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Some people wait all year to finish off their Turkey Day feast with a slice of pumpkin pie, while others would sooner skip dessert than indulge in the traditional squash-based dish. But if you happen to fall into the latter camp, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun (read: sugar), thanks to these 25 Thanksgiving dessert ideas that aren’t pumpkin pie.

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1. Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sandwich Cookies

The homemade filling might sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually quite simple, and gets bonus points for making your home smell like a holiday wonderland.

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2. Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Cider Frosting

With a tender, moist crumb and more than enough apple cider frosting to go around, we’d like to start a petition to get this cake on everyone’s Thanksgiving table, every year.

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3. Sticky Toffee Honeycomb Cake

We put a spin on the traditional British holiday pudding and turned it into a glorious cake. Honeycomb and butter melt together in the oven to create a caramel-like topping when you flip the cake—hungry yet?

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4. Ginger Cherry Pie

Erin McDowell is the queen of all things pie, so you know her ginger cherry number is going to be worth the effort. It even has gingerbread crust pieces worked into the lattice.

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5. Apple Tart with Soft-Pretzel Crust

Sure, you could put together a traditional apple pie that would likely taste delicious. But you could also go the extra mile and make this pretzel-crusted version, and wait for the oohs and ahhs.

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6. Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla

We know you still have a lingering bottle of rosé from last season. Put it to good use with this effortless and chic dessert. It’s almost healthy…right?

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7. Pumpkin Spice Pecan Rolls

Don’t save these babies for breakfast. They taste like pumpkin bread and pecan pie had a very delicious baby.

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8. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Pumpkin pie might not be your thing, but have you tried pumpkin cookies? These are stuffed with a cheesecake filling, because why not?

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9. Miniature Banoffee Cobblers

You can thank the Brits for this delectable treat, which is like a banana pudding on steroids. Gooey caramel, soft whipped cream and crisp graham cracker crumbs—sign us up.

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10. Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Blackberry Crumble Tart

You don’t eat pumpkin pie, dairy or gluten, so what’s for dessert? Aran Goyoaga’s delightfully easy and delicious tart, is what.

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11. Maple Baked Pears

Does it count as dessert if it takes only 35 minutes to make? Absolutely.

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12. Brown-Sugar Pear Puff Pastries

Don’t be upset if your guests think you picked these up at the fancy bakery down the street. It’s a compliment.

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13. Gluten-Free Apple Rose Tart

A layer of pastry cream hides beneath those pretty apple roses, which are easier to pull off than they look.

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14. Pecan Brittle Bark Cookies

We couldn’t possibly pick between pie and cookies, so we’re making these instead.

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15. Pecan Pie Scones

Need proof that scones aren’t just a breakfast treat? This dough is basically pie crust.

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16. Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Best served with a side of eggnog to dunk them in, of course.

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17. Mini Carmel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

You start with a store-bought, refrigerated pie crust and doctor it up. Trust us: No one will suspect a thing.

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18. Chai Pumpkin Cake with Maple Browned Butter Frosting

Our motto at Thanksgiving? Go big or go home, hence this jaw-dropping confection.

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19. Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Stefani Pollack’s easy bundt cake has a few secret ingredients to set it apart, including rum and maple syrup. And while she recommends her apple butter caramel icing, you could also top it with cream cheese frosting (hint, hint).

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20. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshmallow Meringue

If you’re looking for a dessert that also doubles as a stunning centerpiece, Gaby Dalkin has you covered. This has the same spicy flavors as a pumpkin pie, minus the mushy filling and inevitably soggy crust.

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21. Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp

But if simple is more your style, you can’t go wrong with a skillet dessert. We hope you saved room after all that turkey.

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22. Caramelized Butternut Squash Upside-Down Cake

The caramel coats this cake almost like a glaze, so it doesn’t need any accompaniment…but if you wanted to gild the lily, a drizzle of cold heavy cream just before serving would do.

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23. Mini Cranberry Potpies

You get a pie, you get a pie! Everybody gets a pie!

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24. Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Not to brag or anything, but that glaze speaks for itself.

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25. Sweet Potato Sugar Cookies with Marshmallow Topping

We’ll take this over a casserole any day.

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