5 Non-Pie Desserts to Try This Thanksgiving

We all love our traditional pies for Thanksgiving. I mean, who can go wrong with apple, blueberry or pumpkin pie? But sometimes, I like to shake things up a bit and make non-traditional Thanksgiving desserts as well.

These are some of my favorite non-pie desserts to try this Thanksgiving that are great to make if you are hosting friends and family or if you just want to take something sweet over to your neighbors. Check them out and go buy last minute ingredients to impress your family and friends! Plus, these recipes are all from talented Muslim woman bakers or bloggers. It’s a win-win!

1. Baklava Cheesecake.

I made this a couple of years ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. I made this one from Littlelifeofmine. It’s the best of both worlds—all-American cheesecake with a touch of the famous Middle Eastern flaky and buttery baklava.



2. Chocolate Cupcake.

Can you ever go wrong with chocolate cupcakes? The answer is, of course not. My friend over at Quirk Kitchen makes chocolate cupcakes that are to die for. She’d made cupcakes for our local Masjid parties before and they were always a big hit!



3. Oatmeal and peanut butter cookies.

Before you wonder how basic oatmeal cookies out, hear me out. These delicious cookies from Petitbakes are made with olive oil which makes the cookies retain its moisture. Also, you won’t feel bad if your kids eat several of them while you’re busy checking on your turkey, because well, olive oil is healthy, right?

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4. Pound cake.

Nothing says comfort food like sautéed bananas over pound cake from the fabulous Yvonne from My Halal Kitchen. This mouth-watering pound is a winning recipe that you and your family and friends will enjoy!



5. Tarts.

If you want to stay traditional but add a twist, then these mini-pecan tarts from Amanda’s Plate are perfect for you. These are so cute and oh-so-delicious.



And there you have it! Let us know down below what desserts you will be making that are non-traditional and if you will be trying one of these recipes. Happy baking!