Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pumpkin Pie

Good morning! I hope that you are having a great week. I am a wee but tired.  I started a boot camp this week and I go from 6:45-7:15 and get my butt kicked, then I take my dog(s) for a 2 mile walk and then I am off to hot yoga for an hour. Needless to say I can't wait for the weekend and my two day rest. 

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie From Gimme Some Oven

I love dessert, but then you know that. At the holidays I take great joy in making and giving away things I make, especially if it is a family favorite using a recipe from my grandmother. 

My grandmother and my mother always made pumpkin and pecan pie and that was it. Pumpkin is my favorite with a little or a lot of whipped cream depending upon how many potatoes and yeast rolls I ate at dinner. 

I know that many people do not like either pie so I made a list of 10 Thanksgiving desserts you might want to try instead. If you like pumpkin pie I have included a great Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Recipe which I have made and loved. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce

No-Bake Turtle Tarts

Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Slab Apple Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie from Baking a Moment

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Cranberry Torte

Cream Puffs with Praline Sauce and Toasted Pecans

Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars

What do you make for Thanksgiving dessert? Are you a die hard pie person or do you make another family favorite? Are you open to new recipes? Or are you a traditionalists?

Have a great day!


  1. These all look delicious, but I'm good with plain old pumpkin pie!

  2. Some very tasty treats!

    Pecans are the only nuts I don't care for.

  3. Anything chocolate you can count me in! The chocolate pecan pie sounds delicious! Happy Wednesday ~


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