Pie. Is it really all it’s cracked up to be? I mean, I love pie, but what about something different? What about something that is just a little bit of a shake up? A dessert that is enough to make Aunt Bertha wake up from her nap and rush to the front of the dessert line!? Yes. This is what we need. 

You may be in the camp that pie is Thanksgiving Sacred, that to mess with it is cause for going straight to Hell. Well, clearly, in my house on Thanksgiving nothing is safe. I love to do things that are different, because with four Thanksgivings, I’ve had plenty of pie. 

Here’s my top five alternatives to the regular ol’ pumpkin pie: 

 thanksgiving alternatives to pie 
Cranberry Chocolate Tart / Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake / Raw Almond Butter Cookies / Joy The Baker’s Man-Bait Apple Crisp via Forbidden Rice Blog  / Mom’s Classic Lemon Bars