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Festive Thanksgiving Desserts

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These Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Desserts are all easy to make and many are filled with the flavors of fall.  If you are looking for some fun and memorable desserts, we have gathered some for you.

Be sure to check out our other Thanksgiving dessert ideas too! Thanksgiving is such a busy time and while I have certainly grabbed a store-bought pie, it is fun to make a beautiful dessert that will let your family know that the day is special.

Elegant Thanksgiving Desserts

Hello Friends

Welcome to November! This time of year can be so busy, but if you get an early start, things tend to fall into place a little easier. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I have gathered some classic and elegant Thanksgiving desserts to consider for your Thanksgiving dinner.

These are perfect if you are hosting a family Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving. Or maybe you are going to a pot luck and just want to take a nice dessert.

We usually enjoy our dessert with some fun Thanksgiving traditions. It is always one of those days where we don’t do a lot, just enjoy a great meal and the company of each other, followed by some football viewing and game-playing.

Whether this is your first time making Thanksgiving dinner, or you are a well seasoned Thanksgiving chef, these Thanksgiving dessert recipes are sure to be a hit!

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

apple pie bites

Apple Pie Bites


Thanksgiving Turkey Pumpkin Pie

Caramel Pecan Cupcake

Caramel Pecan Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cookies with Pecans

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

apple crisp recipe

Easy Apple Crisp

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

Pumpkin Ice Cream


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe easy

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Some take a twist on classic Thanksgiving desserts and others are fresh and fun. These recipes are guaranteed to keep your family members coming back for more, and you will look forward to these for years to come!

These fun Thanksgiving desserts will all bring a smile to your family’s face on Thanksgiving day.


Be sure to check out these other festive Thanksgiving desserts.

Thanksgiving Desserts

  1. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler
  2. Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites
  3. Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies
  4. Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
  5. Pumpkin Spice Cake
  6. Spiced Cupcakes
  7. Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake
  8. Apple Pie Bread Pudding

These are cute with a turkey theme!

  1. Peanut Butter Turkey Cookies
  2. Decorated Turkey Face Cookies
  3. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
  4. Reese’s Turkeys
  5. Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
  6. Turkey Cupcakes
  7. Chocolate Pilgrim Hats
  8. Turkey Pretzels
  9. Turkey cookies


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Wednesday 8th of November 2017

There's enough here to keep me busy (and on the treadmill) for a long time, thank you!

Diane Wilkins

Friday 3rd of November 2017

The turkey cookies look so adorable and delicious. Thanks for putting up the list.