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.

Staff Picks

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars
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We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 stars
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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 Cake

Rating: 3.25 stars
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A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.

Double Crust Apple Pie

Rating: 3.45 stars
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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.

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

Ruffled Pumpkin Milk Pie

This ode to a classic Greek galatopita, or milk pie, will knock the socks off your friends who order pumpkin-spice everything. It's also the ideal project to start with if you're new to baking with phyllo: you simply brush sheets of it with clarified butter, scrunch them into accordion-like shapes, and arrange them in a spiral in the pan. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.49, amazon.com).

Apple Pie

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Baking a pie from scratch takes a little patience, but watching your friends and family enjoy the results makes it all worthwhile.

Rustic Apple Tart

Rating: 3.7 stars
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The store-bought puff pastry crust makes prep time shorter and still produces a quality tart.

Pecan Pie

Rating: 3.73 stars
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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. 

Apple Crumble Pie

Rating: 3.4 stars
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Tart apples, sweet raisins, and a crumb topping make for a blue-ribbon dessert. Pack the apples in tightly to minimize gaps between filling and crust once the pie is baked.

Sweet Potato Pie

Rating: 3.42 stars
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This family recipe for sweet potato pie comes courtesy of actor Danny Glover.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

40 Sensational Thanksgiving Pies and Tarts
At Thanksgiving time, dessert is just as important as the turkey perfectly cooked with the help of our downloadable, no-fail guide. Bake these American classics, old and new, for the holiday table.

Apple Pecan Pie

This mash-up recipe combines two holiday dessert favorites: apple pie and pecan pie. Delicious on its own, this pie also pairs well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.