Pumpkin Desserts That Are NOT Pumpkin Pie
Not a fan of pumpkin pie? Or, maybe you just want to switch things up. You’ll love this roundup of over 30 beautiful Pumpkin Desserts That Are NOT Pumpkin Pie! Save this list for your Thanksgiving Day dessert menu brainstorming.
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There are plenty of reasons why you might want to avoid pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Maybe you hate baking pies, maybe you just don’t LIKE pie. It happens.
This list is for you. Each dessert here is full of pumpkin and the flavors of fall and is most decidedly NOT a pie.
Browse happily friends, and enjoy:
Pumpkin Desserts That Are NOT Pumpkin Pie
This is a list of over 30 Pumpkin Desserts That Are NOT Pumpkin Pie. With everything from pumpkin cheesecake to Bundt cake, pumpkin empanadas to pumpkin doughnuts, and even no bake recipes and candy recipes, this list has you covered. Whether you are looking for a pumpkin dessert for a fall party or for Thanksgiving Day, you'll love this roundup of creative pumpkin ideas! Enjoy!
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Instead of pumpkin pie, try serving a pumpkin cheesecake! This recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream from Life Love and Sugar is a straightforward recipe and sure to be a new favorite!
Pumpkin Roll Recipe
A pretty Pumpkin Roll is a gorgeous dessert on any holiday table and this recipe from I Heart Eating includes helpful step-by-step photos and plenty of tips so that your dessert turns out perfectly!
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mason Jars
I love a good make-ahead dessert and these no bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mason Jars fit the bill. If you are traveling with your dessert simply close the jars with their lids and then uncover them at your destination and add some rosettes of homemade whipped cream.
Pumpkin Spice Toffee - Sally's Baking Addiction
Mm, this Pumpkin Spice Toffee from Sally's Baking Addiction is such a fun idea! Serve it alongside your other desserts, package it up for a host/hostess gift, or even add some to an appetizer spread for a little something sweet.
Pumpkin Ice Cream Dessert
This is a family favorite recipe and it's so easy. Pumpkin Ice Cream Dessert is easily made ahead (you'll layer crust and a simple pumpkin ice cream together) and stored in the freezer so it's ready when you are. A great freezer-friendly Thanksgiving dessert!
Spiced Pumpkin Cake With Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin cake is a classic dessert and this Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting from Life Love and Sugar is easily mixed up (no electric mixer) and prepared in a standard 9"x13" pan.
Easy Pumpkin Lush Recipe
Pumpkin Lush from Little Sunny Kitchen is an indulgent no bake and make ahead dessert with a crust layer, cheesecake layer, pumpkin layer, and plenty of whipped cream, caramel, and pecans on top. Yum!
Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow
Puppy chow, but make it pumpkin spice! This Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow from Sally's Baking Addiction would be a great addition to any holiday spread.
No-Bake Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake
No bake recipes are so handy when you know you will be running short on oven space (and doesn't everyone on Thanksgiving?). This beautiful Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake from Emma Duckworth Bakes would be a showstopper for sure.
Overnight Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
These scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls from Barley and Sage could certainly be served as a dessert, but they'd also be a really fun breakfast tradition to indulge in on a cozy fall weekend.
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
This Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from The Flavor Bender uses Biscoff cookies in the crust for a special pumpkin dessert everyone will remember.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze
I love the look of this beautiful Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Barley and Sage. The recipe uses brown butter which is a great way to amp up the flavor.
Pumpkin Whipped Cream
Pumpkin Whipped Cream can be used to top desserts or even used at a coffee station as special fall treat. This easy recipe comes together in no time!
Easy Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
Chocolate and pumpkin together is such a delicious combination and this beautiful Marbled Chocolate & Pumpkin Bread from Emma Duckworth Bakes looks stunning!
Tiramisu might sound intimidating but this Pumpkin Tiramisu dessert from Coley Cooks is actually a really easy dessert--definitely easier than pie. And, it's pretty impressive too. Mmm.
Pumpkin Baked Alaska
This Pumpkin Baked Alaska from The Simple Sweet Life is a beautiful showstopping dessert that can be simplified as needed by using store-bought pound cake and store-bought pumpkin ice cream.
Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
I think a batch of these Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies from Cambrea Bakes would be a lovely addition to a Thanksgiving dessert menu. The perfect bite for those who just want a small dessert after the indulgences of a savory feast.
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Instead of making pumpkin pie, why not try making Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream? This cool and refreshing recipe is from Easy Budget Recipes.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes - Homemade In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes are a nice change from the classic desserts and this version with swirls of thick cream cheese frosting from Homemade in the Kitchen are sure to be a hit!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe with Cardamom
This lovely Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from Feast with Safiya features a creative crust made with Pizzelle cookies. The pumpkin filling is spiced with cardamom.
Mexican Pumpkin Empanadas (empanadas de calabaza)
Mexican Pumpkin Empanadas from Maricruz Avalos will require you to work with pastry, but they are still such a difference from pumpkin pie. I really had to include these sweet pastries--and check of the rest of Maricruz's library of Mexican recipes. The desserts have me captivated!
Pumpkin Cupcakes from Sweet and Savory by Shinee are a great addition to a dessert table. Everyone will love that tangy cream cheese frosting!
Easy Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes like these from Rich and Delish are a great plan for single serving desserts--and you can skip cutting a cheesecake!
Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
These Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from Anna Banana have a sweet pumpkin filling and they are shaped like pumpkins too!
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Snap Crust
Use crushed gingersnap cookies to create a crust for this smooth and creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen.
No Bake Pumpkin Truffles from Dizzy Busy and Hungry would be a great way to incorporate pumpkin into your holiday menu, but still skip the pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Cobbler (Made from Scratch!)
This easy Pumpkin Cobbler from Good Life Eats is prepared with a homemade pumpkin filling and spiced streusel topping.
Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Love your air fryer? Try bringing it out for Thanksgiving with these Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donuts from The Wooden Spoon Effect.
Baked Pumpkin Custard
Pumpkin pie, but make it crust-less. Skip the fussy crust and keep all that smooth creamy pumpkin custard with this recipe from By Kelsey Smith for four single serving pumpkin custards.
Pumpkin Spice Cream Filled Donuts Recipe
Doughnuts? Yes. Pumpkin Spice Cream Filled Doughnuts? Yes and Yes! These beautiful treats from Barley and Sage would be a popular dessert option in lieu of pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Three Olives Branch is prepared with fresh pumpkin bread and a pumpkin custard--what a treat!
Pumpkin Spice Lava Cakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling
Lava cakes are such a fun dessert--who can resist a river of chocolate on their dessert plate? These Pumpkin Spice Lava Cakes from Hearth and Vine would be a lovely pumpkin dessert for fall events or Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Bars
Looking for an easy pumpkin bar recipe? Try these Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Bars from Savvy Mama Lifestyle!