Low-carb Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

Our favorite part of Thanksgiving is dessert. We love pie. We’re on record about our love for pie. But you can go back in the records and find many great low-carb pie recipes on our blog! If you are going to a potluck for Thanksgiving, someone is bringing a pie. It might not be low-carb. So, only have a sliver!

Think outside the pie crust if you want your dessert to stand out at the buffet table! Outside of trying to “win” the buffet, it’s nice to bring something new and guarantee some variety. Here are four wonderful Thanksgiving desserts besides pie.

“Foolishly” Easy Layered Cranberry and Meringue Keto Dessert


This is a fun take on the dessert called a fool, although a fool doesn’t have meringue in it. This reminds us of a pavlova. But, pavlovas can be complicated, and this couldn’t be easier with just four ingredients. Often, fresh cranberries are too sharp to eat. But they are perfect once they are added into a mix of whipped cream and sugar-free meringues! Their sharpness balances it out, so the dessert isn’t sickly sweet. A serving has 135 calories, 2.3 net carbs and 10.6 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Keto Pecan Cookies


These cookies are crunchy and buttery on the outside and meltaway soft on the inside, like a keto snowball cookie! They are wonderful. And, if you are a frequent low-carb baker, you probably already have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your kitchen! There’s nothing hard to get or out of the ordinary about their ingredients. But they bake up into tasty meltaway cookies that you’ll adore. A serving has 130 calories, three grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 13 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Keto Cranberry Orange Bread


This could be eaten any time of day. We think it pairs best with coffee in the afternoon or as a dessert. This is a sweet, zesty iced loaf. It’s soft and moist. It uses orange extract instead of orange juice to cut down on carbs. But it still manages to be soft and moist even without the extra liquid because it has sour cream in the recipe. A serving has 139 calories, three grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and 12 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

Keto Pumpkin Brownies


Just because we aren’t doing pumpkin pie doesn’t mean we’re leaving pumpkin off the table. These brownies swirl chocolate with a pumpkin pie cheesecake batter for the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert. This might be the best part of the holiday! A serving has 170 calories, six grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 16 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

These recipes all make us thankful we get to celebrate the holidays! They are delicious and different from things we’ve made in the past!

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