10 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie


By Cooking Panda

1. Cinnamon Sugar Cider Doughnuts

You can coat these delicious, fresh doughnuts in cinnamon sugar, or you can work a little harder and make a simple glaze with boiled-down apple cider, butter, and confectioner’s sugar. It’s hard to imagine there being a wrong choice here.

2. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

If you want something new but are worried that you’ll miss pumpkin pie, try these crowd pleasing three layer hybrid bars and finish with the topping of your choice.

3. Healthy Apple Cake

This super moist apple cake is low on fat and calories, but it doesn’t taste like it. Add lemon zest and thinly sliced apples to a low calorie cake batter.

4. Pecan Pie Rugelach

Fusing favorites from two different holidays has never tasted better. Serve these little buttery, crunchy pecan pastries to your Thanksgiving guests and they’ll never ask for pie again.

5. Vanilla Bean Tarte Tatin

This buttery upside-down pastry is topped with carmelized apples and is absolutely scrumptious.

6. Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake

It tastes like pumpkin pie, but  better.

7. Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake

Impress your guests with this beautiful upside down cake, flavored with pomegranate molasses, orange zest, and cardamom. They’ll never know how deceptively easy it is to make. The best part is that you can make it a day in advance, and no one will ever know.

8. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

Never have to choose between pumpkin and pecan again.

9. Pecan Bread Pudding

Because who doesn’t love bread pudding? Update this classic dessert by adding butter, brown sugar, and pecans to make it taste like Thanksgiving. The topping gets crunchy, like a streusal, but the inside remains moist and bread pudding-y. You really can’t lose here.

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10. Creamy Pumpkin Caramel Panna Cotta

These are super easy to make, but they look deceptively fancy and taste like heaven. Make them ahead so that you have plenty of time to frantically defrost the turkey you could have sworn you already prepared.

Sources and Photo Credits: SaveurRoxana's Home BakingAs Easy As Apple PieBuzzFeedBon Appetit (2)The Gunny SackLauren's LatestCall Me PMCFoodness Gracious


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