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Delicious Dessert Ideas for Thanksgiving

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The perfect end to any meal is always with a sweet bite. Why should Thanksgiving be any different? With the fall season comes many great desserts and each would compliment your turkey day meal. From pies, cookies, cakes, and bars, the options are endless. To help give you some ideas of what sweet treat to make to end your meal with, here are some delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes to try!

Molasses Bourbon Sandwich Cookies

Nicole from Baking Bites has the perfect bite to end a fall harvest meal. She combined a soft molasses cookie filled with spices like ginger, cloves, allspice and of course bourbon with a bourbon buttercream filling. This is a great recipe to try if looking for a boozy and spicy bite to end you meal with!


Salted Caramel Turtle Brownies

Every dessert needs a little bit of chocolate. If hankering for a sweet, salty, and chocolate bite at the end of your meal, then try this recipe from Stephanie of Back for Seconds. Using a fudgey brownies as a base, Stephanie tops these brownies with soft caramel, sea salt, more chocolate, and pecans!


Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie seems just to go hand-in-hand with a Thanksgiving meal. If opting to go for this traditional dessert, try this recipe from Elise of Simply Recipes. With no fuss or frills, this homemade pie is easy to make using a pre-made crust and is filled with a delicious and spiced pumpkin filling.


Autumn Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a cake recipe to impress your guests? Then this autumn spice cake from Jaclyn of Cooking Classy. This cake is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, making is the perfect end to your Thanksgiving meal. Best of all, it’s topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. Perfectly decadent and perfectly sweet- this is a great show-stopper dessert!


No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Jen from Cincy Shopper has a super easy dessert that requires no baking- a pumpkin cheesecake! Jen takes a dessert favorite and adds a fall spin with the addition of pumpkin puree. This recipe is a great and easy alternative to a classic pumpkin pie and one your guests will love!


Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan pie is another great Thanksgiving dessert idea. But instead of making pie, Kelly from Just a Taste shares her recipe for pie bars- the perfect sweet bite! With only a few ingredients this delicious and sweet recipe comes together in only 40 minutes! If needing to throw together a quick and easy dessert, try out these pecan bars!


What are your favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes? Share in the comments below!

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