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10 Amazing Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving dessert Ideas besides pies, including these fun Pumpkin Pie Shooters.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding 3 oz
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 TBS Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix*
  • 20 Gingersnap cookies Sweetzles or similar
  • 3 TBS melted butter

Instructions

  • In your mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sour cream and mix on medium speed until smooth. Add in the pudding mix, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Mix on medium for 3 minutes more.
  • Crush the gingersnaps in your food processor (or just smash them into crumbs in a plastic bag). Add in the butter and pulse until combined. Place in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In shooter cups, wine glasses or whatever you may be using, first spoon enough of the gingersnap mixture to cover the bottom. Then spoon or pipe in some cheesecake mixture, Then another layer of gingersnap mixture, then spoon or pipe in second layer of cheesecake mixture, then sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice mix over top.
  • Keep cold until ready to serve or transport. These really are so easy, people will think you worked harder than you actually did

Notes

You can of course layer it all in a large bowl if you prefer. A trifle bowl or glass bowl work great.
You can make the components of this recipe ahead of time and assemble shortly before serving.
If you can not find pumpkin pie spice mix (the kind used to make dips with sugar and spices in it) make your own, my 9 year old daughter shows you a 5 minute DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend and a Sweet Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend HERE.
** The above recipe is mellow with the pumpkin flavor, it tastes more like a cheesecake with a subtle pumpkin flavor. To boost it up a bit add in 4 TBS pumpkin puree, plus a tsp of sugar.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg