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Thanksgiving Desserts

Looking for Thanksgiving desserts? Get easy to make Thanksgiving desserts. Taste of Home has dessert recipes for Thanksgiving including Thanksgiving pies, candied fruits, and more Thanksgiving desserts.

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Date-Nut Apple Cake

Date-Nut Apple Cake

Date-Nut Apple Cake

WE have enjoyed this recipe for many years. It was given to me by a college friend. It looks like a standard fruit cake, but the rich, moist texture of apples, dates, raisins and nuts makes it a very satisfying dessert. A slice of this cake, topped with whipped cream, whipped topping or a big scoop of ice cream will have your guests coming back for more.

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Pears and almonds make a mouthwatering match in this cake from Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida. “It looks pretty with the fruit on top,” she pens. “How can something this simple taste this wonderful?”—Lillian K. Julow, Gainesville, Florida

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 and crowd-pleasers! Be prepared to serve seconds. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies

Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies

Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies

With four sons in service during World War II, my mother sent these favorite cookies as a taste from home to "her boys" in different parts of the world. These days, my 11 grandchildren are enjoying them as we did, along with my stories of long ago.— Pearl Cochenour, Williamsport, Ohio

Orange Bliss Cheesecake

Orange Bliss Cheesecake

Orange Bliss Cheesecake

A subtle orange-flavored filling contrasts nicely with a chocolate-crumb crust. Family and friends always comment on the wonderful flavor and color.—Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

WHEN Mom made pies to feed the crew during wheat harvest, she always had plenty of dough left over, so she treated us kids to apple dumplings. I've carried on this tradition in my own family. Now my husband and I enjoy this special dessert even when I'm not baking pies.

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

This dessert is especially pretty and appropriate for the holidays. I updated my mother's recipe using instant oatmeal to make it even easier to fix.

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

"This delightful dessert will satisfy a chocolate lover's craving," assures Kristin Dorazio, from Chepachet, Rhode Island. "It's quite simple as well.

Honey Pecan Cheesecake

Honey Pecan Cheesecake

Honey Pecan Cheesecake

Meet the Cook: Birthdays and holidays are great times for cheesecake, and Thanksgiving's ideal for this particular one. In our annual church bake-off, it won first place. I'm a stay-at-home mom to a son, 5...with the energy of 10 kangaroos! -Tish Frish, Hampden, Maine

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania uses leftover angel food cake to create a refreshing cranberry dessert perfect for holiday gatherings. It's convenient, too, because it can be assembled ahead and kept in the freezer.

Apple Walnut Pie

Apple Walnut Pie

Apple Walnut Pie

My family is fond of any treat featuring apples, but this pie is the one they like best. Unlike some fruit pies, this crust doesn't become soggy, thanks to the addition of ground walnuts. Everyone agrees the flavor of nuts pairs well with apples in this fall favorite. —Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois
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