From Pumpkin Spice Cookies to Autumnal Apple Tarts

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 11, 2015
These alternative Thanksgiving desserts are perfect for those who like to think outside the box. With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, many consumers are thinking about what to serve at their annual holiday feast. Although pumpkin pie is a classic holiday dessert, there are a number of other options available.

For those who are already tired of pumpkin-flavored treats, there are a number of recipes that do not contain the seasonal gourd. Instead of pumpkin, there are a number of Thanksgiving dishes that make use of other seasonal ingredients. For example, there are recipes for glazed apple donuts, sweet potato cakes and tart cranberry squares.

For those who are looking for something even more unusual, there are a number of alternative Thanksgiving desserts that can be served cold. These chilled Thanksgiving treats provide an unexpected contrast to warm holiday dishes. Some of the chilly autumnal treats include unbaked pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin spice popsicles and even pumpkin-flavored ice cream.