Dazzling Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
The bird may take center stage for the main meal, but these beautiful pies are some of the best Thanksgiving desserts around and are sure to give a showstopping sweet ending to your feast. Thanksgiving means family, and for many families, that means eating together. That may mean relishing sweet potato pies baked from famous family recipes. But for a new take on traditional classics, or for new ways to enhance the traditional holiday staples, here are some delicious new approaches to Thanksgiving pies. While the ingredients are familiar—pumpkins, pecans, sweet potatoes, and apples, for starters—these pies are slices of flavor and taste that will have you coming back for seconds . . . or thirds. You will want a piece of Apple Slab Pie as large as its same suggests. The Pecan Cheesecake Pie, Tennessee Whiskey-Pecan Pie, or Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie may make you nuts for dessert—and may even have you making several Thanksgiving pies. Go right ahead. Then give thanks with your family, or friends, share the recipes, and savor these incredible Thanksgiving pies.
Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
You can't go wrong with this classic recipe that tastes just like the one grandma whipped up in her kitchen.
Pumpkin-Lemon Cream Cheese Chess Pie
Recipe: Pumpkin-Lemon Cream Cheese Chess Pie
Use a store-bought pie crust to help this impressive pie come together faster.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
German Chocolate-Pecan Pie
Recipe: German Chocolate-Pecan Pie
Instead of making a chocolate pie and a pecan pie, combine the two for one rich dessert.
Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
With a moist, crumbly crust and a decadent, creamy filling, it's hard to say no to seconds of this pie.
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Crustless Pumpkin Pie
A crustless pie will come together with just 10 minutes of hands-on time and will allow you to enjoy the rich flavor of pumpkin without any other distractions.
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Recipe: Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Bring this pie on Thanksgiving and everyone will be asking for the decadent recipe.
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pies
After a big Thanksgiving meal, mini pumpkin pies will allow you to still enjoy a bite of this classic holiday dessert.
Recipe: Pear Pie
Equally as delicious when served warm or chilled.
Sliced Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe: Sliced Sweet Potato Pie with Molasses Whipped Cream
The more sweet potatoes you have on your Thanksgiving menu, the better in our opinion.
Mini Apple Pies
Recipe: Mini Apple Pies
Crust-lovers will rejoice when they see these bite-sized apple pies that have no shortage of flaky crust.
Caramel Apple Blondie Pie
Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie
Cranberry-Apple Pie with Pecan Shortbread Crust
Savor the flavors of cranberries and apples as they come together with a holiday favorite—pecan shortbread—in this stunning presentation.
Sliced Sweet Potato Pie
Pecan Chewy Pie
Recipe: Pecan Chewy Pie
This quick-and-easy take on pecan pie will keep you in the kitchen for less time allowing you to spend more time with your family.
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Recipe: Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Make and refrigerate without the topping a day ahead. Whip and add the topping before serving.
Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie
Once you’ve made a pecan pie in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to a pie plate. Simply press a refrigerated pie crust into the skillet, sprinkle with sugar, top with the pecan mixture, and bake. Serving it in the skillet is also easy and makes the dish even more Southern.
Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe: Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie
If you have extra sweet potatoes on hand, this pie will put them to good use.
Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Let these Thanksgiving pies dazzle on your dessert table this year. From to-die-for pumpkin cheesecake to tried-and-true apple—guests won't be able to resist these Thanksgiving sweets.
A cross between a fudge pie and pecan pie, this is all the more stunning if you arrange the pecans from the center in a spiral pattern.
Cooking Video: Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Apple Butter Pie
Recipe: Apple Butter Pie
This pie comes together in a flash with deliciously sweet fall flavor that you (and your guests) won't be able to get enough of.
Apple Slab Pie
Recipe: Apple Slab Pie
Baked in a jelly-roll pan, this rectangular pie feeds a crowd.
Mocha-Espresso Cream Pie
Pear-Rosemary Pie with Cheddar Crust
Cheddar cheese gives this crust a unique, out-of-this-world flakiness.
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Pie
Recipe: Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Pie
This decadent pie pairs perfectly with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cheesecake
This cake is the perfect ending to a meal—from the deep red cranberry topping to the velvety smooth comforting bites.
Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie
Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie
Dark, rich, and intensely chocolaty, this is one of our favorite new twists on pecan pie. Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
Recipe: Blackberry-Apple Pie
This apple-and-berry-packed pie is extra-tasty because of the white-Cheddar cheese crust that provides a sigh-worthy companion for the sweet fruit filling.
Pecan Cheesecake Pie
Recipe: Pecan Cheesecake Pie
The nutty topping on this pecan cheesecake pie adds a nice crunch to the characteristic creaminess of this popular dessert.
Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
No holiday meal is complete without pumpkin pie. Crushed gingersnaps are pressed into the crust, adding even more flavor and depth to this classic fall dessert.
Orange-Sweet Potato Pie With Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust
The simple addition of fresh chopped rosemary makes this an impressive pie crust that compliments the flavors of the spiced citrusy sweet potatoes in the filling. If you don’t want to make a homemade crust, you can follow the directions for adding fresh rosemary to a refrigerated crust.
Butterscotch Meringue Pie with Pecan Crust
We won't revoke your pie credentials if you use a purchased piecrust in this recipe, but we love the way the homemade crust's earthy flavor elevates the caramel filling so much that we recommend you give it a try. A few rules of the road: Be sure to finely grind your pecans to ensure the crust will hold together. And if the crust tears just a bit, don't be alarmed. As with all piecrusts, you can easily press it back together with your fingertips or use extra scraps for patchwork.
Apple, Pear, and Cranberry Pie
Recipe: Apple, Pear, and Cranberry Pie
Use slightly firm pears and crisp, tart apples here to achieve the best texture in the filling, and let this mountainous pie cool and settle for at least two hours before serving.
Tennessee Whiskey-Pecan Pie
Recipe: Tennessee Whiskey-Pecan Pie
We love the combination of pecans and smoky-sweet bourbon in the thick, rich pie filling. For a booze-free pie, substitute apple juice for the whiskey in the filling, and serve with plain sweetened whipped cream or enjoy it without.