Thanksgiving is coming up and we’re preparing our menus. The highlight of the dinner will be the turkey, but the dessert is just as important. You can go classic with a pumpkin pie, but there are some delicious non-traditional options. We collected 6 amazing desserts submitted from users on Half Hour Meals. Check out their desserts and leave a comment on what you’re planning on serving.
We had to start with the most memorable Thanksgiving dessert- the pumpkin pie. This sweet yet savory dessert has a custard texture that is light and creamy. It is usually spiced with “pumpkin pie spice”, which is a combination of many yummy spices, usually including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves.
After a huge Thanksgiving dinner, you might not want to look at eating a large dessert for a while. These chocolate truffles are the perfect size for a little bite of sweetness. This recipe is flavored with rum, but feel free to replace it with any flavoring. Orange extract would be delicious here.
This is another nice light dessert that is packed with flavor. The recipe comes from a choux pastry base, simply made from butter, water, flour and eggs. It is unique that it is cooked on the stove top before baked in the oven. The dough has no rising agents and instead uses the steam from the moist dough to puff out. These dessert buns freeze well, so you can make them well in advanced to Thanksgiving.
This moist cake has a fun name but it’s also quite delicious. Canned pumpkin is used as the base of the cake. Strong coffee is added with pumpkin pie spice to kick the flavors up. Hidden inside the cake are butterscotch pieces for flavor and texture. Top this cake off with icing or whip cream.
This finger friendly food is a cookie sandwich with homemade lemon cheesecake filling. This recipe is a no-bake cheesecake, which uses gelatin to set up. The result is the cake will be light and not as rich as the traditional kind. Use store bought cookies to make this recipe even faster.
This classic dessert uses a variety of apples to get the best flavor. Mix it up with half tart apples and half sweet apples to get a delicious combination. This recipes also uses apple cider to make a sauce from the apples when you serve it. Top the hot crisp with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Make a delicious set of cupcakes that help ring in the Fall season with some rich and flavorful cream cheese frosting!
Your family will definitely think this is an actual pumpkin sitting on their dessert plate. Once they cut into this moist cake, you won’t hear the end of it.
Need a little late night snack on your Thanksgiving eve? These cookies are the perfect fix for your hungry stomach and sugar cravings.
Some Thanksgivings, it feels more like Spring than Autumn. Instead of making a traditional pie, make this frozen apple pie bar for a different spin on Thanksgiving.