12 Scrumptious Holiday Desserts That Aren't Pies

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    Cherry Pretzel Dessert

    Cherry Pretzel Dessert
    Diana Rattray

    This layered cherry pretzel 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.

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    Gooey Caramel Apple Cake With Caramel Topping

    Gooey Caramel Apple Cake
    Diana Rattray

    This wonderful, gooey caramel 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.

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    Lemon Squares With Shortbread Crust

    Lemon Squares
    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.

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    Warm Spiced Pear Crisp

    Warm Pear Crisp and Ice Cream
    Diana Rattray

    The filling in this fantastic spiced 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.

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  • 05 of 12

    Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

    Spiced Pumpkin Pudding
    Diana Rattray

    This spiced pumpkin pudding 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 the topping.

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    Sweet Potato Loaf Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

    Sweet Potato Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Diana Rattray

    This sweet potato loaf cake with cream cheese frosting is a moist and flavorful 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. 

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    Home-Style Banana Pudding

    Banana Pudding Homemade
    Diana Rattray

    Home-style 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.

  • 08 of 12

    Blueberry Crisp With Oat Crumb Topping

    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.

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  • 09 of 12

    Peach Bread Pudding

    Peach Bread Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    This delicious peach 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.

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    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 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
    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.

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    Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

    Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling
    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. We like to keep individual slices frozen for unexpected guests.