Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We've got 17 unconventional dessert recipes that'll wow your whole family this holiday season. These treats ditch the usual pumpkin pie for something different but equally delightful.
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Brownies
This Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Brownies recipe is based upon our classic vanilla and chocolate version. This recipe has a dark chocolate brownie base and swirls of lightly spiced pumpkin cheesecake batter throughout. Sweet, a bit tangy, smooth, rich, and creamy. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Creme Brûlée
This delicious Pumpkin Creme Brûlée is a unique twist on the classic dessert, infusing the creamy custard with the rich flavors of pumpkin and autumn spices. It's a perfect make-ahead dessert for your holiday table, offering a sophisticated yet comforting end to your meal. Get the recipe.
Apple Sponge Cake
Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Sharlotka will become your new favorite apple dessert. It's so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer which literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent fall treat a try and it won't disappoint! Get the recipe.
Dutch Almond Pastry
Banketstaaf is an amazingly simple Dutch almond pastry that takes only 10 minutes to assemble. The oven will do the rest of the work.
Flaky puff pastry is stuffed with a mixture of sweet almond paste and orange zest, rolled into a log, and baked until crispy perfection. Banket is an easy and delicious Dutch dessert made in no time. Get the recipe.
English Sticky Toffee Pudding
Baked with sweet and hearty dates, drenched in homemade caramel sauce, this English Sticky Toffee Pudding is seriously addictive. Stock up on dates because your pantry already carries the rest of the ingredients. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Eclair Cake
Lighter than air and utterly delicious Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe for when your tooth craves something sweet. Distant relative of traditional Chocolate Eclair, this beautiful dessert is perfect for special events or weekend baking with the kids. Get the recipe.
Apple Tarte Tatin
This Apple Tarte Tatin will give you a classic French dessert easily at home with the most delicious flavor. This is an incredibly fancy and elegant dessert that’s actually quite easy to make. Get the recipe.
Cranberry Curd Tart
Our Cranberry Curd Tart features a crisp, buttery tart crust made with ground blanched almonds, a tart/sweet cranberry curd filling which is accented with orange, and a toasted meringue topping. If you make one tart during the cooler months, we highly recommend this one! It is gorgeous – and really quite delicious, with contrasting textures as well. Get the recipe.
Pecan Upside Down Cake
This exceptional Pecan Upside Down Cake is a perfect dessert for Fall or Thanksgiving; the excellent harmony of moist yogurt cake as the base and caramelised pecan topping! The cake can be made in any pan you have, even in a Bundt pan to turn it into a festive Pecan Upside Down Bundt cake for Thanksgiving! Get the recipe.
No Bake Pecan Pie Cheesecake
This easy (but delectable!) 5 ingredient no bake pecan pie cheesecake can be made with just 30 minutes of active prep time. Vegan version also included! Get the recipe.
Cranberry Snowdrift Pie
This Cranberry Snowdrift Pie is tart and sweet and a great addition to your holidays. Get the recipe.
Gluten free and full of chocolate flavor this Chocolate Tart is perfect for holiday entertaining. Serve it with whipped cream and lots of pomegranate arils. Get the recipe.
Rustic Cranberry Galette
A warm golden brown cranberry galette is ideal for any occasion, from Christmas or Thanksgiving to a special event like someone’s birthday. Cranberries offer a bold, tart taste and this cranberry raspberry galette also boasts orange, cream, cranberries and raspberries for a wonderful result. You can use fresh or frozen berries and any type of pie crust you prefer. Get the recipe.
Sweet Italian Ricotta Pie
Sweet Italian ricotta cheese pie recipes are a traditional Italian dessert. Maybe you’ve made ricotta lemon pie which is similar but not the same. This one is a cheese pie with ricotta, vanilla, orange, and spices. You can use pre-made pie crust to simplify the recipe instead of pasta frolla for this easy Christmas or Easter pie. This creamy pie with ricotta cheese filling and lattice top will be a family favourite! Get the recipe.
Blackberry Bourbon Pie
A heavenly Oregon Marionberry blackberry pie infused with bourbon and topped with an almond and oat brown sugar streusel in a flaky, golden gluten-free crust. The perfect pie for any holiday gathering! Get the recipe.
Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies are a must-try this fall season! They are full of your favorite fall flavors- the best take on classic cookies. They are incredibly delicious and soft, having a tangy, creamy cheesecake filling- not to forget the pumpkin spice! Get the recipe.
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
This recipe for Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts is healthier than traditional cider doughnuts because they're baked instead of fried. They're warm, doughy and just sweet enough. So easy to make and perfect for fall! Get the recipe.
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