Do you remember the first time you took your first bite of pumpkin pie?  I do.  I was five years old, and I vividly recall the Thanksgiving Day when I walked through the door to my aunt and uncle’s small kitchen.  My eyes were immediately drawn to a card table filled with several pumpkin pies and other desserts -it was such a beautiful sight.  When I walked up to the table I visually assessed the aesthetic condition and location of each pie, making a mental note on which one I hoped to get a piece of.  I was so worried I would be served dessert from one of the burned pumpkin pies I made sure to be one of the first kids in line when it was time for the last course.  Fortunately my uncle understood my concern and graciously asked me which pie I would like to be served from.   He cut a big piece for me and finished it off with a dollop of whipped cream from a can.  Even though it was of the frozen variety you bake at home, I fell in love with pumpkin pie that day.  For the record, I still love those boxed frozen pies.

These days the dessert table at our Thanksgiving dinner is an impressive spread of various pies, cakes, crisps, and cookies.  My husband loves his grandmother’s pecan pie and my kids love traditional pumpkin pie.  As for me I am easy to please because I love any and all desserts.

Two weeks ago I asked Savory Sweet Life readers on Facebook what desserts they were looking most forward to eating on Thanksgiving Day. Based on the responses, I’ve compiled a virtual Thanksgiving dessert table.  It’s a real feast for the eyes from around the web.

If you’re searching for the perfect dessert to make for Thanksgiving, here’s a baker’s dozen worth considering.

Did I miss one of your favorites? Feel free to add your favorite must-have holiday dessert in the comments section below.  One can never have too many desserts!

The Pioneer Woman’s Pecan Pie

Guilty Kitchen’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

My Baking Addiction’s Chocolate Pudding Pie

Savory Sweet Life’s Cranberry Apple Crisp

Sassy Radish’s Guinesss Stout Ginger Cake

Cookin’ Canuck’s Apple Upside-Down Biscuits

The Food Librarian’s Cardamon Vanilla Bundt Cake

How To: Simplify’s Old-Fashion Apple Pie

Family Fresh Cooking’s Pear Spice Cake with Toasted Walnuts

The Church Cook’s Pecan Crunch Cookies

Evil Shenanigans’ White Chocolate, Cranberry, Pecan, and Sweet Potato Cookies

Souffle Bombay’s Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Sauce

My Culinary Quest’s Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

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19 Responses to “A Virtual Thanksgiving Dessert Table”

  1. Aviva Goldfarb Aviva Goldfarb

    I wish I could get a bite of each right off the screen! But if I had to choose only 1 I’d probably take a bite of the white chocolate sweet potato cookies. Yum!

  2. Jude

    Every year, I make pecan pie and “Thanksgiving muffins”, which are my own: they are applesauce, cranberry, pumpkin, walnut, spice muffins. I just wanted to get all my favorite breads in one! I usually make enough for dessert on Thanksgiving and breakfast the morning after!

  3. Cookin' Canuck

    Wow, what a round-up of desserts! Each one tempts me in a different way and I may be “forced” to try the lot of them. Thanks so much for including my Apple Upside Down Biscuits.

  4. Jen @ How To: Simplify

    This is such a fantastic roundup of Thanksgiving recipes! They all scream fall and Thanksgiving…I can’t get enough of them! Thank you so much for including my Old-Fashioned Apple Pie. I actually have it sitting in my refrigerator and I can’t wait to have a slice of it tonight!

  5. Delishhh

    Wow – that is an awesome list. I can’t wait to try these. I just did a cranberry and whitechocolate bars that were amazing.

  6. SeattleMommy

    That pumpkin cheesecake looks tooo tasty! Thanks for such a great variety – will give me plenty of options when i’m scrambling to plan dessert!

  7. Paula Hawkins

    Your favorites list sounds really great but I would add to that my grandma’s Soft Gingerbread, my mother’s peach cobbler and sweet potato pie, and my own dutch apple mincemeat rum pies. I have to tell you that all crusts are made from scratch and people come from out-of-state during the holidays hoping to sample my 77-year-old Mom’s cobblers. They are phenomenal!

  8. Souffle Bombay

    What a seletion, my mouth is watering! I need to try the crisp and the pecan pie…can you believe I have never tried a piece of pecan pie? Thanks for including the Bread Pudding! Happy Thanksgiving!!