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24 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie


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1. Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Brown Butter Frosting

Chocolate, pumpkin, AND brown butter. Recipe here.

2. Carrot Cake with Nutella Swirl Cream Cheese Frosting

You knew Nutella would manage to work its way in somehow, right? Recipe here.

3. Healthy Apple Cake

The actual definition of having your cake and eating it, too. Recipe here.

4. Cinnamon Sugar Cider Doughnuts

Todd Coleman

Come fry with me, let's fry, let's fry away... Recipe here.

5. Pecan Pie Rugelach

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Thanksgivukkah may be gone forever, but these pecan pie rugelach are still worth a spot on your table. Recipe here.

6. Sweet Potato Cobbler

You don't want any? Cool, go have a slice of pie while I eat this whole thing myself. Recipe here.

7. Ricotta and Pear Cake

Recipe here.

8. Sweet Potato Layer Cake With Molasses Buttercream

Even the best pie crust doesn't hold a candle to buttercream. Recipe here.

9. Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Bars

The original recipe title is "Sweet Potato Pie Bars" but I changed it because these bars deserve BETTER THAN THAT. Recipe here.

10. Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Upside-down cake is the best way for a mediocre baker (no shame!) to make something beautiful. Recipe here.

11. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Three layers, one common goal. Recipe here.

12. Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

A cookie monster's Thanksgiving dream. Recipe here.

13. Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake

Just like pie filling, but more delicious and less ~restrained~. Recipe here.

14. Pumpkin-Pecan Cobbler

The ultimate two-for-one. Recipe here.

15. Pumpkin Layer Cake With Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Frosting

Tower of Power. Recipe here.

16. Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes With Marshmallow Frosting

All the best flavors of a sweet potato pie, with the added bonus of actually being a cupcake. Recipe here.

17. Butternut Squash, Apple, and Pear Crisp

A truly autumnal fête. Recipe here.

18. Vanilla Bean Tarte Tatin

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Still classic, more special. Take THAT, apple pie. Recipe here.

19. Pecan Bread Pudding

Y'all bready for this? Recipe here.

20. Mini Pumpkin-Ginger Cheesecakes With PSL Whipped Cream

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You'll want at least three. Recipe here.

21. Pumpkin Spice Maracons

Just because you're full doesn't mean you shouldn't end with something delicious. There's always room for macarons, right? Recipe here.

22. Creamy Pumpkin Caramel Panna Cotta

23. No-Bake Sweet Potato Cheesecakes

Shots, shots, SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS! Recipe here.

24. Sweet Apple Crescent Rolls

There's nothing crescent rolls can't do. Recipe here.