10 Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

November 22, 2013

We're all about pie here. We love apple pie and pecan pie and pumpkin pie and all of the Thanksgiving pies, ever. But sometimes -- deep breath -- pie just isn't enough. Three pies just isn't enough. Because this is a holiday, people, and we want every dessert that there ever was. We want bundt cakes and cheesecakes and cookies and puddings, and then we want seconds, thirds, and fourths.

Here are 10 desserts for a properly-balanced Thanksgiving.

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with a Biscoff Crust by Lucy Mercer 

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Meyer Lemon Cheesecake from Food52


Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze by Merrill Stubbs 

Applesauce cake from Food523


Cardamom Currant Snickerdoodles by fiveandspice

Snickerdoodles from Food52


Warm & Gooey Citrus Pudding by thefood

Pudding from Food52


Maple Persimmon Upside Down Cake with Maple Cream by vvvanessa

Maple Persimmon Upside Down Cake from Food52


Grape, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake by gourmetphd

Grape Olive Oil Cake from Food52


Carrot Cake with Cardamom by hollyshaner 

Carrot cake from Food52 


Gingerbread Beer Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze by janeofmanytrade

Bundt cake from Food52


Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate Beet Cake by Genius Recipes

Chocolate cake from Food52


Banana Pudding by Merrill Stubbs 

Banana pudding from Food52



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kitchenreviewer November 24, 2013
Oh man that Applesauce Cake looks awesome.
Robin O. November 20, 2014
It is awesome!