Thanksgiving dinner is one of the highlights of the holiday season! One of the best Thanksgiving desserts is arguably a slice of pie. Ending the Thanksgiving feast with a classic pie is one of my favorite things. The perfect pie does exist, and it can be whatever you’d like it to be! Go for the traditional Thanksgiving pies like a classic pecan pie or a pumpkin slab pie. Newer recipes seem to be coming out for a Thanksgiving menu, such as a caramel apple pie, creamy custard pie and salty honey pie. Whichever you decide on is best finished off with a dollop of whipped heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. By the way, there is nothing wrong with a store-bought pie crust, it makes things a lot easier!
Here are some recipes for the best Thanksgiving pies to put on your holiday table:
Let’s start with the classics! Pumpkin pie simply cannot be beat! And being able to make one from scratch is a skill we can all have. I would say every table must have this flavor and then the rest you can have as additions. It’s an easy pie recipe that makes the best classic pumpkin pie.
Sweet potato pie is an iconic Thanksgiving dessert. The whipped texture of this recipe makes it so much lighter and topping this with marshmallows to roast on top would make it even better! But heavy whipped cream will do, otherwise!
Pecan pie is a classic pie recipe! This pecan pie recipe is a twist on that, specifically made for chocolate lovers! The dark chocolate flavor perfectly balances out the pecans to make for a phenomenal twist on such an iconic pie.
Peanut butter lovers, this pie is for you! This pie filling is so good, you’ll want to just spoon it out on it’s own to enjoy! It’s one of the most easy recipes and makes for some of the best pies out there! Your dessert table will love this fall flavor and flaky pie crust.
We can’t forget about fruit pies! This sounds like the one of the most delicious Thanksgiving pies in the world! Both cranberries and apples are notorious for being on the Thanksgiving table in recipes, so I think it’s the best of both worlds getting them into a recipe together. The buttery homemade crust is the best part but you can always swap out for a gluten-free pie crust for any of these recipes.
I’m not sure if this is a traditional Thanksgiving pie, but it is a classic pie option that’s a crowd pleaser! Traditional pies are welcome on the Thanksgiving table and this one has a delectable buttery crust that you will be dreaming of!
How creative is this one?! It’s like a mashup of Christmas and Thanksgiving all in one! The gingersnap crumbs make this pie extra delicious!
This is a newer concept to me for pies. But I’m excited to try it out! Caramel belongs in pies and I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without baking a recipe that has that included! It’s almost like a goodbye to caramel apples in the fall and entrance to holiday desserts.
A Brown Sugar Chess Pie is more of an old-fashioned pie with a caramel flavor. It’s sweet and buttery and the perfect way to end your meal!
Not only does this sound like a fantastic new recipe to try out, but the crust is Gluten-Free! I wanted to make sure to include a recipe with a GF crust, so you could mix and match if you’d like. Although I highly recommend baking this pie because there’s nothing like it!
This post was originally published November 15th, 2022*
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