3 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Not Pie

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Add some variety to your Thanksgiving dessert table by incorporating some sweet treats that are not pie into the mix. While we love the buttery and flaky texture of a classic pie, it’s always nice to mix things up. Therefore, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes that embrace the holiday without the crust.

Pumpkin Cake

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Cake lovers can have their moment this Thanksgiving with a decadent pumpkin rendition. Pumpkin puree is the star of the show here along with unique ingredients like toasted sugar, potato flour, and ground ginger. This savory and sweet treat is topped with cream cheese buttercream and garnished with cinnamon and toasted pecans. To add extra flair, try out some of these cake decorating tips from Make Fabulous Cakes.

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

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While Thanksgiving features an abundance of flavors, oftentimes, chocolate is not one of them. However, this German chocolate cake recipe fills that void. Traditionally, this treat comes in a layered cake form with a chocolate batter and coconut pecan frosting. This recipe from Dash of Sanity, however, serves up the same flavors in cookie form. After making the cookies, spread the coconut frosting across the top of them and then drizzle with melted chocolate. You and your guests can enjoy these with after-dinner drinks or tea.

Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Beignets

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Get creative this season by incorporating these Nutella stuffed pumpkin beignets from Half Baked Harvest into your dessert lineup. A beignet is fried dough with French origins that is commonly served in New Orleans. However, this decadent treat has a festive spin and is ready to be served in your dining room. First, you will make the classic dough with the addition of pumpkin puree. Then, roll out squares of the dough, top each with a scoop of Nutella, and then top with another square and press the edges (similar to how Ravioli is made). For the final step, fry the dough in canola oil and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

We can’t wait to hear all about the fabulous desserts you prepare (and eat) on Thanksgiving day! For more meal prep tricks, check out our recent post on tips for setting the table. Or, reach out to the Lincoln team today to find a new home.