Thanksgiving desserts are my assigned contribution to our family’s gathering. Here in Wisconsin, the Thanksgiving holiday is in the middle of our deer hunting season. In our family, this nine-day window is a holiday in and of itself. I have always tried to balance the time spent in the woods with putting up some great desserts. Over the years, I’ve perfected my timing and recipes and they’ve come down to these five. I’m able to do the prepping throughout the week and get these done the day before so I’m able to enjoy the day of hunting and arrive stress-free to Thanksgiving Dinner.
Here are my favorite desserts to share on Thanksgiving Day. I hope you enjoy them! Please share your favorite dishes and your holiday traditions! Love to hear from you!
Pumpkin Roll is one of my first go-to dishes. I love the presentation and the ease of this dish. I like to make it in advance and then dust with confectioner’s sugar just prior to leaving the house. Here’s a wonderful rendition of my recipe.
I began making a Pumpkin Cheesecake pie several years ago. This has quickly become a favorite for its ease in preparing and because, well frankly, because it’s yummy!!!!!
Apple Pie is a must at our house. This is my son’s favorite and is often made sans holidays! I use my own pie crust recipe, but you could just as easily pick up a pre-made crust or try the one from Mama Needs Cake!
Pumpkin Pie is also a must! Nothing says Thanksgiving like pumpkin pie, right?! Pumpkin pies are wonderful because they only require one crust (insert smile here!) and they bring back memories of my Grandma’s pies. Grandma’s had a caramelized sheen on the surface and were so good! Again, I like to use my own crust recipe as it is always reliably flaky and easy to handle. My one tip, pumpkin pies always seem to take much longer to bake than the recipes indicate. Be sure a knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean before removing from the oven!!
Pecan Pies are so fantastic but I’ve got to be honest, I don’t make these as often as I’d like. Here’s a great recipe from Brandie! I hope you love it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my top five go-to recipes for Thanksgiving. Please share some of your favorites and holiday traditions! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving all!