As your Thanksgiving feast comes to a wrap, the time has come for the grand finale: Thanksgiving dessert. Luckily, even though your guests are stuffed with turkey and all the fixings, they’ve managed to save room for dessert. Here at Oola, we curated a list of the best Thanksgiving desserts for a crowd that will tempt even the pickiest eaters.
1. Easy Pecan Pie Bars
2. Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars
Two deliciously classic desserts come together for a truly extraordinary dessert, apple crisp shortbread bars. Sweet and tender apples with a crispy brown sugar topping are piled high atop a thick buttery shortbread crust.
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin cheesecake puts a tasty holiday spin on a traditional favorite. Rich and decadent, pumpkin cheesecake is guaranteed to make any celebration twice as special! Serve your pumpkin cheesecake with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a dollop or whipped cream.
4. Cranberry Orange Cream Trifle
There is nothing more delightful than a gorgeously displayed trifle with its light and sweet layers. This cranberry orange cream trifle is bursting with holiday flavors. Layers of pound cake, sweet orange cranberry filling, and whipped cream, topped with sugared cranberries make for a showstopping Thanksgiving dessert.
5. Harvest Marble Chocolate Chip Cookies
For home cooks seeking a simple treat to serve their holiday guests after dinner, but still desire that holiday flair, look no further than Harvest Marble Chocolate Chip Cookies. Prepare an easy-to-follow chocolate chip cookie recipe and add food coloring to create a harvest marbling effect.
6. Maple Spice Crème Brûlée
Maple spice créme brûlée is an elegant dessert for well-deserving guests. Maple spice créme brûlée features a creamy smooth custard with sweet maple and warm spicy cinnamon notes. A crunchy caramelized sugar coating covers the soft filling.
7. Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding
Classic bread pudding is kicked up a notch and given a Thanksgiving makeover in this flavored bread pudding recipe. Pumpkin maple bread pudding boasts rich and spicy flavors that are perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration.
8. French Silk Pie
If you’re not a fan of the traditional pumpkin and apple pies this holiday season, French silk pie will come to your rescue. Lusciously creamy, rich, and delicious, this French silk pie’s chocolately mousse filling will surely win anyone over.
9. Cranberry Pie With Snickerdoodle Crust
A holiday masterpiece, this sweet and tangy cranberry pie features two classic desserts in one, cranberry pie filling atop a sugary snickerdoodle cookie crust. Serve this vibrant dish as this year’s unforgettable Thanksgiving dessert.
10. Sweet Potato Cupcakes With Maple Marshmallow Frosting
The beloved Thanksgiving side dish, sweet potato casserole with marshmallow, turns sweet potato cupcake with maple marshmallow frosting in this charming dessert.
11. Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin fudge is a fun fall twist on this holiday staple. Pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon chips give this sugary treat its harvest-like flavor. Guests will be thrilled to see a platter of pumpkin fudge being served after dinner this year.
12. Apple Pie
Similar to the traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, the apple pie is a beloved family tradition for many holidays, especially Thanksgiving. A slice of warm apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream is hard to resist. If you’re short on time, during the holiday rush, consider preparing an apple galette instead.
13. Pumpkin Brownies
Pumpkin brownies are the ultimate fall dessert for your Thanksgiving festivities. Both chocolate and pumpkin lovers will go bonkers for these deliciously unique brownies. Silky smooth pumpkin filling runs through two layers of a rich, chewy, fudgy brownie for a mouthwatering sweet dish.
14. Chocolate Acorns
Chocolate acorns couldn’t be cuter for Thanksgiving. We promise that these delicious, adorable fall morsels will put a smile on every’s face, both young and old. Perfect for guests who’d prefer a lighter snack after an enormous feast, chocolate acorns won’t weigh them down even more. To prepare, grab some Hershey’s chocolate kisses, mini Nilla wafers, melted chocolate, and mini chocolate chips.
15. Turkey Oreo Truffles
Oreo truffles are incredibly versatile and can be dressed up for any holiday. Turn your Oreo truffles into turkey Oreo truffles for Thanksgiving with some pretzels, M&Ms, and candy eyes for a vibrantly playful display that your guests will never forget.
16. Cocoa Krispies Turkey Drumsticks
If you’re on the lookout for fun Thanksgiving kids desserts, we have you covered with Cocoa Krispies Thanksgiving turkey legs. These turkey drumsticks are easy to prepare, with only five simple ingredients. Prepare this easy Thanksgiving kids dessert with pretzel rods, almond bark, mini marshmallows, butter, and Cocoa Krispies.
17. Pumpkin Roll
The classic pumpkin roll is an excellent go-to choice to serve a crowd on Thanksgiving when selecting a show-stopping dessert. Tender pumpkin spiced cake is blended with silky cream cheese frosting and rolled to perfection.
18. Pumpkin Pie
It wouldn’t entirely be Thanksgiving without the quintessential fall dessert, pumpkin pie. Our classic homemade pumpkin pie recipe is the dessert for folks that hold traditions near and dear to their hearts.