We can’t believe it’s already here, but Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away. That means it’s the right time to finalize your meal plans and get clear on the dishes you want to make. With all the focus going toward the turkey, the side dishes, and the wine or cocktails, the desserts can oftentimes get pushed to the side. But if you really want to impress your guests this year and have them leaving your house on the happiest note, we’ve got you covered with some Thanksgiving dessert recipes to choose from.
Finding the right dessert recipe for your holiday meal depends on your own goals for that day. Do you want an end to the meal that is on the lighter side since you know everyone will already be stuffed from dinner, or do you want to impress with a fancy, indulgent sweet treat? Or maybe, you’re just looking for the easiest recipe possible that will save you time and energy but still have your guests gobbling up every last bite. Whatever your Thanksgiving dessert goal may be, you’ll find what you’re looking for out of our 25 delicious recipes listed below.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding
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If you’ve been busy cooking your turkey and sides and are looking for a simple dessert that will still impress your family, this apple-cranberry crisp is the way to go because it can be done from start to finish in under an hour. There’s nothing better than a dessert that’s both simple and delicious.
Get our recipe for Apple-Cranberry Crisp.
Sometimes the last thing you want after an enormous Thanksgiving dinner is a heavy, super-rich dessert. This Chocolate Pudding is a bit lighter on the sweetness but still provides a bold chocolate flavor with a hint of salt to finish off the night.
Chocolate Pudding with Olive Oil and Sea Salt
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Pull out the espresso and serve up this Low-Calorie Tiramisu at the end of the night. This specific tiramisu recipe is also much easier to prepare than the more intricate classic, so if you’re hosting this year, save yourself some time and effort with this one.
Get our recipe for Tiramisu.
After preparing an entire Thanksgiving feast, dessert may seem like too much of a chore. But if you want a super easy dessert that will still impress your guests and leave them feeling satisfied, something like this Olive Oil Ice Cream is your answer. All you’ll need is store-bought vanilla ice cream, olive oil, and sea salt, and voila—a fancy end to the night.
Get our recipe for Olive Oil Ice Cream.