We love pumpkin pie as much as you, but this year we’re trying some show-stopping pumpkin desserts that get overlooked during the holiday season. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for you, from an airy soufflé to a make-ahead silky custard. Find them all below!
Do you love pumpkin bread? This dessert-ready pumpkin roll cake is tender and moist and has a heavenly cream cheese filling. This recipe made from Gimme Some Oven is perfect in all of its simplicity.
This trifle is a great alternative to pie for Thanksgiving! You can make it in a large 4-quart trifle dish, or individual glasses. Make it a few hours in advance and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve dessert. This dessert is made quick with some of Tanji’s favorite shortcut ingredients: GOYA dulce de leche and HEB Pumpkin bread. (You can replace the HEB pumpkin bread with your favorite store-bought loaf, box mix or made-from-scratch recipe. You will need one 9-by-5-inch loaf.)
What word comes to mind when we think of these bars from Chelsea’s Apron? STREUSEL.
These are the BEST pumpkin cheesecake bars—a delicious combo of cinnamon graham cracker crust with two layers of cheesecake topped with an easy streusel and caramel sauce. These bars are sure to be a smash hit wherever and whenever you serve them
If you are having a smaller Thanksgiving this year, these sky-high soufflés from Epicurious are a celebratory addition to your dinner. Best of all, this airy alternative to pumpkin pie leaves you satisfied, but not stuffed.
This Pumpkin Custard from Lil Luna is a cinch to prepare and an easy alternative to a homemade pie. It’s rich, creamy and full of pumpkin spice, plus they’re topped with a nutty crumble that adds the perfect amount of crunch.