Holiday Desserts That Aren’t Pie


People are sick of eating pies year in and year out during the holidays. Your guests will thank you for taking a few creative chances when it comes to the dessert table. These sweet treats will help you steal the show and bring some new flavor to the festivities!

Pumpkin Pastry Cream Puffs

This iconic Parisian pastry gets an extra cold-weather kick with some added pumpkin spice. Perfect for your holiday feast or any cold weather get together, it’ll be a long time before your guests forget about this dessert.

Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake can easily work as the centerpiece of your dessert table, but wouldn’t you rather have it slathered on your other food – in liquid form? This dip recipe puts a new spin on cheesecake by changing the way it’s eaten but preserving that sweet delicious taste.

Red Velvet Brownies

Brownies and red velvet cake are amazing on their own, but by combing the two you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Pumpkin Tiramisu

Tiramisu might sound like a difficult recipe, but the video below shows how easy this pumpkin version of the treat can be!

Cheese Cake Parfaits

No one will be expecting these treats when they show up at your holiday dinner. Your cheesecake parfaits will definitely be the only dessert of its kind around the neighborhood!

Apple Cobbler

This one’s a classic but still a fun addition to any dessert table. When it’s done right, something as simple as apple cobbler can really steal the show.

Bread Pudding

Nothing feels like an old-fashioned holiday than a plate full of bread pudding. A warm and sweet dessert like this makes the whole meal all the more enjoyable.


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