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. Starting with the pies, click any link below to get to the printable full recipe so you don’t have to search the whole blog trying to hunt it down.

Pies to Try

My sweet tooth is massive and, while I make efforts to 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. Here are some cute handheld desserts perfect for the gram and guests of all ages!

Handheld Desserts

Puddings and Cobblers

I think I get my flair for presentation 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. And my Grandma makes a mean pound cake so I thought I’d throw my sweet tea pound cake in there for y’all to try if you like. Here are the cakes:

Bomb Cakes and Cheesecakes

I hope this Thanksgiving dessert roundup 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 or have questions. Thanks for reading!

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What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup