When you think of Thanksgiving desserts, the number one pick is always pie. Here are 20 Thanksgiving pies that would be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving menu, including everyone’s favorite, pumpkin!
Add intense flavor to classic pecan pie by cooking down maple syrup with star anise to create a thick, spicy syrup that’s the base for cookbook author and New York Times columnist Melissa Clark’s recipe. Get Melissa Clark’s Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise recipe.
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A crunchy walnut streusel topping and the addition of cider vinegar to the filling set this apple pie recipe apart from the traditional double-crust version. Get our Dutch Apple Pie recipe.
Set aside those apples and use pears instead this year with Joy the Baker’s Bourbon Pear Crumble Pie recipe. Pears spiced with ginger, brown sugar, and bourbon—what’s not to love? Top it off with a crunchy pecan and oat streusel topping it’s sure to be a winner.
For many fans of cream pie it’s almost impossible to choose between the tropical headiness of coconut and the delicate fruitiness of banana. Our Banoconut Cream Pie recipe brings both of these flavors together so you don’t have to choose.
A layer of spiced sweet potato purée gives this beauty the suggestion of pumpkin, while pecans give it the texture and nutty sweetness of Thanksgiving’s other essential pie. Connecting both: a brown sugar and bourbon filling that’s all about sweetness and nuance and deep, in-your-bones comfort. Get our Pecan–Sweet Potato Pie recipe.
A pie so firmly in the Southern tradition you can practically hear its drawl. A buttery, crushed–Nilla Wafer crust is the landing pad for a creamy pastry custard, upon which sweet, ripe, fragrant sliced bananas exude charm. Crowning everything is a light, crisp-topped, and beguilingly sweet meringue. Get our Banana Pudding Pie recipe.
Flaky pie pastry cups baked in muffin tins are only the beginning. A rich, velvet-smooth chocolate pudding is spooned into said pastry cups, and a soft, lightly sweetened and vanilla-scented whipped cream is spooned gently on top of each. Kids and other dedicated pie fans love these—who doesn’t love getting his or her own individual pie, no sharing necessary? Get our Chocolate Pudding Mini Pies recipe.
Thanksgiving comes toward the end of apple picking season, so apple pie is a fresh and seasonally appropriate choice with so many different recipes to try out. Give our Classic Apple Pie recipe a try.
Brooklyn’s Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ salty honey pie is one of a kind, but thanks to the shop’s recent cookbook the recipe is out and you shouldn’t hesitate to add it to your repertoire. Sweet, salty, and perfectly smooth and creamy, it goes great with coffee and is a lovely end to a big meal. Get the Salty Honey Pie recipe.
Inspired by the above pie and Christina Tosi’s legendary Crack Pie, this creation is Sister Pie’s signature sweet at their Detroit bakery. It’s creamy, caramelly, and sparked with salt in a flaky butter crust. Get the Salted Maple Pie recipe.
Whether you’re making a classic pecan pie or adding a Southern touch with a bourbon pecan rendition, this pie is a favorite in the South, with a rich, buttery crust and toasted nuts. Try our recipe for “John Thorne’s Best-Ever Pecan Pie” recipe for a classic take, or experiment with our Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe.
A cousin of pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie is packed with holiday spices (allspice, cloves, and cinnamon) and is a beautiful color when it comes out of the oven. Try our Sweet Potato Pie recipe and see for yourself.
Make this pie ready for winter with cranberries (fresh or frozen). The berries are a great pairing for vanilla ice cream, and since it’s fruit it’s almost good for you, right? Get the Cranberry Pie recipe.
Change up the traditional pie crust with this cheesy substitute. Pears and rosemary are an unusual combination and the sharp cheddar crust is so good you’ll want to eat this pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Get the Pear-Rosemary with Cheddar Crust recipe.
Our Brown Butterscotch Pie recipe is nutty and sweet, with a smooth custard filling. It’s a great alternative to pumpkin and you can make it again and again throughout the year.
Everyone loves chocolate, so why not put it into a pie? This recipe has fresh whipped cream as a topping and is absolutely luscious. Get the Chocolate Cream Pie recipe.
With a premade puffed pastry crust, tarte Tatin is a beautiful and impressive dessert that comes together quickly. The syrupy caramel that forms in the skillet goes great with a dollop of crème fraîche. Get the Apple Tarte Tatin recipe.
Our recipe for this Southern classic doesn’t require blind baking the crust so you don’t need to plan ahead. The egg and buttermilk custard mixed with tangy lemon zest is a refreshing end to a heavy meal. Get our Buttermilk–Lemon Chess Pie recipe.
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