Thanksgiving Desserts to Try This Year

Person eating a whole pumpkin pie

Last week on Vista del Ray Blog, we brought you new side dishes to help you spice up your Thanksgiving dinner. With the holiday only three days away, it’s time to start thinking about desserts. This year, instead of serving your guests the classic array of pies, we suggest you add one of these less traditional desserts into the mix. Everyone will be surprised, and they’ll come back for more!


Caramel Apple Trifles by Bakers Royale

Since you may want something different than your usual apple pie or crumble, try these beautifully layered trifles inspired by your favorite fall fruit. For this sweet and sticky treat, you’ll need heavy cream, granulated sugar, caramel, unsalted butter, kosher salt, fresh apples, apple chips, and granola.


Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake by Food Network

Combine two classic holiday flavors into one delicious dessert with this cheesecake! It has a ground gingersnap crust, a creamy pumpkin filling, and to top it all off, a salted caramel sauce that will make you savor every bite. Key ingredients include gingersnaps, pecans, butter, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, eggs, sour cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.


Dark Chocolate Pecan Cobbler by Country Living

Are you searching for the perfect cobbler to serve after the big dinner? Country Living has the one for you. With the perfect combination of crunchy pecans and soft, melted dark chocolate, this warm dessert will keep your guests smiling. Everything you will need: unsalted butter, pecans, bittersweet chocolate chips, dark corn syrup, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla extract, kosher salt, and year-round cobbler crust.


Cranberry Ice Cream by Wonky Wonderful

Bring a traditional Thanksgiving flavor from the dinner table to the dessert bar! This ice cream brings a sweetness to a seasonal tart berry that will accompany perfectly any of your pies or other warm desserts. To make it, make sure to have heavy cream, fresh cranberries, salt, whole milk, and orange juice.


Mini Pumpkin Custards by Taste of Home

If you know you’ll crave one last taste of pumpkin before your Thanksgiving night is over, consider these creamy custards. These mini desserts are a combination of half-and-half, heavy whipping cream, egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, maple syrup, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, and whipped cream.


With these non-traditional choices, combined with your favorite holiday classics, you’ll have everything you need to make this Thanksgiving dessert selection the best one you have ever had! We hope everyone in our Tacoma, WA apartment community has a happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading!