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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 Pie Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Dessert

This is an easy alternative to pumpkin pie. It's particularly quick when you need a special dessert. It doesn't require baking, which frees up the oven for the rest of your meal.—Tina Lust, Nevada, Ohio

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

My grandmother occasionally brought over this wonderful cake warm from the oven. The spicy apple flavor combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting made this dessert a treasured recipe. Even though I've lightened it up, it's still a family favorite. —Lauris Conrad, Turlock, California

Cran-Orange Ribbon Dessert

Cran-Orange Ribbon Dessert

Cran-Orange Ribbon Dessert

I dress up vanilla ice cream with cream cheese and orange juice concentrate before spreading it over a quick homemade crust. The delicate ribbon of cranberry sauce adds a touch of elegance to each serving.
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Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

I first tasted this recipe at a potluck dinner. It's become one of the desserts I like to serve at Thanksgiving and other fall get-togethers.

Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Layer Cake

No one will suspect this decadent layered chocolate cake is light! Our Test Kitchen staff concocted the eye-catching dessert.

Applesauce Lattice Pie

Applesauce Lattice Pie

Applesauce Lattice Pie

"I had some apples that needed to be used up, so I combined them with a can of applesauce and turned out my best-tasting apple pie ever," writes Cherie Sweet of Evansville, Indiana.

Baked Maple Pumpkin Pie

Baked Maple Pumpkin Pie

Baked Maple Pumpkin Pie

Since I have to watch my saturated fat, I was happy to find this recipe for a good pumpkin pie. We enjoy its mild maple flavor. —Betty Leonard of Steinhatchee, Florida

Puff Pastry Pillows

Puff Pastry Pillows

Puff Pastry Pillows

Robert Ryan of Newton, Iowa is known for these pretty sweet treats. "My family and co-workers love them," he says.

Raisin Cinnamon Bars

Raisin Cinnamon Bars

Raisin Cinnamon Bars

I've been making these simple iced bars for more than 40 years. They're easy to prepare for dessert or as a sweet treat with a cup of coffee. -Jean Morgan of Roscoe, Illinois

Holiday Baked Apples

Holiday Baked Apples

Holiday Baked Apples

These appetizing oven-baked apples from Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania abound with fall flavor. The cored apples are filled with raisins, nuts and dried cranberries, then baked in a fragrant spiced sauce. Topped with white chocolate shavings, the apples will add a festive touch to your seasonal gatherings.

Blueberry Pie with Lemon Crust

Blueberry Pie with Lemon Crust

Blueberry Pie with Lemon Crust

I just had to share this blueberry pie recipe. Mom and I have fun making it together, and I hope one day to be a great baker like she is. — Sara West, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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