Beyond Pumpkin Pie: Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts — Recipes from The Kitchn

What’s going on your Thanksgiving dessert table this year? From coast to coast it seems there is always a requisite pumpkin pie (mine has fresh ginger and a graham cracker crust). Pecan and mince pies are also required in some gatherings. But after those staunch traditions come the corner desserts, the one or two wild cards squeezed in between pies for post-dessert nibbles, or to satisfy those who will just never love pumpkin pie. These are often the most interesting desserts on the holiday table — Aunt Sue’s bourbon balls, the Canadian cousins’ Nanaimo bars, Mom’s cranberry cake.

These fill-in desserts are some of my favorites on the holiday table, so that’s what we’re talking about today.