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8 Great Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes


People look forward to Thanksgiving dinner all year long. A dinner with this much hype can't be followed by some ho-hum dessert. It needs to be spectacular. Here's a list of 8 Great Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes that are worthy enough to be eaten after that beloved turkey. Included, are recipes for classic Thanksgiving pies with a twist, yummy pumpkin options, and dishes where a traditional Thanksgiving vegetable takes center stage in a dessert. These Thanksgiving dessert recipes are sure to be gobbled up by your family, so make sure they're on the menu this year.

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Monkey Bread Pumpkin Pie Bites Sweet Potato Bars with Toasted Marshmallows



8 Great Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Pecan Pie Variations

Pecan Pie Bars









Pecan pie is one of the most popular Thanksgiving dessert recipes out there. Pies can be a lot of work, however, and after slaving away in the kitchen all morning, the idea of making one does not sound pleasant. Not to worry. Here are a few simpler pecan recipes.


Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars taste just as delicious as pecan pie but take a lot less time to make. Plus, you can eat it with one hand instead of with a fork!

Pecan Praline Skillet Cake

This Thanksgiving dessert recipe is baked in a skillet, which is always fun. The cake is made with buttermilk and is light and fluffy. The topping contains pecans and pralines and is so warm and gooey you will fall in love at first bite.


Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Cobbler








At the top of the list of Thanksgiving dessert recipes is pumpkin pie. It's special because it's a seasonal food and it tastes delicious. You can never have too much pumpkin at Thanksgiving.


Pumpkin Pie Bites

This pumpkin pie variation has everything the pie has (crust and filling) plus a rolled oats and ginger topping. You could serve this and pumpkin pie and both would be completely gone by the end of the night.

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Monkey Bread

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Monkey Bread is a Thanksgiving dessert recipe that will be a kid favorite. Like the name says, you just pull off a piece and eat. The pumpkin bread is topped with a sweet, maple glaze that will keep kids and adults coming for seconds.

Pumpkin Cobbler

Here's a Thanksgiving dessert recipe that is rich and creamy and has just the right amount of sweetness. It's simple to make, and with all that work you're going to do for dinner, a simple and delicious dessert recipe is just the ticket.


Cranberry Apple Strudel Recipe

Apple Cranberry Strudel Pie







Apples and cranberries are great together. All of you cranberry sauce fans are sure to love cranberry desserts too.


Apple Cranberry Strudel Pie

The apple and cranberry filling is wedged between 2 sheets of phyllo dough which will turn golden brown after baking. This is a great fruity dessert to enjoy after a delicious turkey dinner.


Sweet Potato Desserts

Sweet Potato Brownies 2.0








Sweet potatoes are a sweeter Thanksgiving side. They're sometimes so sweet it's a wonder they're not considered desserts. Here are a few recipes that actually are labeled as desserts.


Sweet Potato Bars with Toasted Marshmallows

The marshmallows are broiled until brown but still retain their gooey-ness. Then they're cut into squares so you can enjoy them without a knife and fork.

Sweet Potato Brownies 2.0

You may be skeptical at first, but there's no need. These are scrumptious and will be a great Thanksgiving dessert. They are dense, moist, and perfectly chocolaty.


For Thanksgiving dinner ideas, check out 21 Perfect Casseroles for Thanksgiving.


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