Over 40 Non Pumpkin Thanksgiving Desserts Bites From Other Blogs

While I love me some pumpkin recipes any time of the year, I know that it’s not everyone’s thing.  I also know that sometimes you get asked to bring a “non-pumpkin” dessert to a Thanksgiving get-together.    I thought it would be good to find some festive, full of fall flavor options for Thanksgiving desserts that are not made with pumpkin.   So here are over 40 non-pumpkin dessert ideas from other bakers and bloggers for you to whip up for your Thanksgiving tables.  Click on the links or photos to be taken to the website for the recipe…

Non Pumpkin Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

I will start with one of my own, Pecan Pie Cupcakes.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls by Love From The Oven

Indian Corn Cupcakes from Jelly Belly

Gobble Latte Coffee Spoons from She Knows

Nutter Butter Turkey Pops from The Party Animal Blog

Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting From Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Pecan Pie Bars From Just A Taste

Gingerbread Oreo Truffle Bark from Inside BruCrew Life

White Chocolate Pumpkin Marshmallows by Paper & Pigtails  at Pizzazzerie

Pilgrim Cupcakes by Tonya Staab

Turkey Pop Treats from Rice Krispies

Chocolate Turkey Fondue From Clean & Scentsible

Donut Hole Acorns From Our Best Bites

Bourbon Sweet Potato Cupcakes From Bakerella

Acorn Cookies From Our Best Bites

Autumn Brittle From Adventures In Cooking

 Thanksgiving Cupcakes From I Heart Baking

Turkey Cake Pops from Bakerella

Mini Turkey Pops from Sugar Swings

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hat Pops From The Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

Little Gobblers Cookies From Seven7th House On The Left

Cranberry Crumb Bars From Betty Crocker

Festive Fall Apple Pie from Family Feedbag

Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie From Tidy Mom

Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie from Better Homes and Gardens

Fall Trail Mix at Make Bake Celebrate

Apple Pie Caramel Apples from Jamie Cooks It Up

Festive Fall Cheesecake Leaves From Hungry Happenings

Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes From Make Bake Celebrate

Cranberry Walnut Upside Down Cake From So Good & Tasty

Almond & Chocolate Turkey Toppers from My Cake School

Cooking With Liquor Apple Crisp Shooters from The Boys Club

Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls for Dine & Dish

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies by Is This Really My Life 

Cranberry Almonds Streusel Cake From Sweet Paul

Soft Gingersnaps With Butterscotch Chips From Sally’s Baking Addiction

Turkey Tracks from Rice Krispies Treats

Cranberry Bliss Bars From Averie Cooks

Pecan Tassies From Martha Stewart

Honeyed Pears In Puff Pastry from Sprinkle Bakes

Healthy Apple, Pecan and Honey Caramel Cheesecake From The Healthy Foodie

Pretzel-Tailed Turkey Treats from Rice Krispies

Happy Turkey Day!


  1. says

    Girl this is an amazing post!! Thanks for including my Cranberry Bliss Bars and I have a few more non-pumpkin recipes next week. I’ve moved onto gingerbread and molasses and cranberries :)

    I just opened like 39 links! Thank you :)

    • says

      Averie, but of course my friend! You always have something great – I just get sucked in to your sites – between the photography and the bar recipes… 😉

  2. says

    OMG Christi!!!!!!! This makes me so happy. While I love love love pumpkin this time of year (well, any time of year!), it’s nice to see so many different flavors pop up alongside of it. Thank you for including my gingersnaps! That means a lot to me. Like Averie – I just opened a TON of links!! Looks like I won’t be getting anything done this evening… 😉

  3. says

    Thanks for a great round up of recipes!! My mom is making pumpkin bars so I’ve been searching for something non-pumpkin related to make. I see several items that fit the bill here!

  4. says

    OMG! Thank you!!! I have over 15 people to cook for and I will be using quite a few of these! <3 I still have to make the traditional pumpkin pie, but at least I can bake something different!


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