30 Irresistible Fall Desserts

Finish your Thanksgiving feast on a sweet note with one of our delicious desserts. From decadent, chocolatey brownies to scones, cookies and pies that bring together everyone's favorite fall flavors.

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

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

Pineapple Tartlettes

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

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

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

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

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

Traditional Red Velvet Cake

TV weatherman Al Roker (yes, that Al Roker) shares his recipe for the chocolatey, Southern classic. 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

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

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

Baklava With Nutella Glaze

Nutella glaze adds a chocolately twist to these traditional nutty and flaky Turkish pastries. 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

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

Creme Brulee

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

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

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\"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

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Buttered Scotch Blondies

These moist blondies have a brownie-like texture and rich butterscotch flavor that make them a sweet finish to your Thanksgiving meal. 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

Kids' Craft: 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

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

A crunchy streusel topping and dense, cakelike texture make these pumpkin muffins a seasonal favorite. Perfect for a fall brunch or as a light dessert after a heavy meal. 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

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Cranberry Citrus Muffin Tops

Everyone knows that the top is the best part of the muffin. Serve these soft and fluffy treats instead of cookies for a light, tart yet sweet end to the meal. 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

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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

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