90 Thanksgiving Desserts (That are NOT Pie!)

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One the absolute best things about Thanksgiving dinner is the desserts.

Nothing fills the home with warmth and memories than the sweet aromas of pumpkin spice and baked goods, especially when the family is gathered together for Thanksgiving.

Not everyone enjoys pie, however, which is the typical Thanksgiving dessert.

To help out our siblings who intensely dislike pie (and between the two of us, we have 14 siblings), we’ve collected this large list of 90 non-pie Thanksgiving desserts for your family to enjoy this year!

Apple & Butternut Squash Galette With Chai Buckwheat Crust And Coconut Caramel Drizzle (Gluten-Free)

An intoxicatingly spiced apple and butternut squash filling enveloped in a gluten-free chai tea infused buckwheat crust drizzled with a delectable coconut caramel drizzle. This rustic pie makes for the perfect autumn dessert!

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Pumpkin Sticky Roll Skillet Cake With Cinnamon Tahini Cream Cheese Icing (Gluten-Free)

Light, chewy and fluffy pumpkin filled sticky roll skillet cake topped with a tasty cinnamon and cream cheese flavored tahini frosting. This decadent and delicious dessert makes a delightful gluten-free autumn treat!

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These healthy pumpkin cheesecake bars are layered with a bottom almond flour crust, a middle cheesecake layer, and a top pumpkin layer. Low carb, keto friendly, and gluten-free.

Pumpkin Eclair Cake

This Pumpkin Eclair cake is so easy and great for a different dessert for Thanksgiving!

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Mother-In-Law-Approved Pumpkin Spring Rolls (Zero White Sugar, Gluten Free)

These gluten free pumpkin spring rolls are some of my favorite gluten free desserts. They are very easy to make, super delicious, and healthy! These flourless desserts supply us with healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber rich fruits, and lots of vitamins and minerals! This is a perfect post workout snack to nourish and energize your body!

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Rich, creamy, decadent and irresistible. Nothing says pumpkin dessert like a pumpkin creme brulee. You will be surprised how easy it can be to make this recipe with my step by step video tutorial. Perfect fall dessert for Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Spice Latter Cake with Maple Buttercream

The rich flavor of pumpkin spice latte beverage in a cake makes it a pumpkin spice-latte cake. Combine with a maple buttercream frosting this cake is a perfect fall dessert you’ve been craving. Oil-based cake batter makes for a light and airy cake infused with warm spices, coffee, and maple syrup. Rich decadent and perfect for a celebration or festive dessert. Topped with fondant pumpkins this cake is ready to be placed as the centerpiece for your next celebratory family Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dessert Turkeys

As Thanksgiving desserts go, these adorable turkeys are going to wow the crowd! This no-bake recipe will take you only minutes to make and you’ll be able to decorate the table with them!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Brownies

These Instant Pot Brownies are fudgy, moist, and full of flavour. They are the Vegan Pumpkin Brownies you need to make to celebrate pumpkin season.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This incredibly easy Slow Cooker Bread Pudding recipe has been upgraded to a Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with lots and lots of pecans. Easy to make and perfect for breakfast, dessert and to use up your leftover pumpkin puree.

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Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake

A light and delicious cheesecake made with pumpkin and a chocolatey oreo cookie crust. This skinny pumpkin cheesecake, @ 11 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points, makes a great Thanksgiving dessert idea and is the perfect pumpkin pie alternative!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is easy to make but will WOW your Thanksgiving table!

Vegan Cheesecake Squares with Salted Caramel

Fresh apples and walnuts, together with salted caramel, top these delicious vegan NO BAKE cheesecake squares. The perfect dessert for your next occasion.

Pumpkin Pie Millionaire Shortbreads

The classic millionaire shortbread recipe gets a fall makeover with Pumpkin Pie Millionaire Shortbreads. With the addition of pumpkin and spices, this pumpkin pie version will be a hit at your thanksgiving meal.

Pumpkin Bars – Gluten Free and Vegan

These pumpkin bars were adapted to be gluten free and vegan and trust me when I say you will never miss all of the sugar or dairy! They are soon to be your family’s favorite fall and Thanksgiving treat.

Pomegranate Parfaits with Pistachios

Beautiful and delicious Pomegranate Parfaits Recipe with Pistachios and Mascarpone Cream is a perfect Christmas dessert. These rich, creamy, festive and gorgeous looking layered parfaits take just 15 minutes to make!

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Pecan Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole

This Pecan Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole recipe is a make-ahead beauty one-dish meal. Really, you could not as for a better breakfast or brunch, as it tastes most like a pumpkin pie and like french toast, so the ingredients really do hit the mark with this one.

Pumpkin Flan with Chai Whipped Cream

This pumpkin flan recipe is the silkiest, creamiest, most elegantly spiced dessert you could serve at your fanciest Autumn dinner parties or decadent Thanksgiving dinners!

Cranberry Apple Crisp with Maple Granola

Why make a boring old apple crisp for Thanksgiving when you can make an EXTRA SPECIAL cranberry apple crisp with maple granola!?  This fantastically tasty dessert is sweet, tart, crispy, chewy and crunchy! It’s so incredibly easy to make, it can be made without oats and vegan, too!

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Apple Cranberry Pandowdy

In any fruit bake, you want good fruit, but what makes them all unique is how you handle the topping. A pandowdy is kind of like an upside-down and deconstructed pie. You use a standard pie crust and place it on top only, breaking apart the pieces so the juices flow over the crust.

Instant Pot Cherry Cobbler

You need this instant pot cherry cobbler in your life! With the sweet-tart cherries and the chewy cobbler topping, it’s the perfect instant pot dessert recipe for a holiday meal or just an ordinary Friday night.

Pressure Cooker Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This Pressure Cooker Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake is an excellent fall recipe for your Instant Pot. We love cooking in our Instant Pot. Pressure Cooker recipes are so easy. This Instant Pot Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake will win over any pumpkin lover.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a great way to include chocolate this season!  The chocolate chips add texture to the creamy cheesecake and even more flavor! This is a wonderful dessert to present at a holiday dinner or party, since it’s simple to make but the WOW factor is so high.

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Easy Pineapple Pretzel Salad Dessert

Are you in the mood for something that is both sweet and salty? If so you really want to check out this Easy Pineapple Pretzel Salad Dessert! Let’s face it, in the south, we look for any reason to call something a salad, even if it is a salad dessert!

Creamy Pumpkin Flan Recipe

Pumpkin flan is an easy flan recipe that is creamy, silky, and with just enough pumpkin to remind you it’s autumn.

Pecan Pie Cake

This pecan pie cake is perfect for your holiday get-togethers!  Brown sugar cake layers and buttercream filled with traditional pecan pie filling.

Pumpkin Spice-Latte Cake with Maple Buttercream

The rich flavor of pumpkin spice latte beverage in a cake makes it a pumpkin spice-latte cake. Combine with a maple buttercream frosting this cake is a perfect fall dessert you’ve been craving. Oil-based cake batter makes for a light and airy cake infused with warm spices, coffee, and maple syrup. Rich decadent and perfect for a celebration or festive dessert. Topped with fondant pumpkins this cake is ready to be placed as the centerpiece for your next celebratory family dinner.

Apple Shortbread Squares

This is a really easy apple square recipe because everything happens in one bowl. The topping and base are the exact same thing, but the shortbread square base is pressed into the pan, while the topping is sprinkled on so that it forms crisp little bits with toasty brown edges on top. Just look at those tasty nooks and crannies…

Ultimate Pecan Pie Brownies

A dessert with the rich bitter flavor of dark chocolate and sweetness from the pecan pie filling makes this the ultimate pecan pie brownies. A simple, easy and effortless recipe that’s quick to mix and easy to bake in just over 40 minutes. A perfect fall dessert for anyone who loves chocolate brownies and delicious pecan pie. Try making this for your next family festive celebration.

Maple Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

This maple bundt cake with cinnamon maple glaze was the perfect way to use New England’s famous maple syrup.

Easy Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

This recipe has plenty of great opportunities for small kids to help in the kitchen.  Served warm with some vanilla ice cream, a good bread pudding can be a favorite dessert choice!

Out of This World Apple Cake

This  handed-down recipe for out of this world apple cake is moist and delicious. The perfect balance of sweet and tart. Serve this for breakfast or dessert.

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin is just one of those flavors that goes well with cream. Instead of worrying about topping your homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream, try making pumpkin cheesecake. This easy pumpkin cheesecake recipe doesn’t need any topping to steal the show at your holiday table.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting make the perfect dessert for fall and especially Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe is the perfect solution, if you don’t feel like messing around with pie crust, but still want a fresh baked pumpkin dessert. The pumpkin cake is almost like an upside down pumpkin pie… so no one will miss pie. You won’t miss the work. This easy fall dessert is pretty much fool proof.

KETO Pumpkin Cheesecake

No need to miss dessert this Thanksgiving.  This Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake makes a nice big holiday sized low carb cheesecake! It’s a great way to introduce keto friendly desserts to your friends and family. Yes, you can eat cheesecake on keto!

Whole Wheat Bread Pudding with Fruit and Nuts

This is what you do when you want to whip together a quick dessert that can be made as simply as possible, using up things you already have on hand.

Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are luxuriously creamy and rich, with lots of pumpkin flavor. Topped with a hefty amount of homemade cinnamon whipped cream.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Delicious pumpkin cranberry muffins made with pumpkin puree and fresh cranberries. Pumpkin puree makes them super moist and just irresistible. Cranberries provide a sour note, balancing the sweetness of the muffins.

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars

These Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars have a sweet crunchy topping, with a cinnamon maple filled gooey center, which sits on top of a hearty oatmeal crust! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Bars

After tasting these Pumpkin Pie Bars with Pecan Topping, you may never bake another pie again! These tasty little treats taste just as good as pumpkin pie and are super easy to make. No dough rolling necessary!

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Thanksgiving always means pie, but making the crust from scratch is always such a time-consuming process. Instead of slaving away on a pie, our family has turned the recipe into dessert bars. If you love pecan pie but don’t want to do the hard work, this is the recipe for you!

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

These precious miniature cheesecakes are not only cute, but they’re also amazingly tasty! Try this Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake recipe this weekend. Your whole family will love it!

Traditional Sugar Tartlets Recipe

La tarte au sucre, meaning sugar pie, is a French-Canadian traditional recipe that your whole family will enjoy. It is one of Quebec’s most famous desserts, not to mention Pouding Chomeur and Bread Pudding. This sweet and simple Traditional Sugar Tartlets recipe is really easy to execute and will leave you wanting more.

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie bars are an irresistible slightly healthier spin on a classic treat. Traditional pumpkin pie baked on top of an almond flour crust and topped with a date caramel sauce.

Traeger Apple Crisp

Traeger Apple Crisp is made with fresh, delicious apples, and topped with a crunchy sweet topping full of oats, brown sugar, flour, and copious amounts of butter.

Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider

The perfect Fall cider weather has finally arrived!  SO happy and ready for all the things that come with Fall, sweaters, food, Family outings; and everything pumpkin!   This Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider recipe is a favorite drink creation!

Adorable Turkey Sugar Cookie Recipe

The countdown has already started!  This Adorable Turkey Sugar Cookie Recipe with directions will help you add a cute touch to those kids’ Thanksgiving tables.

Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

If you are a cheesecake lover, if for nothing else you need to get an Instant Pot just for the cheesecake. It is easy, and the texture just cannot be replicated in an oven, even if you DO go the water-bath route!

Easy Gluten Free Cranberry Shortbread Bars

You are going to love how easy these Gluten Free Cranberry Shortbread Bars are to make!  Sweet and tart at the same time, these bars are just bursting with holiday flavors!

Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

With just a magical mix of sprinkles and some pretty letters, you have a gorgeous cookie with a gourmet look!

Bite-Size Pumpkin Pie Truffles

This is the absolute best no bake pumpkin dessert I’ve ever eaten.  Once they’ve cooled, they’re ready to serve! Enjoy your bite-sized no bake pumpkin dessert without any feelings of dietary guilt! You deserve it!

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Paleo sweet potato casserole that’s creamy and sweet like the traditional dish with a layer of baked sweet potato on the bottom and a paleo cinnamon streusel on top! This dish is dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, and the perfect addition to every holiday table!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Aren’t these Turkey Cupcakes adorable? Your kiddos will have so much fun helping, and there are a lot of little jobs they can do! This is the perfect treat to bring to school for that Thanksgiving party, and you’ll have fun with the kids while putting them together!

Easy Pumpkin Oreo Pops

You’ve probably seen those adorable little dessert pops you can get in your favorite coffee shop or bakery that sell for a couple of dollars each. These Pumpkin Oreo Pops are such an easy dessert recipe, you can totally DIY!

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

These pumpkin pie cupcakes are so delicious! Why should pumpkin pie get all the love?  Make them for the kids for Thanksgiving, but have them on hand for the adults, too. Even pumpkin pie traditionalists will break for one of these cupcakes!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Everyone is talking pumpkin this time of year. Pumpkin Spice lattes, pumpkin bread, even pumpkin parfaits are popular when fall rolls around! These pumpkin snickerdoodles are such a delicious treat, and will be a huge hit right through Thanksgiving! Everyone’s looking for easy recipes to make for fall parties, and these cookies are so pretty! Get the kids in the kitchen to help. Serve them for dessert tonight! No one has to know how easy they were to make!


Instant Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A classic pineapple upside down cake recipe fro your pressure cooker that is made from scratch. Easy to make and sure to impress your dinner guests, the neighborhood cookout, or office potluck! A sweet cake topped with sliced pineapples and cherries that the family will love.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

This No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake will make for a super easy fall and Holiday dessert. With just a few ingredients and very little time, you can have a pumpkin dessert that looks and tastes like a million bucks.

Pumpkin Lush Bars

These Pumpkin Lush Bars will make for a delicious fall layered dessert. You will find layers of cream cheese filling, pumpkin pudding, and whipped topping, all on top of a yummy shortbread crust. Perfect for Thanksgiving dessert.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Bread

What makes this recipe special are several things. First, toasting the nuts. Toasted nuts have so much more flavor and complexity then their raw counterparts which is what usually comes out of the bags in the baking isle and it’s crazy easy to do. Second, it has more pumpkin than most recipes which makes this moist every time and just enhances the yummy, pumpkiny goodness we already love. Third, fresh grated nutmeg. So much flavor!

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This homemade Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe will make for a perfect fall dessert. This super moist cake is so easy to whip up for Thanksgiving or a holiday party. The flavors combine so well and make for a over the top delicious dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

If you are a fan of pumpkin pie, you will find these Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes to be a perfect spin on the traditional dessert. Pumpkin pie in the form of a cupcake. All the same great flavors just without the crust. Just add on a dollop of whipped cream for a perfect individual fall dessert.

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

This low carb pumpkin cheesecake mousse recipe has all the flavors of a low carb pumpkin pie, but with a deliciously creamy, whipped texture. It is sure to become a fall favorite.

The Best Apple Pudding

You want a festive apple dessert that everyone will thoroughly enjoy, yet doesn’t take all day in the kitchen — you’ve come to the right place. Apple Pudding is the perfect recipe to have on hand this time of year. It’s a quick-fix that’s decadently moist, loaded with big apple flavor, easy to make and tastes amazing.

Easy Pumpkin Cobbler

Enjoy all the traditional pumpkin pie flavors without the work with this Easy Pumpkin Cobbler with Brown Butter Streusel! Creamy pumpkin filling is topped with toasty streusel made with browned butter, brown sugar, oats, and pecans, and baked until golden brown and delicious.

Pumpkin Bars – Gluten Free and Vegan

These pumpkin bars were adapted to be gluten free and vegan, and you will never miss all of the sugar or dairy! They are soon to be your family’s favorite fall treat…

Baked Caramel Apple Crisp

A delicious fall dessert made with only 7 ingredients, Baked Caramel Apple Crisp tastes like caramel apples! Serve this easy apple crisp warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Custard Recipe (Keto, Low Carb)

Giving up dairy and sugar doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fall treats. Check out this healthy paleo pumpkin custard recipe that’s also low carb and keto.

Turkey Leg Treats (Make from Rice Krispies Treats)

A super fun Thanksgiving twist on rice krispie treats that will delight the kids.

Easy Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake

There’s no need for a special occasion to enjoy a rich and creamy low carb pumpkin cheesecake. It’s a simple dessert that can be served year round.

Pumpkin Squares

Try this recipe. It’s super simple and always a crowd pleaser. No joke, everyone who tries these pumpkin squares is blown away. Even if you don’t like pumpkin, you’ll love these.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Make it with real pumpkin or with pumpkin pie filling. You can’t go wrong with this creamy pumpkin cheesecake dessert.  This easy pumpkin cheesecake recipe is a worthy dessert that is full of flavor and spicy aroma but it is not the heavier New York style pumpkin pie cheesecake.

Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pound Cake

A keto pumpkin cream cheese pound cake recipe that’s topped with a keto-friendly maple icing. It makes the perfect low carb dessert!

Mile High Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin and vanilla pudding “fluff” piled high on top of a golden Oreo crust, sprinkled with ground cinnamon and nut topping.

Banana & Oreo Cheesecake

If you like Banoffee Pie then I’m sure you’ll love this Banoreo Cheesecake which is sliced bananas on an Oreo biscuit crumb base topped with cream cheese, cream, vanilla and more Oreos!

Gluten-free Pumpkin Pudding Dessert

This delicious Pumpkin Pudding Dessert is gluten-free and delicious!

Spice Cupcakes with Maple Pecan Frosting

The cupcake alone is divine (especially warm and fresh from the oven), but the cream cheese frosting is made with maple pecan liqueur and the combined result will have your guests begging for more!  There’s also a recipe for an alcohol-free maple pecan frosting.

Hot Cocoa Cheesecake

Imagine all the delicious flavors of hot cocoa, combined with a slice of creamy and smooth cheesecake! That’s what this Hot Cocoa Cheesecake recipe is all about.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Marshmallow Filling

AMISH MARKET Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling recipe! This is an easy pumpkin desserts recipe that makes moist pumpkin whoopie pies! These taste just like the whoopie pies you buy in Amish markets in Lancaster County! One of the BEST pumpkin desserts recipes!

Maple Parsnip Cake with Sweet Potato Frosting

This parsnip cake is a delicious alternative to carrot cake. It has a rich, nutty flavour that’s perfectly complimented by the maple and nutmeg. The cake is refined sugar free. To add even more vegetables to the cake, there’s a tasty ginger and sweet potato frosting!

Pumpkin Pie Freezer Pops

These Pumpkin Pie Freezer Pops are incredibly easy to make. They taste as good as a pumpkin pie, but since they don’t contain any raw egg, they are safe to eat raw.

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with Icing Glaze

Breakfast meets dessert in a bread pudding that tastes as delicious as a batch of ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls complete with an icing glaze drizzled over top

Foolproof Pumpkin Roll

If you need a Foolproof Pumpkin Roll recipe this fall, you’ve found it! This cake will melt in your mouth, and the cream cheese filling will make your mouth water!

Pumpkin Cake with Candied Pecans

This pumpkin cake is perfect for fall!  Moist and delicious pumpkin cake layers with a tangy cream cheese frosting and crunchy candied pecans!

Simple Spiced Pear Cobbler

Cobbler dessert made easy with a Bisquick shortcut and simply spiced pears.

Aunt Georgia’s Peach Cobbler

Aunt Georgia’s Peach Cobbler is an ooey-gooey Southern classic dessert passed down through generations.

Decadent Butter Pecan Blondies with Brown Butter

Chewy, buttery blondies are the perfect dessert for potluck parties and holiday gatherings. They’re easy to make, easy to transport, and most importantly, a seriously delicious crowd-pleaser. If you’re looking to see your crowd really go wild this holiday season, you cannot go wrong with a decadent batch of Butter Pecan Blondies, rich and nutty with brown butter, topped off with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Caramel Apple Dip

If you are a hostess at heart, or regularly attend potluck gatherings throughout the year, this Caramel Apple Dip with cream cheese, salted caramel, and chocolate toffee is a must-have for your recipe arsenal.

Thanksgiving White Chocolate Bark

Here’s a last minute holiday recipe that promises quick, easy and impressive results. Thanksgiving White Chocolate Bark delivers on all of those promises and more! This beautiful bark can be made and packaged for gift giving in under an hour.

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