Come Thanksgiving, you can never have too many pies! Choose from easy, traditional favorites like pumpkin, apple, pecan, and sweet potato, or go for something unexpected, such as coconut-key lime, pear custard, or chocolate mousse tart.
Here it is, the ultimate recipe for the one pie that defines Thanksgiving. Solid-pack pumpkin puree is seasoned with pumpkin pie spice and whipped with eggs, brown sugar, and half-and-half to make the rich, smooth custard filling of the perfect pumpkin pie.
Yogurt and cream are sweetened with honey and thickened with gelatin to make a cool, creamy filling for a gingersnap-walnut crust. This recipe uses dried plums for the poached fruit topping, but you could also use dried pears, apricots, cherries, cranberries, or peaches.