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10 Easy & Elegant Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

Parfaits

I know it seems like sacrilege not to have pie at Thanksgiving, but sometimes we all need a few non-pie dessert ideas. I’ve put together this slideshow of amazing desserts that are so easy and elegant to make, nobody will even care if you don’t serve pie. Alternatively, these would be great to have available in addition to pie, or to serve the day after Thanksgiving when the pie is all gone. I guarantee these are totally delicious desserts that are refined enough for any table and everyone will love.

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  • Affogato 1 of 10
    Affogato
    This simple affogato dessert takes two ingredients and is the epitome of easy and elegant.
    Make affogato
  • Bruleed Eggnog Cheesecake 2 of 10
    Bruleed Eggnog Cheesecake
    This gorgeous cheesecake is full of the holiday spirit with its rich eggnog flavor.
    Make bruleed eggnog cheesecake
  • Butterscotch Pudding 3 of 10
    Butterscotch Pudding
    This creamy pudding will be the most elegant dish on the table!
    Make butterscotch pie
  • Espresso Creme Brulee 4 of 10
    Espresso Creme Brulee
    This silky-smooth creme brulee is an incredibly sophisticated pie alternative for any feast.
    Make espresso creme brulee
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake 5 of 10
    Flourless Chocolate Cake
    A simple cake that can be dressed up or down no matter the occasion.
    Make flourless chocolate cake
  • Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze 6 of 10
    Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze
    A classic chocolate bundt cake will win over any crowd, especially when served with cinnamon whipped cream.
    Make chocolate bundt cake
  • Hummingbird Cake 7 of 10
    Hummingbird Cake
    This gorgeous hummingbird cake is a real showstopper and a cinch to pull together.
    Make hummingbird cake
  • Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Syrup 8 of 10
    Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Syrup
    This luscious panna cotta is topped with sweet syrup and served in sweet individual pots.
    Make mascarpone panna cotta
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce 9 of 10
    Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
    Pumpkin cheesecake is a great alternative pie, and you can't beat the sweet caramel topping.
    Make pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce
  • Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits 10 of 10
    Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits
    Sweet, creamy and crunchy, these gorgeous parfaits are elegant enough for even the dressiest tables.
    Make pumpkin gingersnap parfaits

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