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Stunning Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren't Pie

When pie isn't fancy enough, turn to these gorgeous ideas.
11/15/2011 10:45am ET | Updated November 17, 2014

Clearly, here at HuffPost Taste, we're big fans of pie. We all believe that pumpkin and pecan pie should be had in some form come Thanksgiving. But pie is not the only Thanksgiving dessert recipe that you should be making this year. Especially when your holiday cake and tart options look this good.

Since Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate bounty of harvest, the best way to honor that is, without a doubt, to make a bounty of desserts -- including at least one or two from the choices below.

1
Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake recipe from Half Baked Harvest
2
Pumpkin S'Mores Tart
How Sweet It Is
Get the Pumpkin S'Mores Tart recipe from How Sweet It Is
3
Chocolate Dipped Pears With Almond Crunch
Bakers Royale
4
Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
5
Gooey Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Custard Cake
Half Baked Harvest
6
Rosemary Corn Cake With A Honey And Brown Butter Buttercream
Adventures in Cooking
7
No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Pie Cheesecakes
How Sweet It Is
8
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
I Am Baker
Get the Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe from I Am Baker
9
Salted Caramel Apple Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
10
Spiced Pear Bundt Cake
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Spiced Pear Bundt Cake recipe from Adventures in Cooking
11
Cranberry Apple Upside-Down Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Cranberry Apple Upside-Down Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
12
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
mookies/Food52
Get the Pecan Pie Cheesecake recipe from mookies via Food52
13
Classic Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Always With Butter
14
Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
15
Flourless Almond Honey Cake With Almond Brittle
Always With Butter
16
Pumpkin Roll
Gimme Some Oven
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17
Buttermilk Cake With Riesling-Poached Pears
Michael Turek/Food&Wine
18
Caramel Cake With Apple Cider Whipped Cream
i am baker
19
Pumpkin Spice Cake With Maple Frosting
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting recipe from A Spicy Perspective

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