15 Best 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 Thanksgiving desserts 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!

Brownies and Bars

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

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

If you're looking for Thanksgiving desserts that aren't pie, 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. When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts this one is 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

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

Pies and Crisps

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.

An overhead shot of apple crisp in a green braiser with three scoops of vanilla ice cream on top and a gold serving spoon resting in the bottom right of the braiser. The braiser is on a orange blue and green striped kitchen towel and there is a speckled ceramic bowl of apple crisp and ice cream in the bottom right corner.

Mom's Famous Apple Crisp

Honestly this is one of my all time favorite Thanksgiving desserts 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!

Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Pie

Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Pie

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

Cakes and Pudding

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!!

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!

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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