7 Delicious Thanksgiving Day Recipes That Aren't Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is one of our all-time favorite holidays for so many reasons—but let's be honest: The food is our fave part!

When it comes to the holiday's desserts, we love pumpkin pie as much as the next person, but sometimes a girl just needs to step out of her comfort zone and try something a little more adventurous.

Check out these recipes below for the Thanksgiving dessert makeover you didn't know you needed until now.

1. Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are already a gift sent from above, but THIS recipe takes it to the next level. Who needs pie when you can make sweet potato cookies filled with caramel?
sweet potato snickerdoodles

(via Country Living)


2. Caramel Apple Trifles

Speaking of caramel, there's no need to stop at cookies. Drizzle some on THESE apple trifles for a drool-worthy Thanksgiving dessert that will blow everyone at the table right out of the water.

caramel apple trifles

(via Life, Love and Sugar)


3. Apple Cider Donuts

Yes, it is actually possible to combine two of our ultimate faves. Sound the alarm immediately because THESE apple cider donuts are the perfect after-dinner dessert to solidify your impending food coma.

apple cider donuts

(via Country Living)


4. Cream Puffs With Pumpkin Pastry Cream

Just because you forego the pie this year doesn't mean you can't still have your pumpkin fix, too. These pastries are also small, so you won't feel as bad when you eat 10 in one sitting, right? Read the recipe HERE.

cream puffs with pumpkin pastry cream

(via Good Housekeeping)


5. Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

Cake is always a viable option in any situation, but perfect for this one in particular. It's not often we have an excuse to make toffee and cake, so you know we had to include THIS amazing recipe.


(via Style Sweet CA)


6. Pumpkin Pie Dippers

Yes, pumpkin pie fries are totally a thing. Dip these bad boys in some caramel sauce and you have yourself a post-dinner snack you can eat on the couch. View the full recipe HERE.

pumpkin pie dippers with caramel

(via Delish)


7. Pumpkin Brookies

You can eat a regular old brownie and cookie separately, or you can make THIS life-changing recipe. This one blends elements of a pumpkin cookie with a fudge brownie for a Thanksgiving dessert like no other. Excuse us, while we ooh and ahh over them.

pumpkin brookies

(via Delish)


Can't live without pumpkin-flavored desserts on Thanksgiving? Don't worry, we also have THESE unique recipes that will completely upgrade your basic pie.