With our favorite feasting holiday a little over a month away, it’s time to start prepping your Thanksgiving Day game plan. And you might as well begin with everyone’s favorite part of the meal: dessert. Though we all love the traditional pumpkin pie and the classic apple crisp, there's room to get creative with Turkey Day sweets too.
We scoured Pinterest for the most delectable Thanksgiving-friendly desserts that you’ll continue to snack on long after your turkey coma. Whether you’re looking for quick, last-minute pumpkin-y recipes or pretty treats to adorn your spread, we’ve got you covered. From frosted pumpkin cookies to no-bake cakes, we rounded up the tastiest sweets that might even steal the turkey’s spotlight.
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Get out your baking tools and scroll down to see our picks!
1. Pumpkin Spice Truffles
Looking to try something new for your Turkey Day dessert? Switch out the traditional pumpkin pie for these simple cinnamon-y pumpkin truffles dipped in your melted chocolate of choice.
2. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies
If you prefer a lighter treat to finish your hearty turkey meal, try these soft, sugary cookies topped with yummy pumpkin frosting. Kids (and parents) will love these beautiful holiday cookies.
3. Pumpkin Nutella Muffins
If you’re as Nutella-obsessed as we are, these muffins are the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. The pretty chocolate swirls will brighten up any spread.
4. Pumpkin Lasagna
This no-bake layered dessert is not only easy to make but also bound to be a crowd favorite. With layers of oreo, cream cheese, and pumpkin pudding, this pumpkin lasagna is a sweet go-to.
5. Cinnamon Pecan Pull Apart Bread
Not the biggest fan of pumpkin desserts? This cinnamon pecan bread is tasty and just as Thanksgiving-appropriate. Get the recipe here.
6. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Another no-fuss dessert, this creamy pumpkin cheesecake screams fall. With a prep time of only 20 minutes, the recipe is super quick, yet delicious at the same time.
7. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
Here’s another twist on regular old muffins. Whether you want a little snack to go with your morning coffee or a sweet mini dessert, these swirled treats have got you covered.
8. Mini No-Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Cut down your kitchen time and try these miniature carrot cheesecakes that require zero baking. Topped with caramel and pecans, these cute cakes are a breeze to both make and serve.