the best thanksgiving pie recipes
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November 12, 2021

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

From pecan pie to apple pie to pumpkin pie, we’ve got you covered for all the Thanksgiving pie recipes you’ll ever need to end your Thanksgiving feast on a sweet note. Happy Thanksgiving and happy pie eating!

Pies & Tarts
November 12, 2021
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
the best thanksgiving pie recipes

From pecan pie to apple pie to pumpkin pie, we’ve got you covered for all the Thanksgiving pie recipes you’ll ever need to end your Thanksgiving feast on a sweet note. Happy Thanksgiving and happy pie eating!

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

From pecan pie to apple pie to pumpkin pie, we’ve got you covered for all the Thanksgiving pie recipes you’ll ever need to end your Thanksgiving feast on a sweet note. Happy holidays!

the best thanksgiving pie recipes

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

IT’S PIE TIME, BABIES. No, really, it is officially pie o’clock AKA Thanksgiving. Now, I’m not usually a big pie person, but Thanksgiving is pie’s time to shine. And while I’d usually take a brownie over a slice of pie, it’s quintessential to the holiday to eat at least one slice of pie. Luckily we rounded up 23 of them so you can have 23 slices if you wish. Heh.

slice of the best chocolate fudge pie lifted out of pie

Tips for making the best Thanksgiving pies:

  • Make a homemade pie crust: If  you’re making pie, chances are you’ll need a pie crust recipe. While you can always use a store bought crust if you’re in a pinch, homemade pie crust will really elevate your Thanksgiving treats. This is our absolute favorite homemade pie crust recipe. It’s buttery, flaky, super easy and incredibly versatile.
  • Don’t be afraid to stray from the classics: Everyone loves a good pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie, but don’t be afraid to try out a unique Thanksgiving pie to mix things up.
  • Serve a variety of different kinds: It’s all about the options for me. I like to serve one fruit pie, one pecan pie, and something chocolatey so that there is something for everyone to choose from.

Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin pie is one of the most quintessential Thanksgiving treats, and it’s also one of the easiest pies to whip up! You’ll only need a few ingredients to make the creamy, custardy pumpkin filling. And you won’t need any fancy kitchen gadgets, mixers, or double boilers to make it. We rounded up our favorite takes on pumpkin pie below so you can pick and choose your favorite Thanksgiving pumpkin pie to serve up this year!

gingersnap pumpkin pie

  • Brûléed Pumpkin Pie: Do you like creme brûlée? Do you like pumpkin pie? Yes? Then please welcome your new fav dessert: brûléed pumpkin pie. It’s creamy, crunchy, and the perfect twist on your classic Thanksgiving pie.
  • Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie: The only thing better than classic pumpkin pie is pumpkin pie made with dreamy salty-sweet homemade caramel. This salted caramel pumpkin pie is sure to be the star of the thanksgiving dessert table this year.
  • Ginger Pumpkin Pie: Jazz up your favorite classic pumpkin pie with an extra kick of zingy ginger. This ginger pumpkin pie is perfect for Thanksgiving and all your Fall occasions!

salted caramel pumpkin pie with whipped cream

  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Pop Tart: Okay so technically this one is not a pie in the classic sense, but it’s easy to transport, easy to share, and packs all the same pumpkin flavor of pumpkin pie. Plus it’s encased in a tender, buttery gluten free crust for anyone with dietary restrictions!
  • Sweet Potato Pie with Almond Streusel: Now technically this isn’t a pumpkin pie, but sweet potato is pretty darn similar. You can feel free to swap out the sweet potato puree with pumpkin puree to make this perfectly spiced Fall pie with a decadent, buttery almond streusel.
  • Maple Pecan Bourbon Pumpkin Pie:  Pecan pie meets pumpkin pie in an addicting explosion of flavors and textures. When I tell you that you NEED this pie on your Thanksgiving dessert spread just believe me, okay?

Pecan Pies

Pecan pie is hands down my favorite Thanksgiving pie recipe. Maybe it’s because I only have it once a year… or maybe it’s because it’s truly the best pie in the whole world. It’s crunchy, salty-sweet, and the perfect pie for all your holiday occasions.

bourbon pecan pie with whipped cream

  • Bourbon Pecan Pie: This is my favorite classic pecan pie recipe to whip up for Thanksgiving. If bourbon isn’t your thing, you can always omit it 🙂
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie: If you’re looking for something a little bit adventurous, but not too crazy, this chocolate pecan pie is calling your name. Take your classic pecan pie recipe, and add in a little bourbon and some chocolate chunks for a little extra oompf.
  • Turtle Pecan Pie: Take all your favorite flavors of a chocolate turtle and make them into a crunchy, caramelly turtle pecan pie. This decadent pecan pie is loaded up with caramel and chocolate for the ultimate salty sweet treat.
  • Brownie Pecan Pie: Have your brownies AND your pie. At the same time. This brownie pecan pie is decadent, super chocolatey and pretty much my favorite Thanksgiving pie I’ve ever had.

A Brownie Pecan Pie to end all other pecan pies. Fudgy, rich, sweet, nutty, and chocolatey. Calling this a crowd-pleaser is an understatement.

  • Maple Pecan Pie Bars: Okay so technically these aren’t a pie, but I had to include them. Made with a buttery shortbread crust and a salty-sweet maple pecan topping, these cookie bars pack all the flavor of a classic pecan pie in a super easy, shareable cookie bar!
  • Deep Dish Double Chocolate Pecan Skillet Pie: I mean, how much explaining does this really need? Because I’m pretty sure the title says it all. It’s decadent, loaded with chocolate, and pretty much the best thing I’ve ever tasted.

Fruit Pies

From classic cherry pie to cinnamon apple pie and everything in between, fruit pies are one of the most versatile and crowd pleasing pies you can whip up for Thanksgiving. Plus, they’re super easy to make with fresh or frozen fruit, and a nice lighter way to still end your Thanksgiving feast on a sweet note that isn’t too indulgent.

cherry pie with slices and cherries on a pink background

  • Cranberry Cherry Pie: This cranberry cherry pie will most definitely be on our Thanksgiving dessert spread this year. It’s filled with a perfectly tart yet sweet filling thanks to fresh cranberries and sweet cherries for the ultimate festive Thanksgiving pie.
  • Classic Cherry Pie: Is there anything more classic than a homemade cherry pie? You’ll love this easy cherry pie made with fresh cherries and a hint of cinnamon to keep it cozy for the holidays 🙂
  • Gingersnap Dutch Apple Pie:Jazz up your favorite apple pie with an extra kick of zingy ginger and a buttery gingersnap streusel. This gingersnap dutch apple pie belongs on the Thanksgiving table and every other table too!
  • Dutch Caramel Apple Pie: Level up your classic apple pie with this dutch caramel apple pie AKA a classic apple pie drizzled with homemade salted caramel and topped with a buttery crumb topping.
  • Cinnamon Apple Galette: All the taste of apple pie, but half the work. This Cinnamon Apple Galette is just perfect for an easy and delicious dessert!

All the taste of apple pie, but half the work. This Cinnamon Apple Galette is just perfect for an easy but delicious dessert.

  • Mixed Berry Pie: I love a berry pie all year round. This pretty bumbleberry pie is made with 4 types of berries and the flakiest pie crust you’ll ever have. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’re in heaven.
  • Mini Apple Pies with Maple Frosting: I love a hand pie. They’re cute, simple, shareable, and pack all the fun flavors of a full size apple pie into a little handheld treat. These mini apple pies are especially great with a creamy maple glaze.
  • Salted Maple Caramel Apple Pie: Okay, so clearly we have a thing for maple apple treats, but this flavor combo is to-die-for. This apple pie is filled with fresh apples and a salted maple caramel that will have everyone asking you for the recipe.

Unique Thanksgiving Pies

Sometimes you just want something fun and different for Thanksgiving. And that’s where these out of the box, unique Thanksgiving pies come in. Because pie doesn’t have to be boring! Pie can be salty-sweet, decadent, fudgy, and everything in between. I like to make at least one different pie a year to mix things up.

chocolate chip cookie pie on a plate

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie: Take all your favorite flavors of a brown butter chocolate chip cookie and pour them into a pie crust. This scrumptious chocolate chip cookies pie comes together in five minutes and packs all the gooey, chewy, chocolatey flavor of a warm chocolate chip cookie in a buttery, slightly, salty pie crust. DROOL.
  • Triple Chocolate Fudge Pie: This is the perfect dessert recipe for chocolate lovers! It’s a silky, fudgy chocolate pie that is easy to make and keeps well in the fridge!

This is not your grandmother's chess pie. A luxurious combination of brown butter, maple, and custard make this Maple Chess Pie one for the books.

  • Brown Butter Maple Chess Pie: This brown butter maple chess pie is destined to be a family heirloom recipe that you pass on for generations. It’s got a flakey, buttery pie crust. A rich, custard filling. And is flavored with real maple syrup and golden brown butter. It’s everything you’d ever want in a Thanksgiving pie recipe, and more.
  • Mocha Chocolate Tart: Wait, what’s that? Do you hear that? Oh my god, I think the chocolate tart is speaking to you. It’s saying “m… maakee… maaaake meeee for Thanksgiiiviiiing!”
  • Black Bottom Oatmeal PieIf you’re looking for a unique Thanksgiving pie, this it. Made with a thick chocolate ganache bottom and a caramelly toasted oat filling, this black bottom oatmeal pie basically tastes like a chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie
  • Salted Caramel Brownie Pie: And the Oscar for the laziest, yet tastiest pie goes to salted caramel brownie pie! This semi homemade brownie pie is made with a brownie mix, store bought pie crust, salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for a truly decadent, chocolatey treat that comes together in a pinch.

overhead shot of semi-homemade brownie pie with three scoops of ice cream

Now go whip out a can of whipped cream or a pint of vanilla ice cream and get your Thanksgiving pie eating on. Happy holidays!


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