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Unique Desserts To Add To Your Thanksgiving Table

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Buffalo chapter.

Pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies are the most popular and common desserts that are enjoyed on Thanksgiving day. If you are like me and want to step outside of the norm, here are some of my favorite non-traditional desserts to bring to the table:

  1. Pumpkin Truffles

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Ah, my favorite! 

Pumpkin truffles are pumpkin pie balls surrounded by white and/or dark chocolate with a hint of graham cracker crumbs. They are the perfect bite-sized treat!

Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44092/pumpkin-truffles-recipe/

  1. Pecan Pie Brownies


This warm fudgy brownie infused with pecan filling and a crunchy layer of pecans will most definitely be the talk of the table! 

Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/pecan-pie-brownies-9380797

  1. Pumpkin Pie Bars

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Instead of baking a whole pumpkin pie to slice, you can make bars! They are easier to make due to the different crusts, way easier to distribute and just as delicious! 


  1. Chocolate-Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

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This oreo crust cheesecake with pumpkin filling and the chocolate ganache topping will definitely make you want to skip the turkey and go right to dessert.

Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a29252472/chocolate-pumpkin-mousse-cheesecake-recipe/

  1. Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll

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This cake roll is filled with swirls of delicious cream cheese frosting that will intrigue everyone at the table! 

Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a56732/pumpkin-cheesecake-roll-recipe/

  1. Sweet Potato Cookies 

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You can never go wrong with cookies, especially these ones! These sweet potato cookies are topped off with a mouthwatering maple glaze to ensure your guests come back for more.

Recipe: https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/thanksgiving/a22655211/sweet-potato-cookies-recipe/


Julianne is a sophmore and majoring in Speech and Hearing Science at UB. Some of her favorite hobbies include weightlifting, listening to music, and eating. She owns a guniea pig who is her other half and loves comedy movies.