Thanksgiving Desserts: 5 Alternatives to Pumpkin Pie


You don’t have to eat pumpkin pie just because it’s Thanksgiving. Change things up this year by serving a different kind of dessert with the traditional roast turkey and stuffing. Get inspired with five of our favorite sweet endings.

Pumpkin Trifle: Don’t feel like baking? Buy a loaf of pumpkin bread and follow this recipe.

Carrot Cupcakes: With warm spices and a swirl of decadent cream cheese frosting, this make-ahead dessert is a crowd-pleaser.

Roasted Red Pears: For a healthier twist on dessert, bosc pears are glazed in red wine and spiced with cinnamon.

Dark Chocolate Mousse: This rich-and-creamy dessert recipe is indulgent but not too heavy.

Coffee-Toffee Granita: This sweet treat is a deliciously light way to end a heavy meal.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?

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