Here are 12 paleo Thanksgiving desserts to try this year. From classic pies to ice cream, cookies, chocolate, and more, there’s something here for everyone at your Thanksgiving dinner. These paleo holiday dessert recipes are real crowd-pleasers!
Thanksgiving is really all about the side dishes and desserts. And good news, if you’re planning a paleo Thanksgiving dinner, there’s no need to miss out on either. There are so many refined sugar-free, real food recipes to choose from that are just as good, if not better than, the traditional versions.
So whether you’re cooking a full paleo dinner, or making a dish to pass, here are a dozen paleo Thanksgiving dessert options from pumpkin pie to chocolate bark. Cookies, tart, cheesecake, ice cream, and more. All are gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo. Some are vegan or AIP-friendly as well. There’s something here to please all of your guests.
Paleo Dessert Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving
Any of these delicious recipes will make the perfect ending to your holiday meal. Try a few different flavors to give everyone something to love!
Paleo Chocolate Pecan Tart – Cook Eat Well
This chocolate pecan tart recipe has become a family favorite and one I make every year because it’s so easy. It looks impressive but takes just minutes to put together!
Easy Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan) – Cook Eat Well
This classic dessert is full of the fall flavors of baked apples and warm spices—and the easy crumble topping is made with almond flour and pecans so it’s gluten-free. The perfect dessert for apple lovers!
Paleo Pumpkin Pie – Cook Eat Well
This classic pumpkin pie it the most requested Thanksgiving dessert every year. Be sure to serve it with coconut whipped cream.
Easy Chocolate Bark Recipe (Paleo, Vegan, Keto) – Cook Eat Well
Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark – Delicious Meets Healthy
What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Here’s a festive chocolate bark using the seasonal favorite.
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake (Paleo & Vegan) – Detoxinista
Pumpkin cheesecake is is a classic and this one adds chocolate to take it over the top. And because it’s paleo and vegan, it’s perfect for entertaining a crowd.
Paleo Pumpkin Bars – My Natural Family
When you need a pumpkin dessert that’s not pie, these paleo pumpkin bars are perfect.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding – Elana’s Pantry
Here’s another non-pie variation—pumpkin bread pudding. If you’re a fan of warm bread pudding, this recipe is for you!
Guilt-Free Pecan Pie Cookies (Paleo & Vegan) – Allergy Free Alaska
I love pecan pie (who doesn’t?) and these cute pecan pie cookies are a perfect bite-sized version of the classic.
Clean Eating Pumpkin Ice Cream – The Gracious Pantry
And if you just can’t get enough pumpkin, try this easy dairy-free pumpkin ice cream.
Maple-Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Gingered Pears (AIP, Paleo) – Eat Heal Thrive
Panna cotta is always a show stopper and this one uses all the flavors of fall—maple, ginger, pears, and of course, pumpkin.
Paleo Apple Pie Parfaits – Paleo Grubs
These paleo apple pie parfaits are a twist on the classic apple pie without having to bake anything.
More paleo dessert recipes
Wondering what to make for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out these paleo and keto holiday recipe collections and resources!