12 Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

The best part of Thanksgiving dinner comes after the turkey! But pumpkin pie can get a little old year after year. We’ve decided to change things up this Thanksgiving with a few new dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth!



Caramel Apple Cheesecake Crumble Bars

This recipe from Averie Cooks is super decadent and full of fall flavors!


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin pie in cookie form? Talk about the best of both worlds! Find the full recipe for these delicious treats at Cooking Classy.


White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

This festive twist on a classic cookie is perfect for the holiday season! Plus, Sally’s Baking Addiction unveils a couple of tricks for keeping them soft and chewy.


Festive Fruit Tray

Have some fun with your favorite fruits this Thanksgiving and create your own turkey-shaped fruit platter! This is a great chance to get the kids involved in the kitchen. We love this inspiration from Clean and Scentsible, but you can swap out the types of fruits for whatever you and your guests prefer!


Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

This mouthwatering recipe by Michael from Inspired by Charm is so unique! He uses cinnamon rolls in place of a traditional crust for a fun, fluffy, and tasty pie!


Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Who says cranberries are only meant for the sauce? Bring some holiday cheer to your dessert table with this beautiful upside down cake! You can see the full recipe at Simply Recipes.


Pumpkin Pie Pudding

This decadent pumpkin pudding is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving menu. Plus, it’s super simple to make! Find the recipe at Baked by Rachel.


Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Pie Bars

These pecan pie bars are the ultimate fall comfort food! Averie Cooks is full of fun recipes sure to spice up your holiday!


Caramel Apple Trifles

How beautiful are these individual apple trifles?! Learn how to make them just in time for Thanksgiving at Life, Love and Sugar.


Cranberry Blueberry Crisp

Surprise your guests with a super light and crunchy fruit crisp this holiday! This one by The Pretty Bee is amazing—plus, it’s gluten free and vegan!


No Bake Bailey’s & Coffee Pots de Crème

Looking for a fancy dessert to impress your holiday guests but don’t want to slave over the oven all day? Look no further! These 5-ingredient pots de crème are elegant and delicious, and take no time at all to make. See Slim Pickin’s Kitchen for directions.


Cranberry Curd Bars

These cranberry curd and shortbread bars are so light and festive—they’re perfect for the holidays. See The Kitchn for the recipe!



Happy Thanksgiving!