(MEDIA GENERAL) — Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in tradition. From turkey and stuffing to football and friends, every family does it differently — but mostly the same.
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple for many American households, but for those who aren’t fan or those looking for something a little different this turkey day, here are some pumpkin desserts to try, instead.
I’m not the biggest pumpkin fan out there – hence the desire to write this article – but I am a fan of desserts where pumpkin takes a more supplemental role. Enter this recipe for a pumpkin torte. The layered cake makes the creamy frosting the star of the show, and the caramel and pecans are a great touch.
If you want pumpkin pie with a twist, this is it – literally. Mini pumpkin pie slices baked and used for dipping into melted caramel? Yes, please! My condolences to whoever washes the dishes for those mini-bowls for caramel. View the recipe here.
Butterscotch is such an underappreciated dessert and has a flavor profile that can blend nicely with pumpkin. This trifle recipe can look beautiful in the dish and make a big mess on your plate. Perfect, right?
“What would you do to improve the glorious cookie that is the snickerdoodle?” Well, there are a few interesting ideas, but stuffing them with cheesecake definitely sounds a winner. Check it out here.
The light texture of a pumpkin cheesecake combined with a fudgy chocolate brownie? Sounds like a winner to me. And the contrasting colors will look great on a plate. View the recipe here.
OK, we get it, you really don’t care for pumpkin. Let’s compromise with these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, instead. An American classic gets re-introduced with a twist for this traditional holiday. Check it out here.