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15 easy and good dessert recipes for Thanksgiving

When was the last time you told your family and friends that you’re blessed and thankful to have them?

How about saying a sweet I love you while hugging them tight? 

Some of us often forget to do these simple things and take our loved ones for granted. The good news is Thanksgiving day is just around the corner. 

It is a special day to express our care for others while sharing good food and enjoying some tasty treats with them. 

If you’re undecided on what desserts to bring to the table, no worries! We’ve got you covered. 

We rounded up these 15 good Thanksgiving desserts that will help bring your family closer together and delight their palate as well.

The creamy and crumbly texture of this dessert is beyond expectation! Mini pumpkin cheesecakes Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin-flavored dessert. But choosing one for the perfect day is the real deal. If you are looking for a sweet and creamy treat, try these cream cheese-filled pumpkin whoopie pies! It has a cake-like sandwich stuffed with a soft, puffy, and marshmallow cloud-like filling that will probably appeal to every sweet tooth. 

Fed up with those dull Thanksgiving pies? If your answer is yes, then try this pumpkin coffee cake! It is a buttery and moist treat that combines with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. The crunchy streusel, brown sugar crumbles, and sweet vanilla glaze on top add an extra flavor profile that will surprise everyone around the table. 

If you’re a pecan fan, you are certainly going to love these pecan pie brownies! For those of you who have never had one, these brownies have a gooey, nutty, and wonderful chewy texture that is out of this world good. Pecan pie brownies are also a perfect recipe that can take your classic pecan pie up into a whole new stratosphere for a Thanksgiving dessert. 

Limited time can be your greatest enemy in preparing your perfect dessert for the Thanksgiving celebration (especially if you are a busy person.) If you are eyeing an easy yet satisfying Thanksgiving treat, this recipe is your lifesaver! Mini pumpkin cheesecakes with Oreo crust is a light and delicate dessert topped with pumpkin whipped cream- a perfect sweet treat! This is one of the easiest Thanksgiving dessert recipes as it takes only 30 minutes to make.

Snickerdoodle fan, assemble! One of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts on my list is the snickerdoodle layer cake. It is a four-layered moist cinnamon cake with a snickerdoodle crumble and snickerdoodle cookie filling on the top. This fall cake recipe looks pretty on the table and serves up something cinnamony and luscious—a bit different for the cake lovers in your family!

Love almonds and cookies? These small batch almond joy cookies are perfect for you! This mouth-watering treat has a perfect blend of coconut, semi-sweet chocolate, and sliced almonds. Elevate the whole joyful cookie-eating experience by pairing it with hot chocolate, coffee, or black tea!

What’s better than cheesecakes? Another fall-spice Thanksgiving dessert that I want to recommend is the pumpkin pie cheesecake. Filled with delicate, spiced pumpkin cheese filling while wrapped with graham cracker crust with sweet whipped cream on the top, this treat is sure to convince you to grab another slice!

Why not have a little taste of summer in the fall? Step up your Thanksgiving preparations and impress your loved ones with this new delicious recipe—the blackberry cobbler. What I like about this recipe is it’s easy yet pure heaven in taste. The perfect combination of sweetened blackberries, cinnamon, and a buttery biscuit topping will make you want it all year long!

These pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes are flavor-packed treats that are moist, fluffy with sweet chocolate frosting, mini chips, and buttercream. It is filled with pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. If you haven’t tried it yet, every bite is light, perfectly soft with a hint of pumpkin spice flavor. These are the perfect treat for kids and grown-ups!

Thanksgiving day isn’t just about delicious comfort food and dessert. It’s a day to drink too! And one of the thirst-quencher drinks that I recommend is the Thanksgiving margarita. It is a sweet, smooth, spicy cocktail that is a sure treat for your taste buds. If you are assigned to prepare the drinks for Thanksgiving this year, you’ve got to try this Thanksgiving margarita recipe! Barkeep! Bring me another!

If you are looking for a non-alcoholic beverage that is easy and heavenly good, you’ve got to try this pumpkin pie smoothie! This sweet drink combines pumpkin, coconut milk, banana, and pure maple syrup. It is sprinkled with cinnamon or topped with whipped cream. Yum!

Is your oven broken? Are you downright clumsy in the kitchen but you committed to a dessert I think I found what you’re looking for. Ta-da! the no-bake pumpkin dream bars. This layered dessert recipe has gingersnap cookie crust, pumpkin spice pudding, and cool whip that’s easy to assemble and totally brag-worthy!

14. Homemade Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Your thanksgiving table is not complete without a cranberry-pear sauce. This crowd-pleaser recipe has a hint of fresh cranberries, ripe pears, and real maple syrup that can delight your appetite. No doubt, this one will elevate your meal to a holiday feast! Gifting Tip: Make extra, pour into Bell jars, and give as early holiday gifts to party hosts!

When we say easy and tasty treat, jiffy corn casserole is at the top. This recipe is perfect for those people who are in love with both Jiffy cornbread mix and corn casserole. Its thick, buttery and creamy texture will definitely get your family and friends lining up for more. Now, did you make up your mind? Better hurry up and rush to a nearby grocery store to buy those ingredients so you can prepare some delicious and easy Thanksgiving desserts for your family, friends, and, if they’re REALLY lucky, coworkers and neighbors, too!

Thanksgiving dessert ideas

Thanksgiving dessert ideas

15 easy and good dessert recipes and ideas that are perfect for Thanksgiving


  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Streusel Topping
  • Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
  • Pumpkin Coffee Cake
  • Pecan Pie Brownies
  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust
  • Snickerdoodle Layer Cake
  • Small Batch Almond Joy Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
  • Thanksgiving Margarita
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • No-Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars
  • Homemade Cranberry-Pear Sauce
  • Jiffy Corn Casserole


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Cheryl Everitt

Saturday 5th of December 2020

Thank you for sharing these awesome receipes!

Patricia Brown

Friday 4th of December 2020

Id love the chance to win. and thank you for the chance

wendy hutton

Friday 20th of November 2020

so many great ideas

Gal Colleen

Friday 20th of November 2020

Great recipes, can't wait to try!

kathy m

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

I vote we just have a dessert party for Thanksgiving - all these look so good. My favorite is the pecan brownies. Will be making some to 'test' lol

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