Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Lake Murray Country’s Top Thanksgiving Desserts

November 14, 2023

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Thanksgiving is approaching, bringing with it a delightful array of sweet treats to savor. We’ve scoured the region to compile a list of our staff’s picks for Thanksgiving desserts that will add a dash of local sweetness to your holiday celebrations.


Ally & Eloise Bakeshop in Columbia presents their Maple Brown Butter Cheesecake, a delectable modern twist on a classic dessert. While she loves all cheesecake, Kelly, the Marketing & Communications Manager, says this one is unlike any other. The combination of maple and brown butter adds a richness that elevates this cheesecake to a new level of indulgence.

5209 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 | (803) 708-2982


For those who appreciate a mix of sweet and savory, the McCutchen House at the University of South Carolina in Columbia is a must-visit. Indulge in their Chocolate Walnut Pie for a rich and nutty experience, or try the unique Tomato Pie for a savory twist on the classic dessert options. Joanie Hess, the Concierge & Visitor Center Specialist, says to order your pies ahead of time!

902 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC | (803) 777-4450


Be sure to secure a delectable assortment of treats in advance from Silver Spoon Bake Shop in Columbia, including irresistible brookies (half-brownie, half-cookie) and their warmly spiced Pumpkin Spice Biscuits. The Marketing/Special Events Intern, Reese Melvin, reminds you to check their social media on Wednesdays for their weekly menu selections.

2507 Devine St, Columbia, SC | (803) 673-6374


If you’re craving decadence, look no further than Tiffany’s Bakery in Columbia for the best Pettitfours in town. The Special Events Coordinator Cameron Blankenship loves that these bite-sized delights are visually stunning and customizable. Order ahead and tailor the icing to match your holiday theme, ensuring a sweet and personalized touch to your Thanksgiving spread.

9704 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC | (803) 736-2253 


If you’re a pie enthusiast, O’Hara’s Bakery in Lexington has you covered with their Dutch Apple Pie. With a perfect blend of spiced apples and a flaky crust, this pie is a nostalgic nod to traditional Thanksgiving flavors. Senior VP of Funding & Events, Vickie Davis, recommends enjoying a slice (or two) with some rich vanilla ice cream.

121 E Main Street, Lexington, SC | (803) 356-1402


No Thanksgiving dessert table is complete without a classic pecan pie, and The Nut House in Saluda delivers perfection. Their Pecan Pie is a Southern favorite, with its buttery crust and a gooey, nutty filling that captures the essence of Autumn. The President/CEO, Miriam Atria, says not a year goes by where it’s not at her Thanksgiving celebration.

505 E Main Street, Ridge Spring, SC | (803) 685-5335


Head to Cribb’s Sandwich & Sweet Shop in Lexington for an unforgettable Caramel Cake experience. Known for their exceptional cakes, pies, and cookies, Cribb’s is a go-to for those with a sweet tooth. Amy Hoffman, Bookkeeper & Assistant to the President, loves that they accommodate special dietary needs, including gluten-free options.

108 S Church Street, Lexington, SC | (803) 808-6004


If you’re a cookie enthusiast, Figaro Gourmet Market in Newberry has you covered. Their fresh-baked cookies are perfect for those who enjoy sweet, bite-sized delights. The VP of Marketing & Communications, Micah Decker, loves how sweet and fresh their cookies are, and they make a great dessert for kids. Pair them with your favorite Thanksgiving beverage for a cozy, comforting experience.

1202 Caldwell St, Newberry, SC | (803) 276-0002



As you prepare to gather with loved ones and give thanks, consider adding these delightful regional desserts to your Thanksgiving menu. From customized pettitfours to classic pecan pie, Lake Murray Country offers a sweet symphony of flavors to make your holiday celebrations memorable. Wishing you a sweet and joyful Thanksgiving!


For more information, restaurants/bakeries, and events, visit LakeMurrayCountry.com and start planning your visit now.