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11 Tiny & Tasty Thanksgiving Desserts

By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer
Transform your usual sweets into diminutive desserts. Not only are these desserts adorable, but they are instantly portion controlled (so no more "his-slice-is-bigger-than-mine" fights) and they require no cutting or slicing, which means less work after the big meal. Here are 11 tiny, tasty recipes to try this Thanksgiving.

Apple Tarts

These pint-size takes on a Thanksgiving classic are easy, thanks to phyllo dough shells, which save prep time.

Sweet Potato Tarts

A great substitute for pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole, these sweet potato tarts are ready in just 25 minutes!

Cheesecake Bites

No one will be able to resist these decadent miniature cheesecakes! You could also try your favorite pumpkin flavored cheesecake with this technique.

Peanut Butter Tarts

These chocolate-peanut butter delights are delicious warm from the oven or served cold. This is the perfect two-bite treat for peanut butter lovers!

Pretty Little Pudding Pies

A four-ingredient, five-minute treat, these pudding pie tarts are customizable. Swap in any flavor of pudding and top with your favorite fruit (try sliced pears or cranberry sauce) or even toasted nuts. Our favorite combo: chocolate pudding with a dollop of pumpkin puree!

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Scaled-down pumpkin pie is an unexpected way to change up a classic Thanksgiving dessert.

Apple Hand Pies

When you want to take dessert to go (or eat it without taking your eyes off the big game), whip up a batch of these hand-held apple pies. They're also fun for breakfast!

Brown Butter Blondies

Baked into mini muffins, these sweet and nutty blondies are perfectly portioned. Brown butter adds a layer of richness. Top with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Little Key Lime Desserts

This tasty citrus dessert has only three ingredients, and it's ready in 10 minutes, plus time to freeze. The coolness and tangy citrus flavor are perfect after a big meal.

Petite Cherry Pies

These petite cherry pies use thawed frozen cherries and ready-made crust for a simple yet memorable sweet treat. Add a lattice crust to make them extra special!