saffron and cardamom pumpkin cheesecake

5 Thanksgiving Desserts that Break Tradition

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Looking for something new and impressive to serve family and friends over the holidays? Break away from your traditional pumpkin pie with these variations on your favorite Thanksgiving desserts!

Saffron and Cardamom (inside of a) Pumpkin Cheesecake

saffron and cardamom pumpkin cheesecake

This is a great option for your gluten-free dinner guests! The cheesecake itself is spiced with saffron and cardamom, then steamed inside of a mini sugar pumpkin. Make it extra fancy and throw a little sugar on top and torch it for a little brulee! Recipe here.

Rye Pecan Pie

Rye-Pecan-Pie

Amp up your traditional pecan pie with the addition of Bulleit Rye! Brandon at Kitchen Konfidence says “…the filling is spiked with several tablespoons of rye whisky.  This alcoholic addition balances out the cloying sweetness typically associated with pecan pies.” Recipe here.

 

Mini Rose Apple Pies

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Gorgeous and impressive, these little treats are all the deliciousness of a traditional apple pie with a beautiful presentation. This also works great with puff pastry replacing traditional pie crust. Recipe here.

 

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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Puja at Indiaphile says “The warm flavors of a chai masala complement pumpkin so well. It’s perfect for fall…” and I totes agree. Recipe here.

 

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

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If you absolutely MUST have a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, try this ice cream variation from Averie Cooks! Recipe here.

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