Easy Thanksgiving Desserts You Need to Try
Full of fall flavours!
Apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, spice and everything nice—we’re big fans of the flavours that come with this time of year. Sweet treats are one of the best parts of a Thanksgiving meal but after you’ve done all the turkey, gravy and stuffing prepping, putting together a dessert that takes hours to prepare might not be your ideal choice. Luckily life’s simple ingredient is so versatile you can make a variety of easy desserts with wheat! Check out our favourite easy Thanksgiving desserts below.
Add a little bit of fun to the traditional apple pie with these Churro Apple Pies! Perfectly crispy puff pastry makes a delicious bowl for the apple pie filling. The bonus? Everyone gets their own little pie. The recipe makes twelve mini pies, but you may want to double that if you have some sweet tooths in your crowd! Pre-made puff pastry makes it easy to whip this dessert together in no time.
No need to waste time crimping that pie crust with these Pumpkin Pie Bars. Get the same iconic flavour of the season in a way that’s easier to assemble but tastes just as delicious. Perfect for pre-portioning into squares so dessert is ready to serve as soon as the family starts asking! Prep time for these bars takes only ten minutes—all you have to do is bake for an hour and they’re ready to go.
If your tastes prefer chocolate over the usual pumpkin and apple flavours of Thanksgiving, you’ll love this shortbread. The buttery, sweet and salty combination works together perfectly to create a dessert that the whole family will be gushing over. A not too sweet base of shortbread, pecans and crushed hard toffee drizzled with melted chocolate and a sprinkle of coarse salt. Try them out this Thanksgiving!
Throw it in the slow cooker and get preparing the rest of your feast! Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert to make your house smell just like fall and leave room in the oven for the turkey. Choose your favourite baking apples (firm, tart apples like Granny Smith work best) and top with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble topping that pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream for your autumn-inspired dessert.
Try out one of these easy desserts this Thanksgiving, then say a special thanks to Alberta wheat farmers for producing life’s simple ingredient so you can enjoy a tasty treat! Learn more about wheat farming in Alberta by visiting our “Ask a Farmer” page.