Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup | Dash of Jazz

What to Bring to the Table: Desserts

Do not, I repeat, do not show up to Thanksgiving dinner with a store-bought dessert! Not even a Patti Pie. It’s just bad manners, y’all. Now, Ms. Patti is everyone’s favorite celebrity auntie so please don’t think I’m trying to shade her. She is my girl (in my head). We both love cooking, mixing up fun cocktails, and wearing fabulous shoes and I like to think that we’d get along if we ever met. 🙂 Now that I’ve made that little disclaimer, let’s get to these desserts! This is a roundup of sweet dishes you can serve at your own Turkey Day table or tote along as a contribution to someone else’s. Each one is unique and they range from super easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. Some require just a few (I’m talking 3 or 4!) ingredients and not a lot of time, either.

My sweet tooth is massive and, while I typically curb it, Thanksgiving is a time where I feel completely ok indulging in cakes, cobblers, pies, and the like. More than one trip to the dessert table is made, for sure. In fact, I have the most fun with making desserts because I feel like there are so many opportunities for beautiful presentation. It’s true that we eat with our eyes first and when I’m sharing food with a crowd, [and on social media] I don’t want to get dragged or go viral for the wrong reasons! So, I put a bit of extra care into presenting desserts on Thanksgiving. I think I get that from my Grandma. I have fond memories of visiting her during the days leading up to Thanksgiving and helping her assemble pies, in particular. I learned so much about cooking at her knee. She was always introducing creative new pie recipes each Thanksgiving because pies are kind of a signature dessert of the holiday and the season. There is a very special pie recipe that I shared a few weeks ago included in this roundup, as well as a few types of desserts, each with some kind of nod to the season. The exception is the sweet tea pound cake. Sweet tea really isn’t seasonal or tied to a specific holiday but it’s definitely Southern! And my Grandma makes a mean pound cake so I thought I’d throw that one in there for y’all to try if you like. Each picture below is clickable and leads to the printable full recipe so you don’t have to search the whole blog trying to hunt them down.

I hope this is helpful and that you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Let me know in the comments below if you try any of these desserts. Thanks for reading!

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Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup | Dash of Jazz




  1. Yum! The pumpkin cheesecake and apple pie with brie look especially yummy! Looking forward to trying them

  2. I was taught to never go empty handed so you have given us some great ideas to make and take.

    1. Jazz

      I was taught the same way. Thanks for reading, Candi!

  3. Oh my goodness! These desserts look incredible. I love your first line, “Do not. I repeat, show up to Thanksgiving with store bought.” haha Amen, sister!

    The How-to Guru

    1. Jazz

      Haha! Thanks and thanks for reading!

  4. Nicole

    I am so glad I found this post! We are in charge of Desserts this year at Thanksgiving and I’ll most definitely be making one of these! The cinnamon roll bread pudding looks to die for… Actually they honestly all look amazing 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    xo Nicole

    1. Jazz

      Yay! I’m glad you found it, too. Hopefully you’ll love these. Thanks for reading, Nicole!

  5. These are really great dessert ideas! Now, I’m hungry!

    One Awesome Momma

  6. OMG. Cinnamon roll bread pudding!! My husband is going to die when he sees that!

  7. My boyfriend would die for that Sweet Tea pound cake! Yes!! All of these look so good! I just wish I was a fan of pumpkin haha!!

  8. Wow, all of these dessert ideas look delicious!!! Love the cinnamon roll bread pudding!

  9. YUM! Dessert is my weakness and all of these look amazing.

  10. Those pictures look amazing, and a true foodies dream. The cinnamon roll bread pudding is something I’m going to try, but for breakfast.

    1. Jazz

      I can’t argue with you on the breakfast idea…I’ve done it before lol.

  11. Apple pie with brie looks amazing–and so different than the usual pies! And I think I might have to make the cinnamon roll bread pudding this weekend…you know, just to test it out…by myself…in the laundry room…not sharing with my kids… 😉

  12. These all look amazing!

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