Perhaps the best part of the Thanksgiving meal is the dessert. Sure, there are friends, family, and drinks to be had, but it’s all about coming together for the food. And we all know the best part of the food comes after the meal. Here are some easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes to motivate you to get through a large family dinner.

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” - Henry David Thoreau

Pumpkin Pie

Easy as ...well, pie.
What's more scrumptious than pumpkin pie? Source: Chowhound

What could be more traditional than pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? Bon appetit has the best recipe for making pumpkins into pies. You can buy a crust or make your own. We’ve got the recipes for both.

  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple
  • Syrup
  • Heavy cream
  • Condensed milk
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Eggs
  • Nutmeg
  • Sugar
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon

Pumpkin Pie S’mores

You want some more?
We'd write something here but our mouths are watering too much. Source: Wstate

For a twist on two classic food choices, simply combine the delicious pumpkin pie with delectable chocolate and marshmallow. If you want to be downright naughty, drizzle a little caramel in between these cute Thanksgiving desserts. Nobody can say no to pumpkin pie s’mores.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Who loves cupcakes? Probably literally everyone.
Source: Nina Hendrick

If you love pumpkin, and cupcakes, and cream cheese frosting than this recipe is for you. These cupcakes are a delicious reminder of what fall is all about. Sharing unique annual flavors with friends and family. This is the reason people say “save room for dessert.” With these Thanksgiving desserts, Martha Stewart would be proud.

Mini Candy Turkeys

These amazing treats will make anyone's Thanksgiving!
The chocolate turkeys march. Source: Food Network

These cute Thanksgiving desserts are fun for the kids and easy to create. And chances are you may have the ingredients at home already. Tiny candy turkeys look great as decor, (or a tiny edible army) as well. All you need are:

  • Oreos
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Candy corn
  • Whoppers
  • Yellow frosting
  • Sprinkles for eyes

Pumpkin Cheesecake

There is a reason this became the cover photo for the article
Delicious, delicious cheesecake. Source: Simply Recipes

Why not combine the deliciousness of pumpkin with the qualities of cheesecake? This amazing Thanksgiving cheesecake will delight everyone around the dinner table. And the recipe is fairly straightforward, as well:

  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Butter
  • Sugar

Gingerbread Trifle

Little ginger bread men in the trifle
Adorable and delicious trifle. Source: Gusto TV

This wonderful Thanksgiving trifle features butterscotch and pumpkin flavors as well. All you really need is a bowl big enough to house the dessert, and a spoon for serving. Otherwise we can attest to the deliciousness of this homemade trifle.

Roll Cake

Roll up the goodness when the holidays roll out.
The perfect blend. Source: Pioneer Woman

Now we’re on a roll. Have you ever had a cake wrapped up? This is special even amongst other Thanksgiving cake recipes. Essentially you’re making a pumpkin cake and rolling it up with cream cheese for a delectable treat.

Peanut Butter Cookies

For an incredibly easy tradition this Thanksgiving, try out these 3-ingredient cookies that you can make in a snap. Thanksgiving cookies don’t have to be hard, and this recipe requires only three ingredients. Those are:

  1. Peanut butter
  2. Sugar
  3. One egg

Just imprint the back of a fork on the cookie to make a little texture.

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is easy to make and easy to modify according to your tastes
There's just something about drizzling chocolate on chocolate. Source: Dini Delivers

Essentially all you have to do with this recipe is melt semisweet and bittersweet chocolate melted together over a pan lined with wax paper. You can then add nuts, cranberries, or apricots if you wish. Either way the end result is an easy to make treat that you can share with the whole family.

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