15 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pumpkin Pie
Not a pumpkin pie in sight!
15 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts for People Who Don't Like Pumpkin Pie
The holiday staple is seldom every missing from the lineup of a Thanksgiving meal. No gathering is complete without it.
Some of us aren't the biggest fans of the dessert. Yes, we're some of those people. We tried really hard to love pumpkin pie, but it simply wasn't for us. We have the sneaking suspicion you feel the same, as you're reading this post right now. Welcome, we're happy to have you.
For those of you who are over pumpkin pie and want to shake things up at your Thanksgiving get-together without it being done politically, bringing one of these non-pumpkin pie desserts will do just that.
Anyone who does or doesn't like pumpkin pie is bound to enjoy one of these delicious desserts. Find the best one of your Thanksgiving Day now!
1. Chocolate Chip Caramel Pie
Don't want to bake a pumpkin pie, but still want to keep your Thanksgiving dessert in the pie category? This chocolate chip caramel pie is perfect for you. It takes approximately three hours to bake, but the payoff is so worth it. Chocolate and caramel is one delicious combination everyone needs more of in their life.
2. Chocolate Pie Cookie Cups
Essentially two desserts in one, these chocolate pie cookie cups will be a hit with everyone. Even if someone doesn't want to skip out on the classic pumpkin pie, they can still enjoy one of these bites. Better yet, put it on top of the pie slice.
3. Salted Peanut Slab Pie
Our mouth is completely watering over this delicious slab of salted peanut pie. An updated take on the classic pecan pie, it may very well take the place of pumpkin pie at your Thanksgiving gathering.
4. Double Butterscotch Pudding Cookies
Prefer to keep things simple when it comes to desserts? These double butterscotch pudding cookies are right up your alley. They'll only take about an hour to make, which is significantly less time it would take to bake any other dessert. Plus, they'll be a hit with everyone of all ages.
5. Praline Crumb Caramel Cheesecake Bars
Layers of caramel, toffee, and nuts will win over every single guest that stops by your Thanksgiving Day shindig. Whether you're serving hundreds of people or hosting a few close friends, these cheesecake bars will be gone before you can even put them out.
6. Pear Spiced Bundt Cake
You've heard of pumpkin spice, but now it's time to introduce those at your Thanksgiving gathering to pear spice. It's about to be the next fall spice craze, so jump on it before the bandwagon becomes overcrowded.
7. Cherry Cobbler
This recipe is literally so easy to make, you almost won't believe it. Still, it's a tasty treat with its sweet and tart flavor combination. You absolutely can't go wrong with cherry cobbler.
8. Harvest Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Have some extra candy corn laying around you're desperate to get rid of? This harvest chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is exactly what you need to do just that. Even if you're not the biggest fan of candy corn, you'll still enjoy this decadent slice of heaven.
9. Fall Leaves Rice Krispie Treats
A) Who doesn't love Rice Krispie treats? B) Who doesn't already know how to make them? They're one of the easiest desserts to whip up. You'll just need some food coloring and cookie cutters to turn these into a more festive take on the classic treat.
10. Bloomin’ Baked Apples
If you've ever had a bloomin' onion, then you'll enjoy this dessert version of the appetizer. Instead of onions, you'll use baked apples, caramel, and a whole lot of ice cream. Enjoy!
11. Apple Pie Bites
Though these apple pie bites look incredibly intricate, they're so simple to make. You'll be impressed with yourself for giving this recipe a go.
12. Five-Nut Caramel Tart
Keep this far away from anyone with severe nut allergies, unless you really don't like them. Only kidding! If no one you're spending Thanksgiving with has a nut allergy, this tart is an excellent replacement for pumpkin pie.
13. Lemon Ginger Cheesecake Truffles
Pumpkin pie isn't exactly a fancy dessert, but these lemon ginger cheesecake truffles are. Really show your relatives how much wealthier you are than them by showing up with these truffles as your dessert of choice.
14. Apple Galette
The frustrating thing about most dessert recipes is that you always compare them to the pictures. Yours may never end up looking the same as the example, which is incredibly frustrating. But with this apple galette, it's not meant to look perfect. Even if a professional chef tried to cook five identical ones, it wouldn't happen. So don't stress, you can make this.
15. Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake
Thanksgiving is a signal that we're one month closer to it being Christmas. Remind your guests of this with this dark molasses gingerbread cake. Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread.
We Want to Hear From You
Which non-pumpkin pie Thanksgiving dessert did you end up making?