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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.

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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
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Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

With so much zucchini in season, I found a new way to use it up in this spiced and lightly sweet cake. It even won a blue ribbon at our county fair! —Regina Stock, Topeka, Kansas

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Dipped Gingersnaps

Dipped Gingersnaps

Dipped Gingersnaps

I get a great deal of satisfaction making and giving time-tested yuletide treats like these soft, chewy cookies. Dipping them in white chocolate makes great gingersnaps even more special. —Laura Kimball, West Jordan, Utah
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Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

My grandmother's sweet potato casserole contains coconut and marshmallows. I thought it would be even better as a pie. —Simone Bazos, Baltimore, Maryland

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Around the holidays 45 years ago, a friend gave me this recipe; it’s been a favorite ever since. —Bertha Palamar, Fulton, New York

Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake

Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake

Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake

Friends have suggested over and over that I submit this creation to a magazine because it's so good. For the best texture, make sure not to overmix the batter. —Jamie Harris, Danville, Illinois

Apple-Berry Crumb Pie

Apple-Berry Crumb Pie

Apple-Berry Crumb Pie

This delectable pie saves time and effort because you don’t have to roll out a crust or cut up any apples! —Laurie Jonas, Portage, WI

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog gets extra credit for the creamy custard filling in this treasured recipe from field editor Terri Gonzalez, Roswell, New Mexico. She notes, “This pie of my mom’s is the absolute best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted.”

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

This pecan bar recipe is the perfect little gift this winter. Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with a package of these nutty little bars to eat when they get home. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece is nearly impossible. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
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