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When it comes to Thanksgiving, desserts like classic apple pie and pumpkin pie are really just the tip of the iceberg. While some recipes are central to maintaining tradition, there’s something sweet about trying new things every year in pursuit of finding a new family classic.
Here are more than 120 impressive Thanksgiving dessert recipes that will keep your crowd — big or small — talking. Who knows? They just might be recurring dishes in the years to come!
It doesn’t get any more traditional than apple pie on Thanksgiving. If you don’t have a recipe you already love, you’ll find one here.
I wait all year to dig into a wide slice of pumpkin pie that’s piled with freshly whipped cream. If you agree, these recipes won’t steer you wrong.
More Great Pies
Beyond apple and pumpkin, there are so many other pies to love, like sweet potato and buttermilk chess. And for those who think dessert isn’t dessert without chocolate, there are plenty of rich pies to slice from, too.
No one ever said you have to serve pie on Thanksgiving. If you’re on Team Cake, lean into it and bake up your favorite instead.
Other Great Desserts
There are so many other desserts that feel right at home at the Thanksgiving table. Take your pick and you won’t be disappointed.
Everyone will find something to love in these bars. On the bottom you’ve got a buttery gingersnap crust, topped with a layer of rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake. Next, you’ve got a tart, tangy layer of apples and cranberries, and the whole thing is finished off with a cinnamon-pecan crumble.