Get ready to revolutionize your Thanksgiving dessert spread with a lineup that could outshine the main event. Bid farewell to traditional pumpkin pie and embrace a new era of sweetness, courtesy of innovative recipes from top-tier developers and food bloggers. From unexpected twists on classic flavors to decadent indulgences, these Thanksgiving desserts are designed to make your taste buds sing. Join us in giving thanks to the culinary rebels who have crafted these sensational treats, and prepare for a culinary journey that might just have you declaring, “Turkey who?” Buckle up for a Thanksgiving dessert experience that promises to redefine tradition and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
If you’ve ever found yourself caught in the eternal struggle of choosing between the seductive darkness of a brownie and the comforting embrace of pumpkin spice, Joanna of Jo Cooks offers the ultimate truce. Her Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are the dessert equivalent of having your cake and eating it too. Using everyday ingredients like full-fat cream cheese for luxuriousness, canned pumpkin for convenience, and a harmony of spices, these brownies are a cinch to whip up. The result? A treat that’s both familiar and thrillingly novel.
Dive into the recipe here: Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies, and let your taste buds celebrate the festive season in style.
Spiced Pear Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Hey, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all about pumpkin and apple pies. Barry over at Rock Recipes has a twist that might just become your new holiday favorite. Picture this: a spiced pear bread pudding that’s rich with the flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, plus big, juicy chunks of pear in every bite. It’s a little like diving into a cloud, but better because this cloud is drizzled with a homemade butterscotch sauce that’s the stuff of sweet, sweet dreams. And the bread? We’re talking top-shelf brioche that soaks up all that goodness. Trust me, with Barry’s recipe, you’ll be serving a dessert that’ll have everyone at the table doing the happy dance.
Check out the recipe here and get ready to be the star of the show: Rock Recipes’ Spiced Pear Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce.
Apple Crisp Pizza
Christy from The Girl Who Ate Everything really knows how to mix it up for Thanksgiving. Forget traditional pies; how about an Apple Crisp Pizza to thrill your guests? Imagine biting into a buttery, flaky pie crust topped with a luscious layer of cinnamon-spiced apples that are as comforting as a warm hug. And as if that’s not mouthwatering enough, this creation is sprinkled with an oat crumble that’s just the right kind of crumbly, and then, wait for it… drizzled all over with caramel. This is the kind of dessert that makes you want to high-five yourself for being so darn clever in your dessert choices.
Grab the recipe here: The Girl Who Ate Everything’s Apple Crisp Pizza and brace yourself for the oohs and aahs.
Fig, Honey and Goat Cheese Galette
Liren of Kitchen Confidante has conjured up something for those who like a walk on the rustic side with her Fig, Honey, and Goat Cheese Galette. This isn’t your aunty’s dessert, folks. It’s a galette that’s both elegant and laid-back, with a flaky crust that’s just a canvas for the creamy, tangy goat cheese that’s been sweetened ever so slightly with honey. Nestled among these swirls of flavor are fresh figs, their seeds twinkling like little gems. It’s the kind of dessert that looks like you fussed for hours, but we won’t tell anyone it’s actually quite simple to whip up. Oh, and when it comes out of the oven, a sprinkle of demerara sugar and thyme leaves adds that kiss of sparkle and aroma.
If you’re ready to make your Thanksgiving a little more gourmet with minimal effort, Liren’s got you covered right here: Fig, Honey and Goat Cheese Galette.
Chai Spiced Carrot Loaf Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese
Megan from Olives & Thyme has baked up a storm with her Chai Spiced Carrot Loaf Cake, and it’s the kind of storm you want to be caught in, especially if it’s raining that dreamy brown butter cream cheese frosting and candied walnuts. Imagine all the cozy vibes of chai spice merging with the humble sweetness of carrots in a loaf that’s just dense enough to give your fork purpose. Each slice is a dive into autumnal bliss, with spices that dance on your tongue and a frosting that’s got more personality than your favorite cozy sweater. This isn’t just a cake, it’s an experience, topped off with the rich, nutty goodness of those optional (but are they really?) candied walnuts. Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that’ll have your guests lingering at the table long after the last crumb? Whip up Megan’s creation and watch the magic happen.
Here’s where the alchemy begins: Chai Spiced Carrot Loaf Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese. Spoiler alert: you’re going to want seconds, maybe thirds – it’s Thanksgiving, after all!
Creamy Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Spice
Or Cohen from Rich & Delish is redefining Thanksgiving’s sweet finale with this Creamy Pumpkin Tiramisu that has all the makings of an autumn classic. Wave goodbye to the pie this year and say hello to a spoonful of creamy, pumpkin-spiced nirvana. It’s like your favorite coffee shop decided to have a party with a pumpkin patch, and the dress code is strictly ladyfingers dipped in rich espresso. The layers of this dessert are a tribute to tradition with a twist – mascarpone that’s been given a generous swirl of pumpkin puree and a sprinkle of that pumpkin pie spice we all stash away for the season. This no-bake wonder is crowned with a dusting of cocoa powder, making it as pretty as it is scrumptious. Prepare for your dessert plates to come back clean as a whistle, and for your guests to start a new Thanksgiving chant: Tira-mi-su!
For the full recipe and to give your Thanksgiving a dash of dolce, visit Creamy Pumpkin Tiramisu by Rich & Delish.
Einkorn Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Calico & Twine is weaving a touch of rustic charm into our Thanksgiving treats with these Einkorn Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re like the quintessential fall hug – warm, comforting, and oh-so delightful with a mug of hot cider. Imagine taking a bite and feeling the seasonal pumpkin puree melt into the richness of chocolate chips, all while a blend of spices sends you straight to your cozy place. And let’s talk about that einkorn flour; it’s like the wholesome cousin of regular flour that brings a hearty, nutty flavor to the mix. This isn’t just a cookie; it’s an invitation to savor the taste of the harvest. Whether you’re curling up with a book or gathering around the fire, these cookies are the companions you didn’t know you needed. And, they’re just the right amount of sophisticated for your Thanksgiving spread.
So, if you’re looking to bake something that warms the heart as much as the kitchen, whisk your way over to Einkorn Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Calico & Twine.
Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Beignets
Can you imagine a Thanksgiving where your dessert bites back with a sweet surprise? Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest sure can, with her Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Beignets that are a total game-changer. These aren’t your garden-variety beignets; they’re little puff pillows of joy with a heart of Nutella that oozes out with every bite, making every mouthful a decadent escape from the ordinary. The pumpkin puree gives it a seasonal twist, and the warm spices mingle with the brown sugar for a hint of autumn in every bite. And let’s talk about that warm apple cider activation for the yeast – it’s like each beignet is infused with the essence of a crisp fall day. So toss aside that pie server and let your fryer do the talking. This Thanksgiving, it’s all about that sweet, chocolatey filling wrapped in a spiced pumpkin hug.
Ready to shake up the dessert table? Head on over to Tieghan’s Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Beignets and let the stuffing be the star of the show!
And there we have it – a parade of desserts so decadently divine that you’ll be forgiven for thinking the turkey trotted right offstage. Each bite is a standing ovation, a round of applause for the creativity and culinary wizardry of food bloggers who reimagine what it means to end a meal on a high note. So, this Thanksgiving, let’s raise a fork to the delectable risk-takers that dared to dream beyond the pie crust. May your plates be full, your hearts fuller, and your dessert tables a dazzling den of delightful deviation from the norm. Remember, the full recipes are just a click away, waiting to sweeten your holiday feast with a dash of daring and a sprinkle of extraordinary. Happy Thanksgiving, and here’s to desserts that delight, surprise, and outright steal the show!