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Nantucket Gate Blog, Tacoma, WA  Break away from tradition this year and make one of these non-traditional Thanksgiving desserts everyone will love.

Here at the Nantucket Gate Blog we love Thanksgiving and food! But Thanksgiving desserts tend to be a lot of different pies — pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, apple, and maybe a few others. This year we invite you to break away from the tradition and give one of these less traditional desserts a try. Keep reading for some tasty desserts that might just become a new Thanksgiving hit!


Pumpkin Pie Popsicles from Marla Meridith

Pumpkin pie lovers will rejoice after tasting these popsicles that include all the flavors found in traditional pumpkin pie. Ingredients you will need include honey or maple syrup, fine sea salt, unsweetened coconut milk or fat free Greek yogurt, and pumpkin puree. Make them any time of year when you are craving the flavors of fall!


Cranberry Ice Cream from Wonky Wonderful

Cranberry sauce is a very traditional Thanksgiving side, but why not make a sweet and tart ice cream from this seasonal berry instead? What you will need: heavy cream, fresh cranberries, water, salt, fresh squeezed orange juice, whole milk, and sugar. Add more sugar if you want a milder tart flavor.


Apple Pie Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Chips from Frosting and a Smile

Switch things up with these apple pie-themed dessert nachos coated in cinnamon and sugar in place of classic apple pie. Top them with some vanilla ice cream for some additional creaminess! Everything you will need: Granny Smith apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, vanilla, sugar, flour tortillas, and whipped cream.


Caramel Apple Trifles from Bakers Royale

A creamy twist on the classic fall caramel-covered apples in a beautifully layered dessert featuring an apple crumble, caramel mousse, and decadent caramel sauce. To make this sweet and sticky dessert you will need heavy cream, sugar, caramel, water, unsalted butter, salt, diced fresh apples, apple chips, and crumbled granola.


Pumpkin Truffles from Delish

A small, low mess dessert that you can eat in a single bite. These pumpkin truffles are an irresistible combination of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon, graham cracker crumbs, and pumpkin pie spice all covered in a shell of white or milk chocolate. Make plenty because they will disappear fast!


What other non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert recipes have you discovered? Share them with us in the comments so we can add them to our dessert menu! Thanks for reading and we hope you have a great month and a fantastic Thanksgiving here in Tacoma, WA.