When you’re juggling multiple side dishes, appetizers and an entire bird, it’s easy to freak out over your Thanksgiving feast. But you know what they say: Come for the turkey, stay for the dessert (no?), which is why we’ve rounded up 17 easy, effortless Thanksgiving dessert recipes to calm your hosting nerves.
17 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts for Stressed-Out Hosts
Easy Cranberry-pecan Sandwich Cookies
Psst: Use store-bought jam to make them even easier.
Cinnamon Sheet Cake With Cider Frosting
Only 20 minutes of prep (and a whole lot of frosting).
Mini Caramel Pecan Pies With Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust
Did we mention they’re ready in under an hour?
Sticky Toffee Honeycomb Cake
It’s simple to make and looks really darn impressive, thanks to the whipped cream topping.
No-bake Mini Mason Jar Spiced Cheesecakes
Because you’ve only got one oven, and the turkey needs it.
Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake
This cake practically makes itself.
Easy, elegant and practically healthy.
Cranberry Apple Danish
Reason number 362 why we love premade puff pastry.
Pumpkin Pie With Cinnamon Roll Crust
No one will know how easy this is to assemble.
Mini No-bake Gingersnap Icebox Cakes
The secret to a stress-free dessert? Store-bought everything.
Rosé Poached Pears With Ginger And Vanilla
We never knew we were fruit-for-dessert people…until now.
Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp
No crust, no problem.
Cardamom Cognac Apple Cake
Rustic desserts are the best kind.
Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies
They’re actually a cinch to make. (We promise.)
Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars
The graham cracker crust really saves on time.
Almost No-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Pie
Who needs pumpkin pie anyway?
Sunken German Apple Cake
You can make it up to two days ahead. *kisses fingers like a chef*