12 Scrumptious Holiday Desserts That Aren't Pies

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    Cherry Pretzel Dessert

    Cherry Pretzel Dessert
    Cherry Pretzel Dessert. Diana Rattray

    This layered dessert is made with a salty crushed pretzel crust, a  sweet pudding filling layer, and the easy cherry pie filling topping. It's one of my all-time favorite fruit desserts.

    Cherry Pretzel Dessert

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    Gooey Caramel Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

    Gooey Caramel Apple Cake
    Gooey Caramel Apple Cake. Diana Rattray

     This wonderful apple cake is finished with a homemade caramel sauce. The sauce, which is very easy to prepare, is poured over the hot cake and allowed to sink into it. Serve the cake warm with a scoop of vanilla or butter pecan ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping.

    Gooey Caramel Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

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    Lemon Squares with Shortbread Crust

    Lemon Squares
    Lemon Squares, Shortbread Crust. Diana Rattray

     If you don't have the time or patience to make a homemade lemon meringue pie, make these heavenly lemon squares. They have all the lemon flavor anyone could ask for, and simple buttery shortbread makes the perfect crust.

    Lemon Squares with Shortbread Crust

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    Warm Spiced Pear Crisp

    Warm Pear Crisp and Ice Cream
    Warm Pear Crisp. Diana Rattray

     The filling in this fantastic pear crisp is made with fresh, thinly sliced pears sweetened with brown sugar and flavored with a little cinnamon and vanilla. The topping is a classic butter, brown sugar, and oat mixture. It's a perfect fall dessert to serve with ice cream.

    Warm Spiced Pear Crisp With Ice Cream

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    Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

    Spiced Pumpkin PUdding
    Spiced Pumpkin PUdding. Diana Rattray

    This tastes just like a pumpkin pie, but without the crust. It tastes great and it's easy to make and bake. Bake it in a casserole or individual ramekins and serve it with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon sugar for topping.

    Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

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  • 06 of 12

    Sweet Potato Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Sweet Potato Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Sweet Potato Loaf Cake. Diana Rattray

    This is a moist and flavorful loaf cake, and it is a nice size for a small group. The cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and crunchy toasted coconut. Or top it with toasted pecans. 

    Sweet Potato Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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    Home-Style Banana Pudding

    Banana Pudding Homemade
    Banana Pudding Homemade. Diana Rattray

    Banana pudding is always a hit. Layer the ingredients in a large glass bowl for a beautiful presentation, or use individual dessert dishes or glasses. This recipe is completely homemade, but if you are short on time, use your favorite packaged vanilla pudding (preferably not instant) for the filling.

    Home-Style Banana Pudding

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    Blueberry Crisp with Oat Crumb Topping

    Blueberry Crisp
    Blueberry Crisp. Diana Rattray

     The lightly spiced buttery brown sugar and oat combination is the perfect topping for this wonderful blueberry crisp. Even the most ardent pie lovers will be happy with this dessert.

    Blueberry Crisp with Oat Crumb Topping

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    Peach Bread Pudding

    Peach Bread Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce
    Peach Bread Pudding With Sauce. Diana Rattray

     This delicious bread pudding is made with canned diced peaches, making it a dessert you can enjoy any time of the year and for any occasion. Drizzle the pudding with warm butterscotch sauce or caramel sauce.

    Easy Spiced Peach Bread Pudding

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    Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Caramel Pecan Topping

    Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Caramel Pecan Topping
    Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Caramel Pecan Topping. Diana Rattray

     This is a fantastic cheesecake to bake for a special occasion. The rich brown sugar filling is awesome, and the caramel pecan sauce tops it off perfectly. If you're looking to impress, bake this cheesecake.

    Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Caramel Pecan Topping

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    Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

    Carrot Cupcakes With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
    Carrot Cupcakes With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting. Diana Rattray

    Putting carrot cake into cupcake form makes it lots of fun, and no less delicious.  These moist cupcakes are topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting.

    Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

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    Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

    Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
    Pumpkin Cake Roll. Diana Rattray

    The cream cheese-filled pumpkin cake roll is a popular, top-rated recipe. The cake is a delicious, impressive dessert for a holiday meal, or bake it to have on hand for guests. I like to keep individual slices frozen for unexpected guests.

    Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling