Sure, the turkey gets all the holiday fame, but let’s be real – the desserts steal the show. We’re talking classic pies that practically scream tradition, and then these creative sweets cater to every taste bud’s secret desires. Holiday desserts are like the grand finale, even though we’re all stuffed by then. It’s that moment when the first slice is served that you realize the ham was excellent, but these desserts? They’re the real MVPs of the holidays!
Gluten free and full of chocolate flavor, this Chocolate Tart is perfect for holiday entertaining. Serve it with whipped cream and lots of pomegranate arils.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
These Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are rich, sweet, and deliciously sticky. They can easily be made ahead of time and popped into the freezer.
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Gluten Free Seven Layers Bars
These Easy Gluten Free Seven Layers Bars are just what your holiday table needs. They are packed with layers of chocolate, coconut flakes, and pecans.
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Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Filling
Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Filling is the perfect seasonal addition to your Thanksgiving table. A light, moist chocolate cake, filled with creamy sweet pumpkin filling and topped with a not too sweet chocolate ganache. Move over pumpkin pie!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Graham Crust
This delicious pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate graham crust is easy to prepare. The pumpkin cheesecake filling has the wonderful flavors of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, and cream cheese blend together beautifully. Consider this black bottom pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the autumn.
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Salted Caramel Heart Center Snickerdoodles
How cute are these salted caramel heart center snickerdoodles – just adorable right? Each little cookie boasts a heart shaped brown butter caramel filling.
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Air Fryer Cornbread Cake with Candied Bacon and Honey Buttercream
Cornbread is already delicious and let’s face it, everyone loves bacon! So how could this air fryer cornbread recipe with honey buttercream frosting be anything less than incredible! This sweet cornbread with icing is always a tasty addition to the menu.
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Easy Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes
Looking for an Autumn Instant Pot dessert? Look no further – these Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes are a winning dish! It’s made with cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whisky along with premade sponge cake dessert cups.
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This smooth and creamy No-Bake Oreo Pie is made with a classic favorite cookie, and with its topping and filling, looks like a professional pie that everyone will be drooling over.
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No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
This No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake is a delicious and easy dessert that’s perfect for any time of the year. Made with layers of graham crackers, pudding, and more. If you love simple no bake desserts, this is the best and perfect for family gatherings.
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Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs
Just when you thought that you’ve made it all, along comes this simple recipe for Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs. They’re a fast and easy treat that is loaded down with flavor. They literally just take four ingredients to make as well!
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Candy Corn Cheesecake Bars
Candy Corn Cheesecake Bars are a delicious and easy treat that screams all things fall! This simple and delicious recipe is made with a boxed cake mix, cream cheese, chunks of chocolate, and candy corn. Check out this fun and easy fall-themed dessert!
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These are the most heavenly gluten-free pumpkin cupcakes topped with a simple cinnamon cream cheese frosting! These easy pumpkin cupcakes are perfectly spiced with all of the cozy fall flavors. They’re the perfect treat for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving dessert, or any fall-inspired event!
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This delicious cranberry pie is so totally worthy of your holiday table!! The best part is, it’s a clean eating pie recipe, and the pie is so good, everyone will be raving about it!
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Brown Butter Pumpkin Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Savor the flavors of fall with these pumpkin blondies. With a delicious blend of warm spices and rich browned butter, these moist and tender blondies are the perfect treat for cozy moments. Topped with a velvety cream cheese frosting enriched with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon, each bite is a burst of autumn goodness.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Dessert Cups
Pumpkin Chocolate Dessert Cups! You’ve gotta make these for Fall and Halloween. A chocolate cup base with creamy pumpkin filling, more chocolate and almonds.
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Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
It is baked and oil-free, and I used only SIX whole foods ingredients (including homemade pumpkin puree) to make the filling. A truly festive and decadent dessert for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
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This Pumpkin Roll is a classic fall dessert that will please any pumpkin spice lover. This moist fall favorite is filled with a creamy frosting and rolled into a delicious spiral. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, from welcoming pumpkin spice season to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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No Bake Pecan Pie Cheesecake
This easy (but delectable!) 5 ingredient no bake pecan pie cheesecake can be made with just 30 minutes of active prep time. Vegan version also included!
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Cranberry Curd Tart
Our Low FODMAP Cranberry Curd Tart features a crisp, buttery tart crust made with ground blanched almonds, a tart/sweet cranberry curd filling which is accented with orange, and a toasted meringue topping. If you make one tart during the cooler months, we highly recommend this one! It is gorgeous – and really quite delicious, with contrasting textures as well.
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Apple Sponge Cake
Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Russian Sharlotka will become your new favorite apple dessert. It’s so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer that literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent fall treat a try and it won’t disappoint!
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Apple Pear Galettes with Pecan Streusel
Mini gluten-free apple pear galettes with cinnamon, nutmeg, & brown sugar are topped with a golden pecan streusel for a heavenly dessert.
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Apple Pie Spring Rolls
Try our amazing apple pie spring rolls! Filled with grated apples and cinnamon, these crispy finger foods are easy to make any day of the week. They’re sure to become a favorite Friday tradition in no time!
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Pecan Upside Down Cake
This exceptional Pecan Upside Down Cake is a perfect dessert for Fall or Thanksgiving; the excellent harmony of moist yogurt cake as the base and caramelised pecan topping! The cake can be made in any pan you have, even in a Bundt pan to turn it into a festive Pecan Upside Down Bundt cake for Thanksgiving!
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Imagine biting into a heavenly blend of smooth mascarpone, sweet pumpkin puree, and coffee-dipped ladyfingers dusted with a hint of cocoa.
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.