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Easy and Elegant Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts


I know it seems like sacrilege not to have pie at Thanksgiving, but sometimes we all need a few non-pie dessert ideas. I’ve put together this slideshow of amazing desserts that are so easy and elegant to make, nobody will even care if you don’t serve pie. Alternatively, these would be great to have available in addition to pie, or to serve the day after Thanksgiving when the pie is all gone. I guarantee these are totally delicious easy desserts that are refined enough for any table and everyone will love. — thenaptimechef

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Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts Your Entire Family Will Love

As much as we love classic classic apple or pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit. These unexpected Thanksgiving desserts are just what you need to round out the dessert table on this important holiday. Here are out-of-the-ordinary choices including delectable cakes, bread puddings, cheesecakes, and more.

For the most unpie-like pie option out there, consider this fabulous Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie. It has all the flavors of fall your family loves and expects (including apple and cinnamon) but in a fresh, new way. Other apple-centric desserts your family will gobble up? Try an all-American pandowdy with a buttery apple filling or serve caramelized apple cider sundaes for a decadent end to the meal.

Pumpkin is another ingredient that lends itself to a host of desserts beyond the usual pie. Use the same essential ingredient&mdashcanned pure pumpkin purée&mdashin a tall pumpkin layer cake, an easy-to-make pumpkin spice latte cake (no frosting needed!), or a decadent jelly roll, our pumpkin roulade with mascarpone and white chocolate. Our fan-favorite pumpkin bread pudding is also sure to please.

Do you think chocolate is what your Thanksgiving dinner has been missing? Then bake a decadent chocolate layer cake or serve a tart with chunks of chocolate in the crust (another unexpected touch, this tart is not the usual round, it&rsquos rectangular). But if something more seasonal seems to be in order, you can't beat our cranberry swirl cheesecake. Made with cranberry sauce (either homemade or store-bought), guests will love the clever use of an essential Thanksgiving side dish&mdashthat is if they aren&rsquot too busy eating it to even consider that! A palate-cleansing cranberry-port sorbet is a decidedly lighter option that still feels special.

Whichever you chose, we're sure that the usual pecan pie will sound totally boring next to any of these out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving desserts.


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