is even done. A co-worker gave me the recipe for the pumpkin dip, which everyone loves with the cookies. —Kelly McNeal, Derby, Kansas

Fall Pear Pie

Fall Pear Pie

Fall Pear Pie

A wide slice of this festive fruity pie is a great end to a delicious meal. The mellow flavor of pears is a refreshing alternative to the more common pies for the holidays. It's nice to serve a dessert that's a little unexpected. -Ken Churches, Kailua-Kona, HI

Brownie Tarts

Brownie Tarts

Brownie Tarts

Sharon Wilkins of Grande Pointe, Ontario says, "I often take these bite-size chocolate goodies to potluck dinners for our country dance club."
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