30 Days of Pies: Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan, and Savory Too!
Brandied Pecan Pie
It's amazing what a difference a few teaspoons of brandy can make! It adds body and depth to this classic Thanksgiving dessert.
Deep-Dish Pumpkin Custard Pie
Not your grandma's pumpkin pie! This next-level version has two fillings: a satiny custard base and a souffled pumpkin layer on top.
Citrus Chess Pie
This stunning dessert is a cross between lemon bars and pie. Cara Cara orange zest and juice in addition to the traditional lemon gives the filling extra oomph.
Pear and Sour-Cherry Pie
Yes, you can make a cherry pie in the fall! Pair frozen sour cherries with sweet Bartlett pears, vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon for an irresistible filling.
Virginia Peanut Pie
Don't let pecans have all the pie fun! Peanuts make an equally scrumptious topping, especially when paired with a sticky-sweet filling made with golden syrup.
Bird's-Nest Pudding Pie
Inspired by the alluring birds'-nest pudding in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Farmer Boy," this pie combines baked apples (stuffed with cranberries!) and cake batter in the filling.
Sweet-Potato Pie with Cornmeal Crust
Two twists set this sweet potato pie apart -- fresh ginger in the filling and cornmeal in the crust.
Chicken Potpie with Brown-Butter Crust
Take this classic dish to new heights by adding brown butter to the crust and stirring mushrooms and butternut squash into the otherwise textbook filling.
Vegan Apple Pie
You won't miss the butter in this vegan piecrust -- safflower oil gives it just the right amount of richness. Finish with a simple cinnamon-apple filling.
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
A cinnamon-swirl top crust turns a big-batch apple pie into a true once-a-year treat. And while it might seem time-consuming, it's actually a breeze to make -- all you have to do is roll and slice.
Upside-Down Lemon Meringue Pie
Crunchy, creamy, dreamy -- that's our update on the vintage lemon-curd-and-cream dessert known as “angel pie.” It skips the traditional pate brisee and calls for an ethereal meringue crust.
Beef and Cheddar Hand Pies
Ground beef is amped up 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
Pumpkin is so last year! Try using roasted butternut squash as your pie filling instead. Bonus points if you add a fancy fishtail-braided edge and decorate the top with cutouts.
Linzer Crumble Pie with Cranberry-Raspberry Jam
You rarely see cranberries and raspberries together, but they make a super delicious pairing. The best part of this dessert? The impressive-looking crust couldn't be easier -- you press in the bottom and crumble dough in a lattice pattern over the top.
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. Yes, this pie is a 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.
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.
Chocolate Black-Bottom Pie
Two types of chocolate go into this decadent dessert -- chocolate wafers form the press-in crust, and semisweet chocolate is added to the rum-spiked filling and swirled into the whipped cream topping.
Spiced Custard Mini Pies
Instead of a more traditional pie, try these bite-size treats just right for nibbling. They're filled with a creamy custard spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
Quince Slab Pie
Give this underrated fruit a chance! Here, quinces are poached in a mixture of Sauternes, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla until tender and fragrant.
Pumpkin Icebox Pie
This reicpe calls for only 20 minutes of baking -- for the press-in graham-cracker crust. The rest of the magic happens in the fridge -- that's where the silky pumpkin filling sets. Finish with whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg.
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.
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies
Frozen blueberries and rich cream cheese nestled in little pockets of pie dough -- unbeatable!
Not familiar with this homey dessert? It hails from the Pennsylvania Dutch and pairs a buttery crust with a custardy molasses filling and sugary crumb topping.
Sweet-Potato Shepherd's Pie
Cremini mushrooms, beer, and Dijon mustard add depth of flavor to the ground beef filling for this seasonal take on the meat-and-potato casserole.
Pioneer Vinegar Pie
Embrace apple-pie flavors without using actual apples by baking with cider vinegar. It yields a surprisingly complex, deeply flavored pie -- those pioneers knew what they were doing!
Coconut-Key Lime Pie
Coconut does double duty in this recipe -- coconut milk amps up the lime filling, and toasted coconut adorns the finished pie.
Brown-Sugar Buttermilk Pie
This easy-to-make pie features a rich, tangy custard filling made with buttermilk and warming spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.
Make pie the main course by stuffing with a savory blend of bacon, ground pork, and aromatic vegetables. Serve warm or chilled with spicy mustard and bracing cornichons to cut the richness.