Homemade Thanksgiving Desserts on a Busy Schedule

Pressed for time during the holidays? These quick and easy desserts are sure to please even your most discriminating in-laws.

Cakes and Tortes

  • Almond Chocolate Torte
    This no-bake chocolate dessert has a tasty almond crust and smooth fluffy filling that’s almost like a mousse.
  • Apple Gingerbread Cake
    Add apples and a crumb topping to a packaged gingerbread cake mix for a speedy and festive treat.
  • Banana Cheesecake
    Convenience items make preparing this layered crowd-pleaser a piece of cake.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
    With canned pumpkin and spices, it takes mere minutes to add holiday flair to a no-bake cheesecake. You will love the effortless thick, creamy results.
  • Pumpkin Chiffon Torte
    After a sumptuous holiday meal, this light and tasty dessert is perfect.

Cookies and Fudge

  • Apricot-Nut Drop Cookies
    Holiday guests won’t be able to resist this combination of fruit and nut flavors.
  • Butterscotch Peanut Fudge
    15 minutes by microwave is all it takes to make this heavenly fudge!
  • Cookie Turkey Recipe
    Whether used for Thanksgiving get-togethers or bake sales, both kids and adults will love these whimsical treats.
  • Malted Milk Cookies
    Combine a popular candy with a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make the perfect holiday dessert — just be sure to share!

Other Desserts

  • Almond Ice Cream Cups
    The presentation makes this dessert look like it took more than just 10 minutes to prepare!
  • Apple Cider Gelatin Salad
    Apple cider and crisp apples lend a hint of fall to this refreshing salad that’s perfect for autumn and holiday gatherings.
  • Chocolate Caramel Fondue
    Holiday guests will gather around this wonderful, chocolate dipping sauce.

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