13 Southern Thanksgiving Desserts

13 Southern Thanksgiving Desserts to help make your Thanksgiving a little sweeter.

Complete your Thanksgiving dinner with traditional desserts, from pie to cobbler, to pudding. Make this holiday season spectacular with some easy Thanksgiving Desserts for your table.

Every southerner knows there will be several desserts to show up on Thanksgiving Day to complete a delicious meal. I, for one, usually save enough room for two (maybe three) desserts.

We all love the turkey and the sides, but it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a dessert (or two). So I usually save room and allow myself a small slice of each dessert to complete my meal.

Some enjoy their favorites like carrot cake, and some only go for the traditional thanksgiving desserts such as sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie. Then you’ll find the ones who like to try something a little different, like the Pecan Cobbler or the Caramel Cake. But no matter what kinds of desserts you prefer, there is always something on the table for everyone.

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The possibilities for Thanksgiving desserts are quite endless. This list has something for everyone, no matter what you decide- chocolate, cobblers, or cake. So, prepare some tasty southern desserts to please your family and guests.

Below you will find some of my favorite desserts that usually show up on my table during the holiday season. They are all tried and true and get southern approval.

Best Thanksgiving Desserts


Chocolate Pecan Cobbler

Chocolate Pecan Cobbler
Chocolate Pecan Cobbler is a simple layered dessert that is rich, buttery, chocolatey, and melts in your mouth delicious!
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Pecan Cobbler in a bowl with ice cream and syrup.


No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie is an easy and creamy dessert for fall. It's a great twist on the typical pumpkin pie usually served during the holidays.
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pumpkin pie


Southern Caramel Cake

Southern Caramel Cake
This delicious Southern Burnt Caramel Cake is a basic homemade butter cake topped with a cooked caramel frosting. The cake and frosting are made with simple ingredients easily found in most pantries—a true southern delight.
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southern caramel cake


Sweet Potato Pie

Simply Southern Sweet Potato Pie
Simply Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a favorite in our house. It’s made with basic ingredients and turns out perfect every time. Try it with a dollop of whipped cream for an added touch.
Check out this recipe
Southern Sweet Potato Pie


Strawberry Cobbler

Simple Strawberry Cobbler
A simple and delicious Strawberry Cobbler that is loaded with strawberries and topped with a sweet and crispy crust.
Check out this recipe
strawberry cobbler in a dish.


Old Fashioned Tea Cake Cookies

Old Fashioned Tea Cake Cookies
Tea Cake Cookies are small crispy cookies, baked till they are a golden brown. This is by far the best tea cake recipe around.
Check out this recipe
Tea Cake Cookies
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie
The best and easiest Chocolate Pecan Pie you will ever make. Perfect for any holiday table.
Check out this recipe
chocolate pecan pie


Easy Banana Pudding

Easy Banana Pudding
Fresh bananas, creamy pudding, and vanilla wafers come together to make a no-bake dessert guaranteed to please a crowd.
Check out this recipe
Easy Banana Pudding


Peach Cobbler

The Best Southern Peach Cobbler
This is The Best Southern Peach Cobbler you will ever eat! It’s loaded with fresh peaches, brown sugar, and cinnamon and is topped with a crunchy delightful crust.
Check out this recipe
The Best Southern Peach Cobbler


Creamy Grape Salad

Creamy Grape Salad
This Grape Salad has a cheesecake like coating, crunchy topping, sweet grapes and a crispy crunch that makes for a perfect dessert for any occasion.
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Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Chocolate Brownie Trifle
This Chocolate Brownie Trifle dessert is easy to make and will feed a crowd. It looks amazing layered in a bowl and will certainly impress your guest and family.
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Chocolate Brownie Trifle


The Best Ever Carrot Cake

The Best Ever Carrot Cake
The Best Ever Carrot Cake–freshly grated carrots, pineapple, cinnamon, and nuts make for one delicious cake! This cake is topped with a cream cheese and butter frosting that is out of this world.
Check out this recipe
carrot cake


Strawberry Cheesecake

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars have a deliciously sweet glaze that sits on top of a rich and creamy center and has the most wonderful buttery crust. This dessert will not disappoint your family or your guest. It’s perfect for any special occasion, potluck, barbecue cookout, or just for a treat on the weekend. Enjoy!
Check out this recipe
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

More Side Dishes and Desserts

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23 Southern Side Dishes
27 Southern Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

16 Comments

  1. We love your cobbler recipes and your carrot cake is absolutely indescribable! Cannot wait to try some more of these recipes 🙂

  2. I want all of these! But I think I’m going to start with the banana pudding and carrot cake, they’re my favorite! These all look super delicious!

  3. Chocolate pecan pie is our fave and love how easy this one was to follow along iwth the directions. Total hit with the kids.

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