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14 Untraditional, Not-Pumpkin-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

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We love pumpkin pie. We've written about the right pumpkin pie for your personality and made it gluten-free and even cookie'd it. But, for those of you who don't like pumpkin pie or maybe just want something a bit less quintessential and bit more untraditional, Thanksgiving is not a lost cause!

We have your slightly rogue Thanksgiving desserts, courtesy of cookbook author, pastry chef, and chocolatier Alice Medrich. They might not please the Thanksgiving purists—that is, until they taste them—but these 14 non-pumpkin pie (or any pie) desserts are worthy of a place at your holiday table.

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake
Pumpkin Chiffon Cake
Pumpkin Pudding (a.k.a. No-Pie Pumpkin Pie)
Pumpkin Pudding (a.k.a. No-Pie Pumpkin Pie)
Tiger Cake
Tiger Cake
Chilled Oranges in Rum-Caramel Syrup
Chilled Oranges in Rum-Caramel Syrup
Peanut Butter Pavlova
Peanut Butter Pavlova
Mocha Marble Cheesecake
Mocha Marble Cheesecake
Alice's Chocolate Pudding
Alice's Chocolate Pudding
Bea's No-Peel Apple Crisp
Bea's No-Peel Apple Crisp
Pecan-Crusted Oat Flour Genoise
Pecan-Crusted Oat Flour Genoise
Sherry and Olive Oil Pound Cake
Sherry and Olive Oil Pound Cake
My Ginger Cookies
My Ginger Cookies
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Maya's Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake
Maya's Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake
One-Bowl Vanilla Cake
One-Bowl Vanilla Cake

Do you make an "untraditional" dessert on Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments below!


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