20 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

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While a slice of pie is the epitome of a Thanksgiving dessert, easily making a pie isn’t in every baker’s wheelhouse. And that’s OK! Thankfully, there are so many delicious desserts that evoke the flavors of Thanksgiving but are easier to make than pie. If you don’t like pie or you just feel like skipping the pie-making process this year, consider adding one of these desserts to your holiday menu.

Pumpkin Custard With Pumpkin Vanilla Creme

Pumpkin Custard With Pumpkin Vanilla Creme

"This may replace pumpkin pie on your holiday table. The pumpkin custard is similar to pumpkin pie filling. It's light, creamy, and super easy to make. There's just the right balance of sweetness and fall spices. Gingersnap cookies add a little crunch and are the perfect complement to the creamy custard." - The Kitchen Crew
Sweet Potato Cobbler

Sweet Potato Cobbler

"I remember my mother and her friend making this when I was young. It's so yummy and it's a perfect dessert for autumn when fresh sweet potatoes are plentiful in Alabama. I was raised on a farm and we used to dig potatoes and store them in the storm pit to keep them from becoming rotten. I think you'll like it. It's also a good Thanksgiving dessert." - Jewel
Pumpkin Cupcakes With Maple Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Maple Buttercream Frosting

"These pumpkin cupcakes have simple ingredients and super easy to make. They are moist and full of fall flavors then topped with a maple buttercream frosting." - Debbie
Grandma's Secret Apple Brownies!

Grandma's Secret Apple Brownies!

"My grandmother used to make these all the time for me when I was young. She finally gave me the recipe and I have been making them since! They are super moist and just incredible." - Jessica
Pumpkin Gorilla Bread With SoCo Toffee Sauce

Pumpkin Gorilla Bread With SoCo Toffee Sauce

"Wow, your friends and family with this gorilla bread (aka monkey bread). Biscuits are stuffed with pumpkin and cream cheese. It's a fantastic flavor combination that adds tons of flavor to the treat." - The Kitchen Crew
Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

"Soft, thick and chewy apple snickerdoodles filled with melted caramel!" - Kevin
Layered Pumpkin Centerpiece Dessert

Layered Pumpkin Centerpiece Dessert

"I don't even know what to call this. It is half cake, half flan; an amazing layered delight that will wow any and all pumpkin connoisseurs. Although I personally do not like using cake mixes for cookies, I do love to doctor cake mixes and use them to make impressive cakes like this show-stopper." - Stacia
Fresh Apple Butter Cake

Fresh Apple Butter Cake

"This fresh apple butter cake is melt in your mouth tender with the perfect balance of sugar and spices. The outside has a little bit of a sugary crust. Inside, it's moist and full of apples in every bite. This is a very dense cake that's not overly sweet." - The Kitchen Crew
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

"I know there are pecan pie bread pudding recipes out there, but this one with the rum is just over the top ahhhh-mazing! Rich buttery taste and warm rum flavor (I also tried it with bourbon and it was just as good!). If you want a new take on an old fave, give this on a try." - Gina
Pumpkin Cobbler

Pumpkin Cobbler

"This is unbelievably easy, and everyone will ask for the recipe. I serve this instead of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving!" - Dawn
Favorite Caramel Apple Blondies with Browned Butter Frosting

Favorite Caramel Apple Blondies with Browned Butter Frosting

"Favorite Caramel Apple Blondies with Browned Butter Frosting is the perfect baked dessert recipe to whip up for a holiday party! They are soft, chewy, and topped with the most amazing frosting!" - Paula
Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

"If you love cookies and pecan pie, you will adore this cookie - it's basically both rolled into one! The cookie part is tender, buttery and a perfect vessel for the gooey pecan filling." - The Kitchen Crew
Cranberry Cake With Warm Butterscotch Sauce

Cranberry Cake With Warm Butterscotch Sauce

"I remember my mom making this cake when I was a little girl back in the 50's. There's very little sugar in the batter and the cranberries make it very, very tart. By itself you probably wouldn't care for it. But.... what gives this cake its deliciousness is the WARM butterscotch topping you ladle over the top." - Deb
Nana's Apple Crisp

Nana's Apple Crisp

"A simple recipe nana made that I always loved. Now my kids enjoy this too and it's quick and easy!" - Deneece
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread With Orange Glaze

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread With Orange Glaze

"Pumpkin, cranberry and orange flavors make an appearance in every bite of this quick bread... and in just the right amounts." - The Kitchen Crew
Bite-Size New York Style Cheesecake

Bite-Size New York Style Cheesecake

"We made these bite-size cheesecakes with a graham cracker crust and a Nilla wafer crust. Both are delicious! The New York-style filling is creamy and smooth with a hint of lemon flavor in each bite. They're easy to prepare and bake in no time." - The Kitchen Crew
Cider Basted Apple Dumplings

Cider Basted Apple Dumplings

"Your kitchen is going to smell amazing when this is cooking. And it tastes divine too! The cider simple syrup added great flavor. The pastry and apples were cooked perfectly. A great comfort dessert!" - The Kitchen Crew
Pumpkin Maple Pull-Apart Bread With Whiskey Sauce

Pumpkin Maple Pull-Apart Bread With Whiskey Sauce

"Yummy bread with lots of warm, fall flavors. I took this to my office and it was devoured. You can omit the whiskey to make it a little more kid-friendly if you are concerned about the alcohol." - Lindsey
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

"I came up with this last night and it was awesome. Hope you Enjoy it as much as we did." - Lisa
Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding A La Yum!

Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding A La Yum!

"I don't think I have ever met a bread pudding I didn't like, it is one of my all-time favorite desserts." - Kathy