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14 Desserts to Make Instead of Pie on Thanksgiving

November 18, 2015

If pie just isn't your thing, this time of year might begin to feel a little exhausting—because, hey, there are a lot of us for whom pie really is our thing. Especially around Thanksgiving.

If you find yourself in the former group, unable to give up post-dinner ice cream or trade the flan's tender allure for flaky pie, these recipes are for you: This year, make anything except pie, from flan and crème brûlée to cake and ice cream.

Pumpkin Pavlova with Pecan Brittle by Kendra Vaculin

Pavlova 

 

No-Cook Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Posie Harwood

Butter pecan

 

Vegan Apple Crisp by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan crisp

 

Deborah Madison's Sweet Potato Flan by Nicholas Day

Sweet Potato Flan

  

Maple Persimmon Upside-Down Cake with Maple Cream by vvvannessa

Persimmon

 

Red Wine Poached Pears by Kenzi Wilbur

Pears

 

Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée by EmilyC

Creme Brulee

  

Pumpkin Pie Crumble by bonbonmarie

Crumble

 

Pecan-Crusted Oat Flour Genoise by Alice Medrich

Genoise

 

Pumpkin Flan by aargersi

Flan

 

20 Minute Apple Turnovers by Stacy

Turnovers

  

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Food52

Cheesecake

 

Baked Apples by Sarah Jampel

Baked apples

 

Double Layer Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake by Sarah Jampel

Cranberry cake

Are you going rogue this year? Give us the details in the comments.

1 Comment

Mona P. November 15, 2017
I do a cream puff wreath (with pumpkin spiced filling in a nod to tradition.) Wish I could post a photo, but it can be seen on http://cupofsugarpinchoflove.blogspot.com/2017/11/give-thanks-for-pumpkin-spice.html