Although turkey is the main event, and stuffing steals the show, we all know it’s the dessert that keeps us lingering at the Thanksgiving table. Whether you wait all year for pumpkin flavoured treats or are dreaming of cool and creamy cheesecake, make sure your dessert delivers with our most popular holiday recipes.
“Blue Ribbon” Apple Pie
The ultimate sweet tooth-satisfying comfort food, Anna Olson’s no-fail apple pie recipe is sure to please.
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Squares
Enjoy all the delicious flavour of pumpkin with these eye-catching cheesecake squares guaranteed to wow guests.
How to Make This Irresistible Nanaimo Bar Pie
It was just a matter of time before pie and Nanaimo bars got together. Break out your pie pan and celebrate the flavours of your favourite B.C. bar with this chocolate-filled recipe. Each delicious bite has a crumbly graham cracker and coconut base topped with creamy custard and a rich chocolate glaze. For more great Canadian desserts, try one of these scrumptious options.
The Best Maple Butter Tart Cheesecake Recipe
Whether you’re pro-raisins or purely a pecan fan, impress the dessert lovers in your life with an incredibly indulgent cheesecake, topped with a sticky, caramel butter tart filling and salty, crunchy pecans. Swap in nuts for raisins if that’s more your jam.
Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist and creamy, this carrot cake is a light, refreshing dessert for almost any occasion. For even more variety, check out our most crave-worthy carrot cake recipes in every form.
Classic pumpkin pie is great and all, but when your oven is otherwise occupied, consider making this sweet no-bake trifle that’s a guaranteed show-stopper.
Classic New York Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake is decadent and rich in taste, but fluffy in texture, and Anna Olson’s classic version is sure to impress. Top with fresh fruit or fresh edible flowers for a pop of colour. Find more of Anna Olson’s best cheesecake recipes.
Anna Olson’s Pecan Butter Tarts
Butter tarts are a classic Canadian treat. This variation by Anna Olson includes lightly-toasted pecan pieces for added texture and depth of flavour.
Classic Devil’s Food Cake
This delicious cake meets the criteria of a classic devil’s food cake, with its dark, rich chocolatey flavour and delicate moist texture.
Layers of ladyfingers drenched in a rum-infused coffee syrup, mascarpone cream and grated chocolate, this classic recipe for tiramisu is rich and fluffy, and simply irresistible.
Anna Olson’s Lemon Meringue Pie
When it comes to sweet citrus treats, lemon meringue pie immediately comes to mind. Anna Olson’s take on this perennial classic is filled with lemon curd and topped with golden, fluffy meringue.
Rich Beet Chocolate Cake
It may look like a whole lot of chocolate, but this amazing dish is packed with beets too!
Pumpkin Pie Swirl Brownies Are The Best Of Both Worlds
Bring pumpkin puree and deep dark, chocolate make for a surprising combo that’s right at home in the fall, without being too spooky.
These Pumpkin Pie Bars Belong on Your Thanksgiving Menu
Don’t waste time with pastry when you can make a tasty shortbread-based square that will satisfy all your pumpkin pie cravings. Don’t forget the pecan-hazelnut topping, which adds an addictive nutty crunch to each bite.
Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake
Drooling yet? This impressive torte tastes heavenly, but has a dark side in the form of devilishly rich melted chocolate. Chocolate-covered mousse with just a tiny bit of super-moist chocolate cake (yes, more chocolate!), this really is the perfect cake for chocolate lovers.
Classic rich and fudgey brownies are given a crunchy twist with salted roasted pecans. Serve a la mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
Tarte au Chocolat
Silky smooth and decadent, there’s something to be said about a perfect chocolate tart — and Anna Olson’s recipe is a force to be reckoned with.
Chocolate Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie
Your guests will think you were baking all day with this chocolate and marshmallow-topped pumpkin pie. Little will they know that you hacked a store-bought pie with a homemade ganache and marshmallow whipped cream.
How to Make a Giant Skillet Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll
Soft cinnamon roll dough kneaded and spiraled in a large skillet or pie pan, this giant treat is just like the traditional version, but with the addition of seasonal pumpkin. So cut yourself a slice, put it on a plate and devour in bed.
Apple Cinnamon Galettes
These delicious apple cinnamon galettes are quite simple to make, and everyone can create their own mini pastries with customized toppings.
Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin
Every bite of this is dripping with ooey-gooey salted caramel and juicy apples. Take it to the next level with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cups With Coconut Whipped Cream
Coconut flour, milk and sugar are key to achieving the tender dairy-free crust, trademark custardy interior and must-have whipped cream topping you know and love from this holiday classic. Besides being a dish that everyone can enjoy, this dessert gets bonus points for being individually portioned, so each guest can take one home.
Pumpkin Love Cake
This addictive layered dessert consists of a fluffy cheese base, a spice-filled cake and a thick, creamy layer of pumpkin spiced frosting. Just add a generous dash of love and this will be a regular on your Thanksgiving menu.
No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Bars
This delicate chiffon is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Combined with sweet praline pecans and a classic graham cracker crust, no one will be able to resist this sweet treat.