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Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

Posted By Nicole On November 25, 2013 @ 10:42 am In Desserts,Holiday,Thanksgiving | 8 Comments

While it’s honestly a little hard for me to imagine, I know there are some of you out there who don’t really care for pie.  I may not agree with that sentiment, but I can accept it.  And I can agree that there should always be room for delicious, seasonal, non-pie desserts on the Thanksgiving table.  As long as there is also pie.  Here are some ideas:

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes topped with Cinnamon Whipped Cream – Mini cheesecakes are fast and easy to make, look impressive on a serving platter, and are way easier to serve than a traditional cheesecake (no worries about cutting perfect slices here).  You do need a specialized pan for these, but it’s something you’ll use again and again.

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake – Turn this simple and delicious Fall cake into a Thanksgiving-worthy dessert by adding a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and real whipped cream.

Caramel Apple Pear Cake – This fruit-filled cake recipe comes from Zoe Bakes and is beautiful enough to grace even the most elegant of Thanksgiving tables.

Pumpkin Roll – A pumpkin sponge cake rolled up with sweetened cream cheese is Thanksgiving’s version of a Christmas Yule Log Cake or Buche de Noel.  It’s fun to make, beautiful when sliced, and SO delicious!  This is best when made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight.

Butternut Squash Pudding – This rich and creamy butterscotch-flavored pudding has a secret Fall ingredient that adds a wonderful depth of flavor, but I guarantee your guests won’t be able to guess that it’s butternut squash.  Trust me, it’s delicious.

Praline Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting – This semi-homemade, ooey gooey, showstopper of a cake is easier to make than you might think.  It starts with a box of yellow cake mix but ends with homemade whipped cream cheese frosting that is only spread on top of the layers for a beautiful, foolproof decorating job that is supposed to look slightly messy.

Non-Pie Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes from my Food Blogging Friends:

Fuyu Persimmon Bundt Cake from The Food Librarian

Pumpkin Souffles with Maple Pumpkin Ice Cream from Healthy Green Kitchen

Gluten-Free Apple Blackberry Crisp with Blackberries from Brooklyn Supper

Spiced Carrot Mini Bundt Cakes from Food Maven

 Pumpkin Caramel Latte Flan from Jenni Fields Pastry Chef Online

So tell me, what desserts will be on your Thanksgiving or Thanksgivukkah table this year?  Pie only?  Pie plus options?  No pie?  No dessert??  We’ll be having pumpkin, apple, and lemon pies for sure and I think a few surprise pies/desserts might show up as well.  Just remember, you can never have too much pie dessert on Thanksgiving!


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