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Beyond Pumpkin Pie: 20 Over-the-Top Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Pumpkin pie is a staple of the Thanksgiving feast, but there are a lot of other scrumptious dessert recipes that are perfect for giving thanks. We’ve put together 20 of our very favorite dessert ideas, with classic recipes like pecan pie, and unexpected ones like cranberry cheesecake. Head below the jump for a delicious look at 20 pumpkin pie alternatives.

Pumpkin Cheesecake 1 of 20
Creamy, rich pumpkin makes this cheesecake incredibly decadent.

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Image: Angie McGowan
Maple Walnut Pecan Pie 2 of 20
This is a classic pecan pie that features maple syrup and walnuts.

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Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
Cranberry Apple Tart 3 of 20
Tart and sweet, this gorgeous pie captures the flavors of the season beautifully.

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Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
Simple Apple Tart 4 of 20
The elegant apple tart features tart apples with a bit of bite, and a fragrant apple and orange glaze.

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Image: Brooklyn Supper
Cheesecake Tart with Lime-Poached Pears 5 of 20
Hints of fresh-squeezed limes add a delightful tang to the pears atop this creamy cheesecake tart.

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Caramel and Roasted Pear No-Bake Cheesecake 6 of 20
Caramel and roasted pears add an incredible depth of flavor to this easy no-bake cheesecake.

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Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
Apple Slab Pie 7 of 20
Feeding a lot of mouths this Thanksgiving? This flaky, buttery, delicious apple slab pie can feed up to 20 people.

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Caramel Apple Pie with Pecans 8 of 20
Traditional apple pie goes nuts with a decadent caramel and pecan topping.

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Image: Angie McGowan
Apple Pie with Cranberries 9 of 20
This picture-perfect apple pie features wholesome apples and tangy cranberries.

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Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
White Chocolate Cheesecake 10 of 20
End Thanksgiving on a sweet note with this over-the-top white chocolate cheesecake.

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Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
Meyer Lemon Cake 11 of 20
Layer cakes aren't typical Thanksgiving fare, but this bright, beautiful Meyer lemon cake is so beautiful and delicious, no one will mind breaking with tradition.

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Image: Brooklyn Supper
Salt Chocolate and Caramel Tart 12 of 20
Why not end things on a chocolaty note? This sweet and salty chocolate and caramel tart is a pitch-perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

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Roasted Pear Ice Cream with Honey and Vanilla 13 of 20
Ice cream isn't a conventional Thanksgiving dessert, but it just might be after you try some of this roasted pear ice cream.

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Bread Pudding with Apples and Dried Cranberries 14 of 20
Eternally forgiving, this apple and dried cranberry bread pudding is a simple, yet tasty dessert option.

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Classic Apple Cake 15 of 20
This warm, buttery apple cake is imbued with all the best flavors and spices of the season. Add a scoop of ice cream and you have straight-up holiday magic.

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Simple Lemon Tart 16 of 20
Bright and lemony, this tasty and refreshing tart makes for a wonderful dessert.

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Panna Cotta with Lime, Thyme and Ricotta 17 of 20
Creamy and tangy, this simple-to-make, herbaceous panna cotta is an ideal way to end your Thanksgiving feast.

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Apple Blood Orange Buckle 18 of 20
Buckles are old-fashioned cakes with a buttery crumb topping. This one has lots of fresh apples and sophisticated notes of blood orange.

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Apple Pear Upside-Down Cake with Vanilla-Infused Butter 19 of 20
This tasty pear and apple upside-down cake is incredibly moist, and imbued with real vanilla bean.

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Cranberry Banana Cheesecake 20 of 20
This cranberry banana cheesecake combines unexpected flavors for a very tasty dessert.

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Image: Jennifer Leal

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