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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.

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!”
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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

Butterscotch Cake

Butterscotch Cake

Butterscotch Cake

I get lots of compliments and recipe requests whenever I make this eye-catching cake. The filling is similar to German chocolate cake. —Judy Lamon, Louisville, Tennessee

Cranberry Pear Tart

Cranberry Pear Tart

Cranberry Pear Tart

Our home economists came up with this delightful pear tart accented with dried cranberries. While it’s lovely as is, it also would be good served warm with ice cream.

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Since we are originally from Texas, we naturally love sweet potatoes, but this pound cake deserves to be a tradition in any home, whether you’re from the South, East, North or West. My Montana husband rancher loves it and I get great revues from ladies I’ve treated with it at various social events.

Spiced Fruit Crisp

Spiced Fruit Crisp

Spiced Fruit Crisp

When it comes to a heartwarming treat on a chilly winter's day, this home-style crisp is hard to beat. The gingersnap-crumb topping nicely accents the apples, pears, raisins and dates.—Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Nectarine Plum Cobbler

Nectarine Plum Cobbler

Nectarine Plum Cobbler

“I live in northern Manitoba, where fresh nectarines and plums are usually available only at summer’s end,” writes Darlene Jackson from The Pas, Manitoba. “So I make up the fruit filling and freeze it for use all winter. My family really enjoys this recipe and it’s wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream.”

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp is a dessert so elegant-looking, you will be proud to serve it to guests. They will be sure to ask for the recipe. —Virginia Miracle, Menasha, Wisconsin
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