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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Pound CakeThanksgiving is a holiday that is truly all about the food and company. Some people start planning their Thanksgiving menus months in advance, while others wait until the last minute. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious Thanksgiving recipes you can throw together without slaving away in the kitchen all day. These 15 Restaurant-Style Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes will help make this year's Thanksgiving holiday the best yet.

The Thanksgiving dessert line-up is almost as important as the turkey and stuffing. If you are feeding many guest, it is best to incorporate a medley of dessert recipes featuring all your favorite fall ingredients. From easy pumpkin recipes, to awesome apple dessert recipes, this collection has all the Thanksgiving dessert recipes you could need. Whether you need an apple pie recipe for the traditional guests, or a more creative twist on holiday desserts, we've got you covered! So sit back and enjoy scrolling through this mouthwatering collection of desserts...your friends and family will be glad you did!

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5 Apple Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
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15 Restaurant-Style Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

5 Pumpkin Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Pound CakePumpkin dessert recipes have long had their place at the Thanksgiving dinner table. The pumpkin is a fall specialty and these pumpkin desserts will leave everyone asking for seconds, may be even thirds.

  1. Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake - This classic Starbucks treat is out of this world!

  2. Copycat Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake - Olive Garden is known for great, well, everything. This pumpkin cheesecake recipe is light and flavorful.

  3. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Caramel Pecan Rolls - These pecan rolls are delicious after dinner and even good for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving.

  4. Copycat California Pizza Kitchen Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake - Part pumpkin pie, part cheesecake, this easy dessert recipe has it all!

  5. Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are a staple of the Starbucks fall menu.


5 Apple Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Momofuku Apple Pie Cake CopycatApple desserts are a key component of a great Thanksgiving meal. The apple is a versatile ingredient that combined with a touch of cinnamon, is just divine. Serve them fried with cinnamon, in a pie, or even as donuts!

  1. Momofuku Apple Pie Cake Copycat - Taste this amazing apple pie cake for yourself to see just how spectacular it is!

  2. Knockoff Cracker Barrel Fried Apples - This simple apple recipe takes no time or special skills; the perfect dessert for those short on time

  3. Just Like Auntie Anne's Caramel Apple Soft Pretzels - Take your taste buds on a trip to apple heaven with these pretzels.

  4. Baked Apple Donuts - Apple donuts are some of the tastiest apple treats you can make. These donuts are impressive and divine.

  5. Imitation Disney's Caramel Apple Pie - Apple pie is an iconic Thanksgiving dessert and this recipe for apple pie will work well with all Thanksgiving menus.


5 Other Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Copycat Duck Dynasty Sweet Potato PiePumpkins and apples aren't the only iconic Thanksgiving ingredients. Pecans and other nuts find their way into some of the best Thanksgiving desserts.

  1. Copycat Holiday Crescent Rolls - They're sweet, they're flaxy, and they're the easiest way to make your average Thanksgiving desserts even better.

  2. Copycat Duck Dynasty Sweet Potato Pie - This pie is a great way to switch up your pie routine.

  3. Homemade Maple Almond Jell-O - Jell-O is often found on Thanksgiving menus. This Jell-O incorporates the fall flavors into the perfect autumn treat.

  4. Homemade Duck Dynasty Pecan Pie - Pecan pie is another Thanksgiving staple. This recipe for pecan pie is simple, traditional, and tasty.

  5. Cracker Barrel Chocolate Pecan Pie Copycat - What's better than a pecan pie? A chocolate pecan pie! This recipe proves everything is better with a little chocolate.


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