Try These Non-traditional Thanksgiving Desserts!

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Since Thanksgiving is coming up this week, we thought we’d spare you the trouble of searching for dessert recipes! We know you’ll already have pies, but have you considered adding a non-traditional dessert or two to your mix of post-feast treats? The Tower at Spring Creek Blog is serving you some of our favorites this holiday season. Try making one of these in your Garland, TX apartment!

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake by Food Network

With this cheesecake, combine two traditional holiday flavors into one tasty treat! It has a creamy pumpkin filling, a gingersnap crust, and to top it all off, a salted caramel sauce that will make taste buds dance. For this recipe, make sure to have gingersnaps, pecans, butter, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, eggs, sour cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Apple Crostata by Country Living

If you’re looking to change up your classic apple pie a little bit but you’re still looking for a dessert using your favorite fall fruit, then this crostata will work perfectly. Using two varieties of apples, butter, brown sugar, red pepper jelly, ground cinnamon, dried Montmorency cherries, refrigerated pie crusts, an egg, turbinado, and pepitas, whip up this delicious dessert in under an hour!

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Custard Cake by Half Baked Harvest

This one will surely take the cake. A fusion between a pecan pie and a custard cake, this warm and gooey dessert is the perfect way to spice up your array of desserts this Thanksgiving. This recipe calls for eggs, powdered sugar, honey, molasses, bourbon (optional), vanilla bean seeds, cake flour, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and pecans.

Cranberry Ice Cream by Wonky Wonderful

Take an essential Thanksgiving flavor from the dinner table and bring it to the dessert bar! This sweet ice cream made with a tart holiday berry will go great with any of your pies or other warm desserts. Key ingredients include heavy cream, fresh cranberries, salt, whole milk, and orange juice.

Mini Pumpkin Custards by Taste of Home

Since we know you’ll probably want one last taste of pumpkin before your holiday is over, consider these creamy custards. These mini desserts are made of half-and-half, heavy whipping cream, egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, maple syrup, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, and whipped cream.

Thanks for reading our blog today, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!