5 Unique Thanksgiving Desserts
For those with a sweet tooth, Thanksgiving desserts are the best part of the holiday! And it’s something to look forward to and plan all season long. Classics like pumpkin or apple pie are popular for good reason. But if you want to get a bit more creative with nontraditional desserts, there are plenty of tasty recipes to try. Read on for examples of 5 unique Thanksgiving desserts plus snacks for your holiday spread.
Sweet & Tasty Thanksgiving Desserts
From pies, to cakes, brownies, and more, there are plenty of options for Thanksgiving desserts. One thing to consider is the seasonal ingredients and fall flavors to cook with. Cranberry and rosemary are a couple ingredients to work with. Same goes for apples, pecans, and of course, pumpkin! Trendy and popular, pumpkin can be used in so many ways for both sweet and savory foods.
Pumpkin desserts can be super creative or simple with pumpkin pie spices to make the flavor shine. And if you’re ambitious enough to use fresh roasted and pureed pumpkin in your recipes, stop by Tacoma Boys! A wide variety of squash and several varieties and sizes of pumpkins are available for your choosing.
If you’re looking for something quick and easy to bake or serve cold, check out premade Thanksgiving desserts and mixes like these from Tacoma Boys:
- Willamette Valley Fruit Frozen Pie: Marionbery, Apple, or Cherry
- Cyrus Chocolate Cream or Key Lime Pie
- King Arthur Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
- Chuckanut Bay Gluten Free Cheesecake
- Lehi Mills Vegan Double Fudge Brownie Mix
And much more! Swing by Tacoma Boys to browse our selection of desserts for all dietary preferences.
Easy Dessert Recipes
Dessert recipes can be super simple or made with a bunch of complex ingredients. With the help of premade ice cream, pie crusts, and more, half the work is already done! And baked goods like brownies and cakes are available in many flavors. If you’re looking for easy sweet treats to end your Thanksgiving feast, get inspired with these 5 unique dessert recipes:
1. Pumpkin Mousse
A fun twist on pumpkin pie, a pumpkin mousse can be light, creamy, and slightly sweet. This recipe by Taste of Home is one example that needs just a few ingredients.
2. Apple Pie Ice Cream
Apple pie mixed into creamy vanilla ice cream?! Say no more! Crumbly bits are mixed with sweet apples and cool ice cream in this Apple Pie Ice Cream Recipe by Evergreen Kitchen.
3. Baked Streusel-Stuffed Pears
One of the easiest desserts to make for Thanksgiving is baked apples or pears. The natural sweetness comes out through baking. And a crumbly streusel topping adds texture and more flavor, like in this recipe by the Recipe Critic.
4. Pecan Brownies
Brownies are an easy go-to for the chocolate fanatics! Add some seasonal nutty flavor with these Pecan Lovers’ Brownies by Bake or Break
5. Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Another spin on pumpkin pie, bread pudding is easy and a fun combination of taste and texture. Check out this Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe by Savory Experiments
Tacoma Boys has all the ingredients you’ll need to whip up tasty dessert recipes like these. This includes holiday baking staples like Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin Pie Mix, fresh pears and apples, Maple Bourbon Pecans, and more. For more dessert recipes to inspire, check out Tacoma Boys Pumpkin Streusel Pie Recipe!
Thanksgiving Snacks & Treats
Smaller treats and Thanksgiving snacks are a nice addition to a full meal on the festive day. Snacks and starters are a go-to for munching while dinner is still in the oven. And Thanksgiving flavors usually include a combination of seasonal flavors including sweet, acidic cranberry sauce to balance things out. To start, appetizers like goat cheese stuffed dates and cranberry brie bites are a nice mix of sweet and savory. Same goes for glazed meatballs like this cranberry meatball recipe!
Cranberry Meatball Recipe
Serve these sweet, salty, and savory meatballs as an appetizer or side dish. Tacoma Boys offers premade meatballs to make prep just that much easier. You can whip up this quick cranberry sauce recipe or use your favorite cranberry sauce to spoon on top!
- 1 lb Carando Italian-Style Meatballs
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1 orange, zest and juice of
- Bake the meatballs in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
- Make the cranberry sauce: Add the remaining ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Smother the meatballs in the cranberry sauce and serve hot!
For more Thanksgiving snacks and appetizer recipes to inspire, check out our blog all about it including hosting for the holidays. And swing by Tacoma Boys to grab all the fresh produce, meat, cheese, and pantry staples you need! This includes pumpkins to both decorate and eat. To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!