Food & Recipes

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 26, 2014

Rachael Ray Show

Aired November 26, 2014

The meal might be the main star of your Thanksgiving feast, but there's always room for desserts! From Kelsey Nixon's no-bake pumpkin pie, to Carla Hall's Slow Cooker Cheesecake and Emeril Lagasse's Pumpkin Custard Pie, these decadent desserts will have your Thanksgiving guests asking for more. 

1.) No Bake Pumpkin Pie

This No-Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe couldn't be easier! Powedered sugar, pumpkin puree, cream cheese, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, whipping cream and a dash of salt are blended together and poured on a graham cracker pie shell. You'll want to have a slice after dinner and then a slice for breakfast the next day. Definitely bring this recipe to mom's house!

2.) Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce

Sweet and delicious, the Slow Cooker Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce is a must-make dessert. Granny Smith apples, chopped becans and Challah bread are doused in a creamy, sweet concoction. To keep it simple, we slow bake the mixture for three hours. The sweet flavor doesn't stop there! Whip up the "dessert gravy" and drizzle on top of the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Your guests will thank you. 

3.) Grant's Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

If half of your family loves pumpkin pie and the other loves pecan pie, then why not make them into one pie? The combination of sweet pumpkin and salty pecan puts an instant smile on your face. It's a match-made in Thanksgiving Dessert paradise!

 3.) Kate Lee's Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

Bring your favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte to your whip cream! The recipe for Pumpkin Spce Latte Pie takes whipped cream and mixes in some instant espresso. Top it on a pumpkin pie and voila! Best. Dessert. Ever.

4.) Carla Hall's Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Rich and creamy, this easy decadent pumpkin swirl cheesecake will be your new favorite Thanksgiving dessert. The best part? You don't need to use your oven! Put the sweet, swirled, smooth mixture into a slow cooker for two hours, allowing to cool for one hour. The chocolate, gramham cracker crust really sets this dessert a part. Enjoy a slice of this pie on Thanksgiving!

5.) Sunny Anderson's Pumpkin Pie Latte

 Whether you are too full from your Thanksgiving feast or want a warm drink to go a long with your slice of pie, definitely make Sunny Anderson's Pumpkin Pie Latte! The taste will intantly remind you of pumpkin pie, within in a warm beverage. Two cups, please!

7.) Katie Lee's Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Anyone who grew up on Monkey Bread will love this fake-out. Chop up your store-bought biscuit bread like you normally do. But instead of cinnamon, add in some pumpkin pie spice. Then, mix some pumpkin purée and brown sugar into your melted butter mixture. The sweet, pumpkin and cinammon taste throughout fluffy dough will be an instant hit. You've got your kids' next favorite Thanksgiving tradition!

8.) Carla Hall's Spice Whipped Cream

With just two simple ingredients, heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice, you've taken your whipped cream topping to a whole new level. This recipe couldn't be easier!

9.) Slow-Cooker Pecan Pie

Super simple and very pantry friendly, this pecan pie recipe will impress your Thanksgiving guests! Crunchy, chopped pecans are folded into a sweet and salty mixture and poured over a crumbly dough. Place it into the slow-cooker and set for three hours. Voila, another sweet and simple dessert without using the precious oven space!

10.) Maple Bourbon Apple Pie

 A little booze in your apple pie? Yes, please. The recipe combines granny smith apples, butter, salt, spices and 2 ounces of bourbon to really upstage a classic apple pie. Why not? It's Thanksgiving!

11.) Kelsey Nixon's Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

 Move out of the way apple, pumpkin and pecan pie. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart is here! The perfect mix of sweet and salty, this recipe uses peanut butter sandwich cookies, butter, salt, milk chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, cream and crushed peanute for garnish. It's easy to make and a definite Thanksgiving crowd pleaser.

12.) Emeril Lagasse's Pumpkin Custard Pie

There is nothing better than a freshly baked Pumpkin Pie that's served on Thanksgiving. Mix pumpkin puree with flour, sugar, cream, egg vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and one super secret spice-- cardamom! The intense, bold and rich flavors are tasted throughout each and every bite. Don't forget to dollop some homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!

13.) Katie Lee's Pumpkin Toffee Trifle

If you're busy cooking a huge Thanksgiving meal, make an easy, no-bake Thanksgiving dessert with only eight ingredients!. Gorgeously presented and easy to make, layer pumpkin pudding, banana, chopped toffee, pumpkin bread and whipped cream into a glass trifle bowl. If you want an alternative to pie, then make this Pumpkin Toffee Trifle.