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Unique Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas (That Aren’t Pumpkin Pie)

Don’t get us wrong—we love a good slice of classic pumpkin pie. But if you’ve never much cared for this old Thanksgiving standby, or if you just want to try something new this year, here are some unique ideas that can spice up your table and impress your relatives with your commitment to creativity.

Apple Slice Samoas

Apple slices, dipped in chocolate, covered in coconut. It’s everything you love about a caramel apple on a stick, without all the stickiness and chewing difficulties. For and extra twist, try dipping the slices in caramel, too. 

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bars

For many families, sweet potato casserole is another Thanksgiving staple.  These sweet potato marshmallow bars take a recipe that’s kinda-sorta already a dessert, and take it all the way there. We love the mini-marshmallow topping that’s placed under the broiler until it’s just golden. Don’t step away from the oven—just thirty seconds will do it, and more will make a blackened mess!

Bloomin’ Apples

You’ve heard of bloomin’ onions; bloomin’ apples are essentially the same thing, dessert-style. This is one of those recipes that impresses everyone, but only takes a few seconds to make (seriously, just slice up the apples, pop ‘em in the oven, and top with vanilla ice cream). Brush the apples with melted butter and cinnamon, and it’s a next-level treat fit for a special event.

Turkey Cupcakes

Okay, they’re not going to be winning any Michelin Stars. But turkey cupcakes make this list because A) they’re easy,  B) kids love eating them, and C) kids love making them. If you need a way to get the kids out of your hair while you make the rest of the dinner, set them up at their own table with a chocolate cupcake base, M&Ms, candy corn, and cookies, and let them have at it. Sure, it probably won’t make the cover of Bon Appetit, but no one is disappointed with a chocolate cupcake decorated to look like a turkey.

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