16 Pie-Free Pumpkin Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Table
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16 Pie-Free Pumpkin Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Table

The time for pumpkin-everything may be coming to a close, but we know the perfect way to wrap things up: dessert. These 16 pie-free pumpkin treats are just as terrific as a grand finale to a holiday feast as they are a send-off for the season. Let’s preheat our ovens, raise our pumpkin spice lattes and offer a toast to our favorite winter squash (shhh, just don’t tell the others).

1. Pumpkin Brownie Cheesecakes: You’ll love the layers of creamy pumpkin cheesecake and fudgy brownie goodness baked atop a chocolate wafer crust. (via Sempre Dolce)

2. Chocolate Toffee Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: A fun alternative to cupcakes, these grab-and-go pastries feature a slick of pumpkin buttercream sandwiched between coffee-chocolate cakes. Plus a sprinkle of toffee — how could we forget about that? (via Yummy Crumble)

3. Pumpkin Flan: A luxurious dish of caramel-topped flan is an excellent way to end a meal. (via Munaty Cooking)

4. Pumpkin Buttermilk Bundt Cake: If you’re too stuffed after feasting all day, not to worry. This cake is just as good served for breakfast the next morning. (via Cavoletto di Bruxelles)

5. Pumpkin Chocolate Cream Horns: Reminiscent of cornucopias, these pumpkin-pie-flavored cream horns are a perfect Thanksgiving treat in every way. (via Place of My Taste)

6. Pumpkin Trifecta: We totally recommend baking up a batch of each of these pumpkin-y treats. The chocolate chip cookies, chai blondies and pull-apart bread are all sinfully sweet in their own way. (via Brit + Co)

7. Orange Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé : Cardamom, Grand Marnier and orange zest team up to provide a triple dose of citrusy flavor to these lighter-than-air soufflés. (via The Little Ferraro Kitchen)

8. Skillet Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie: If you bake it, they will come. Set out this skillet cookie and watch as your friends and family magically gather ’round. (via Purely Elizabeth)

9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Egg Rolls: A cross between cheesecake and pumpkin pie, these crispy rolls will get gobbled up in no time. (via I Wash… You Dry)

10. Pumpkin Angel Food Cake With Harvest Cream Cheese Frosting: Angel food cake is heavenly enough as-is, but a layer of maple syrup and pumpkin spice frosting takes it to a whole ‘nother glorious level. (via Catz in the Kitchen)

11. Pumpkin Pie Cream Puffs: Fold a little pumpkin puree and spice into whipped cream to make a terrific filling for these bite-sized choux pastry puffs. (via Culinary Cool)

12. Pumpkin-Orange Halwa: Enjoy this sweet pumpkin pudding with or without a little bit of cake mixed in. (via Journey Kitchen)

13. Salted Pumpkin Creme Brulee: The contrast of a shatteringly crisp, salted caramel shell and creamy pumpkin custard in every bite is to die for. (via Food52)

14. Pumpkin Cake Roll: Don’t let the horror stories about cracked cakes intimidate you. Making a roll cake is actually much easier than it looks, and the results are always delicious. (via Cooking LSL)

15. Pumpkin Fluff Sandwiches: Running short on time? Simply set out a bowlful of this fluffy dip and an assortment of vanilla cookies, and let your guests go to town. They can DIY their own sweet sandwiches or scoop it up to their hearts’ content. (via The Mighty Mrs.)

16. Pumpkin Cheesecake With Chocolate Crust: Pumpkin cheesecake is always a huge hit at the holidays. A chocolate crust in place of the usual graham cracker makes this one feel even more festive. (via I Am Baker)

What’s your favorite pumpkin-packed dessert? Let us know which one you enjoy the most below!