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20+ Unique Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving dessert doesn't always mean pie. I'll show you tons of unique and easy desserts that take sweet fall flavors to a new level.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving Desserts, Thanksgiving Recipes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


Pie Crust

  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter or organic palm shortening for dairy-free
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 15 ounces organic pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • To make the crust, stir together the flours and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until you have a crumbly mixture.
  • Add the egg and one tablespoon of water into the bowl. Use your hands to knead the ingredients together until a ball of dough forms. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add the second tablespoon of water (I used two for my recipe).
  • Wrap the ball of dough with plastic wrap or parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper or use your fingers to push the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Use a fork to piece a few holes in the bottom of the dough.
  • Pre-cook the crust for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the pumpkin pie filling ingredients. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, blend all ingredients together for one minute.
  • Pour the filling mixture into the pre-cooked pie crust and place it back in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove the pie from the oven, cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 8615IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.8mg