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In our house, Thanksgiving desserts are just as important as the turkey and the sides. Most people will stick to the traditional desserts that involve pumpkin or sweet potato. Some people will always have a pecan pie or something chocolate. No matter what you decide, this list has a little bit of everything!

Thanksgiving Desserts

Cranberry Pecan Pound Cake– This easy cake is made with jellied cranberry sauce. I think it’s better the next day, so you can make it in advance.


Pumpkin Pound Cake– This cake is really easy to make. You can add a frosting, but it’s just as good without it.

Holiday Pumpkin Pie-this pie is a classic and is always a hit. I never met a pumpkin pie I didn’t like and this one is at the top of the list. Do you love all things pumpkin? Here are 30 of our best pumpkin recipes.

Thanksgiving Dessert Pumpkin Pie The Southern Lady Cooks

Crustless Pumpkin Pie– Super easy to make and always a hit with my family.


Southern Apple Crisp-this is such a wonderful dessert served with ice cream. Of course, we like it warm right out of the oven.

Southern Maple Pecan Pie-this is a twist on an old favorite and it’s absolutely delicious. You may also like our Pecan Pie Bars, they are always a hit for any gathering.

Pumpkin Crisp-this crisp is so easy and wonderful with ice cream or whipped topping.

Thanksgiving Desserts The Southern Lady Cooks

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie-this pie is delicious! It’s so easy to make and my family loves it.

Kentucky’s Woodford Pudding– This recipe is a classic and has been around since the 1800’s. Definitely check this one out.


Sweet Potato Cake-if you’ve never had this cake, you need to go make it right now. It is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for your holiday. You may also like our Sweet Potato Pie.

Sweet Potato Cake Thanksgiving Desserts The Southern Lady Cooks

Apple Cider Donut Cake: This cake has a great flavor and really does taste like a donut. Great for any occasion.

Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake-this cake is delicious and so easy to prepare. Your guests will rave about this dessert!

Cranberry Pecan Crisp-this is such a wonderful dessert and so easy. If you love cranberry like we do, then click here for 10 cranberry recipes.

Bourbon Pumpkin Spice Cake-if you’re looking for a “WOW” dessert for Thanksgiving, here it is. This cake has wonderful reviews and is stunning. It will be the talk of your meal. This cake is a show stopper!

Sweet Chocolate Pie-every dessert table is better with this classic.

Apple Spice Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting-if you have a large crowd, this is the perfect dessert. It is delicious and I never have any left. However, if chocolate is your thing, try this one.

Brown Sugar Pie-this is an old fashioned recipe and your guests will love it!

More Recipes for Thanksgiving

Are you looking for some desserts that take no time to make? Sometimes we want quick and easy with no fuss.  Here are 5 Thanksgiving Desserts that are only 3-4 ingredients that are so easy and your guest will love.

Planning your menu? Check out these wonderful Thanksgiving Side Dishes! 

Will you have overnight guests for the Thanksgiving? Maybe you’re planning on a Thanksgiving Brunch? Here are some of our best brunch recipes.

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5 Secrets to Old-Fashioned
Southern Cooking


Tips, tricks & recipes to cook Southern food just like Grandma used to!