Our Favorite Fall Pie Recipes, Including Pumpkin, Pecan, and Even a Few Savory Options
Fall is synonymous with sipping warm apple cider, trick-or-treating, and eating plenty of pie. From classic pumpkin and apple pie flavors to innovative creations like Butterscotch Pie with Pecan-Shortbread Crust and our Lemon-Cranberry Meringue Pie, which is the delicious treat you see here, there's a type of pie for every palette.
One of the most classic pie recipes is apple pie. Try our Diamond Apple Pie, which takes the top layer of pie crust to the next level with cut-out diamonds. It's eye-catching and sure to wow your crowd at any seasonal or holiday event. We also have a dairy-free, vegan apple pie recipe for anyone at your party who has special dietary needs. Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't include several pumpkin pie recipes, too. Our latest and greatest recipe is this Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Crust. If you're short on time or just want to try something different than the usual pâte brisée pie crust, store-bought phyllo dough is an easy, crispy, and delicious alternative. Another way to cut down on prep time in the kitchen is by creating a make-ahead pumpkin pie. This no-bake, deep-dish version is made with pure pumpkin purée and cream cheese, plus plenty of spices. The gingersnap-cookie crust adds a richer flavor of autumn in this classic pie flavor.
For chocolate lovers, try our white and dark chocolate Vanilla Pudding Pie recipe. The milk chocolate filling has a touch of cardamom and vanilla beans, and the chocolate wafer cookie crust is guaranteed to draw "oohs" and "ahhs." Or try top layers of thin, crispy phyllo dough with airy chocolate mousse and a dollop of homemade whipped cream in our recipe for Chocolate Mousse Pie with Phyllo Crust. Whether you stick with a classic pie flavor or try something new, these pie recipes are sure to delight all season long.
Butterscotch Pie with Pecan-Shortbread Crust
Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Crust
This pumpkin pie recipe takes the fall classic to new heights. Store-bought frozen phyllo dough takes the place of traditional pie dough and the filling is upgraded with Chinese five-spice powder—a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and peppercorns.
Lemon-Cranberry Meringue Pie
Spiced Pear Pie with Buckwheat Crumble
Nearly four pounds of pears—flavored with cinnamon, Meyer lemon zest, fresh ginger—and golden raisins fill this deep-dish pie. They're topped with, not another layer of pie crust, but an epic streusel topping made with buckwheat flour, cinnamon, cardamom, and butter.
Broccoli-and-Potato "Samosa" Pie
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
Diamond Apple Pie
Our spectacular pecan pie recipe is taken to the next level with cooked, puréed Medjool dates. There are toasted nuts in both the signature ooey-gooey filling and spiraling around the top of the pie, too.
Sweet-Potato Custard Pie
Vanilla Pudding Pie
There's no flavor combination more classic than vanilla and chocolate. Inspired by the ultimate trio, this pie recipe features a vanilla-white chocolate filling and chocolate wafer cookie crust.
Deep-Dish Pumpkin Icebox Pie
Cut down on day-of Thanksgiving prep with this make-ahead pie recipe. The pie filling gets plenty of flavor from a trio of ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves and a combination of pure pumpkin purée and cream cheese give the pie body.
Brandied Pecan Pie
It's amazing what a difference a few teaspoons of brandy can make in this pie recipe! It adds body and depth to this classic Thanksgiving dessert.
Deep-Dish Pumpkin Custard Pie
This isn't your typical pumpkin pie recipe. Our next-level version has two fillings: a satiny custard base and a souffléd pumpkin layer on top.
Citrus Chess Pie
Chicken Potpie with Brown-Butter Crust
Pear and Sour-Cherry Pie
Virginia Peanut Pie
Don't let pecans have all the pie fun! Peanuts make an equally scrumptious pie topping, especially when paired with a sticky-sweet filling made with golden syrup.
Sweet-Potato Pie with Cornmeal Crust
Two twists set this sweet potato pie recipe apart—fresh ginger in the filling and cornmeal in the crust. It's a pie flavor that simply says fall.
Vegan Apple Pie
Chocolate Mousse Pie with Phyllo Crust
Skip the homemade dough and start with store-bought phyllo for this pie. The super-flaky crust is the perfect partner for rich chocolate mousse. Don't forget the whipped cream and chocolate shavings!
Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie
Beef and Cheddar Hand Pies
Ground beef gets an elevated twist with Worcestershire, Dijon, and cheddar, enrobed in buttery puff pastry, and baked until golden in this satisfying weeknight supper. Round out the plate with roasted broccoli rabe or your favorite green vegetable.
Brown-Sugar Butternut-Squash Pie
Linzer Crumble Pie with Cranberry-Raspberry Jam
Puff-Pastry Poached-Pear Pie
The stunning puff pastry lid to this pie sits atop a filling of Bosc pears that have been poached in white wine flavored with cinnamon, star anise, and vanilla bean. This pie is next-level delicious.
Mile-High Pumpkin-Pecan Pie
Never choose between pumpkin and pecan again! Just make this crowd-pleasing hybrid dessert. It's baked in a springform pan to ensure none of the delicious filling spills over.
Brown-Sugar Buttermilk Pie
Pear Cranberry Slab Pie
Turn two seasonal fruits into a big-batch treat with this slab pie. Oats and toasted walnuts meld to create a satisfying crunch.
Like a pastry present waiting to be opened, this sweet-and-savory Moroccan pie is a bonafide show-stopper. It's typically made with chicken or pigeon, but we opted for turkey instead. The meat is cooked with ginger, saffron, turmeric, and cinnamon, then layered with sweetened almonds and herbed eggs before the whole thing is wrapped in phyllo.