Check out 15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

by Julie Ruble at Foodie.com

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Pumpkin and I have a longstanding, passionate relationship. Like many of you, however, I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll eat it — with homemade whipped cream, please — but it feels like a tired way to use my favorite squash. He deserves better, don’t you think?

Below I’ve assembled 15 Thanksgiving pumpkin desserts that would look beautiful on your holiday table, and there’s not a single pumpkin pie among them. Check the caption of each photograph to see the difficulty level of the recipe. As a bonus, click through the slideshow above to see Thanksgiving side dishes from some of my favorite blogs.

Without further ado, the pumpkin!



1. PUMPKIN MAPLE PECAN ROLLS WITH PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE ICING.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN MAPLE PECAN ROLLS WITH PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE ICING
cooking difficulty: intermediate



2. PUMPKIN SPICE PULL-APART BREAD WITH BUTTER RUM GLAZE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN SPICE PULL-APART BREAD WITH BUTTER RUM GLAZE
cooking difficulty: intermediate



3. DRUNKEN PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD SNACK CAKE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: DRUNKEN PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD SNACK CAKE
cooking difficulty: easy



4. GOOEY “GERMAN” PUMPKIN SKILLET CAKE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: GOOEY 'GERMAN' PUMPKIN SKILLET CAKE
cooking difficulty: easy



5. PUMPKIN STREUSEL SWIRLED CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN STREUSEL SWIRLED CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE
cooking difficulty: intermediate



6. PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE CINNAMON ROLLS.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE CINNAMON ROLLS
cooking difficulty: intermediate



7. SOPAPILLA PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: SOPAPILLA PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS
cooking difficulty: easy



8. LAZY PUMPKIN AND PECAN PIE POCKETS.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: LAZY PUMPKIN AND PECAN PIE POCKETS
cooking difficulty: easy



9. PUMPKIN TRES LECHES CAKE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN TRES LECHES CAKE
cooking difficulty: easy



10. BROWN BUTTER PUMPKIN CAKE CHEESECAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: BROWN BUTTER PUMPKIN CAKE CHEESECAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL
cooking difficulty: intermediate



11. VANILLA CUSTARD-SOAKED PUMPKIN POKE CAKE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: VANILLA CUSTARD-SOAKED PUMPKIN POKE CAKE
cooking difficulty: easy



12. PUMPKIN AND PECAN PIE PASTRY BRAID.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN AND PECAN PIE PASTRY BRAID
cooking difficulty: easy



13. ONE-SKILLET GOOEY PUMPKIN COOKIE CAKE.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: ONE-SKILLET GOOEY PUMPKIN COOKIE CAKE
cooking difficulty: easy



14. PUMPKIN OAT CAKE WITH BROILED COCONUT ICING.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN OAT CAKE WITH BROILED COCONUT ICING
cooking difficulty: easy



15. PUMPKIN PECAN STREUSEL BRAID.

15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts: PUMPKIN PECAN STREUSEL BRAID
cooking difficulty: easy

Looking for some non-pumpkin desserts? My Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes collection from last year has a ton of amazing options.

Happy menu planning!

4 Comments on 15 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts

  1. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
    November 21, 2014 at 3:26 am (4 years ago)

    Wow. Dessert after dessert. These are absolutely fantastic. I am not even sure where I’d start! The pecan roll, the pull part, the tres leches…OH MY!

    Reply
  2. Jeff the Chef
    November 21, 2014 at 7:44 am (4 years ago)

    There can never be enough pumpkin as far as I’m concerned. Nice collection!

    Reply
  3. Carol
    November 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm (4 years ago)

    The brown butter pumpkin cake cheesecake with salted caramel has my name on it…as do the sopapilla pumpkin cheesecake bars! Nicely done! They all sound amazing.

    Reply
  4. Melissa
    November 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Usually I only like maybe one or two things in a “collection,” but I found myself saying “OH MY GOSH!” (really loudly in my head) while looking at pictures of each thing in this collection! The Gooey Pumpkin “German” Skillet Cake really put me over the top. Totally pinning this collection!

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