Thanksgiving desserts bring all the fall season’s tastes. It’s the time for pumpkin spice, apples, nuts and all things cozy. So for this list of the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes in 2020, we dug a little deeper than the standard pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies. These ten videos have all the flavors of fall but with a non-traditional spin. Go ahead and make a pie or two. But while you’re at it, give one of these treats a try.
1. Pumpkin Roll Cake
Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Roll cake is making a comeback. This little slice of Thanksgiving nostalgia deserves a place on every dessert table this holiday season.
2. Apple Roses
One of the best things at the holidays is cooking (especially baking) with kids. These apple roses use premade dough and apples to make the sweetest little dessert. It tastes like apple pie but is irresistible in these rose shapes.
3. Pumpkin Desserts Three Ways
Full disclosure, there’s a pumpkin pie recipe here. There’s also a decadent pumpkin poke cake with caramel and pumpkin poppers. Grab a can of pumpkin puree because all three of these recipes by Six Sisters are going to be a success.
4. Three Thanksgiving Donuts
These donuts would be great for dessert with ice cream or a dipping sauce — breakfast, after school or anytime. These recipes begin with a basic donut recipe. Adding apple butter or pumpkin spice takes the treat to another level for the fall season.
5. Nutella Tart
If you love a rich dessert, this Nutella tart is for you. The graham cracker crust serves as the base for this decadent dessert.
6. Apple Turnovers
Store-bought puff pastry and spiced apples combine to make this delicious dessert. These apple turnovers make great breakfast treats the day after Thanksgiving. That’s if there’s any leftover.
7. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, Pumpkin Pie Dip, Mini Pumpkin Pies
Celebrity Chef Rosanna Pansino shows how to make pumpkin desserts that would be great for a pot luck, regular party or get together. Each recipe uses little touches like candy-topped cupcakes or piped whipped cream to add a professional flair.
8. Cheesecake Bars, Apple Pie Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Each recipe in this video mashes up favorites like apple pie, cheesecake, and pumpkin pie to create impressively inventive desserts. Ingredients and how-to steps make the recipes easy to follow.
9. Chocolate Pecan Pie
A chocolate pecan pie is like having two desserts in one. A win-win, if you will. A transplant from across the pond and Food Network star, Donal Skehan shows how these two great tastes go great together.
10. How to Make the Perfect Pie
We said we weren’t going to go there. But, sometimes, tradition is tradition. This video tutorial teaches the how and why of the perfect pie. If you must bake a pie and before you dust off Fanny Farmer’s cookbook for the old standby, have a look at the science behind the perfect pie. I promise, if you make pies only once (or twice) a year, it’s worth the research.