7 Quick, Easy Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving

Unique Fall Dessert Recipes That You Have to Try!


Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about what you will bring to your Thanksgiving dinner! Don’t go digging through your kitchen drawers to try and find your grandma’s recipe for homemade pumpkin pie. Instead, why don’t you consider some of these yummy, fall desserts?

Caramel Apple Tart

Caramel Apple Tart

Smitten Kitchen

Caramel apple desserts have been getting a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so! With delicious baked apples and warm caramel drizzled on top, the duo can be crafted into cakes, cookies, crumbles, crisps and more! This recipe is for a caramel apple tart, baked to perfection for about an hour in the oven. Pair with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Food Network

What could possibly be better than the classic pumpkin dessert combined with the creaminess of cheesecake? Nothing. With ingredients like pumpkin puree, cream cheese and cinnamon, this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is a unique twist on Thanksgiving dessert and will have guests asking for seconds!

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Love from the Oven

Not a fan of eating pumpkin or apple-flavored desserts? Try this carrot cake recipe instead! Baked in under an hour and topped with cream cheese frosting, this cake will put all other desserts to shame!

Chocolate Pudding Delight

Chocolate Pudding Delight

The Pioneer Woman

Chocolate lovers, take notice! This chocolate pudding delight recipe is layered with chocolate fudge pudding, cool whip and chocolate shavings served in a crunchy pecan crust. Set aside twenty-five minutes to prepare it the day before Thanksgiving and refrigerate it overnight for a new family favorite!

Walnut Cookies

Walnut Cookies

Strawberry Plum

It wouldn’t be a fall desserts list without these walnut cookies! This recipe includes ingredients like cinnamon, brown sugar, walnuts and the secret ingredient- maple syrup! Bake in under 15 minutes for intense flavor.

Candied Ginger

Candied Ginger

David Lebovitz

Bring these candied ginger treats to your Thanksgiving party instead of a cake or pie. With only four ingredients, the other guests will be surprised that this recipe is so delicious!

Turkey Treats

Turkey Treats

The Creative Life in Between

Looking for an easy dessert to make with your kids? If so, you have found the perfect recipe. These turkey treats are so time-efficient that they can be crafted hours before your Thanksgiving dinner with your friends and family.  Make sure to have lots of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on hand!

If you are in a hurry and would rather buy a dessert than make one, visit one of Greater Morgantown’s bakeries that offer many delicious items for everyone to enjoy!

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