Nov 25, 2014

This Thanksgiving why not get a little creative with your dessert? Everyone loves pumpkin pie, there’s no denying it. This sweet, rich, warm treat is a quintessential part of the holiday season. We aren’t encouraging you to abandon it altogether (that would be Thanksgiving blasphemy), but instead, think about giving it a little upgrade. We’ve gathered a list of pumpkin pie alternatives that are sure to delight every pumpkin lover and let you serve something new. Check them out below and try your favorite this holiday.

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake - Yes, it can be done and it looks scrumptious! Can you think of a more decadent dessert?

2. Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes - The best thing about cupcakes is that they take the pain out of serving. No slicing, no portion control, no cutlery. Super cute and super easy.

Image via Cakescottage

3. Pumpkin French Toast - Ok, you caught us. This isn't technically a dessert. But it looked way too good not to include on our list. If you're having a Thanksgiving brunch you absolutely have to make this! (We're having a Thanksgiving brunch as an excuse to make this...).

Image via Minimalist Baker

4. Cream Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Bread - Finding cream cheese hidden in your pumpkin pastry is one of life's best surprises.

Image via Averia Cooks

5. Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake Bites - This combines our serious love of cheesecake and our appreciation for cupcakes. No slicing and you get to eat cheesecake? Yes please!

Image via Just Us Four

We can't wait to make these delicious creations! Which are you most looking forward to trying? Or is there another pumpkin treat you're excited about that's not on our list? Let us know below!