7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pumpkin Or Pecan Pie (Recipes)

Pumpkin pie is easily up there as one of my all-time favorite desserts, closely followed by pecan pie. This makes me a natural fan of the usual Thanksgiving spread, and you'll never catch me complaining when I see my faves there!

That being said, some folks might get bored with having the same old thing year after year -- not to mention that pumpkin spice can be pretty hit or miss with a lot of people. So if you're hosting a holiday dinner, you might want to have a few options guaranteed to impress those who are all pumpkined out.

Plus, if you're bringing dessert to a gathering, the last thing you want is to show up with the exact same thing as somebody else! Leave the standard stuff to the rest of your family and try something a little more exciting!

1. No-Bake Fluffy Cranberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Do you tend to run out of space in your oven on Thanksgiving? Do you always end up with what seems like gallons of cranberry sauce that nobody ever finishes? This pie is the perfect solution, and you can make it, along with your cranberry sauce, days in advance of the holiday. Easy!

2. Apple Pie Crescent Bites​

These tasty, incredibly easy apple pie desserts are perfect for last-minute offerings, sweet appetizers or just round three of dessert!

3. Yam Pudding With Bacon Streusel

This recipe is awesome, not only because it is super tasty, but also because it's incredibly versatile. Got too many desserts but running low on sides? Easy! Serve it hot with a little extra bacon for a sweet-savory turkey accompaniment. It's great warm or chilled for dessert, too, and you can even spoon it into a pie crust if you'd like an ever-so-slightly different alternative to the usual pumpkin or sweet potato pie.

4. Snicker Caramel Apple Pie

Talk about a crowd-pleaser! With a graham cracker crust, sweet-tart green apple filling, caramel sauce (adults might enjoy this salted caramel bourbon iteration), chopped mini snickers and a rich creamy topping almost reminiscent of cheesecake, this pie sure is hard to pass up!

5. Malted Walnut Pie

There's no denying that pecan pie is awesome. But if you want to really turn things up this year, try this malty, complexly sweet and ever-so-slightly bitter version that will satisfy those who love the classic pecan version while bringing a little bit of oomph.

6. Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake

If you're family is split between mega pumpkin fans and those who think it's just kind of meh, fear not! There's a solution! It's hard to imagine that there's anyone who will pass up on this rich superstar of a cake.

7. Pecan Pie Bark

If you aren't making pecan pie this year, you can still make a little something crispy, spiced and buttery that will ensure that nobody misses the traditional dessert. Just be sure to make extra, because these are going to disappear rapidly!