Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin pie. A warmed slice with a little homemade whipped creamed or a scoop of vanilla ice cream is simply heavenly. And many a Thanksgiving I’ve enjoyed more than one slice with no regrets.
But there are so many other decadent, seasonal desserts that could help add the perfect finishing touch to Thanksgiving dinner. I’m not suggesting abandoning tradition and forgoing the pumpkin pie altogether (that’s just crazy talk), but I think I may be able to find a little space at the Thanksgiving table for one more dessert. After all, this meal calls for a little indulgence, right?
Here are a few of my favorite dessert options for Thanksgiving, or any cozy, winter meal for that matter.
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse with Walnut-Toffee Crunch by Bon Appétit
Sweet Potato Cake by Saveur
Butternut Squash Glazed Tart by Food & Wine
Salted Caramel Apple-Pear Tart by Fine Cooking
Sweet Potato Souffle by Martha Stewart
Pecan Fig Bourbon Cake by Gourmet
Cranberry Shortbread by Bon Appétit
Bourbon-Pecan Pie by Food & Wine
Persimmon Cake with Crème Fraîche and Maple Pecans by Fine Cooking
Pumpkin Pecan Gingersnap Ice Cream by Saveur