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The Most Gorgeous Thanksgiving Desserts To Inspire Your Menu

Seriously, frozen pie crust is *out.*

This gorgeous dessert is just thinly sliced apples rolled into a muffin tin as roses. There's a variety of recipes online featuring brown sugar and cinnamon, but the making of the rose is the really eyecatching part.Mediterranean / Getty
Another apple dish that uses the fruit itself to make a beautiful statement. (It's a great time to invest in a mandolin.)Sea Wave / Shutterstock
Cranberries are my favorite fruit to bake with during the fall because of the beautiful, vibrant colors. A cranberry tart is pretty easy to whip up, but all of that luscious red makes a big statement.Slavica Stajic / Shutterstock
Use your favorite pie crust recipe to cut tiny leaves, and then group them together around your favorite Thanksgiving pie. Such an incredible centerpiece.GMVozd / Getty
Have you ever seen a smoother pumpkin pie in your entire life? The pecans and pepitas around the edge are the perfect touch.Anna Pustynnikova / Shutterstock
Apples are really proving to be the star fruit here, and you'll want to find a firm, tart variety to hold up in the oven.Sergio Amiti / Getty
I never think of cheesecake as a fall dessert, but when you cover it in caramel, pecans, and apples (again), it really works.Elena Veselova / Shutterstock
Tiny ramekins can be the perfect way to serve a beautiful dessert at your Thanksgiving table. You can even use them as place cards or favors for your guests.Anna Pustynnikova / Shutterstock
If you love chocolate, really lean into the fact that brown is a fall color. For a very shiny glaze like this one on your bundt cake, corn syrup is the trick. JMichl /Getty
The trick to rolling a perfect cake is to use a tea towel with a dusting of powdered sugar.Stephanie Frey / Shutterstock
Make peanuts work for you in your dessert. This peanut butter cake also has great meringue topping to really make it look lush.From My Point Of View/Shutterstock
Pumpkin muffins can look beautiful, too. Just top them with some caramel (stay focused if you go homemade, you can't leave the pot unattended) and a pecan. So lovely.Oksana Mizina / Shutterstock