5 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pumpkin Pie

November 9th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Pie season is coming. With Thanksgiving comes a parade of pumpkin and pecan pies as far as the eye can see — and while we have you covered on topics like leveling up your pie crust, serious decoration inspo and creative twists on the classic, we wanted to offer you something different for your Thanksgiving table. This post goes out to those of you who crave a little variety this holiday season. Here are our favorite Thanksgiving recipes that aren’t pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving Place Card Cookies

Why wait til the end of the meal for a sweet treat? Welcome guests at your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner with a place holder cookie made with our easy-to-make Roll-Out Cookie Dough. Simply cut the dough into tag-like shapes and write out your loved one’s names in pretty orange icing. Add sprinkles and a ribbon for an extra memorable meal!

Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Pies

These chocolate pudding-filled mini pies are easy to whip up in a pinch. All you need to do is spoon chocolate fudge pudding into cooled pie crusts. Garnish with pecans and top with butterscotch ice cream for a decadent bite-sized treat.

Apple Cranberry Lattice Pie

Advanced decorators can show off their skills with this intricate Apple Cranberry Lattice Pie. Sure, pumpkin pie is usually the star of the show, but guests are certain to enjoy the bright, robust flavors of Granny Smith apples and ruby red cranberries after a hearty meal. Add food-safe succulents or floral accents for a stunning centerpiece!

Pear Crumble Loaf

A true slice of fall, the Pear Crumble Loaf is a sleeper hit at Thanksgiving parties — literally. This treat is perfect after everyone’s eaten their fill, naps and returns to the kitchen ready for coffee and snacks. Sweet almond streusel gives this loaf a good crunch.

Salted Caramel Latte Biscotti

Speaking of coffee — friends and family will love this festive twist on the usual biscotti. A drizzle of melted Bright White Candy Melts Candy basically qualifies these cookies as a party decoration.

Your turn — what are your thoughts on forgoing pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Is it a must-have at your family table, or do you have an alternative dessert tradition? Tell us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @WiltonCakes! For more inspiration this Thanksgiving, check out our Fall Favorites!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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