4 Pumpkin Desserts for When You're Totally Sick of Pie

Food & Party 10

pumpkin pieThis is going to be hard news for the pumpkin pie purists to swallow, but it's true: Some people just don't like pumpkin pie.

For some it's an issue of slimy texture; others are turned off by the thought of having to make pie crusts from scratch; and finally there are those people who simply think the whole tradition is entirely pedestrian.

If you love pumpkin but are looking for an alternative to pie this year, these four mouthwatering ideas definitely have your name all over them.

A layered Pumpkin Trifle -- served in a glass bowl -- has all the flavors of pumpkin pie and it looks beautiful, too. This popular recipe from Taste of Home substitutes gingerbread cake for crust and layers it with butterscotch pudding and whipped topping -- yum!

We'd be remiss in our duties if we didn't include at least one cupcake recipe. Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes combine spice cake and canned pumpkin and have a cream cheese center. And we just happen to have the recipe.

Luscious Pumpkin Cheesecake takes the concept of pumpkin pie and cranks up the caloric intake to 11. But that isn't any reason to pass up a slice, is it?

Finally, for anyone who's a sucker for bread pudding (me! me!) you've got to admit that Pumpkin Bread Pudding is a pretty brilliant twist on the traditional dessert. It's pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla -- what's not to like?

Are you a pumpkin pie purist?


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abels... abelsmama07

pumpkin gooey butter cake....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Jojos... JojosMom18613

Shortbread pumpkin squares...pumpkin log...pumpkin pudding...mmmm is it Thanksgiving yet? lol

jalaz77 jalaz77

As long as it doesn't have nuts in it, I love pumpkin anything!! I have made a pumpkin layered cheesecake before and that was amazing!!!!! I may make one after thanksgiving since everyone else already has desserts covered this year.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

I'm love pumpkin, but will pass up boring pumpkin pie for just about any other pumpkin treat.  I make a bourbon and brown sugar pumpkin cheesecake every year for Thanksgiving, and I'm always ticked off yet relieved that there's never leftovers - it's seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten.

bills... billsfan1104

Panera Bread has this pumpkin thing, that looks like a pumpkin muffin that had its head cut off. Its crispy on the edges, soft and spicey in the middle and then to top it off, they put powdered sugar on top. yummmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shayl... Shaylyn318

I have always loved pumpkin pie but pumpkin roll has recently became my favorite pumpkin dessert.

MomIWant MomIWant

Panera also has a pumpkin dip - it is incredible and will be on our table for dessert this year.

frysh... fryshannon34

MMMMM I would love to try any and all of these!

Carey... Carey2006

I love pumpkin pie but I like other pumpkin things...like pumpkin cake rolls!!!!

tazdvl tazdvl

I love pumpkin pie

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