As you can see (this picture was taken two Thanksgivings ago, at my house), desserts are a BIG deal at Thanksgiving in my family. Big. My mom usually makes about six (or more!) different pies. Yes, six. Two pumpkin, two pecan and most importantly, two buttermilk. Not that the other dishes aren’t important…it’s just the pies I tend to start craving a month before Thanksgiving. So, I thought it might be fun to give you a list of my best, most favorite Thanksgiving-inspired desserts. Some of you out there may still be looking for good ideas for your own Thanksgiving tables and I’d love to help out! These recipes are all extremely quick and easy and use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! Here we go!

Pumpkin and Maple Gingerbread Bundt– incredibly moist and full of great flavors!

All-In-One Holiday Bundt Cake – pumpkin, fresh cranberries, apples and pecans…this cake literally has it all and it’s wonderful! Great at breakfast, too!

Thanksgiving Two-fer Pie – Dorie Greenspan’s brilliant idea of mixing pumpkin pie and pecan pie to create one gooey, delicious, crunchy, spice-filled pie! Amazing!

Cranberry-Orange Bread – I make this pretty much every Thanksgiving, usually for breakfast the morning of. It’s great with a cup of coffee!

(Low Fat and Low Sugar) No-Bake Turtle Pumpkin Pie – my Aunt Josie’s recipe. Keep it as is for a fantastic low-sugar dessert (seriously- you’d never know!)  or make it with non sugar-free pudding and caramel for an indulgent treat! Seriously, seriously GOOD!

Caramelized Onion-Cranberry Tart with Bacon and Gorgonzola – this one actually doesn’t count as a dessert, but I had to include it because it’s so GOOD! A perfect compliment to your Thanksgiving meal- it’s tart, crumbly, slightly sweet and full of so much amazing flavor! I LOVE this one!

Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Bread – one of my favorite recipes gets a teensy face-lift with cranberries and walnuts. Another great breakfast treat!

Buttermilk Pie – my great-grandmother’s famous recipe. No one has ever been able to resist it. It’s sweet, creamy, buttery and extremely rich. A Southern classic.

Vermont Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – and finally, my favorite. This cake is not only impressive and gorgeous, it’s insanely delicious. I adore the combination of the dense pumpkin cake with the cool maple cream cheese frosting…an absolute dream! This has quickly become one of the all-time most popular recipes on Sing For Your Supper! It won’t disappoint!

So there you have it- my very best Thanksgiving desserts! I hope you’ll be able to find something you might like to add to your own Thanksgiving table this year! Happy Baking!



  1. Oh goodness gracious heavens me. I don’t know where to start – but I must get baking… even with Thanksgiving being long over here in Canada!


    Comment by delishliving — November 16, 2010 @ 4:07 PM

  2. Nice round-up! I usually stuff myself with so many veggies and so much turkey I don’t have any room for dessert. Luckily most desserts make great leftovers 🙂


    Comment by Tracey — November 16, 2010 @ 6:47 PM

  3. Ooh the buttermilk pie looks super yummy. Well, not gonna lie, they all do 🙂


    Comment by Anne Marie — November 16, 2010 @ 8:18 PM

  4. What a line-up of desserts! Trying to figure out how I can join your family for Thanksgiving. 🙂


    Comment by Paula {Salad in a Jar} — November 16, 2010 @ 9:25 PM

  5. So many delicious ideas here! Every treat looks better than the next.


    Comment by Eliana — November 16, 2010 @ 9:31 PM

  6. It’s like you read my mind!! I’ve been assigned desserts for our Thanksgiving potluck dinner on Sunday – looks like I’ll be borrowing one of these!!


    Comment by What Happens After Five — November 16, 2010 @ 10:10 PM

  7. Amy. so glad you liked my dessert recipe. You need to try the sweet potato cheesecake recipe, too. Yum!


    Comment by Aunt Josie — November 17, 2010 @ 8:38 AM

  8. Everything looks so delicious! What time is dessert because I would love to sample all of them?!


    Comment by Kim — November 17, 2010 @ 1:10 PM

  9. Paula and Kim- just come on over! I’ll set an extra plate for you! 😉


    Comment by amy — November 17, 2010 @ 1:11 PM

  10. How would you ever choose with all those awesome possibilities? (I’m thinking the Vermont Spice Cake! Can’t wait to try it!)


    Comment by UrMomCooks — November 18, 2010 @ 9:31 PM

  11. Wow wow..Can I have a seat as well at your place…


    Comment by Sharon — November 19, 2010 @ 4:14 AM

  12. Wow – those are some fabulous desserts. I’d want a little bit of each.


    Comment by Barbara Bakes — November 22, 2010 @ 9:19 PM

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