5 Apple Pie Alternatives

I’ll admit it, every Thanksgiving I get excited for the great company and family time, but I also look forward to a tasty dessert. So while pinning for inspiration, I decided to mix things up a little this year and look for options other than the classics. I ended up coming up with 5 apple pie alternatives that left me completely undecided and drooling. Maybe you will have better luck deciding which one to try. Enjoy!

5 Apple Pie Alternatives Becki Owens Blog

If you love cheescake this will hit spot. This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart via Southern Living looks lovely.

5 Apple Pie Alternatives Becki Owens Blog

I had a friend make this “Mom’s Apple Cake” for me the other day and it was so delicious. Somehow it doesn’t feel as bad, it’s more like a bread. Via Smitten Kitchen.

5 Apple Pie Alternatives Becki Owens Blog

This isn’t an ordinary apple crisp. Hints of citrus from added lemon and orange add a freshness to this gooey favorite. Via Food Network – PC: Suzie the Foodie

5 Apple Pie Alternatives Becki Owens Blog
Layers of crisp apple and cascading caramel epitomize fall. This Apple Stack Cake also doubles as an impressive centerpiece.

5 Apple Pie Alternatives Becki Owens Blog
And finally, this may be my favorite, a dessert that can be whipped up quickly so you can spend more time socializing with the family. Lindsay of Life, Love, and Sugar uses homemade whip cream and caramel to make these Carmel Apple Trifles, but these could easily be substituted for time-saving store-bought ingredients.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these ideas for traditional apple pie alternatives and I haven’t confused you more. Below are some of my favorite picks for bakeware to prepare and display these yummy desserts. Have a wonderful Thursday!


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