Pie is a classic. Even if there is already a pumpkin one in the mix, create your own little family pie buffet by baking a maple walnut apple pie topped with fluffy whipped cream. Or take a standard to the next level with this pumpkin pie covered in mile-high meringue.
Love those yummy shortbread cookies called Speculoos? This pumpkin pie (below) features a crust made of crumbled up spice cookies. It adds the perfect amount of seasonal flavor!
Love pumpkin but want to skip a traditional pie? This pumpkin mousse (below, left) doesn't even have to be baked and (as a bonus) you can use all of those Mason jars you've been collecting for wedding decor!
Especially if you have a big crowd, you might want a variety of desserts. These simple cakes are super easy to make, but still incredibly tasty. Above (right), make an apple cake in a square pan and then top with a caramel sauce. For purists, the Christmas season doesn't begin until after Thanksgiving is over. Usher in the new holiday with a sheet of gingerbread (below).
Traveling for awhile in the car? Bring cookies! Much more portable than a layer cake, cookies are also a saving grace to dip into when the turkey is going to take another hour.
Elevate childhood classics like Moon Pies and whoopie pies with these modern interpretations. Above, this Moon Pie features a maple-flavored marshmallow filling and is dipped in chocolate (and it's gluten free!!!). Below, these fun whoopie pies feature lots of fall flavors, including sweet potato.
Are guests joining you early in the day? Bring over some sugary brunch treats like homemade cinnamon donuts (above, right) or nutella-infused sweet rolls (below).
Thanksgiving can be a little bit stressful, and by the end of the meal, everyone is exhausted. Treat your crowd to a dessert with a special ingredient: bourbon. These spiked root beer floats will be the hit of the holiday!
Not done looking at tempting desserts? We have more fall favorites for you to drool over.
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