Thanksgiving pies are a holiday tradition that anyone can follow. Even Ree Drummond bakes pecan pie for her family every year. It’s what she calls her “all-time favorite.” But if you want to switch things up — or just want to add another fall treat to your seasonal spread — you can’t go wrong with this list of easy Thanksgiving desserts.
Here you’ll find tons of creative ideas for fall cake recipes, pies, cobblers, and Thanksgiving cookies. There are seasonal favorites, like pumpkin desserts and cranberry recipes, as well as many variations of your holiday favorites. (Think apple pie cookies and mini pumpkin cheesecake bites!) For those who prefer a chocolate dessert for Thanksgiving, try the Mississippi Mud Pie or Wacky Chocolate Cake that suits a crowd.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a roundup of Thanksgiving desserts without a few pie recipes on the list. Ahead, you’ll find ideas for chocolate chess pie, caramel apple pie, sweet potato pie, and more. Looking to make your Thanksgiving menu even simpler? Many of these holiday desserts are perfect for making ahead and some don’t even require an oven. Don’t you love a no-bake dessert? For more time-saving Thanksgiving dessert tips, take Ree’s advice and start your Thanksgiving cooking early in the week. She keeps her homemade pumpkin puree in the freezer so it’s ready to go on Thanksgiving Day. This will come in handy if you are making Pumpkin Trifle (recipe coming soon).