Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie—the two go hand in hand. You can’t have an elaborate feast without topping it off with this rich, custardy dessert. Or so we thought….
While pumpkin pie has practically demanded a spot at the Thanksgiving dinner table since the beginning of time, some of us might be getting a little bored—dare we say—by the simple yet classic pairing of pumpkin and pie.
If you’re one of those people who are looking to spice things up at the dinner table this year with an alternative pumpkin dessert then you’re in luck. Get ready for a whole lot of deliciousness people, because here are six sweet and silky pumpkin dessert recipes that will rock your Thanksgiving feast.
Your dinner guests will be thanking you all night after getting a taste of these buttery shortbread cookies filled with a rich creamy pumpkin butter and dipped in decadent dark chocolate. We’re just trying not to drool at the thought of these. Try out your own homemade batch of pure goodness here.
These homemade pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes are another winning combination with a delightful pairing of pumpkin spice cupcake batter, a sweet cream cheese filling and a creamy vanilla buttercream frosting topped with graham cracker crumbs for decoration and added flavor. Need we say more? Get the recipe here.
Time consuming? A little. Worth it? Definitely! Kick it up a notch with these elegant pumpkin spice crème brulee desserts served in hollowed-out mini pumpkins for that perfectly festive flair! Learn how to make this restaurant-worthy dessert dish here.
Nothing says a party like cake on a stick. These moist pumpkin cake pops dipped in cream cheese frosting and topped with pecan halves are the perfect alternative pumpkin desserts to liven up your Thanksgiving feast. Bonus points? They’re bite-sized so you can feel less guilty for scarfing down one (or two). Try them out here. Bonus: Decorate them to look like miniature pumpkins.
Speaking of pecans, these pumpkin pecan pie bars are the stuff dessert lovers dreams are made of. With all of the goodness of pumpkin and pecan pie layered on top of a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust, what more could you want? The Recipe Critic shares their secret to the perfect batch here.
A little bit sweet, a little bit savory and bursting with pumpkin flavor, this homemade pumpkin no churn ice cream piled over a flakey miniature pie crust bowl and drizzled with caramel sauce is a fun twist on the everyday pumpkin pie. Check out the recipe here.
Do you have any favorite alternative Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert recipes? Share it in the comments section below!