12 Desserts to Serve for Thanksgiving That Aren't Pumpkin Pie from 12 Desserts to Serve for Thanksgiving That Aren't Pumpkin Pie

12 Desserts to Serve for Thanksgiving That Aren't Pumpkin Pie

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12 Desserts to Serve for Thanksgiving That Aren't Pumpkin Pie

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12 Desserts to Serve for Thanksgiving That Aren't Pumpkin Pie

Let’s face it, dessert is the best part of any meal. Don’t get us wrong, we love biting into juicy turkey breast smothered in mushroom gravy as much as we love overloading on crunchy stuffing, but dessert should be the real star of the Thanksgiving meal this year.

It’s customary to serve pumpkin pie as your Thanksgiving dessert, but this treat is a bit overdone.  We love pumpkin pie, but it’s time to show off your baking skills with new, impressive recipes for this Thanksgiving.

Apple Fritters

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Apple Fritters

Apples are a typical harvest fruit, making them the perfect item to symbolize a plentiful Thanksgiving this year. These Deep-fried apples create a crispy exterior around the soft cinnamon sugar-dipped fruit for a delicious treat.

Click here for the Apple Fritters Recipe.

Browned Butter Pecan Tart

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Browned Butter Pecan Tart

This tart is a nice way to change up your old pecan pie recipe. It has a larger crust-to-filling ratio than usual, so you get a mouthful of delicious pastry in every bite. With a syrupy filling, this pie is sure to give everyone a sweet treat after all that savory turkey.

Click here for the Browned Butter Pecan Tart Recipe.

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

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Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Cranberries are an important part of the Thanksgiving meal, but they usually only accompany the turkey in the form of a sauce. This year, incorporate cranberries into your dessert with this fruity, tart bread pudding.

Click here for the Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding Recipe.

Dutch Apple Pie

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Dutch Apple Pie

Apple pie is an American classic that screams tradition with its crunchy crust and mouth-wateringly sweet filling. This recipe captures everything we love about apple pie with an added streusel topping to give this dessert even more texture.

Click here for the Dutch Apple Pie Recipe.

Gingerbread Latte Cheesecake

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Gingerbread Latte Cheesecake

Biting into the gingerbread crust in this cheesecake instantly brings holiday joy as it elicits the flavors of the Christmas cookies we leave for Santa. Filled with a creamy cookie center, this unusual cheesecake will blow any pumpkin cheesecake out of the water.

Click here for Gingerbread Latte Cheesecake Recipe.

Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie

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Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie

This pie is filled with bacon, which tastes heavenly with the maple bourbon sauce. We love adding bacon into every recipe, so while it may seem unusual for a dessert, the sizzling bacon actually balances out the naturally syrupy pecans in this pie. Top this dessert off with some maple bourbon whipped cream for an overload of amazing flavors.

Click here for the Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie Recipe.

Peach Cobbler

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Peach Cobbler

Fresh, juicy peaches with a crumbly warm topping all under cold vanilla ice cream sounds like the dream dessert. This cobbler isn’t just reserved for summer, though. Try serving your guests a delectable peach dessert filled with juicy nectar for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Click here for the Peach Cobbler Recipe.

Pear Crisp from Elana's Pantry

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Pear Crisp from Elana's Pantry

This healthier dessert can replace your other fruit cobblers and pies at any dinner. Its almond-flour-based cinnamon top pairs perfectly with the roasted pears. Serve this dessert with some crisp white wine and a cheese plate for an elegant end to your Thanksgiving meal.

Click here for the Pear Crisp from Elana's Pantry Recipe.

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

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Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Making crème brûlée isn’t for the faint of heart, which means that  serving a homemade one is about as impressive as it gets. Create a Thanksgiving twist on this French classic by adding pumpkin purée into the custard for more fall flavors.

Click here for the Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Recipe.
 

Pumpkin Dump Cake

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Pumpkin Dump Cake

This delectable cake combines yellow cake mix and pumpkin filling for a wonderfully fluffy treat. This is a great option if you don’t have time to make a bunch of desserts because it is super filling and is fairly easy to make.

Click here for the Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sweet potato pie can outshine your typical pumpkin pie, especially when combined with pecans. The pie still brings that orange color to the dessert table, so no one will miss looking at your pumpkin pie.

Click here for the Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Recipe.

Quick and Easy Pull-Apart Pumpkin Caramel Bread

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Quick and Easy Pull-Apart Pumpkin Caramel Bread

This dessert bread is the perfect thing to serve with some coffee after Thanksgiving dinner or for any fall dessert. The bread is coated in a nutty pumpkin spice and drizzled with caramel sauce for a sweet treat.

Click here for the Quick and Easy Pull-Apart Pumpkin Caramel Bread Recipe.

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12 Desserts to Serve for Thanksgiving That Aren't Pumpkin Pie