We celebrate Thanksgiving today, which means FOOD! If you follow me on Twitter (warning! I swear a lot), you’ll notice I have a passion for cooking and baking.

I decided to share with you great Thanksgiving desserts you can bring to your table this year along with links to the recipes.

Important note: Make your own whipped cream!

Pumpkin Pie

A classic. I also have to say no recipe tops the good old Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe, which is plastered on the pumpkin can.

My secret is to stir in each ingredient as added. Don’t just pour all the ingredients into the big bowl, but take the time to fully stir in each ingredient.

Also, it’s hard to top a homemade crust. It’s extra work but adds so much to the dish.

Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Buttery Flaky Pie Crust

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

An excellent twist on the classic Thanksgiving dessert! This has become a hit at my Thanksgiving dinners.

It’s incredibly easy, too. Instead of gingersnaps, I use graham crackers. I like them better.

Make sure you have the cream cheese at room temperature!

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cookies

I made these a few weeks ago. TOTAL HIT. You can buy premade ingredients since it’s time-consuming. But making everything homemade is worth it.

Apple Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie

I’m originally from Chicago. I still consider myself a northern girl, a Yankee at heart. But I’ve also embraced Southern traditions, especially when it comes to food.

It’s hard to beat Southern Living recipes! I am not a fan of pecan pie, but my family loves it.

I prefer to make the pie into bars. Easier to handle and less messy. Plus it allows better portion control.

Pecan Pie Bars

Chess Pie

I did not know about this dessert until I moved to the south, but it’s delicious! I swear the Southerners know what they’re talking about when it comes to food.

The recipe calls for premade pie crusts, but if you’re like me, everything has to be homemade. You can use the crust recipe I posted above.

Again, stir in each ingredient separately.

Hummingbird Cake

This is another Southern classic recipe. It has become one of Southern Living’s most popular dessert recipes ever.

It calls for all-purpose flour, but I have found cakes turn out better with cake flour. Also, always sift your flour! If you don’t have a sifter use a handheld strainer to sift into a container.

I added in the lightened recipe as well.

Hummingbird Cake

Lightened Hummingbird Cake

[Featured image via YouTube]


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