Having Thanksgiving dinner with your family can be a great tradition that brings everyone together. Everyone’s helping with the meal, which takes a lot of stress off of you, and you’re getting to enjoy some home-cooked meals.
This is one time of year when the food doesn’t have to come from a restaurant or have anything to do with football. and thankfully, you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. Instead, serve up one of these simple desserts after your meal.
Here are some easy thanksgiving desserts if you want to switch things up this holiday season.
Quick And Easy Thanksgiving Desserts
- Turkey Pie
This is the easiest Thanksgiving dessert recipe ever. All you need are three ingredients, and it’s so darn tasty. It’s like pumpkin pie without the crust, and it makes an excellent Thanksgiving dessert.
- Pumpkin Pie Bars
You can’t go wrong with Thanksgiving baking. Nothing says “home” like the smell of pumpkin pie or apple pie wafting through the house. Baking is also a great way to get the whole family involved in the holiday preparation.
These Pumpkin Pie Bars are so simple to put together. They are basically like pumpkin pie filling mixed with a delicious cookie base. These bars are an excellent Thanksgiving dessert option because they are so simple, but they still taste amazing!
- Cranberry Pizza
Take a pizza crust and spread it with cranberry sauce instead of tomato sauce. Top with crumbled gingersnaps, coconut flakes, and chopped walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
- Panettone Bread Pudding
This dish was initially made in Milan, Italy, but now many people make it for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Because it goes well with the traditional flavors of both holidays, all you need is stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Tofutti Cuties
If you are looking for something dairy-free, try Tofutti Cuties. These little containers of mock ice cream come in several flavors and are fun to eat as a dessert or as a snack with fruit and other toppings.
A bowl of seasonal fruit — perhaps some pomegranate seeds— is always popular and easy to grab as you walk out the door.
- Cookie plate
Put out an assortment of store-bought cookies and other treats like cinnamon rolls and muffins so guests can help themselves.
Chocolate dessert ideas
These are simple thanksgiving chocolate dessert ideas you should try out. Chocolate desserts for Thanksgiving include chocolate mousse, chocolate cheesecake, no-bake chocolate cheesecake, and much more.
A popular option for Thanksgiving chocolate desserts is to make chocolate gravy. This recipe is simple, requiring only corn syrup and chocolate chips. Mix the two in a saucepan over low heat until they form a thick paste that looks like gravy. Serve this over your favorite biscuits or use it as a dip for fruit slices
Chocolate-covered pretzels. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and dip pretzel sticks halfway into the mixture, so they are coated on all sides. This dessert is simple enough to whip up at home.
The chocolate pudding dessert that you put together for Thanksgiving dinner may have a few ingredients, but it’s a simple recipe to prepare.
Tasty Chocolate Recipe for Thanksgiving
1 (5-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix.
In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup milk and dry pudding mix. Whisk in 1/2 cup heavy cream. Pour into individual serving dishes, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream and garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. It serves 6 to 8 people.
Whether you need a quick and easy dessert idea or you’re looking for something a little more involved for thanksgiving, these sweet treats will not disappoint.