Turkey. Stuffing. Football. There are a few things that get all the Thanksgiving glory, year after year. But the truth is, no Turkey Day would be complete without a selection of post-feast desserts. (If Thanksgiving doesn’t end in a sugary stupor, did it even happen?)
Looking for Thanksgiving dessert recipes to bring to share? Or on the hunt for an easy Thanksgiving dessert to balance out the work of the big meal? We got you. Here are 17 seriously delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes (that aren’t all that hard to make!)
1. Applesauce and yogurt parfaits
What’s better than a few desserts spread out on the table? Individual desserts for all! These homemade applesauce and yogurt parfaits from Celebrating Sweets are a perfect seasonal end to any Thanksgiving feast. (And we won’t tell anyone if you use store-bought applesauce!)
2. Rose apple tarts
3. Brown butter apple blondies
4. Classic apple crisp
If you’re looking for a dessert that everyone can dig into — especially with a scoop (or two!) of ice cream — look no further than this classic apple crisp from Iowa Girl Eats. And if you can believe it, it’s gluten- and dairy-free!
5. Pumpkin pie parfaits
6. Turtle pumpkin ice cream cake
Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that’s sure to wow but isn’t too labor-intensive? Believe it or not, the turtle pumpkin ice cream cake from A Spicy Perspective is super easy to make. And — need we even tell you? — it’s a show-stopper!
7. Cinnamon maple leaf cookies
8. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Looking for a go-to Thanksgiving dessert? You know, one you make once and then everyone asks you to make it every year thereafter? Look no further than the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from Lolo’s Desserts.
9. Hazelnut and fudge pie
10. Pear upside down cake
If you want to serve something a little outside the box this Thanksgiving, give the pear upside down cake from Pepper Delight a try. Don’t get us wrong, we love an apple pie, but sometimes you just need to mix it up.
11. Pumpkin bars
12. Mini pumpkin pies
13. Mini cinnamon apple loaves (with caramel drizzle!)
14. Apple crumble bars
Not only are the apple crumble bars from Hey Nutrition Lady delicious and pretty, they have whole grain oats and homemade apple butter in them. Soooo, no one will fault you for eating them for breakfast the next morning, right?
15. Grilled apples with strained yogurt and honey
If you want to stay seasonal but go a little outside the box, these grilled apples with strained yogurt and honey from 200 Is Plenty Sweet are a good place to start. And talk about an impressive presentation!