Top off your feast with one of our favorite pies, cakes, crisps, tarts, and cheesecakes
Apple-Cranberry-Currant Pie with French Topping
Studded with tart cranberries and sweet currants, laced with brandy and finished with a buttery, crisp topping, this dressed up apple pie is a Sunset favorite.
Recipe: Apple-Cranberry-Currant Pie with French Topping
This prize-winning recipe from a Sunset reader is one of our absolute favorites, creamy and moist, with just the right amount
of sweetness, this dessert will wow your guests.
Recipe: Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream
Embellish a classic pumpkin pie with a streusel topping, then overlap pastry leaves around the edge and set a few on top for
a festive presentation.
Recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Pie
Layers of pumpkin and vanilla ice cream top gooey caramel on a graham cracker crust.
Recipe: Pumpkin Caramel Ice Cream Pie
Basically an open-face pie, this is a great dessert for pie-phobes to make because the crust is so easy to handle.
Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Galette
The canned pumpkin in the batter keeps these cupcakes moist, reducing the amount of oil you need to use.
Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
This fancy, but easy dessert uses store-bought ice cream that you then embellish. The gingersnap crust makes it extra special
as well as the generous drizzling of fudge and caramel sauces.
Recipe: Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte with Ginger Crust
Ooey-gooey caramel and toasted walnuts in a buttery crust make this tart something special.
Recipe: Walnut-Caramel Tart
Jazz up the traditional Thanksgiving dessert with mascarpone, a hint of orange flavor, and a gingersnap crust.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Orange Mascarpone Pie
Although healthier than the traditional pumpkin pie, this soy version is just as tasty–no one will be the wiser.
Recipe: Soy Milk Pumpkin Pie
Juicy pears take the place of apples in this twist on the apple cranberry crisp. Bake them in individual dishes for an especially
Recipe: Pear Cranberry Crisps
It’s pumpkin pie meets crème brûlee, and worthy of your next dinner party.
Recipe: Pumpkin Brûlee Tart
Fresh pears and purchased puff pastry add up to an incredibly easy seasonal dessert.
Recipe: Rustic Pear Tarts with Crème Fraiche
These pretty tartlets make for a special individual holiday dessert. We love them with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or
freshly whipped cream.
Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Mince Tartlets
This tart is so easy to tote, and everyone loves its supremely buttery crust packed with crunchy nuts and soft, tangy apricots.
Recipe: Apricot Nut Tart
For a fissure-free cheesecake, beat your filling just until it's blended-no more. (Too much air in the mixture will make it
defalte, and then crack, in the oven.)
Recipe: Pumpkin-Orange Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust and Salted Caramel
This showstopper is full of our favorite things, buttery pecans, caramely topping, and pumpkin cake, then layered with billowy
Recipe: Praline Pumpkin Torte
Not everyone loves pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, so try serving this gorgeous and decadent chocolate raspberry trifle in addition
to the classic pie.
Recipe: Chocolate-Caramel Trifle with Raspberries
Caramel-coated walnuts and cranberries top this tender, easy to make, cake.
Recipe: Cranberry Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake
Brown sugar glazed pears top moist ginger cake in this fall-inspired twist on the classic pineapple upside-down cake.
Recipe: Pear and Ginger Upside-Down Cake
This creamy cheesecake has a glistening topping of caramelized, candy-like orange slices.
Recipe: Orange Ribbon Cheesecake
Glistening, glazed cranberries shine like jewels atop a luxuriously creamy cheesecake.
Recipe: Cranberry Crown Cheesecake