Skip the Pie: 5 Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts

Traditionally, Thanksgiving dessert is all about the pies: pumpkin, apple and pecan. But if you’re looking to buck tradition this year, we’ve got five last-minute tips for alternative turkey day desserts!

Maybe you don’t like pie, or maybe you just want to try out something new this year. Whatever your reason, we’ve spotted five recipes online for Thanksgiving desserts that are still in line with traditional tastes of the holiday while being decidedly different.


Three-Tier Candied-Pecan Cake with Brown-Butter Pears, Martha Stewart

 

Quince Biscuit Pie, Martha Stewart

 

Cranberry-Pear crumble, Delish

 

Pumpkin-Chocolate Tiramisu, Martha Stewart

 

Chocolate Cabbage Leaves with Vanilla Ice Cream, Martha Stewart

What are you cooking up for Thanksgiving dessert tomorrow? Tell us in the comments below!

100 comments

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 years ago

The Candied Pecan Cake looks especially good, but I don't think I want a 3 layer cake of this magnitude. Maybe reduce it to a one layer and serve as a coffeecake.

Denise Morley
Denise Morley2 years ago

The chocolate cabbage leaves are so pretty!

..wow that's something I never thought I'd say together lol

Thanks for sharing :)

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

awsome

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

thanks

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

delishious

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

yummy

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

wow

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

nice

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

thanks

Enaira Siragluov
Jen B.2 years ago

yum!