Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Featuring Popular Pie Recipes

Nov 13, 2017
Apple Crumb Pie for Thanksgiving
Becky Luigart-Stayner


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Here at the Almanac, Thanksgiving is all about comfort food, including the desserts! Here are ten Thanksgiving dessert recipes—featuring seven pies, two puddings, and one cheesecake. Which is your favorite?

Grandma’s Pecan Pie

This delicious pecan pie is sweetened naturally with maple syrup. Gran’s pie recipes are the best!

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Creamy New York-Style Cheesecake

Cheesecake is always a favorite around the holiday season, our New York-Style Cheesecake recipe is absolutely to die for. The texture of this sour cream cheesecake is like velvet on the tongue. When blending cheesecake ingredients, make sure not to overdo it. Beating air into a cheesecake only increases the possibility that it will rise more than it should and then crack as it settles. 


Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Perfect Apple Pie

Looking for the best apple pie recipe—the one that mom used to make? This is it! We call our recipe the Perfect Apple Pie because it has that easy, buttery homemade pie crust you love, and the right mix of apples for that fruity, not gooey, taste.

Credit: Brent Hofaker/Shutterstock

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This pudding is like pumpkin pie, but with a firmer, denser texture. Skip making the crust and try this twist on the classic pumpkin pie. All you have to do once it’s done cooking is top it with whipped cream and serve! (Kids love this recipe, too!)

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Istetiana

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Decadent and delicious, here is one pie that always disappears. Don’t fret if it rises up and cracks when done; it will settle down as it cools.


Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie

We can’t leave off the classic  pumpkin pie. This recipe won a blue ribbon at the Goshen (Connecticut) Fair. The pumpkin pie is nice and firm, not too custardy. It’s a basic pie recipe, but the crust turns out very well. After all, appearance and taste count most at the fair!

Credit: Brent Hofaker/Shutterstock

Indian Pudding

A classic New England dessert, Indian Pudding is made with cornmeal, milk, and molasses. The “Indian” refers to Native American cornmeal. Despite its messy presentation, this “pudding” tastes amazing, especially topped with ice cream or whipped cream.


Apple Crumb Pie With Carmel Sauce

For those who love a crumb topping, we offer a dish that looks as good as it tastes. Who doesn’t love the mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and apples?! These ingredients are impeccably combine to create the perfect flavor and aroma for autumn.


Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potatoes for dessert? Yes, please! This simple-to-make sweet potato pie recipe will perfectly complement holiday dinner.  


Mini Cranberry Apple Pies

These Cranberry-Applies are sweet, yet tart. What a great combination in one pie! Single-serving pies also work really well at a holiday gathering or dinner party.


Are you loving these desserts? Many recipes come courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac cookbooks available in our online store

See ALL our Thanksgiving recipes—from the turkey to sides dishes to more classic desserts!

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