Try a new kind of apple pie this year: This one contains the dried fruit, which offers deep flavor and a pleasant chew. Tart cranberries, cooked until just bursting, lend extra dimension, and the slightly crackly brown-sugar-and-oats topping complements an easy press-in crust.
Familiar pie spices -- cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh ginger -- give the pureed filling unmistakable autumnal flavor. Reroll the pastry scraps and cut out leaf shapes, baking them on their own and scattering them across the top for an effect mimicking nature's seasonal shift.
Pumpkin puree works as the go-to here, but if craving something different, try a winter squash puree. For the gluten-averse, this pie features a rich, rice-cereal crust. Blind-baking it before filling keeps it crisp.