Top Desserts to Offer Your Guests For Thanksgiving

Desserts are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey. People expect to have dessert after their big meal and they expect it to be good. While pumpkin is generally associated with the holiday, there are other dessert choices that may be offered as well. For a restaurant owner, Thanksgiving Day dessert is one more decision that has to be made. Fortunately, you have quite a bit to select from. It is always recommended to offer some variety as people tend to like different things. When you have a selection you will find that you sell more dessert and customers are more satisfied with their overall dining experience.

PieTop Desserts to Offer Your Guests For Thanksgiving

The standard fare at any Thanksgiving Dinner is pie and your restaurant should be no exception to that. Obviously the top name in Thanksgiving pie is pumpkin, but that doesn’t mean that you are limited to that choice. You can offer any number of pies so be sure to include an option for virtually any taste bud. Some of the more popular choices at this time of year include pecan, cherry, apple and sweet potato. Of course for those that want something a little sweeter, there is the also the option of chocolate pie.


Believe it or not, cheesecake is also growing as a selection to have on Thanksgiving Day. Again, you will find that pumpkin cheesecake is the most popular, but you are not limited to that variety. Instead you can choose from basically any style of cheesecake you want and you will be successful if you have it on your Thanksgiving menu. The key is to make sure that the cheesecake you offer has a good taste and that it is something your customers will be glad they paid for. Make the serving size reasonable for the price and you will have satisfied customers.

Traditional Cake

Some people still like to stick to traditional cake and that is why so many varieties are available on Thanksgiving Day. The trick is to try and stick with varieties that are seasonal so that they will blend in with the rest of the meal. Pumpkin cake is quickly growing in popularity and is joined by orange, sweet potato and pound cake, as favored alternatives for the holiday. Of course you can also provide other traditional cakes like apple cake or chocolate cake, to give your guests a dessert they will enjoy.


Even though it is not quite Christmas, you will find a number of guests actually prefer to snack on cookies after their meal. The variety of choices is unlimited and you will often find that they appeal more to younger children. Having cookies on your menu gives the family a chance to enjoy dessert together after the meal.

Regardless of what type of dessert you select it is important to have something delicious to offer. You can go with traditional Thanksgiving fare or you can try something different. Either way, you are going to win over your customers the moment they take a bite out of their new favorite dessert dish.

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