A lot of people believe that the Thanksgiving feast is all about the turkey. While I agree that the turkey is key, I get more excited about the Thanksgiving dessert options available. I love pie and pudding, cakes, and cookies. I love the smell of sweetness baking and the way it fills a home. If I could get a vote together I’d push for eating dessert first every Thanksgiving. With that in mind, I am presenting our top picks for truly amazing, crowd-pleasing, stand-out dessert recipes!
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This is our very favorite pie. And we make a lot of pie. Wow, your guests this Thanksgiving with Food Network’s Bourbon Chocolate-Walnut Pie. Unexpected perfection in a crust. And super simple to make especially if you opt for a premade crust as I do. A guaranteed crowd pleaser!
This pumpkin pie recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is THE pumpkin pie recipe. Creamy, perfectly spiced, and dotted with tart yet sweet cranberries. Truly the greatest pumpkin pie recipe we have ever found.
I adore a good bread pudding. In fact, I consider it to be the ultimate in comfort food. Every Christmas morning I insist on a lemon curd, blueberry studded, custardy bread pudding. But this Pumpkin Praline Bread Pudding from Flavor Mosaic will make Thanksgiving feel like Christmas morning! Easy, decadent, and so memorable you can be sure family will ask you to make it every year after.
There are a lot of recipes for Sticky Toffee Pudding but we like Gordon Ramsey’s version the best because it is so easy and can be made in the microwave.
I’m not going to lie, this Salted Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake requires you to roll up your sleeves and put the work in. That said, you and all of your guests will be so very glad you took the time to put together this treasure of a recipe. Truly phenomenal. Change it up, trust Martha, serve this cake this year, and you’ll be looking for reasons to make it all year long!
Classic Carrot Cake
It is after all harvest season and carrots are at their best! We love this Carrot Cake Recipe from Tasty for a lot of reasons. It’s spiced perfectly and the addition of crushed pineapple is a true game-changer. Cream cheese frosting with crushed walnuts on top offers the perfect topping!
T has deemed the batter for these Maple Brown Sugar Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction the best cookie dough batter ever! He should know. We make a ton of cookies. If you follow me on Instagram you know we make these over and over all season long and they never last more than two days. They are absolutely irresistible.
These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from BruCrew Life are super soft and cake-like. We love the nutmeg and cinnamon and the hunks of chocolate and walnuts. Seriously addictive cookies.
So, there you have them, our top picks for Thanksgiving desserts. You really can’t go wrong with any of these choices but you know what they say, the more the merrier.
Share what you plan to make or a favorite dessert we didn’t include but you love to see at your Thanksgiving table. The comments section awaits you below.
Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving, my friend,
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