Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

15 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts – the best of the best dessert recipes for your holiday meal. All of the recipes can be made ahead of time. LOVE time-saving recipes like these!!! Pies, cakes, cobblers, cheesecakes – something for everyone.

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Best Desserts for Thanksgiving

No holiday meal is complete without dessert!!! Today I am sharing 15 of our best desserts. These are all seriously delicious and all of them can be made ahead of time. I’m ALL about make-ahead recipes for the holidays. Who’s with me?!?

I’m having a hard time narrowing down my dessert list this year. Way too many yummy choices. I’m thinking about starting with dessert this year to make sure I have room! Let’s start a new trend this year. Start with dessert and THEN the turkey!

I hope you enjoy any of the recipes you try this year. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.

Don’t miss our other Thanksgiving recipe posts: https://www.plainchicken.com/category/recipes/holidays/thanksgiving/

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slice of pecan pie on a plate

Maple Pecan Pie

plate of sliced apple cider doughnut cake

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

slice of crazy crust apple pie

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

slice of lemon pie on a plate

Lemon Velvet Cream Pie

slice of vanilla wafer cake on a plate with whipped cream and mint

Vanilla Wafer Pound Cake

slice of pumpkin cheesecake on a plate with caramel sauce

Ritz Carlton Pumpkin Cheesecake with Homemade Caramel

slice of pumpkin heath bar cake

Pumpkin Spice Heath Bar Cake

baking dish of pecan cobbler

Pecan Cobbler

inside of a chocolate dipped pecan pie balls

Pecan Pie Balls

slice of three layer carrot cake

The BEST Carrot Cake (Made with Baby Food)

slice of cheesecake on a plate

The BEST Homemade Cheesecake

sliced coconut cake on a plate

Coconut Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

plate of pumpkin pie snickerdoodle cookie bars

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars

baking dish of biscuit pecan pie

Pecan Pie Bubble Up

slice of lemon pound cake on a plate

Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound Cake


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  1. I just gained 10 pounds reading all of these! We may not have turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving–just have all these delicious desserts!

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