Grandma’s got her favorites. We’re talking desserts, y’all. And when it comes to Thanksgiving, she expects to see those sweet treats on the holiday buffet. While she’ll always be thrilled to see a homemade Apple Pie, she can’t resist some over-the-top desserts that only come out during the holiday season. We’re looking at you, Butterscotch-Spice Trifle and Lemon-and-Chocolate Doberge Cake. So this Thanksgiving, we hope you’ll get inspired by some of Grandma’s favorites, from fruity pies to rich and creamy bars to decadent chocolate cakes.
Ultimate Apple Pie
The Thanksgiving feast is filled with new recipes and old-school family favorites. There’s no celebration without a classic apple pie with the most spectacular lattice top.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
There are pies. And then there are the pies that everyone expects to see at every family gathering. Our Pumpkin Pie is not only simple, but it’s delicious. This is a great choice for a novice baker who is set on bringing a homemade dessert to Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Dare we say this is the sweetest recipe that you’ll be digging into on Thanksgiving Day. This is the recipe for the baker who is dreaming of showing up to the celebrations with something extra special.
Butterscotch-Spice Trifle Recipe
Thanksgiving is not all about the pies. Not only is this trifle layered with decadent fall flavors, but it’s presentation is just as stunning.
Pumpkin Spice-Heath Cake
For the one who wants to treat the family to something extraordinary that’s not a pie or cake: Enter the bar. These bite-sized desserts are filled with incredible flavors that include pumpkin spice and heath.
Tomato Soup Cake
Trust us when we say Grandma knows her desserts. This rich, moist, old-fashioned cake will bring her back memories of holidays past.
Meet the season’s new pumpkin spectacular. For those who love the fall ingredient, you’ll understand why everyone is asking for seconds.
Pumpkin Pound Cake
Almost too impressive to devour. This pound cake is packed with the rich pumpkin flavors and made in a bundt pan with a gorgeous design.
Maple Pumpkin Pie
Even pumpkin pie naturalists will fall for this recipe that is sweetened with maple for just the right touch of special.
Chocolate Chiffon Cake
It’s Thanksgiving. Break out the chocolate desserts for the family members who aren’t into the pumpkin, pecan, or apple assortment. This moist and choclotey creation is perfect for rounding out the dessert buffet.
Swiss Roll Cake
The roll that everyone remembers – and requests. Perfectly moist chocolate cake is rolled around fluffy whipped cream for a wonderful dessert.
There are many (many) names for this dessert, which means it’s not only a memorable choice – it’s also been around for some time. Count on memories of enjoying this layered chocolate delight for years to come.
Lemon-and-Chocolate Doberge Cake
If you’re looking for an easy recipe to make for the holiday, this may not be the one for you. If you’re looking for a regional recipe that will make an impression, this multi-flavored, multi-layered cake is the one that will steal the spotlight.
Fresh Apple Cake
Your turn to bring dessert – but, you’re bored of pie? Cut to the cake. Apple cake, that is. This recipe is a delightful combination of apples, cinnamon, and nuts, and slathered with fluffy cream cheese frosting.
Think Applesauce Cake sounds too simple for a holiday fete? Think again. It may be easy to whip together, but it’s rich, fluffy, and flavorful cake will be unforgettable.
Pear Upside-Down Cake
Make room on the table, there’s a new dessert in town. Let the season’s ripe pears shine in this cake that is spiced with cinnamon and cardamom for a warm and comforting combination.
Southern Sweet Potato Cake
Tender, moist, and spiced just right with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. The finishing touch is the caramel frosting that brings it all together.
Pecan Pie Brownies
Introducing the result of pecan pie and chocolate brownies coming together in one out-of-this-world dessert. Consider yourself warned: They’re made by baking a sheet of thick brownies and then adding a layer of pecan pie filling spiked with a touch of bourbon. How’s that for indulgent?
Over-The-Moon Chocolate Pie
Pecan. Pumpkin. Apple. Make room on the table for something that delights the chocolate lovers at the holiday table. This dessert was inspired by the classic MoonPie, and is sure to wow with its rich chocolate filling and the light and cloudy marshmallowy meringue topping.
It would not be a Southern holiday (or any special gathering) without the Hummingbird Cake. No matter the occasion or the season, this classic cake will dazzle with its moist layers flavored with canned pineapple and bananas.