best thanksgiving dessert recipes

5 Best Fall Dessert Recipes That Are Perfect for Thanksgiving

When we get up from the Thanksgiving table, it’s hard to even think about eating again. But there’s something about the aromas of apple, pumpkin, and ginger that still call us to the dessert table. Caesar’s Appliance Service has collected some of our best fall dessert recipes to help with your Thanksgiving planning. They almost guarantee your guests will find room for dessert!

The Best Fall Dessert Recipes to Wow Your Guests

It’s not easy to plan Thanksgiving dinner and still have the energy to consider dessert. To simplify your holiday prep, our list of Thanksgiving dessert recipes includes traditional favorites, kid-pleasers, and new twists on old classics!

Caramel Apple Pie

An apple pie after Thanksgiving dinner is almost as much of a staple as the turkey. This is one of the best fall dessert recipes because it takes apple pie up a notch with caramel that enhances the apple flavor. Instantly, this classic becomes one of those show-stopping gourmet fall desserts.

You’ll Need:

  • Assorted apples
  • Caramel
  • Lemon juice
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Flour

Get the full recipe here.

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

This recipe delivers big pumpkin flavor in a kid-friendly form. Whoopie Pies are a sandwich cookie with a cake-like consistency. The sweet filling makes them one of the best fall dessert recipes to appeal to the kid in all of us.

You’ll Need:

  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Shortening
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Milk

Get the full recipe here.

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Here we combine a dessert crowd-pleaser (cheesecake) with the Thanksgiving classic pecan pie. The pecan topping can be made in advance, saving you valuable time on the big day. Meanwhile, the cheesecake base elevates this traditional flavor to something new and fresh.

You’ll Need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Graham crackers
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Pecans

Get the full recipe here.

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Cranberry Apple Upside-down Cake

This impressive dessert combines the fall dessert flavors of tart cranberries and sweet apples all under a brown sugar glaze. It’s sure to please all the cake-lovers out there with its moist, cinnamon cake. On top of that, the glaze is a great timesaving alternative to frosting for the busy Thanksgiving baker.

You’ll Need:

  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Cranberries
  • Buttermilk

Get the full recipe here.

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Sweet Potato Pie

There’s always room for one more pie on the table, and fall sweet potatoes are sweet enough to be so much more than a side dish. The ginger in this recipe balances out all the sweetness and gives it the fall flavor we all love.

You’ll Need:

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sour Cream
  • Sweet potatoes

Get the full recipe here.

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We hope you enjoy some of our best fall dessert recipes and wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! If holiday baking proves to be too much for your oven, Caesar’s Appliance Repair is here for any oven and range repair. Give us a call to get your holiday cooking back on track in no time!