THANKSGIVING RECIPES | Desserts + Sweet Treats


For hosts who love to feed family and friends, a crowd-pleasing spread that will surely simplify your menu planning and turn your Thanksgiving entertaining into a memorable day.

{ links to recipes and sources included under photos }


Autumn Celebration Sweets Table, by Sweet Table Chicago


Thanksgiving sweet treats,

custards and puddings


 3-Minute Marshmallow Cups, via Izy Hossack of Top With Cinnamon

Kumquat and Vanilla Bean Marmalade, via Atelier Christine

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie Marshmallows, via Kelly Vass

Quindims {Brazilian Coconut Flan}, via Miriam Garcia | Strawberry Jelly Cake, by Jessica Simons

Chocolate Crème Caramel, via Atelier Christine

Bourbon Pear Croissants Bread Pudding with maple crème fraiche, via Claire Thomas

Deconstructed Apple Crisp with Buttermilk Ice Cream, via Williams-Sonoma

Pumpkin Cheesecake with gingersnap-cookie crust, via Bon Appétit magazine



and yeast rolls


  Raspberry Cacao Nib Sugar Buns, via Sarah Kieffer | Salted Caramel Cheesecake Sandwiches, via Donna Hay

Nutella Espresso Rolls, via Pastry Affair

Overnight Cinnamon-Pumpkin Rolls, via Katie at the Kitchen Door

Bonboloni {Italian Cherry Doughnuts}, via Karen Tedesco of FamilyStyle Food

Carrot-Cake Sandwich Cookies, via Atelier Christine

Spritz Sandwich Cookies, via Rachel Sally of La Pêche Fraîche

Chocolate Chunk Cookies, via Sydney Kramer of  The Crepes of Wrath

Anise and Fig Biscotti with Walnuts, via Atelier Christine


cakes and tortes


Butter Pecan Cake with Caramel Frosting, via Buns in my Oven | Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake, via Julie Ruble

Pumpkin-Almond Pound Cake, via Atelier Christine

Cinnamon Cake with Blackberries, from Dan Lepard’s Short & Sweet (Chronicle Books), via Relish magazine

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, by Cakes Ale, via Bon Appétit magazine

Maple Persimmon Upside-Down Cake, via FOOD52


This is PART SIX of a week-long mini series.  Check out the remaining posts for complete thanksgiving menu planning ideas.

ONE: Starters, Small Bites + Salads | TWO: Breads + Rolls | THREE: Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Pork + Alternative Main Courses | FOUR: Side Dishes | FIVE: Pies, Tarts + Galettes | SIX: Desserts + Sweet Treats | SEVEN: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian + Gluten-Free


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