Pumpkin pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s not for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something different or just want to please a crowd with a variety of sweets, there are plenty of other delicious Thanksgiving desserts to choose from. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Air Fryer Apple Fries
Pop these yummy apple fries into the air fryer for a unique and tasty option on Thanksgiving. They are healthier, and so easy to prepare for a seasonal sweet to share.
Get the recipe: Air fryer apple fries.
This vegan recipe is so fudgy and decadent! It combines seasonal pumpkin with chocolate for the ultimate after dinner treat to enjoy.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin brownies.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
What do you get when you combine pecan pie and chocolate? A dessert everyone will want to try! This is sure to be a favorite with your family for holiday meals!
Get the recipe: Chocolate pecan pie.
Skip the standard pumpkin pie and offer a sweet cinnamon cupcake after dinner this year. This recipe is best when piled high with fluffy cream cheese frosting!
Get the recipe: Cinnamon cupcakes.
Caramel Apple Shortcake
Mix things up this holiday season by offering apple shortcakes instead of pumpkin pie. This recipe is unique, gorgeous, and best of all; delicious!
Get the recipe: Caramel apple shortcakes.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
This bundt cake is so easy to make. It has the yummy pumpkin flavor your family expects, in cake form. Don’t forget to drizzle plenty of cream cheese glaze over the top!
Get the recipe: Pumpkin bundt cake.
Bring a seasonal taste to your table without turning to pie. This pumpkin tiramisu is nothing short of perfect with a cup of coffee after a great meal.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin tiramisu.
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
This mashup dessert brings pecan pie and cheesecake together into one amazing sweet. It is luscious, creamy and has a yummy sweet crunch thanks to the nuts!
Get the recipe: Pecan pie cheesecake.
Cranberry Meringue Pie
This gorgeous pie has a sweet yet tart filling. Pile it high with meringue for a holiday dessert that everyone will want seconds of!
Get the recipe: Cranberry meringue pie.
Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This spice cake has layers of yummy cake with the best spiced cream cheese frosting. Make this for Thanksgiving to find a new family favorite dessert.
Get the recipe: Spice cake with cream cheese frosting.
Persimmon Apple Pudding
This apple pudding is so flavorful and festive! It has persimmons and apples for a cozy dessert everyone will love.
Get the recipe: Persimmon apple pudding.
Rustic Cranberry Galette
This stunning rustic galette makes a great alternative to pumpkin pie. It has the best flavor. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a festive dessert everyone will love.
Get the recipe: Rustic cranberry galette.
Apple Layer Cake
With layers of apple butter cake, and layers of apple compote, this cake is a must make for the fall holidays. It provides the best after dinner sweet treat to share with your favorite people.
Get the recipe: Apple layer cake.
Pecan Pie Cream Puffs
Your family will be deliciously surprised to find these pecan pie cream puffs as an offering on Thanksgiving! They are the most decadent cream puffs you will ever sample, but they aren’t too complicated to recreate at home.
Get the recipe: Pecan pie cream puffs.
Apple Spice Cupcakes
These cupcakes pack the perfect apple spice flavor into the perfect portion. Your guests won’t miss the pumpkin pie after they try these!
Get the recipe: Apple pie cupcakes.
Cinnamon Apple Roses
Beautiful, yet so easy to create! Apple slices and puff pastry are rolled together to look like a rose. Add powdered sugar and offer a drizzle of honey on the side. Your guests will be impressed with this beautiful presentation and deliciously sweet dessert.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Apple Roses
Apple Cranberry Pie
Apple and cranberry are perfect partners for a holiday pie. This recipe is sweet, slightly tart and so festive when served after Thanksgiving dinner!
Get the recipe: Apple cranberry pie.
Air Fryer Baked Apples
These baked apples are perfect for a holiday dessert. They are easy; they are made in the air fryer to free up oven space, and they are so tasty! Offer with whipped cream or ice cream if you like.
Get the recipe: Air fryer baked apples.