After stuffing yourself with the great Thanksgiving feast, it can be hard to think about eating dessert. Pumpkin pie is classic, but there are a ton of great ideas to finish the meal. Our lovely Half Hour Meal users have been posting their best dessert recipes. We found 7 fantastic recipes that would be great finishing touches to your Thanksgiving dinner. Some are classic, and some will put a different spin on your traditional meal.
This classic dessert for Thanksgiving is a delicious end to the meal. Go traditional with this dessert. The sweet and nutty spices bring out the dept of flavor that a pumpkin has. Finish it off with a dollop of whip cream for a perfect pairing.
This delicious custard is topped with a hard sugar shell. It’s a nice light finish to a heavy meal. You can this custard in many different flavors. We love maple syrup for a Thanksgiving dessert. Be careful when making this dessert as it is easy to make it too runny or too thick.
Another classic, this yummy pie is a favorite. The apple harvest has just come in so celebrate the season with this dessert. Go traditional with cinnamon spices, but surprise your guests with a ginger kick. Eat it with a scoop of ice cream or top it with some old cheddar cheese for a down home favorite.
Bring out your inner child with this chocolate pie topped with marshmallows. Chocolate is a perfect end to a rich meal because a little goes a long way for flavor. Both kids and adults will love this dessert. It’s a snap to make too!
We love the sweet nuttiness of the pecan pie. Make it with maple syrup for an extra seasonal kick. This southern classic is a national favorite. The old recipe has corn syrup as the sweetener, but there are many better options out there now. Honey or maple syrup work great and are a little more healthy.
Mix up the classics with a pumpkin flavored cheesecake. If you love pumpkin pie, you will adore this yummy version. The cheesecake is very creamy and yet light at the same time. It doesn’t need a topping, but if you want to make this extra special, apple compote would work brilliantly.
Impress your guests with this amazingly beautiful chocolate mousse cake. This delicious cake is filled with the perfect combination of nuts and chocolate. It looks like a million dollars but it doesn’t take a long time to make. Let them think you’re a 5 star chef when you come out with this cake.