Stunning Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie

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10/12/2017 11:14am ET | Updated November 14, 2018

It’s safe to say we’re big fans of pie. We believe that pumpkin, pecan and apple pie should be had in some form come Thanksgiving. But pie isn’t the only Thanksgiving dessert 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. We’ve got luscious layer cakes, gooey custard cakes, spooned desserts and everything else that’s worth saving some extra room for after the big meal. Happy baking!

1
Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Clementine and Almond Syrup Bundt Cake
Hummingbird High
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3
Pumpkin Nutella Crepe Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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4
Maple Bundt Cake
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5
Pumpkin S'Mores Tart
How Sweet It Is
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6
Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Life, Love & Sugar
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7
Cinnamon Apple Crumble Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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8
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Flan
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9
Rosemary Corn Cake With A Honey And Brown Butter Buttercream
Adventures in Cooking
10
No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Pie Cheesecakes
How Sweet It Is
11
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
I Am Baker
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12
Gooey Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Custard Cake
Half Baked Harvest
13
Salted Caramel Apple Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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14
One-Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake
Minimalist Baker
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15
Cranberry Apple Upside-Down Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
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16
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
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17
Classic Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Always With Butter
18
Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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19
Pumpkin Roll
Gimme Some Oven
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20
Caramel Cake With Apple Cider Whipped Cream
i am baker
21
Pumpkin Spice Cake With Maple Frosting
A Spicy Perspective
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