35 Irresistible Fall Desserts
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Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake
Top moist pumpkin-and-spice cake layers with rich mascarpone cream and crunchy amaretti cookies for a seasonal dessert your Thanksgiving guests won't soon forget. Get the recipe.
Sweet + Savory Pear Pies
Wrap a sliced pear in flaky pastry, then bake and top with bleu cheese, honey and walnuts to create a light dessert that only feels decadent. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits
Andrea Bearce of Bake Sale Austin shares this recipe that features layers of creamy pumpkin mousse, crunchy graham-cracker streusel and dense maple-ginger cake — a combination that's sure to become a favorite fall dessert and new Thanksgiving tradition. Get the recipe.
Pomegranate-Blood Orange Tiramisu
Layers of rich, creamy mascarpone cheese top ladyfingers soaked in pomegranate juice and liquer for a decadent take on the Italian favorite. Get the recipe.
Fill a homemade nut crust with smooth, ginger-infused pastry cream finished with a layer of carmelized pineapple for an unforgettable treat. Get the recipe.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Ooey-gooey and oh-so-decadent, this irresistible confection is baked in a single layer that's piled high with homemade peanut butter icing, marshmallows, chocolate chips, caramel sauce and chopped candies. Get the recipe.
Tasty Pecan Tassies
These tart-like goodies are the perfect mix of nuts and cookies. Make this traditional holiday treat with real maple syrup; you (and your guests) will love the homey taste. Get the recipe.
Easy Pumpkin Pie
What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? Whip up this signature dessert as the traditional finish to your Thanksgiving meal. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tiramisu
Try this twist on traditional pumpkin desserts for your next fall get-together. The addition of espresso and spice make this the perfect end to any holiday gathering. Get the recipe.
Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tartlettes
End your feast on a light and fruity note with these bite-size nibbles. Get the recipe.
Traditional Red Velvet Cake
TV weatherman Al Roker (yes, that Al Roker) shares his recipe for the chocolatey, Southern classic. Get the recipe.
Lemon Curd Tart
Tangy and creamy, this fruit-topped tart is the just-right, not-too-sweet finish to your Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe.
Cream Puffs With Chocolate Sauce
Although cream puffs may look complicated, this classic French pastry is easy to make from scratch. Whip up a batch of these light-as-air treats and fill with everything from whipped cream to fresh fruit. Get the recipe.
Lemon Meringue Tartlets
With a tart custard filling and fluffy melt-in-your-mouth topping, these mini mouthfuls are the right-size finish to your Thanksgiving feast. Get the recipe.
Salted Caramel Topped Chocolate Brownies
Top dense, moist chocolate brownies with a gooey salted caramel layer for a decadent dessert worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe.
Baklava With Nutella Glaze
Nutella glaze adds a chocolately twist to these traditional nutty and flaky Turkish pastries. Get the recipe.
Decadent Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate brownies are (nearly) everyone's favorite dessert. Bake two batches, one with and one without nuts so everyone can indulge. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Ice Cream Gingersnap Sandwiches
Just because it's chilly out doesn't mean you can't enjoy ice cream. Bonus: Kids will love helping to assemble (then devour!) these creamy, crunchy treats. Get the recipe.
Southern Pecan Pie Tartlets
A timeless Southern staple, pecan pie has been the star of Thanksgiving dinner for generations. Our twist turns them into mini pies that are just the right size for guests who want to sample a bit of everything on the dessert spread. Get the recipe.
S'mores Spiked Pie
Kids may be tempted to dive right into this take on the fire-side favorite but a heavy dose of bourbon makes this boozy, chocolate dessert adults only. Get the recipe.
Top creamy custard with a layer of browned sugar for a decadent dessert that's sure to impress your guests. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Panna Cotta
Fill martini glasses with this creamy chilled dessert then top with a crunchy cookie or chocolate shavings for a sophisticated, small bite. Get the recipe.
Pear and Fig Tart in a Jar
These rich fruit-and-cream tarts are easy enough for novice foodies to make, thanks to a pie crust shortcut. Individually portioned in lidded jars, guests can enjoy them after the feast or take them home as a tasty favor. Get the recipe.
Carrot Cake Cookies
Dense, moist carrot cake is delicious but it can be a bit too heavy after a big meal. These equally delicious cream cheese icing-topped cookies are just the right size when you only have room left for a few bites of dessert. Get the recipe.
Strawberry and Ricotta Tart
Fill a crumbly homemade crust with rich ricotta cheese and fresh straweberries for a light and not-too-sweet dessert. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Treat your Thanksgiving guests royally by whipping up the same dessert Prince William had as his groom's cake. Although it's fit for a future king, this cake requires no baking and is a snap to make. Get the recipe.
Key Lime Tartlets
The perfect not-too-sweet finishing touch to any meal. Highlight the bright flavor of key limes with this miniature version of the classic dessert. Get the recipe.
"Take the Day" Pie
Salty and sweet lovers, rejoice! Layers of peanut butter, caramel sauce, chopped peanuts and chocolate top a crispy pretzel crust to create a pie that's even tastier than the insanely delicious Take 5 candy bar. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Treat your nearest and dearest to these irresistible goodies. Combining the flavors of chocolatey brownies, rich cheesecake and two kinds of chocolate chips, this decadent dessert is sure to become a favorite. Get the recipe.
For the Kiddos: Turkey Cupcake
Kids are naturals in the kitchen. Let them have fun with their food by turning candy corn and icing into cute turkeys they can gobble up. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Chocolate. Brownie. Pudding. Even the name sounds delicious! Somewhere between the gooeyness of a brownie and the melt-in-your-mouth decadence of a molten lava cake, this one is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Apple Pie in a Jar
Give Thanksgiving guests an extra reason to give thanks by sending them home with their very own handheld treats. This apple pie-in-a-jar recipe is seasonal, simple and the just the right amount for satisfying a holiday sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Spiked Key Lime Margarita Pie
Start a new holiday tradition with this refreshing meal-ender that pairs a homemade pretzel and graham cracker crust with the flavors of lime, tequila and orange liquer. Get the recipe.
Classic Shortbread Cookies
Delicate and rich, shortbread is a light cookie that hits the spot after a heavy meal. Make extra batches to give as gifts or send home with friends and family. Get the recipe.