Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving: 19 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor,

Thanksgiving dinner would not be complete without a sweet ending. This collection of Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving: 19 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes is full of sugary treats that will be the perfect complement to your Turkey Day feast. Below you will find pecan pie recipes, pumpkin dessert recipes, and more. All of these tried-and-true Thanksgiving dessert recipes will please your family this Thanksgiving. Whether you choose a traditional Thanksgiving dessert recipe or a twist on a classic, it is guaranteed to be delicious.

Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving: 19 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving: 19 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Prepare for Thanksgiving dinner with our collection of Southern Thanksgiving Sides: 19 Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

Pecan Pie Recipes

Rustic Chocolate Pecan Pie

Bourbon Orange Pecan Pie - Put a twist on your typical Thanksgiving dessert recipe with this recipe for Bourbon Orange Pecan Pie. The addition of bourbon and orange zest helps to set this pie apart from the others.

Chocolate-Studded Pecan Pie - Add a little chocolate to your Thanksgiving celebration with this recipe for Chocolate-Studded Pecan Pie. This Thanksgiving dessert recipe is definitely a classic.

Darn Good Pecan Pie Bars - This Thanksgiving dessert recipe for Darn Good Pecan Pie Bars allows you to have the flavor of pecan pie without going through the hassle of actually making a pie.

Heritage Chocolate Pecan Pie - Heritage Chocolate Pecan Pie combines a traditional Southern pecan pie recipe with chocolate for a dessert that will have everyone going back for seconds.

Pecan Pie Cake - This homemade cake recipe offers a twist on a classic. Everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this cake that tastes like pecan pie.

Pecan Pie Dip - Offer guests a little something different with this Pecan Pie Dip. Set this dessert dip out with strips of baked pie crust or shortbread cookies for dipping.

Rustic Chocolate Pecan Pie (pictured) - This pie may be rustic, but it is still unbelievably delicious. A touch of both bourbon and cinnamon help to give this pie a complex flavor.

Salted Pecan Pie Tarts - These Salted Pecan Pie Tarts would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table. The best thing about these little tarts is that they aren't too sweet.

Sinfully Good Southern Pecan Pie - There's no better time for a guilty pleasure dessert than Thanksgiving. This Sinfully Good Southern Pecan Pie will put a smile on everyone's faces.

Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Pecan and Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Amazing Pumpkin Pie Pudding - This no-bake Thanksgiving dessert recipe for Amazing Pumpkin Pie Pudding is a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. To make this pudding, simply combine canned pumpkin with vanilla pudding, whipped topping, and pumpkin pie spices.

Bourbon Pumpkin Pecan Pie - This easy pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a delicious bourbon pumpkin topping. The crunchy pecans perfectly complement the creamy pumpkin filling.

Hot Spiced Pumpkin - Prepare the base of this festive holiday drink ahead of time and keep it in the freezer until Thanksgiving Day. Serve this Hot Spiced Pumpkin alongside some hot apple cider for a duo of autumn beverages.

Pecan and Pumpkin Bread Pudding (pictured) - This recipe is very similar to traditional bread pudding but with the addition of creamy pumpkin puree. Pecans give the bread pudding a nutty crunch.

Secret Ingredient Pumpkin Caramel Cake - Boxed cake mix is the secret ingredient that makes this delicious Pumpkin Caramel Cake a cinch to make.

Southern Cooking for Thanksgiving: 10 Thanksgiving Sides, Thanksgiving Desserts, & More



Still want more Thanksgiving recipes? Be sure to explore Southern Cooking for Thanksgiving: 10 Thanksgiving Sides, Thanksgiving Desserts, & More.





Other Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie (pictured) - All of your Thanksgiving guests will love this sophisticated twist on Southern sweet potato pie.

Caramel Apple Pecan Pie - Combine two classic pies with this Thanksgiving dessert recipe for Caramel Apple Pecan Pie.

Cranberry Fluff - Everyone loves a good dessert salad, and this one is perfect for Thanksgiving Day. This Cranberry Fluff is a great alternative to traditional cranberry sauce.

Glazed Fresh Apple Cake - This light and sweet cake is a great option for those who do not like pie. This Glazed Fresh Apple Cake is extremely moist and flavorful.

Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie - Sweet potato pie is a Southern classic, and now you can enjoy a guilt-free version of it.



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