16 Thanksgiving Desserts Straight from Louisiana

praline bundt cake

praline bundt cake

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, we are in quite the festive mood. While we know you’ve made plans for that holiday turkey, it’s time to start thinking about the sweet treats that your dessert table should hold. Go all out this year with these decadent and delicious recipes straight from Louisiana. From beautiful tarts to classic cakes, these 16 desserts are bound to impress all of your holiday guests.

Fig Gateau de Sirop
Fig Gateau de Sirop

The Gateau de Sirop is a traditional French Cajun dessert, and the addition of figs makes it an especially wonderful fall treat. This Fig Gateau de Sirop came to us from the kitchen of Katie Shirkey-Leithead.

Praline Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

praline bundt cake

This stunning praline bundt cake combines some of our favorite Louisiana flavors. Your guests will love it.

Bananas Foster Cupcakes
Bananas Foster Cupcakes

Our new take on a classic New Orleans dessert. They are as delicious as they are cute.

Chestnut Creme Brulee

Crème Brûlée
Simple and elegant, this chestnut creme brulee is one of the ultimate crowd-pleasing desserts.

Chocolate Chicory Doberge Cake

An incredible version of the famous New Orleans doberge cake, this dessert will wow your guests.

Creole Bread Pudding Souffle


Airy French bread is whipped together with meringue to create the soufflé texture that makes it unique. The pudding is light yet moist, and notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg stand up to the rich whiskey sauce poured on top.

Chocolate and Pecan Tart

This Chocolate and Pecan Tart features all of our favorite holiday flavors.

Biscoff Crepe Cake

This stunning and simple crepe cake is filled with the cinnamon-ey goodness of Biscoff Spread.

Chocolate Po’ Boy Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding Chocolate Po' Boy

With an overnight soak, some high-quality bittersweet chocolate, and a decadent Buttery Rum Sauce, you’ll have a rave-worthy dessert on the table with time to spare.

Candied Citrus Cake


Bright, comforting, and zesty, this candied citrus cake uses some of Louisiana’s best citrus: lemons, oranges, and pink grapefruit.

Creole Cushaw Pie

Creole Cushaw Pie

Regardless of what you call it, make sure to reserve a spot on your fall table for this delicious spiced and sweetened cushaw squash pie.

Coconut Cream Pie

These coconut cream pies from Duck Dynasty’s Ms. Kay Robertson are perfect for the Thanksgiving feast and holiday dinners.

Sweet Potato Tarts

Sweet Potato Tart

 

These sweet potato tarts from Duck Dynasty’s Ms. Kay Robertson are bound to brighten up any Thanksgiving or holiday table.

Orange Marmalade Bundt Cake

For a seasonal standout this year, try this fruity citrus Orange Marmalade Bundt Cake. Break out your most festive Bundt pans, and this simple cake turns into a holiday showstopper that looks as good as it tastes.

Rum Soaked Pound Cake

Try this Rum Soaked Pound Cake at your next holiday gathering.

Alzina Toup’s Tarte au la Bouillie

Tarte au la Bouillie
After pressing out the dough for her Tarte au la Bouillie (a traditional Cajun custard pie), Alzina Toups saves the scraps and makes them into cookies. 

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