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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
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Apple-Bourbon Potpies

Rating: 2.92 stars
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You can substitute whiskey, rum, or rye for the bourbon. If you cannot find all-butter puff pastry, you can use other types of puff pastry and bake at 400 degrees. The apple filling can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator; bring to room temperature before using.

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.

Best Apple Pie

Rating: 3.22 stars
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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 the turkey perfectly cooked with the help of our downloadable, no-fail guide. Bake these American classics, old and new, for the holiday table.
14 of Our Easiest Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Streamline your holiday preparations with fall flavors that'll top off that moist and tender bird made with the help of our downloadable turkey guide. From pumpkin cheesecake to a rustic apple tart, these sweets, which are bursting with fall flavors, are surprisingly simple to perfect.

Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Crust

Try this deep-dish pumpkin pie when you need to please both traditional and modern palates at the Thanksgiving table. Adding Chinese five-spice powder to the filling may seem unorthodox, but two of its components (cinnamon and clove) can already be found in standard pumpkin-pie spice. The dramatic crust is delightfully easy to create—just brush butter onto sheets of store-bought phyllo and layer them at different angles in the pan. Finish with freshly whipped cream, and you'll have one mighty fine, crowd-pleasing dessert.