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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Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars 321
We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 stars 1495
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.

Pecan Pie

Rating: 3.73 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. 

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

Apple Pie

Rating: 3.62 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: 3.54 stars 248
This recipe for Libby's famous pumpkin pie is courtesy of Libby's.

Apple-Pie Cake

Rating: 3.25 stars 1582
A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.

Sweet Potato Pie

Rating: 3.42 stars 315
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.

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 3.1 stars 610
To concentrate the flavor of pumpkin pie, the pumpkin flesh is roasted before being pureed. Fresh whipped cream is a cool counterpoint to the filling's ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Best Apple Pie

Rating: 3.22 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.
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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.
Rustic Apple Tart
Rating: 3.7 stars
257

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