21 Enticing Thanksgiving desserts (that aren't pie!)

Nov 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET

These desserts are seasonally inspired and taste best when shared with friends and family around your holiday table. There's always enough pie, so bring a new dessert to dinner this year.

Once the fall and winter holidays roll around, you're so over pie. Sure, pie is delicious and always welcome, but this season, let's spread our baking wings and bake up a dessert that's still seasonal but... isn't pie.

1. Gooey pumpkin spice latte chocolate pudding cake recipe

Gooey pumpkin spice latte chocolate pudding cake

Blog: Oh She Glows

How amazing does this vegan and gluten-free gooey pumpkin spice latte chocolate pudding cake look? We're ready to dig in.

2. Nutty cinnamon roll cake recipe

Nutty cinnamon roll cake

Blog: Nutmeg Nanny

This simple but delicious nutty cinnamon roll cake is made with premade cinnamon roll dough. Genius!

3. Pumpkin Bundt cake with brown butter and bay leaf recipe

Pumpkin bundt cake with brown butter and bay leaf

Blog: Eat the Love

This pumpkin Bundt cake with brown butter and bay leaf is the perfect dessert to serve after a heavy meal. The bay leaf flavor notes bring a touch of uniqueness to this slice.

4. Gingerbread bread pudding with bourbon sauce recipe

Gingerbread bread pudding with bourbon sauce

Blog: The Law Student's Wife

Dig into this gingerbread bread pudding with bourbon sauce — it's the perfect comfort dessert.

5. Apple cinnamon streusel galette recipe

Apple cinnamon streusel galette

Blog: Two Peas & Their Pod

This might be pie's cousin, but this apple cinnamon streusel galette showcases the season's best apples.

6. Pumpkin-chocolate monkey bread recipe

pumpkin chocolate monkey bread

Blog: Eat the Love

This pumpkin-chocolate monkey bread is not only a great dessert recipe but perfect for brunch as well.

7. Molten chocolate-pumpkin streusel bread recipe

Molten chocolate pumpkin streusel bread

Blog: Half Baked Harvest

Slice this molten chocolate-pumpkin streusel bread in front of your guests, and they'll be surprised with the molten interior.

8. Cranberry sauce cheesecake brownies recipe

Cranberry sauce cheesecake brownies

Blog: Damn Delicious

These cranberry sauce cheesecake brownies are the perfect holiday treat, not only for dessert after dinner but as an edible gift idea.

9. Spiced pumpkin flan recipe

Spiced pumpkin flan

Blog: Flanboyant Eats

This creamy, luscious spiced pumpkin flan is a fantastic Latin dessert to serve after your holiday feast.

10. Cranberry bread pudding with rum cream sauce recipe

Cranberry bread pudding with rum cream sauce

Blog: Country Cleaver

How delicious does this cranberry bread pudding with rum cream sauce look? We're loving the creamy rum sauce.

11. Salted caramel-apple "Snickers" cake recipe

Salted caramel apple snickers cake

Blog: Half Baked Harvest

Not only is this salted caramel-apple "Snickers" cake a showstopper, but the flavors will have you craving more.

12. Pumpkin roll recipe

Pumpkin roll

Blog: Gimme Some Oven

A delicate pumpkin roll is not only tasty but visually appealing for your guests.

13. Gingerbread cake with butter rum toffee sauce recipe

gingerbread cake

Blog: Boulder Locavore

Bake this gingerbread cake with butter rum toffee sauce — the butter rum toffee sauce really pairs well with the warm spices.

14. Pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes recipe

Pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes

Blog: Damn Delicious

These pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes are perfect for when your guests don't want an entire slice of dessert.

15. Chocolate-pear custard tart with almond shortbread crust recipe

Chocolate pear custard tart with almond shortbread crust

Blog: Always Order Dessert

This chocolate-pear custard tart with almond shortbread crust is elegant and flavorful — plus it's a great use of ripe pears.

16. Pumpkin tiramisu recipe

Pumpkin tiramisu

Blog: Foodie Crush

Balance the coffee-soaked cookies with the flavors of pumpkin in this pumpkin tiramisu.

17. French toast and spiced apple pudding recipe

French toast and spiced apple pudding

Blog: Dominican Cooking

French toast and spiced apple pudding — an ingenious recipe idea not only as dessert, but I'd love to wake up to a slice of this on a Sunday morning.

18. Pumpkin cheesecake cake recipe

pumpkin cheesecake cake

Blog: Recipe Girl

An entire cheesecake inside a cake? We need a slice (or three) of this pumpkin cheesecake cake this holiday season.

19. Baked apple cups recipe

 Baked apple cups

Blog: Foodie Crush

Don't want anything too sweet? These baked apple cups are just the thing.

20. Pumpkin spice poke cake recipe

pumpkin spice poke cake

A fun and seasonal twist on the classic poke cake, this pumpkin spice poke cake will become a family favorite.

21. Rum cake recipe

Rum cake

Blog: Always Order Dessert

A simple slice of rum cake pairs perfectly with your afternoon coffee during the holidays.

More holiday desserts

Spicy gingerbread loaf cake
Caramel apple pie-filled pecan cupcakes

Salted caramel shortbread bites

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