17 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts for Stressed-Out Hosts
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17 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts for Stressed-Out Hosts

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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.

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Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sandwich Cookies

Psst: Use store-bought jam to make them even easier.

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Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Cider Frosting

Only 20 minutes of prep (and a whole lot of frosting).

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Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

Did we mention they’re ready in under an hour?

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Sticky Toffee Honeycomb Cake

It’s simple to make and looks really darn impressive, thanks to the whipped cream topping.

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No-Bake Mini Mason Jar Spiced Cheesecakes

Because you’ve only got one oven, and the turkey needs it.

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Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake

This cake practically makes itself.

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Maple-Baked Pears

Easy, elegant and practically healthy.

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Cranberry Apple Danish

Reason number 362 why we love premade puff pastry.

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Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Roll Crust

No one will know how easy this is to assemble.

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Mini No-Bake Gingersnap Icebox Cakes

The secret to a stress-free dessert? Store-bought everything.

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Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla

We never knew we were fruit-for-dessert people…until now.

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Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp

No crust, no problem.

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Cardamom Cognac Apple Cake

Rustic desserts are the best kind.

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Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

They’re actually a cinch to make. (We promise.)

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars

The graham cracker crust really saves on time.

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Almost No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Pie

Who needs pumpkin pie anyway?

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Sunken German Apple Cake

You can make it up to two days ahead. *kisses fingers like a chef*

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