Thanksgiving dessert recipes

WASHINGTON — End your meal with something sweet. Here are several dessert recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner.

This Oct. 17, 2011 photo shows midnight pumpkin pie in Concord, N.H. This pumpkin pie recipe combines chocolate and pumpkin into a perfectly rich treat that honors tradition while satisfying the need for chocolate.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Midnight pumpkin pie Can’t decide between chocolate pie and pumpkin pie? Now you no longer have to. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR OCEAN SPRAY - Try cranberries outside of just sauce with a Cranberry Almond Pear Crisp for Thanksgiving dessert. For the full recipe, visit http://www.oceanspray.com/FamilyAffair/. (Ocean Spray via AP Images)
A cranberry almond pear crisp is another great way to mix up the Thanksgiving dessert spread. Find the recipe here. (Ocean Spray via AP Images) (Ocean Spray via AP Images/Ocean Spray)
This Feb. 2, 2015 photo shows black cardamom orange flourless chocolate cake in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Black cardamom orange flourless chocolate cake Who says you have to have pumpkin pie? This chocolate cake is the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving meal. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
HOLD FOR LIFESTYLES For Elizabeth Karmel coconut cream pie is magical, with its homemade flaky crust and rich silky custard. She wanted to keep her grandmothers pie recipe but wanted it to be less work. This image taken in Concord NH, on February 27, 2012 shows the version she came up with. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Coconut cream pie A creamy custard is the focus of this pie. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows penuche cream pie in Concord, N.H. It is important to assemble this pie only just before serving; the penuche will soften once the custard layer is added. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Penuche cream pie Vary your pie offerings this Thanksgiving. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 28, 2013 photo shows honey pecan pie in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Honey pecan pie Pecan pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/MATTHEW MEAD)
This Sept. 21, 2015, photo shows pumpkin bundt cake with apple date streusel and sticky toffee coffee glaze in Concord, N.H. This recipe takes about 90 minutes, from start to finish. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Pumpkin Bundt cake with apple date streusel  Your pumpkin dessert doesn’t have to be in the form of a pie. Try this Bundt on Thanksgiving. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows spiced pumpkin cannoli in Concord, N.H. Instead of having to fuss with a pie crust, with this dessert simply purchase prepared cannoli shells, which are easily filled with the pumpkin filling. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)
Spiced pumpkin cannoli Another variation on a pumpkin treat is a spiced pumpkin cannoli. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/MatthewMead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 17, 2014 photo shows coconut pie in Concord, N.H. The coconut is processed with a bit of butter to help bind and brown it. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chocolate coconut pie This pie will remind you of a popular candy bar. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 20, 2014 photo shows fluffy sweet potato-bourbon pie with gingered whipped cream and toasted pecans in Concord, N.H. The key to a great sweet potato pie is using fresh sweet potatoes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sweet potato-bourbon pie with gingered whipped cream Fresh sweet potatoes are the key to taking this pie to the next level. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 12, 2015 photo shows citrus pumpkin meringue pie in Concord, NH. This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive, hidden under the meringue is a classic pumpkin pie spiked with just a hint of citrus. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Citrus pumpkin meringue pie There’s pumpkin hiding under the meringue in this pie. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows easy apple pie pockets in Concord, N.H. From start to finish, the recipe estimates 40 minutes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Easy apple pie pockets Eat your pie in grab-and-go form this year. Find the recipe from Alton Brown here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 24, 2010 photo shows fresh ginger creme brulee. Shake things up for Thanksgiving dessert with this tasty creme brulee recipe. The custard can be done a day ahead and the candy coating for the top quickly made as dinner dishes are cleared. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Fresh ginger creme brulee The individual-sized custards can be made the day ahead, and the candy coating can be added after dinner. Find the recipe from Food Network here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows deep dish apple pie in Concord, NH. Apple pie ingredients are few and elemental: apples, of course, along with sugar, flavoring and pie crust. But choosing the right apples is a serious business. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Deep-dish apple pie Nothing says Thanksgiving like a deep-dish apple pie. Try Ina Garten’s recipe this year. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 11, 2017 photo shows a skillet apple cranberry pie in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Skillet apple cranberry pie  Make the dough at home or pick some up from the store. You can find the recipe here. (Sara Moulton via AP)
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This Oct. 17, 2011 photo shows midnight pumpkin pie in Concord, N.H. This pumpkin pie recipe combines chocolate and pumpkin into a perfectly rich treat that honors tradition while satisfying the need for chocolate.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR OCEAN SPRAY - Try cranberries outside of just sauce with a Cranberry Almond Pear Crisp for Thanksgiving dessert. For the full recipe, visit http://www.oceanspray.com/FamilyAffair/. (Ocean Spray via AP Images)
This Feb. 2, 2015 photo shows black cardamom orange flourless chocolate cake in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
HOLD FOR LIFESTYLES For Elizabeth Karmel coconut cream pie is magical, with its homemade flaky crust and rich silky custard. She wanted to keep her grandmothers pie recipe but wanted it to be less work. This image taken in Concord NH, on February 27, 2012 shows the version she came up with. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows penuche cream pie in Concord, N.H. It is important to assemble this pie only just before serving; the penuche will soften once the custard layer is added. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 28, 2013 photo shows honey pecan pie in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 21, 2015, photo shows pumpkin bundt cake with apple date streusel and sticky toffee coffee glaze in Concord, N.H. This recipe takes about 90 minutes, from start to finish. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows spiced pumpkin cannoli in Concord, N.H. Instead of having to fuss with a pie crust, with this dessert simply purchase prepared cannoli shells, which are easily filled with the pumpkin filling. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)
This Nov. 17, 2014 photo shows coconut pie in Concord, N.H. The coconut is processed with a bit of butter to help bind and brown it. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 20, 2014 photo shows fluffy sweet potato-bourbon pie with gingered whipped cream and toasted pecans in Concord, N.H. The key to a great sweet potato pie is using fresh sweet potatoes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 12, 2015 photo shows citrus pumpkin meringue pie in Concord, NH. This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive, hidden under the meringue is a classic pumpkin pie spiked with just a hint of citrus. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows easy apple pie pockets in Concord, N.H. From start to finish, the recipe estimates 40 minutes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 24, 2010 photo shows fresh ginger creme brulee. Shake things up for Thanksgiving dessert with this tasty creme brulee recipe. The custard can be done a day ahead and the candy coating for the top quickly made as dinner dishes are cleared. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows deep dish apple pie in Concord, NH. Apple pie ingredients are few and elemental: apples, of course, along with sugar, flavoring and pie crust. But choosing the right apples is a serious business. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 11, 2017 photo shows a skillet apple cranberry pie in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

More Thanksgiving recipes:

Thanksgiving turkey recipes

Side dishes for your Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving potato recipes 

 


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