15 Epic Thanksgiving Desserts

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We’ve got just under 2 weeks until Thanksgiving and we need a comprehensive guide to Thanksgiving desserts!

Herb Roasted Turkey from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Below you’ll find just about everything you could possibly need to make the dessert moment of your dreams! Well, everything except Pumpkin Pie because honestly everyone has their own pumpkin pie recipe and truth me told… I think it’s kinda boring. Don’t judge me! I’ll take pumpkin in every other form… but pie! So grab a few recipes below, add them to your to-do list (many can be made ahead!) and let’s do this!


Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) / Thanksgiving desserts

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

These are a cross between a pie and a cheesecake bar and the salted caramel on top is truly extraordinary.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Imagine your favorite snickerdoodle cookie but in bar form. It’s truly not to be missed.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

I told you there would be pumpkin!

Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramel Blondies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Butterscotch Blondie Brownies

These take almost no time to whip up and can easily be prepped ahead! Perfect for all ages

Cheesecake Cookie Bars

You can never have enough bars am I right? There are part cookie / part cheesecake and 100% addictive.

Puff Pastry Apple Galette from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Looks fancy right?! It’s gorgeous but it’s not too complicated… just requires some knife skills and a piece of store bought puff pastry.

Mom's Famous Apple Crisp from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mom’s Famous Apple Crisp

Honestly this is my favorite dessert of all times with a big scoop of good vanilla ice cream on top!

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Salted Chocolate Tart with Potato Chip Crust

If you want something that looks like a pie but it 10283 times better… this is it! A salted chocolate ganache with a potato chip crust… it’s a perfect showstopping thanksgiving dessert!

Chocolate Brownie Pudding from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Brownie Pudding

For anyone who REALLY REALLY REALLY loves chocolate… this is for you.

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

It’s half dessert and half breakfast so if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers… this is the way to go on a weekend morning!

Homemade Pizookie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


My childhood favorite! A just slightly under-baked cookie that you can attack straight outta the pan!

Sweet Potato Pie

Ok FINE…. I gave you a pie!! It’s pretty too!

Triple Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

If you want another show stopper… this is it!

S'more Pudding Pie

S’mores Pudding Pie

Ok one more pie but instead of a pumpkin filling…. it’s S’MORES!!

And there you have it – all my favorite Thanksgiving Desserts so you can jazz up your Thanksgiving table!

PS – are you thinking of putting this on your Thanksgiving menu? Check out the full What’s Gaby Cooking menu here along with the master prep schedule to keep things organized and on track!
And if you need more Thanksgiving Ideas check out this roundup of 80+ Thanksgiving Recipes and Ideas


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