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

  • \"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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Serve Shortbread Cookies and Coffee on Holidays

    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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