No matter how big the feast, there’s always room for Thanksgiving dessert! With so many options to choose from, I’ve compiled a list of my top Thanksgiving dessert recipes so you don’t have to scour the internet to find the right one. I’ve included a wide variety, from pies and cakes to brownies and cookies, as well as vegan and gluten free options!
THANKSGIVING PIE RECIPES
Mini Pumpkin Hand Pies
These mini pumpkin pies are baked with a cream cheese pumpkin filling and a cinnamon sugar crust. They’re so quick and easy to make!
Fudgy Brownie Pie
This is now the ONLY way to eat a brownie! This delicious brownie pie is baked with the most light and flaky pie crust with a thick filling of super fudgy brownie. Pie crust and brownie isn’t a typical combination, but this recipe proves that they are most definitely meant to be together.
The BEST Pecan Pie
This is the BEST pecan pie because it has a buttery and flaky pie crust and with a filling that is ooey gooey and loaded with pecans.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Butter Pie
This custard-based pie is made with apple butter and topped with a layer of cinnamon sugar – all baked in a flaky gluten free pie crust!
Mini Maple Pumpkin Pies
These mini pumpkin pies are SO STINKING CUTE! They’re baked in mason jar lids with an incredibly flaky crust and maple-sweetened pumpkin pie filling. They’re so fun, so adorable, and perfect for Thanksgiving dessert.
THANKSGIVING CAKE RECIPES
Sticky Toffee Banana Bundt Cake
This banana bundt cake is SO moist and drenched in a sticky toffee sauce. With a hint of cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt, this banana cake is well balanced and the perfect warm and cozy dessert for the Holidays.
Pumpkin Pie Gooey Butter Cake
This pumpkin gooey butter cake is a delicious combination of super moist spice cake and smooth pumpkin pie filling. It’s a fun alternative to pumpkin pie and is so easy to make!
Spice Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
This extra moist spice cake is perfectly spiced and coated in a silky brown butter cream cheese frosting.
Moist pumpkin cupcakes baked with warm spices and topped with silky cinnamon cream cheese frosting! Made extra special, these cupcakes are topped with edible mini pumpkins. THEY’RE SO STINKING CUTE!
Butterscotch Pumpkin Bundt Cake
A super moist pumpkin bundt cake is baked with warm spices and topped with a rich homemade butterscotch sauce.
Apple Butter Spice Cake
Super moist spice cake baked with apple butter, fresh apples, and topped with whipped cream cheese frosting swirled with even more apple butter.
Apple Cider Cake
This apple cider bundt cake is super moist, coated in cinnamon sugar, and topped in an apple cider glaze. It’s so easy to make but looks amazing!
THANKSGIVING COOKIE RECIPES
Brown Butter & Maple Chewy Pumpkin Cookies
These chewy pumpkin cookies are bursting with flavor! Baked with loads of brown butter, warm spices, and pure pumpkin, these are the ultimate warm and cozy cookies that are perfect for the Fall baking season.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
This giant chocolate chip cookie is baked with pumpkin and warm fall spices to make it the ULTIMATE fall cookie. It’s then topped with buttercream pumpkins and extra chocolate chips!
Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies are baked with savory pecans, rich dark chocolate, and nutty brown butter. The outside is golden and crispy and the inside remains soft and melty.
Chewy Spice Cookies
These chewy spice cookies are bursting with flavor, baked with warm spices and rich molasses.
THANKSGIVING CHEESECAKE RECIPES
This rich pumpkin cheesecake is super creamy and baked with an entire can of pumpkin puree, warm spices, and a brown butter graham cracker crust.
Maple Brown Butter Cheesecake
This brown butter cheesecake is LIFE CHANGING. It’s a maple and brown butter cheesecake with a brown butter graham cracker crust. The crust covers the bottom, sides, and is baked as a double layer in the center of the cheesecake!
Cookies & Cream Brownie Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Brownie crusted cheesecake bars baked with layers of vanilla cheesecake, Oreos, and pumpkin cheesecake…it’s everything you could ever want in one delicious dessert!
The BEST Classic Cheesecake
This is the BEST cheesecake recipe because not only is it creamy, rich, and smooth, but it also includes cheesecake baking tips and steps to ensure it turns out perfect.
Vegan Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Bars
These vegan caramel cheesecake bars are no bake, gluten free, and naturally sweetened. Made with a sweet cinnamon pecan crust, caramel cashew cheesecake filling, and vegan caramel pecan topping, these bars turn out so rich and creamy.
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
This salted caramel cheesecake is seriously the best cheesecake recipe ever. It’s silky smooth, extra creamy, and covered in a delicious homemade salted caramel.
BUTTERNUT BAKERY’S FAVORITES
Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
These maple pecan sticky buns are insanely delicious! Light and fluffy cinnamon rolls are baked with a caramelized maple pecan topping. They’re soft, sticky and loaded with savory crunchy pecans
Apple Fritter Skillet Cake
This apple fritter cake is a giant apple fritter baked in a skillet! It’s made with a moist spice cake that’s mixed with tender cinnamon apples, a thick buttery sauce, and is topped with an icing glaze.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bars
These gluten free pumpkin bars are super moist and smothered in a silky maple cream cheese frosting. They’re also SO easy to make using Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking flour!
Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze
Moist pumpkin bread with a crunchy pumpkin spice streusel topping and maple glaze. It’s seriously the BEST pumpkin bread recipe!
This is the BEST apple crisp recipe! It’s perfectly spiced with thick slices of tender and jammy apples and extra crisp on top. This recipe is also naturally gluten free using an almond flour and oat crumble. It’s quick, easy, and so delicious!
Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These pumpkin pie chocolate chip cookie bars are a unique twist on classic pumpkin pie bars! Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie dough is baked with a layer of pumpkin pie on top. It’s an unexpected combo that most definitely works.
BEST Healthy Pumpkin Bread
This healthy pumpkin bread is made with natural ingredients and is completely gluten free, dairy free, and naturally sweetened with the option to also make it vegan. Both ways are equally delicious, especially with the sweet maple frosting on top.
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