9 Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving

Yes, Thanksgiving has arrived. Finally, the day you have been waiting on all year long. Roasted turkey, Chicken & Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole— all spectacular dishes and super delicious. But, where’s the dessert?

We all know we save just a little bit of room for a dessert or two. And for some, it’s the real showstopper of the day. Before dinner, I walk around the dessert table and note how many of those sweet treats I might indulge in at the end of my meal.

In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with too many Southern Desserts on Thanksgiving day. I usually have to try just a little bit of everyone’s fabulous sweets, you know, so I don’t hurt any feelings. 🙂

I’ve listed a few of our family favorites to enjoy this holiday season. Some are traditional, and some just always seem to show up on every occasion. Of course, you can’t be wrong with any dessert for any gathering as long as you all love it. Plus, tuck a few back for breakfast the next day! Oh, yes!

Here’s a list of my favorite Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving. I hope you find something you and your family will enjoy this year and for years to come. Happy Thanksgiving!

Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving
9 Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving

 

Southern 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

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

Lemon Icebox Pie

4 Layer Lemon Icebox Pie
Tart lemon juice and a creamy center make this a dessert that is hard to resist. When life gives you lemons, make a lemon pie! 🙂 A Southern Classic.
Check out this recipe
4 Layer Lemon Icebox Pie
9 Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving
9 Southern Desserts for Thanksgiving

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

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

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

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!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is a perfectly moist, lemony cake with sweet juicy blueberries. This cake is topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting that sets it apart from other cakes. It is a beautiful dessert for any occasion.
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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Chocolate Lush Dessert

Chocolate Lush Dessert
Chocolate Lush is a creamy, luscious layered dessert with chocolate pudding, cream cheese, and cool whip on top of a graham cracker crust. A fabulous dessert for potlucks, get-togethers, or just anytime you need a chocolate fix. 
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Lush

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
Desserts for Thanksgiving
Desserts for Thanksgiving

Be sure to check out my post on Southern Side Dishes for Thanksgiving. I bet you are sure to find something your family will love. 

For some Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas, check this out for some inspiration.

10 Thanksgiving Hacks to Make your Day Stress Free is another post you might be interested in checking out. 

If you feel you might need a Thanksgiving Dinner printable, here is one I found for you.

4 Comments

  1. Love this great roundup of 9 southern desserts for thanksgiving! My family would love that chocolate pecan pie and bundt cake. Can’t wait to make these!

  2. These desserts all look lovely and delicious. It would be hard to choose which one to try first. Thanks fir sharing your favorite southern Thanksgiving desserts!

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