As bountiful is the traditional Thanksgiving table with the roasted turkey taking center stage, and an array of savory side dishes playing their supporting role, we still anxiously await the finale of this abundant meal. No matter how stuffed we are, those Thanksgiving desserts are nearly impossible to resist!
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Whoever is around the table, your family and guests are sure to indulge in a slice (or two or three) of one of these fabulous desserts. They are all classic and most are easy to prepare.
So whether you are hosting Thanksgiving in your home this year or traveling over the river and through the woods to be with family or friends, you are sure to receive smiles and appreciative hearts ready to dig in.
Finish Thanksgiving dinner with homemade pies, cakes, breads or a crisp and make your dessert buffet extra special. Pumpkin, apple and all the flavors of thanksgiving everyone will love for a bountiful and perfect ending to your holiday meal.
Choose one or many from this collection of classic and favorite Thanksgiving desserts as a perfect finish to your Thanksgiving dinner. A bounty of pumpkin and apple pies and cakes sure to please everyone, plus look so tempting on your buffet table.
Classic Pumpkin Pie
I have tried lots of different pumpkin pie recipes and always come back to this one. Truly a classic recipe and just the right sweetness and texture. Pumpkin Pie is so easy especially when using pre-made pie crusts from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. So much better that store-bought pies and much less expensive that pies from the bakery.
Bake the pies a day ahead for convenience. Freshly baked pumpkin pie will keep for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Just cool completely and cover loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap before placing in the refrigerator.
Classic Pecan Pie
Another classic pie that I love any time of year and a great addition to the dessert buffet. I have a hard time choosing between pumpkin pie and Pecan Pie so I have a slice of both! It is Thanksgiving after all, right? 😉
Apple Crumb Pie
Apple Crumb Pie with its buttery and crunchy topping over sweet and tender apples is dessert perfection. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy a heavenly experience on a fork!
Iconic Pumpkin Bread during the autumn time of year is just as lovely for dessert as it is for snacking or breakfast. Sliced and served with cream cheese or toasted with butter, it is a yummy and moist treat. Since it freezes so well, you can make it well in advance. This recipe makes two standard-size loaves or 7 mini loaves just right for sharing!
Frosted Applesauce Bread
Another delightful quick bread is Frosted Applesauce Bread. This easy recipe is full of the warm flavors of cinnamon, allspice & nutmeg. You don’t even need a mixer to make this delicious quick bread.
Fig & Date Nut Bread
Not traditional as a Thanksgiving dessert but I want to share Fig & Date Nut Bread because it is most tasty. It does work as a dessert but you might want to make it should you have overnight guests. Lovely for breakfast with coffee and it is another bread that freezes well, making it great to have handy.
Apple Pear Crisp
Old-fashioned Apple Pear Crisp with a crumbly oatmeal topping has a perfect blend of apple, pear, citrus, cinnamon & nutmeg. It is an easy, uncomplicated recipe and always gets favorable comments when served. this is another desserts that is wonderful served with ice cream of even with whipped cream.
All the Flavors of Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving Bundt cake, with all the flavors of Thanksgiving, including pumpkin, cranberries, apples, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger with a finish of maple syrup in the glaze is one of the most popular on our site here. It really is a perfect ending to your Thanksgiving feast.
Many people think Pumpkin Roll is the best part of Thanksgiving! A sweet swirl of cream cheese inside a moist cake with the flavor of pumpkin. It is perfect!
Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake
Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake with caramelized fruit on a very moist spiced cake might just be what you are looking for.
Pumpkin Pound Cake
You can’t go wrong serving a lovely Pumpkin Pound Cake especially when it has a cream cheese frosting and topped with pecans!
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