It’s hard to even think about Thanksgiving without dreaming about the mouth-wateringly sweet flavors of pumpkin, caramel, apple and berries.
The problem is, most of the traditional desserts of the holiday will keep you prepping and baking for days.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You see we’ve found a few interesting and unique takes on your old family recipes.
These easy Thanksgiving desserts will not only wow your dinner guests, but they’ll cut down on the time you spend tied to the kitchen. Bon Appetit!
10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
Pumpkin Pie Pudding: Aren’t these little pumpkin-flavored pudding desserts just beautiful? We love the presentation. But what we love even more is the hilarious way that Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess describes how incredibly easy they are to make. Five ingredients is all you need. You can even make them several days before your Thanksgiving feast.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie: We know that not all families are crazy about pumpkin’ so we always try and prepare a non-pumpkin dessert option at our Thanksgiving feast. This one is as easy as, well… pie. With a prep time of only 15 minutes, Sewlicious Home Decor gives us the perfect blend of cookie and peanut butter in this delicious no bake dessert.
Cherry Pie Pops: How much fun would it be to serve these little pie pops to all of your guests after their Thanksgiving meal? I’m sure the kids would go crazy for them. They’re the perfect amount of yummy cherry goodness and flaky pie crust joined together in an easy-to-eat pop. You can find the simple step-by-step directions at Cooking With Sugar.
Sugared Cranberries: This cranberry dessert is so simple, so delicious and such a symbol of the holiday season. What we love about what Bran Appetit does, with this easy Thanksgiving dessert, is that she adds a bit of ginger to the mix. Sounds like perfection.
Pumpkin Spice Butterfingers: Just looking at the pictures of these delicious little treats from 4 You With Love makes my mouth water. Such yumminess in this original Thanksgiving dessert, based around pumpkin spice candy corns she found at Walmart. And with just three ingredients it’s super easy to make.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies: If you’re looking for easy Thanksgiving desserts then you’re going to love this recipe from The View From Great Isle. She makes it her mission to create one bowl deals. Easy clean up. And they look scrumptious.
Apple Pie Cookies: All the best parts of an apple pie in an easy-to-make, easy-to-eat cookie? Sign me up. Find step-by-step instructions for this easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe at Oh, Bite It! I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to wait until November to make these.
Pumpkin Cannolis: Italy meets Thanksgiving with these beautiful pumpkin cannolis. They’ll wow your guests for sure. Following instructions from Chocolate Moosey, you can pre-make the pumpkin ricotta mixture and even buy pre-made cannoli shells. So, on Thanksgiving Day it’ll only take you minutes to assemble these little cuties.
Decadent Caramel Apple Dip: We totally agree with Angie at Echoes of Laughter when she says “It’s so good, it’s ridiculous!” Even if you aren’t hosting your own Thanksgiving dinner, be a hero. Make this easy dish and take it with you to wherever you’re going. We promise you’ll be taking home an empty plate.
Pumpkin Ice Cream: Only five ingredients and four easy steps and your Thanksgiving guests will be enjoying this creamy pumpkin-flavored ice cream to top off their meal. You don’t have to be a huge pumpkin lover to enjoy this either. This recipe from Cincy Shopper promises to deliver all the flavor of a rich ice cream, without overwhelming your taste buds with pumpkin.
Over to you now. Which of these easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes will grace your table this festive season? Let us know in the comments below.
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