42 Best Desserts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and food! Your family and friends will be thankful for these simple, classic, mostly make-ahead desserts, which are as delicious as they are beautiful.

Easy Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

A wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie, it will quickly become a family favorite.

Old-Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Our southern version isn’t cloyingly sweet like most traditional pecan pies.

Southern Pecan Praline Cheesecake

This cheesecake includes a delicious and decadent pecan praline topping.

Easy Cranberry Cake with Hard Sauce

Full of fresh tart cranberries, this cake is festive and so yummy.

Homemade Pear Pie with Fresh Pears

This seasonal pie has a cinnamon and nutmeg-infused pear filling.

Apple Pie Cheesecake with Caramel Topping

There are so many flavorful layers and textures in this dessert!

Apple Dapple Cake with Caramel Glaze

This dessert is perfect to bring to Thanksgiving potlucks and parties.

Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Full of pineapple, carrots, raisins, and pecans with a rich cream cheese icing.

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Easy to make with fruit, orange juice, cornmeal - and a box of cake mix.

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