Preparing and cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be a time-consuming and intimidating task! Save time and energy with a few of our favorite dessert hacks. These delicious and seasonal recipes present all of the flavors of the autumn season without making you “fall” over with exhaustion. From Triple Layer Pumpkin Pie to Sweet Potato Casserole Dip, you’ll be wowed by these simple and yummy desserts that will make your Thanksgiving extra sweet this year.
Pumpkin Spice Caramel Poke Cake is everything a fall dessert should be, with an extra surprise in the middle! This recipe’s spice cake mix and JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding present all the tastes of the season, while a COOL WHIP topping and melted-caramel filling are a perfect combination for your Thanksgiving table.
Take everything you love about candy apples, and place it in a jar or bowl! Layers of Honeycrisp apples, COOL WHIP, JELL-O Cheesecake Flavor Instant Pudding, and gingersnaps make our Caramel Apple Crumble look— and taste— like something you would find on the menu of a fine dining restaurant.
Dip is typically thought of as an appetizer, but our Sweet Potato Casserole Dip is a game changer! The sweet and creamy combination of sweet potatoes, JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding, cinnamon, Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows, and COOL WHIP will make this a new favorite. Serve with a side of graham crackers for fun and tasty dipping.
JELL-O salads are a Thanksgiving classic, but this easy Fluffy Cran-Raspberry Salad takes seasonal flavors to the next level. Tangy raspberry and cranberry notes mix with the smooth COOL WHIP and JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding textures to create a delicious post-holiday dinner treat.
You can’t have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, and this Turtle Pumpkin Pie is sure to become a staple at your Thanksgiving table. And it only takes 15 minutes of prep! Serve this sweet and crunchy pie with a side of vanilla ice cream to make this a real autumn dream.
As you’re planning your Thanksgiving desserts, explore some of our pumpkin cookie and cheesecake recipes. If you’re looking for other seasonal flavors, you may want to try incorporating pears. Our Easy Autumn Pear Cake or Caramel-Pear Cobbler are just a few more delicious and simple Thanksgiving dessert hacks to try.