Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Get Thanksgiving dessert recipes, including pumpkin cake, pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie and pecan pie, from Food Network.

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The Pioneer Woman's Pecan Pie

This crunchy, sweet pie is a Thanksgiving dessert buffet staple, but Ree Drummond suggests making it year-round.

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Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pie

A clever sheet pan hack gives you quadruple the Thanksgiving pie fun (and saves the time and effort of making four individual pies). Apple, cherry, pumpkin and pecan coexist peacefully in one giant slab that feeds a crowd.

Get the Recipe: Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pie

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Giada's sweet mini turkeys are easy enough for kids to assemble and will make an adorable addition to any Thanksgiving dessert spread.

Spiced Cutout Sugar Cookies

The dough for these spiced autumn cookies is easily made in a food processor, much like pie dough, but with softened butter. Get festive with the decorating by making fall leaves or turkeys using halved candy corns or pecans for the tail feathers.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

Pecan Squares

Ina's nutty bites travel well, so you can tote them to a faraway Thanksgiving with ease. Dip half of each square in chocolate to make them extra indulgent.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Squares

Ina's Perfect Pie Crust

Ina uses both butter and shortening in her pie crust, for great flavor and just the right amount of flakiness. But she reminds us that there's a key in the technique too: making sure the ingredients are really cold when mixing.

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Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Ina uses Granny Smith apples to make this classic apple pie. For her perfect pie crust she uses both shortening and butter, so you get a flaky crust, thanks to the shortening, and rich flavor from the butter.

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Pumpkin Pie in a Sheet Pan

Got a crowd that loves pumpkin pie? This giant dessert in sheet-cake form serves 16.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pie in a Sheet Pan

Tyler's Ultimate Cheesecake

Tyler's creamy cheesecake has a classic graham cracker crust and a filling made with cream cheese, sour cream and lemon zest.

Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Cheesecake

Pumpkin Roll

Trisha's sweet pumpkin roll is loaded with autumnal flavors and spices, but easy and convenient canned pumpkin makes it an anytime-of-the-year treat.

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Apple Pie

This classic apple pie is a great dessert to make ahead. You can freeze the uncooked pie, but don't brush it with egg or dust it with sugar beforehand. Place the pie in the freezer for 30 minutes, to harden it slightly, and then double wrap it with plastic wrap. When ready to bake, unwrap the pie, brush it with egg and sprinkle with sugar.

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Pumpkin Pie

Food Network Kitchen's take on pumpkin pie is simple, classic and laden with fall comfort.

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The Barefoot Contessa's Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart

Thanksgiving may be a time for the classic pumpkin pie, but Ina’s mother was always known for her Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart. She combines pumpkin and mashed bananas for an unexpected make-ahead dessert.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart

Sticky Pumpkin Pecan Pull-Apart Bread

This sticky, crunchy and gooey pull-apart bread is perfect for a crowd. Pumpkin pie spice, caramel and pecans combine to make it your new fall favorite.

Get the Recipe: Sticky Pumpkin Pecan Pull-Apart Bread

The Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Food Network Magazine couldn't get the secret recipe for the Cheesecake Factory's famous slice, so they made their own creamy, decadent version. We can't tell the difference!

Get the Recipe: Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Ree's spicy and creamy cheesecake is finished with a special surprise topping: salted caramel sauce.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

French Apple Tart

Apples in pastry with an apricot glaze? C'est magnifique!

Get the Recipe: French Apple Tart

Cranberry-Lemon Bundt Cake

Don't relegate cranberries to a turkey-supporting role — give them center stage in this lemony cake. Tuck a pocket of cranberry filling inside the cake, then garnish with sugared berries.

Get the Recipe: Meyer Lemon-Cranberry Bundt Cake

Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

This recipe from Ina is an excellent way to use up leftover cranberries, which get paired with with apples and orange zest. Also, it helps that this cake is a breeze to make.

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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Make a really simple custard seasoned with cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, ground clove and ginger. The flavors are like a pumpkin pie but just a little more dressed up.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Orange Ricotta Cheesecake

Since there is no crust to contend with, this rustic Italian-style orange-scented cheesecake is incredibly simple to whip together. More delicate in texture than its iconic diner-display-case relative, it has a fine dusting of pistachios and confectioners' sugar that gives it a pretty finish.

Get the Recipe: Orange Ricotta Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Bobby Flay tops cheesecake with sauteed apples, homemade apple-caramel sauce and a sprinkling of walnuts.

Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Cream

Don't scrimp on the ginger whipped cream; it brings everything together for a double hit of gingery goodness.

Get the Recipe: Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Cream

Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie

With a little booze and a little chocolate, Tyler transforms a traditional pie into something totally new.

Get the Recipe: Bourbon And Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pumpkin-Brownie Swirl Pie

This pretty pie serves pumpkin lovers and chocolate lovers equally, so it will likely be the first to go from your dessert spread — especially if you serve it with ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin-Brownie Swirl Pie

The Barefoot Contessa's Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Ina Garten loves to infuse her apple crisp with citrus, so she uses the zest and juice of one orange and one lemon to brighten it all up.

Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Lattice Crust Apple Pie

Using a chef's knife or a pizza cutter, make a perfect lattice crust with step-by-step instructions from Food Network Kitchen.

Get the Recipe: Lattice Crust Apple Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie

Cranberries add a surprisingly delightful burst of tartness to this apple pie. A lattice crust shows off the gorgeous ruby color inside.

Get the Recipe: Apple Cranberry Pie

Pumpkin Crumble

This is one of the simplest ways to satisfy a pumpkin pie craving without even making a crust. Instead, top luscious pumpkin filling with a simple brown sugar-and-spice crumble. The whole thing comes together in no time.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Crumble

Apple-Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

This is the ultimate holiday pie for those who love apple, pumpkin and pecan pie equally. There's no need to choose! This genius creation boasts a gooey pecan bottom, a sweet-and-tart apple edge and a creamy pumpkin center. Make it the day before and refrigerate overnight; serve at room temperature or chilled.

Get the Recipe: Apple-Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Apple Crumble Pie

Less intimidating to make than the traditional double-crust version, this apple pie gets topped with a crumbly, crunchy topping that settles nicely into the soft bubbly filling. Reducing the apples' cooking juices helps concentrate their flavor into a caramel-like toffee, which makes the pie that much more potent and sweet. 

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Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Anne bakes this cake in a loaf pan and tops it with a cream cheese frosting for a casual, easy to serve dessert.

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

These are super-moist, almost like steamed pudding, and the whipped-cream topping gets a little help from cream cheese to make it sturdy enough for filling and frosting. And there's still a crust — in the form of a crunchy pie dough garnish.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Sweet Potato-Marshmallow Mini Cupcakes

Sweet potato casserole is a holiday side dish that transforms easily into dessert. These adorable cupcakes have the punch of familiar spices (including a little cayenne) and a topping of toasted marshmallows a perfect stand-in for frosting.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato-Marshmallow Mini Cupcakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes

We borrowed the filling from a favorite holiday pie and baked it on top of a spiced cupcake for these rustic, all-American bites. The tops spread a bit, so use a spoon or a small offset spatula to lift the cupcakes out of the pan.

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Brown-Butter Pecan Pie Cupcakes

These cupcakes were inspired by one of our favorite holiday pies. We toasted the pecans and finely ground them into a flour (replacing some all-purpose flour) to make the cupcakes, and we topped the cupcakes off with a brown-butter frosting you'll want to make again and again (it's perfect on banana bread). Store-bought dulce de leche spooned on top is an easy way to bring on pecan pie's gooeyness.

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Cranberry-Orange Cupcakes

Celebrate the sweet-tart goodness of cranberry sauce with vibrant pink cupcakes at your holiday gathering.

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Caramel Apple Cake

Follow step-by-step instructions from Food Network Magazine to make this impressive, caramel-topped apple cake.

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Anne's Apple Tart Tatin

Brimming with caramel and fruit, Anne's classically elegant dessert is like an apple upside-down cake. She uses fresh Golden Delicious apples since they maintain their shape after baking.

Get the Recipe: Apple Tart Tatin

Raspberry Cheesecake

"There are two keys to getting a light, creamy cheesecake," Ina says. "First, you'll want to make sure all the ingredients, particularly the cream cheese, sour cream and eggs, are at room temperature. And second, you should whip the batter until it's light and fluffy. Cheesecake fillings tend to be bland, so I added pure vanilla extract and freshly grated lemon zest to the batter. Then, after the cheesecake was baked and cooled, I mixed fresh raspberries with warm currant jelly and piled it all on top. Easy and dramatic is my idea of the perfect party dessert — my friends went crazy when I brought it to the table!"

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Truffle Turkeys

Candy corn and chocolate are surprisingly compatible in this fun Thanksgiving dessert or hostess gift.

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Apple Fritters

Giada De Laurentiis fries up these fritters after dipping tart green apples in a cinnamon-sugar batter. They are a perfect finger-food dessert for the whole family.

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Pumpkin Dip

This after-dinner dessert dip tastes just like pumpkin pie, but the deconstructed style is even more fun to serve at a party.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Bake this decadent pie in a tart pan for an elegant twist on the classic dessert.

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Pear and Cranberry Crostata

This rustic fall crostata has an irresistible layer of rich almond cream hidden under the fruit.

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Fried Apple Hand Pies

Frying your turkey this year? Instead of wasting leftover oil, use it for dessert! These pies can be made days, weeks, even months ahead of time and just fried up after the big meal.

Get the Recipe: Fried Apple Hand Pies

Pineapple Upside-Down Grit Cake

Flip over the Neelys' crowd-pleasing cake to reveal caramelized pineapple rings bedazzled with red cherries.

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Butterscotch Pie

If the butterscotch filling wasn't enough, this pie is topped with fresh whipped meringue and baked until it's lightly browned.

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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

Alex suggests eating these baked apples with rum raisin ice cream because she loves the flavor combination, but vanilla ice cream or lemon sorbet would be delicious too.

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Pumpkin Bread

Dress up slices of pumpkin bread with whipped cream or ice cream for dessert, or serve it for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning.

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Nutmeg Cheesecake

The trio of nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract makes this cheesecake rich with fall flavors.

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Alton's Pie Crust

Alton Brown makes his perfectly flaky pie crust with a combination of butter and lard. It works with any pie filling you choose.

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Alton's Lemon Meringue Pie

With Alton’s science-based lemon custard technique, you’ll have a perfectly creamy base for your tart lemon meringue pie. This classic is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Pie

This classic pie promises an especially creamy pumpkin filling with heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

We use a few vegan-friendly stand-ins for this can't-believe-it's-vegan pie. Unrefined coconut oil provides a flaky, buttery texture for the crust, and silken tofu lends creaminess to the filling.

Get the Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Red Velvet Cake

Add an impressive red velvet layer cake with cream cheese frosting to the traditional Thanksgiving pie spread this year.

Get the Recipe: Southern Red Velvet Cake

Ree's Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust

The Pioneer Woman makes her apple pie flat like a pizza, perfect for grabbing a slice on the go.

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Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Spiced Wafer Crust

Anne flavors the vanilla wafer crust with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, then fills it with a tart and smooth combination of goat and cream cheese.

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Trisha Yearwood's Pecan Pie

Trisha’s version of this classic Southern pie has chopped pecans in the pie and pecan halves on top.

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Buttermilk Pie

This pie is filled with a rich custard that will be the perfect sweet ending to a holiday meal.

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Tyler's Caramel Apple Pie

Tyler Florence's apple pie has it all: a flaky, buttery crust and a mile-high apple filling flavored with red wine-flavored caramel sauce. He tops the pie with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Caramel Apple Pie

Sweet Potato Chess Pie

This creamy pie has all your favorite fall warming flavors, but its brightened up with a little lemon too.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

A homemade crust filled with rich, traditionally spiced pumpkin custard is a highly anticipated way to end a Thanksgiving feast.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate-Toffee Pecan Tart

Pecan pie gets a chocolatey makeover with a cocoa crust, and the topping is crunchy and sweet, like toffee candy.

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Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Crust

Tossing spices into the pumpkin mixture and the crust results in a pie that really packs a punch.

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Anne's Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Spruce up your Thanksgiving bread basket or dessert buffet with Anne Burrell's easy quick bread, bursting with classic orange and cranberry flavors.

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The Neelys' Apple Crisp

Pat and Gina make their apple crisps in individual-size containers, so no one has to share their dish of sweet-tart apples and buttery pecan topping.

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Amaretto Pumpkin Pie with Almond Praline

For an update on a favorite, Food Network Kitchen baked amaretto-spiced pumpkin custard in a cookie crust and topped it with sweet, crunchy almond praline.

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Classic Apple Pie

Fill your home with the scent of hot apple pie and your guests' plates with slices of tart apple filling inside a buttery homemade crust.

Get the Recipe: Apple Pie

Apple-Walnut Galette

For a new spin on apple pie, try a galette, a freeform pie that's baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie plate. This version is sweetened with apricot preserves and stuffed with walnuts.

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Traditional Pecan Pie

Served with whipped cream or ice cream, homemade pecan pie is a quintessential dessert that no Thanksgiving menu should be without.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Pie

Linzer-Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Food Network Kitchen chefs snuck a thin layer of red currant jelly into this pie for surprising tartness. It's super-comforting paired with the nutty crumble topping.

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Sunny's Quick Pear Tart

Using puff pastry sheets makes these tarts a quick fix. Sunny Anderson tops them with cheddar cheese for a savory twist.

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Ricotta Cheesecake with Warm Cherries

We love the simplicity of baking this cheesecake in a loaf pan, without sacrificing its silky texture. Use good-quality, whole-milk ricotta for best results.

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Snickerdoodles

These comforting, classic cinnamon-sugar cookies make the perfect addition to Thanksgiving parties. Bake a batch for the dessert buffet or as a hostess gift.

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Tyler's Ultimate Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Cranberry Topping

Tyler takes his pumpkin pie to the next level by adding a crunchy topping of amaretto cookies, tart dried cranberries and pecans.

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Rachael's Pecan Pie with Chocolate-Cinnamon Whipped Cream

For an easy Thanksgiving dessert solution, Rachael Ray buys a pecan pie, then dresses it up with flavored whipped cream for a homey touch.

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Spiced Apple and Pear Pie

Cold butter is the key to perfect pie dough. When you’re working the dough with your hands, use your fingertips, as they’re the coolest part of your hand, and try to touch it as little as possible.

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The Neelys' Whoopie Pumpkin Pies

The Neelys give whoopie pies a fall makeover with this chocolate-pumpkin version.

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Aida Mollenkamp's Pumpkin Pecan Crunch

These crunchy pumpkin bars will be the star of any fall potluck party.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spice up chocolate chip cookies with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

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Pecan Pie

This classic pie is especially easy because it does not require blind baking or precooking the filling.

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Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

Serve this sweet potato pie with some lightly whipped cream or, for a slightly twisted take on a tried-and-true Thanksgiving combo, garnish with some marshmallow fluff.

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Butter Pie Crust

The secret to this pie dough is the chilled butter, which results in a flaky and rich crust that will complement your filling of choice.

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My Sister Maria's Easy Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Rachael spices up store-bought yellow cake mix with tart green apples and cinnamon. Serve with butter pecan or rum raisin ice cream for a complementary pairing.

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Chocolate Mousse

Alton spikes his chocolate mousse with espresso and dark rum to enhance the cocoa flavors.

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Cranberry Orange Parfait

Melissa makes a cranberry and orange whipped cream to layer with yogurt for a festive and easy parfait.

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Cranberry Custard Pie

This pie makes a statement with its festive colors, crimped edge and satisfying fall flavors.

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

Sandra Lee's Bourbon-spiked pecan pie is easy as pie to make. Using a frozen crust cuts down on prep time and mixing the filling takes less than 10 minutes.

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Banana Pudding

Homemade banana pudding with fresh chunks of banana is topped with a cocoa whipped cream for a new twist on a homespun Southern dessert.

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Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bundt Cake with Pecan Crumble and Praline Frosting

Pecans and cinnamon take center stage in this picture-perfect Bundt cake, but the white rice flour, tapioca flour and other ingredients in the flour blend are the secret to keeping this holiday delight gluten-free.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

These irresistible cream puffs, made with a rice-flour-based blend, are filled with a fall-inspired whipped cream (mixed with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice) for a delectable fall dessert that's also gluten-free.    

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Sour Cherry-Almond Pie

Jarred sour cherries make this pie easy to whip up, and a ring of sliced almonds offers a decorative (and crunchy!) flourish.

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Cheesecake

Cranberries deserve a place on the Thanksgiving dessert table too. A combination of ricotta, mascarpone and pumpkin creates a lighter cheesecake and an ideal landing place for the tart fruit. 

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Sticky-Toffee Pecan-Pumpkin Pie

When pumpkins and pecans come together, you know you've got a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving pie — and a toffee topping brings extra sweetness.

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Sauternes Apple Pie

Adding Sauternes wine to the apples in this pie makes perfect sense: Chefs often add a little cider vinegar to the crust to help keep it tender, and the wine helps do the same thing. Plus, it adds flavor.

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Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie

Surprise your guests with a dessert that looks like standard-issue pumpkin pie but actually has a welcome tang thanks to the buttermilk.

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Upside-Down Pear Cranberry Tart

This rustic tart with a circle of pears gets its origins from the French apple tart Tatin, and it can be a beautiful alternative to classic American apple pie. This dessert feels more like cooking than baking; you don't even need a pie tin.

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Apple-Pumpkin Galette

This rustic dessert combines the creaminess of pumpkin puree, the chunky texture of apples and the nuttiness of chopped pecans — the perfect autumnal mix.

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Cranberry-Pear Crisp

Easier to throw together than a pie, this tart and crunchy dessert is ready to go in just an hour.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Pie

This indulgent flavor combo isn't necessarily traditional for Thanksgiving, but it is classic (and definitely a special-occasion treat).

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Peanut-Walnut Chocolate Tart

Pears and walnuts fit the bill for Thanksgiving (Fruit? Check! Nuts? Check!), and they make for an unexpectedly elegant pie.

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chocolate-Pecan Filling

A layer cake makes a big splash at a party, and this one has more texture than the average dessert. Moist layers mimic your favorite pumpkin bread, and chunky pecans and decadent chocolate make things even more interesting.

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Pumpkin-Chocolate Chiffon Pie

A silky take on a pumpkin filling makes this pie more delicate than its more traditional cousin, but the deep chocolate crust ensures the dessert is no shrinking violet.

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Pumpkin-Coconut Pie

The coconut in this pie is much more than a garnish. There's flaked coconut in the crust, and there's coconut milk and coconut rum in the filling.

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S'mores Sweet Potato Cheesecake

This dessert combines two of our favorite desserts: a sweet potato cheesecake and a gooey, melted s'more. It boasts a crispy chocolate graham cracker crust, toasted marshmallows and a rich chocolate sauce that gets drizzled over every slice.

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Vegan Pie Dough

Unrefined virgin or extra virgin coconut oil gives this pie dough the same flakiness that butter does. Plus, it's more forgiving to work with: You don't have to worry about it getting too soft or melting while you're rolling out your crust.

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Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Is your oven preoccupied cooking a giant bird? Break out the slow cooker (really!) and you won't have to ask any of your guests to bring dessert. Cooking this cheesecake low and slow makes it extra smooth and creamy.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Even pumpkin pie die-hards will be won over by this pie — it's rich, creamy and full of flavor, with a super-flaky crust that won't get soggy. It's the classic holiday pie in its best-possible form. And the whiskey whipped cream and candied pecans would make anything spectacular, but they're especially good with this.

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Spiced Pumpkin Icebox Cake

For your Thanksgiving get-together, make this chilled twist on a favorite holiday pie a day in advance, so you can focus on other dishes. Or enjoy it in summer for a cool treat with autumn spices and flavors.

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Sweet Potato Streusel Pie

A crumbly, buttery, nutty topping makes a much-anticipated Thanksgiving pie even more delicious.

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Apple-Pear Crisp

Ina's 5-star crisp is bursting with ripe fall fruit. She recommends Bosc pears and Macoun apples.

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Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Ina's nostalgic cake with classic cream cheese frosting is basically the best kind of fruitcake.

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Riesling-Poached Pears with Cardamom Cream

Poach in-season pears in sweet white wine for a lighter, sophisticated take on the dessert table. Cardamom-laced cream brings richness and a smoky counterpoint.

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Gina's Pear and Apple Cobbler

This cobbler strikes a nice balance between the tart Granny Smith apples and sweet Bosc pears. As for the homemade whipped cream, Gina Neely likes to freeze the ingredients first so it all comes together a bit quicker.

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The Neelys' Peanut Butter Pie

The Neelys make a frozen version of peanut butter pie topped with homemade hot fudge sauce. Try it for a rich, surprising twist on traditional Thanksgiving pie.

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Apple Bread Pudding Cake

Transform day-old cinnamon raisin bread into an impressive Thanksgiving dessert. Applesauce keeps the cake moist and adds a bit of sweetness.

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The Neelys' Pumpkin Cupcakes

The Neelys take their cream cheese frosting up a notch by adding a touch of pure maple syrup.

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Melissa d'Arabian's Pumpkin Cake Pops

These cake pops are kid friendly both to make and to eat. Get the little ones involved in tearing up the cake into crumbs and then dipping the finished pops into white chocolate.

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