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7 Alternatives to Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie.

Some people love it. It’s the traditional finish to the equally traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Some people, not so much. I just might be one of those people. It’s okay. It’s traditional, but it’s definitely not the dessert of my dreams. I could pass. Especially after I’ll be so full from eating my 11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

But the Thanksgiving meal is supposed to wow! You don’t want people to just pass! You want people who are full of turkey yet willing to become more full because they are so tantalized by the vision of your amazing dessert. So if that’s your goal, you might want to take it up a notch over pie. Which CAN be a vision, but I’m just saying.

Keep reading for 7 Alternatives to Pumpkin Pie that will end your Turkey Day with a bang!

7 Alternatives to Pumpkin Pie

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Pumpkin Roll from Baked Bree

Pumpkin Roll from Baked Bree

Whoopie Pumpkin Pies from The Neelys’ from Food Network

Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Cake from Martha Stewart

Peanut Butter-Banana Sandwich Bread Puddings with Dark Caramel Sauce Recipe from Southern Living

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel-Cream Cheese Frosting from Food & Wine

Chocolate Pecan Tart from Real Simple

Caramel Apple Layer Cake from EveryDay with Rachael Ray

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  1. Andi Gleeson 11/14/2013 at 9:31 pm

    I guess we can still be friends even though you’re not crazy about pumpkin pie (one of my very favorite desserts), especially since you are bringing seven tasty pumpkin recipes 😉 Pinning this for sure!

  2. marlene @ Nosh My Way 11/12/2013 at 3:55 pm

    I love your alternative selctions for pumpkin pie. But where’s the chocolate? Hi Shannon. I work with your dad. I love your blog.