Get ready to dazzle your dinner table with 27 Easy-Peasy Thanksgiving Desserts for the Ultimate Cozy Feast! From mouthwatering Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting to an irresistible Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, we've got a dessert for every palate and skill level. Don't let the holiday sneak up on you—start planning today!
1. Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
Impress your Thanksgiving crowd effortlessly with our Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars. Perfectly moist and delicious, these bars are a blend of classic pumpkin flavors, all topped off with a rich cream cheese frosting.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
2. Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
You're in for a treat with our Sweet Potato Pecan Pie! Imagine a smooth layer of spiced sweet potato pie on the bottom and a gooey, nutty pecan pie on top. It's like two amazing pies rolled into one, and it's as delicious as it sounds!
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
3. No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
A no-bake Chocolate Cheesecake with just 6 ingredients is the answer to your Thanksgiving meal's fuss-free but delicious finish. Why? It frees up your oven for other holiday essentials and cuts down on prep time, giving you a break from the kitchen chaos. And let's be honest, chocolate is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
Get the Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
4. Apple Crisp
Add a touch of warmth to your Thanksgiving dessert spread with our scrumptious Apple Crisp. This cozy classic features a crumbly oat topping and a juicy apple-cherry filling, making it an irresistible end to your holiday meal.
Get the Recipe: Apple Crisp
5. Pumpkin Dump Cake
Swap your usual pumpkin pie for our simple yet scrumptious Pumpkin Dump Cake this Thanksgiving. With warm spices and a zesty apple filling, it's the kind of treat that makes holiday gatherings unforgettable. Your guests will be asking for seconds—and the recipe.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Dump Cake
6. Easy Lemon Icebox Pie (No-Bake)
Satisfy your cravings with a Lemon Icebox Pie! This tangy and creamy dessert is an easy, no-bake treat that's perfect for all year, even on Thanksgiving. This no-bake lemon pie is refreshing, sweet, and tart, made with a silky smooth filling of fresh lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, cream, and a buttery graham cracker crust.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Icebox Pie
7. Pumpkin Tiramisu
This Pumpkin Tiramisu is a true crowd-pleaser that combines the creamy richness of a classic Italian dessert with the cozy warmth of fall flavors. Imagine biting into a heavenly blend of smooth mascarpone, sweet pumpkin puree, and coffee-dipped ladyfingers dusted with a hint of cocoa.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Tiramisu
8. Apple Spice Dump Cake
Make your Thanksgiving even more special with our fuss-free Apple Spice Dump Cake. It fills your home with the comforting scent of apples and spices, adding a touch of warmth to your holiday celebration. This is a great recipe to get kids involved in.
Get the Recipe: Apple Spice Dump Cake
9. Bee Sting Cake
Bee Sting Cake (German: Bienenstich) is a light, airy, moist sponge cake filled with rich vanilla cream filling and topped with sugary almonds.
While it is not a "classic Thanksgiving dessert," it's the super simple dessert that's always gone first.
Get the Recipe: Bee Sting Cake
10. Lemon Curd
Easy homemade Lemon Curd is a Thanksgiving game-changer! Made with simple stuff like lemons, butter, and eggs, it's a burst of bright flavor that cuts through all those heavy holiday dishes. Spread it on rolls, add it to desserts, or even use it as a tangy dip. It's the tasty multitasker that will make your Thanksgiving meal unforgettable! And you can prep it ahead of the big day.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd
11. Oatmeal Cream Pie Cheesecake
A decadent Oatmeal Creme Pie Cheesecake recipe that yields a creamy oatmeal cookie flavored filling on top of a crust made with the famous cookies.
Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Cream Pie Cheesecake
12. Black Forest Dump Cake
Dig into our irresistible Black Forest Dump Cake, a no-fuss recipe that combines those wonderful gooey cherry and chocolate flavors we love in a classic Black Forest Cake but with much less effort. We made this scrumptious cake using cherry pie filling and chocolate cake mix and topped it with melted butter and delectable hot fudge.
Get the Recipe: Black Forest Dump Cake
13. Pumpkin Oreo Balls
Pumpkin Oreo balls are a really fun chocolate dessert that is perfect for fall parties, Thanksgiving, or even Halloween. With only five ingredients, these simple treats are delicious and fun!
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Oreo Balls
14. Cinnamon Cupcakes
This is the best cinnamon cupcake recipe! These easy cinnamon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are moist and delicious and dusted with a perfect cinnamon sugar topping! They're an upgrade to a traditional vanilla cupcake and a MUST for cinnamon lovers!
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Cupcakes
15. Apple Dumplings
Enjoy beautifully seasoned Apple Dumplings with crescent rolls with creamy vanilla ice cream for dessert or breakfast! Tender and warm apples on the inside, baked in a delicious fall spiced syrup and poached in a lemon-lime soda. Lemon-lime soda, you ask? This bubbly, sweet mixture helps to cook the apples through and creates a lovely syrup you can drizzle over after baking.
Get the Recipe: Apple Dumplings
16. Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie
Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie is sure to become one of your new favorite Thanksgiving desserts! The dark brown sugar adds a rich molasses undertone that gives a more complex flavor overall as compared to the more neutral sweetness of a classic pie made with white sugar. And that pumpkin spice aroma – it’s a whole vibe.
Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie
17. Southern Lemon Pie Recipe
A silky smooth southern lemon pie recipe that is perfect for any occasion, any time of the year. With a sweet yet tart flavor, lemon pie is a classic dessert that has been around for hundreds of years.
Get the Recipe: Southern Lemon Pie Recipe
18. Vegan Pecan Pie
This vegan pecan pie has all of the sweet, salty, nutty flavor you want and is surprisingly wholesome! It's refined sugar-free, sweetened with maple syrup, and is not only dairy-free and eggless but also FREE from gluten, soy, coconut, and oil.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Pecan Pie
19. Pumpkin Fluff Cool Whip Dip
This pumpkin fluff is a pumpkin Cool Whip dip that’s a quick and easy dessert for fall! A perfect no-bake recipe for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or just a snack for some fall flavors!
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Fluff Cool Whip Dip
20. Amish Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This Amish Pumpkin Pie Recipe is made using pantry staples for the most part. Deliciously creamy, sweet cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg give all those great fall flavors.
Get the Recipe: Amish Pumpkin Pie Recipe
21. Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Easy to make Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is made with just five ingredients using spice cake mix, canned pumpkin, applesauce, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Easy to make pumpkin cake that’s perfect for the holidays!
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Bundt Cake
22. Pumpkin Rice Krispie
This is the best pumpkin Rice Krispie treats recipe! Easy to make with just a few minutes of hands-on time, these Rice Krispie squares are made with just five ingredients and make the perfect fall dessert. Kids love this treat, and this recipe can also easily be made gluten-free and vegan too!
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Rice Krispie
23. Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Cake is a crock-pot dessert recipe that came to me later in life, but it did so in a big way when it showed up. This pumpkin cake recipe was our first to go viral within our first year of starting Platter Talk in 2013.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake
24. Pumpkin Crumble
This simple, delicious Pumpkin Crumble dessert is such an easy recipe you will be making it again and again!
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26. Pumpkin Gingersnap Dip
If you love pumpkin pie, then this Pumpkin Gingersnap Dip is for you! I used 3 simple ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, vanilla pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice. There is no cream cheese or Cool Whip here, so it's much healthier than those cream cheese-based pumpkin dips.
Get The Recipe: Pumpkin Gingersnap Dip
27. Cinnamon Apple Pumpkin Cake
The Cinnamon Apple Pumpkin Cake is the essence of the flavors of Fall. It is a tasty after-dinner dessert, but my kids love it for a special breakfast treat. It is a beautiful addition to an elegant Sunday brunch and can be “dressed up” with a little confectioner’s sugar. The pumpkin puree that is used makes the cake extra moist and delicious.
Get The Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Pumpkin Cake