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If you don’t like pie (or just have gotten sick of it), Thanksgiving dessert may not be the best time for you. Everyone wants to enjoy a nice post-dinner treat, but if you are bored of the classic pies or don’t have a taste for it, what are you to do? Our awesome bloggers have some ideas! We’ve gathered these recipes (that can also be found on our Food Monster App) to give you plenty of inspiration for desserts that use all the best seasonal pie flavors, but break out of the classic pie format. Check them out!

1. Create a Crumble!

Vegan Healthy Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie

Image Source: Healthy Cranberry Apple Pie

Crumbles are similar enough to a pie that you won’t upset any guests who are anticipating a Thanksgiving pie, but they are truthfully something all their own. That delicious crumbly topping will be the best out of everything you eat on the holiday! We recommend trying this Healthy Cranberry Apple Pie from Ciarra Siller, which is delicious in addition to not spoiling all of your healthy eating goals.

For another apple-y option, Josephine Watmore‘s English Apple Crumble is an awesome choice. Pumpkin and apple combine in the best way in Azucena Noriega‘s Pumpkin Apple Crumble! But if pecans are what you’re really looking forward to seeing on the Thanksgiving dessert table, be sure to try this Pecan Pear Crumble from Noming Thru Life!

2. Get Rolling with Cinnamon Rolls!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns with Maple Caramel Glaze

Image Source: Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns With Maple Caramel Glaze

Cinnamon rolls may sound like a treat breakfast item, but trust us – they’re amazing as desserts too. They’ll also make your whole kitchen smell amazing! These Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns With Maple Caramel Glaze by Michele Elizabeth have all the festive flavors and scents to warm up your home! You could even combine this with a classic pie to make everyone happy with Lee Khatchadourian-Reese‘s Cinnamon Roll Pecan Pie!

If you want to go with a more standard cinnamon roll but with all the Thanksgiving flavors, these Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls from Charlie Rioux or Apple Almond Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls from Travis Piper are for you!

3. Make it Mini!

Perfect Mini Pecan Pies [Vegan]

Image Source: Perfect Mini Pecan Pies

Making your holiday pies in a mini form is a perfect way to make sure that everybody gets a bite of every flavor that they would like, and add some variety into the classic pie spread. Plus, how good do these Perfect Mini Pecan Pies from Amy Lyons look? And how can you resist Priscilla Soler‘s Mini Low-Fat Pumpkin Pies?

Apple pies are definitely a favorite, and your guests won’t be disappointed with either of these precious tiny bites of goodness that you could serve up for the holiday. The beauty of these Mini Rose Apple Pies from Courtney West will wow them, as will the latticework on these Mini Buckwheat Apple Pies from Patricia Idus!

4. Cook Up a Cake!


Image Source: Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Cake is always a solid dessert option that is sure to leave you happy and satisfied after your meal. With so many amazing options for flavors, styles, and textures, there’s something for everyone! This Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Vaishali Honawar will look perfect on the center of your dessert table. If you love carrot cake as much as we do, try out Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Pecan Carrot Cake! Or, make this German Apple Cake with Candied Almond Topping from Lindsey Auerbach.

Still need more Thanksgiving ideas? We’ve got plenty! Check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for all the plant-based Thanksgiving recipes you could hope for, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. With the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes also on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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