Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Browse our countless Thanksgiving pie recipes to see how to achieve the perfectly moist crust, the tastiest pumpkin filling, and Pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, and even a chocolate mud pie or sweet potato meringue pie.

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Pumpkin Pie

Want to master a classic pumpkin pie this fall? Try this recipe, which can be made with canned pumpkin purée or homemade pumpkin purée. The filling is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves and enriched with eggs, brown sugar, and evaporated milk. The crust is a Martha favorite—pâte brisée is her go-to all-butter pie pastry.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

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The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 293
Baking a pie from scratch takes a little patience, but watching your friends and family enjoy the results makes it all worthwhile.

Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 248
This recipe for Libby's famous pumpkin pie is courtesy of Libby's.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Canned pumpkin purée is quick and easy to use. Don't substitute fresh pumpkin purée in this pie; it will be too watery.

Brown-Butter Bourbon Pecan Pie

In this classic with a twist, the complex flavors of brown butter and bourbon breathe new life into sweet and nutty pecan pie. Traditionalists and modernists alike will appreciate the enhancement of familiar flavors, especially when finished off with a dollop of whipped cream.

Best Apple Pie

Rating: 3 stars 121
To ace this American tradition, we combine different varietals of apples that each have their own nuanced flavors and textures in the filling for this apple pie. The sublime result is a bold, aromatic filling bubbling inside a golden-brown double crust. This pie takes about an hour of hands on making and an hour to bake but allow time for the apples to meld with the sugar and spices before prepping the filling and making the pie—and allow plenty of time for the pie to cool before slicing and serving.

Pecan Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 443
Rich, buttery, and oh-so-simple, the classic pecan pie has earned its place as a Thanksgiving mainstay. It's also a wonderful choice to make ahead of time since it will need several hours to cool before serving. Dollop with freshly whipped and barely sweetened cream to balance out the bold sweetness of this pie. 

Pumpkin Pie Made with Roasted Fresh Pumpkin

Rating: 3.5 stars 236
While you can use either fresh roasted sugar pumpkin or canned pumpkin purée for this recipe, skip the canned pumpkin pie filling—it won’t work in this pie. You won't need it: Yield a rich custard by adding eggs, evaporated milk, and light-brown sugar to the pumpkin, along with warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Fresh whipped cream is the perfect accompaniment.

Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie

This fun, cinnamon-scented twist on apple pie can feed a crowd while wow-ing them at the same time. The same homemade pie dough forms both the base crust and the topping—the magic happens when a sweetened cinnamon-butter is spread on half of the dough and rolled up like a log and chilled. Once sliced into swirly rounds, they're shingled on top of the baking sheet of spiced apples and baked until golden brown and bubbly. You can find a step-by-step photo guide to assembling the top crust here

Pumpkin-Cheesecake Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Rating: 4 stars 164
Spicy gingersnaps stand in for the more traditional graham crackers in the crust of this Pumpkin-Cheesecake Pie, and make an excellent foil for the rich pumpkin-cream cheese filling. A border of meringue piped into leaves and bruleed with a kitchen torch takes the pie to the next level.

Double Crust Apple Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
Like a lot of filling to pastry in your apple pie? Try this fall recipe that's filled with three pounds of apples. We like to use an assortment of different varieties such as Granny Smith, Rome, Fuji, and Jonagold.

Inspiration and Ideas

40 Sensational Thanksgiving Pies and Tarts
At Thanksgiving time, dessert is just as important as a perfectly cooked turkey. Bake these American classics, old and new, for the holiday table.
Sweet Potato Pie
Rating: Unrated 315
This family recipe for sweet potato pie comes courtesy of actor Danny Glover.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Rating: 3.5 stars 392

We've made this beloved Southern dessert even more tempting by adding dark chocolate. The pie filling puffs up during baking but settles as it cools.