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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Desserts

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Desserts


Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. The turkey is too big (or too small). Is it done yet? Is it dressed or stuffed? Cornbread! No, traditional herb seasoned. Gotta make the gravy! Oh, wait! Brussels with or without bacon? What about the potatoes!? Lumpy or smooth… It’s just all so, and too, much. So when it comes to dessert, leave it to the last minute! These ideas will take less than 30 minutes to put together, and everyone gets a slice of happy, stress-free sweetness.

Pecan Pie Baked Apples

Save precious oven space (and your sanity) with these simple and delicious desserts. All take under half an hour to whip out, and will leave your guests none the wiser.

Combine two holiday season favorites, pecan and apple pies, into an adorable and simple recipe. Using just five ingredients, most of which you'll probably already have, means that you won't have to run out to the store for specialty items.

Mini Popcorn Sundaes

Everybody loves a good sundae, especially when it takes just moments to make. Layering together bits of cookie, ice cream, and flavored popcorn create a dessert that pops with flavors and textures.

Frozen Pumpkin Tartlets

You won't even have to take up oven space during your next holiday event with these easy no-bake tarlets. Rich pumpkin and cream cheese combines with a hint of pumpkin spice to freeze beautifully in crispy phyllo dough cups. Taking just 20 minutes, these sweet treats give you the chance to worry about the rest of the meal, instead of fretting over dessert.

Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby

Make this impressive fall dessert in only half an hour with just a bowl and a cast-iron pan. Fresh apples and rich cinnamon combine for a baked good that will leave guests coming back for seconds.

Mini Cranberry Tarts

Cranberry sauce isn't just for savory meals. Implement this classic holiday ingredient into these easy dessert tarts. An indulgent base of creme fraiche and Greek yogurt balance out the tart fruity topping.


Watch the video: Top 5 Quick u0026 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts. Southern Living