No matter how many guests leave your Thanksgiving table full from dinner, they always manage to return for dessert. To help keep your dessert spread as impressive as your turkey dinner, we’ve created a list of our five favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes: Old Classics and New Favorites

We all have our favorite fall flavors and Thanksgiving traditions, so we tried to include something for everyone on our list of Thanksgiving dessert recipes. From the innovative to the classic, these fall dessert ideas won’t fail to please!

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Pumpkin Pudding

This is one of those unique Thanksgiving desserts for the chefs who would rather skip pie-making. This pudding has all the flavor of the pumpkin pie filling we love but saves hours of prep time with instant pudding mix and no crust to prepare. Plus, you can’t beat the charm of individual servings that show off that orange color.

What You’ll Need:

  • Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Whipped topping

Get the full recipe here.

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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Nothing says fall like an apple doughnut and it’s hard to find a more universally loved autumn treat. This recipe provides the same beloved flavor in a cake that makes a great choice for easy Thanksgiving desserts for a crowd.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • Apples
  • Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Get the full recipe here.

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Brown Sugar Maple Cupcakes

Some Thanksgiving dessert recipes should be for the kids…or the kids at heart. These cupcakes have the season’s sweet maple flavor perfectly balanced with a tangy cream cheese frosting and rich brown sugar cake.

What You’ll Need:

  • Dark brown sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Cream Cheese
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered sugar

Get the full recipe here.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

This dessert not only pleases the chocolate lovers at the table but cheesecake fans and pumpkin enthusiasts alike. It’s rich, chocolaty, and still has the pumpkin flavor we crave at Thanksgiving. Plus, the creamy orange filling, dark crust and chocolate drizzle make for quite the showstopper.

  • What You’ll Need:
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Chocolate Chips

Get the full recipe here.

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Classic Sweet Potato Pie

No list of Thanksgiving dessert recipes would be complete without a pie. This Thanksgiving pie recipe is one of the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of the South.

The mellow sweet potato is a unique flavor in comparison to apple and pumpkin. Plus, this recipe makes two pies to feed a crowd! Or, freeze and keep it all to yourself on a cold winter night.

What You’ll Need:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Evaporated milk
  • 2 9-inch pie shells
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon

Get the full recipe here.

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