Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Some things aren't as easy as pie — like choosing which type to serve at Thanksgiving! So, why pick? From modern maple sweet potato to classic apple and pumpkin, these recipes are worth doubling down for.

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Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

This dark and sticky dessert doubles the decadence of pecan pie, with homemade caramel in the filling and flaky sea salt sprinkled across the top. (Don't skimp on the salt! It enhances the nutty flavor.)

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Sugar-Cranberry Pie

Sure, cranberry sauce might be traditional, but why not change things up and serve this gorgeous sweet and tart pie instead? Its peekaboo window makes this treat extra festive.

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Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie

Impress your guests with a homemade version of Patti LaBelle's famous Sweet Potato Pie. The decadent dessert features plenty of heavy cream, and is spiced with almond and vanilla extracts, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little lemon zest.

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Pumpkin Chai Lollipops

What could be more festive than a pumpkin pie on a stick? Bake these grab-and-go treats to lend instant holiday cheer to your house (their seasonal spices will waft through your kitchen for hours).

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Pumpkin Pie

Don’t mess with the classics. This traditional pumpkin pie recipe (which is easy, thanks to canned pumpkin) is an absolute showstopper.

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Apple Pie

Michael Symon uses lard to achieve a super flaky crust, and he fills his pie with tart Granny Smith apples and a touch of heavy cream and butter to thicken the mixture.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Crunchy Cranberry Topping

Tyler’s spin on classic sweet potato pie takes an Italian turn, featuring a sweet, crisp topping made with crumbled amaretto cookies, pecans and cranberries.

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds Salted Caramel Apple Pie

This sister-run bakery has cornered the market on pies in certain parts of New York City. This layered apple pie has garnered legendary status and is the stuff of holiday dreams.

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Tatin Pie

Simple ingredients shine in Chuck’s elegant spin on this French classic, with buttery puff pastry layered with Golden Delicious apples and topped with sponge toffee.

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Pecan Pie Bites

Combining the flavors of pecan pie with chocolate makes a portable and decadent truffle that's a total Thanksgiving game-changer.

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Throwdown Pumpkin Pie

Bobby Flay adds heavy cream and Grade B maple syrup to create a fluffy, rich texture and deeply flavorful filling in his holiday pie. A scraped vanilla bean adds an extra hint of sweetness.

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Black Bottom Pie

This rich pie gets its name from its chocolate-topped graham cracker crust, which is layered with a thick, boozy spiced rum custard and fresh whipped cream.

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Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Cream

The addition of gingersnap cookies gives pumpkin a little kick, and the just-ripe banana lends extra sweetness. P.S. Don't scrimp on the ginger whipped cream; it brings everything together for a double hit of gingery goodness.

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No Pan Pear Pie

Alton's easy pie dough gains unexpected texture from ground cornmeal while apple juice concentrate lends an added fruity note to complement the filling. No crimping necessary: Simply fold the dough over the balsamic-laced fruit and this pie is ready to hit the oven.

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Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a slice of perfectly spiced classic pumpkin pie.

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Maple Pecan Pie

What's better than Mom's pie? This take on pecan pie comes from Chuck's mom and is sure to have guests coming back for seconds.

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Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies

Sunny's hybrid recipe shrinks the classic pecan and pumpkin pies into single snack-sized bites. Crushed pecans are incorporated into the pie dough itself, which holds a vanilla-spiked pumpkin filling.

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Lattice Apple Sheet Pie

This double-size pie makes feeding a crowd easy: its press-in dough is more forgiving than the traditional variety, but yields an equally tender-and-flaky result. Just pipe our proprietary lattice dough through a pastry bag for the final effect –– no complicated weaving required.

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Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie will never be the same: Here, the basic filling gets kicked up with maple syrup, bourbon and a few grinds of black pepper.

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Alton's Pie Crust

This easy-assembly crust makes use of both butter and lard for the best possible results: rich, slightly salty flavor and flaky-crisp texture with a golden brown finish. You can also shape the pie dough into turnovers for a hand-held treat.

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Pecan Pie

This classic pie is especially easy because it does not require you to blind bake the crust or precook the filling. The toasty pecans in the sweet, gooey sugar filling taste extra homey when served warm. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for contrasting coolness.

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Down Home Sweet Potato Pie with Maple Syrup Meringue

Although this pie is the perfect addition to any holiday table, it’s just too good to save for only special occasions. Serve it year-round, with the homemade crust or a store-bought one. (Shh! We won’t tell.)

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Mile-High Apple Pie

This mega-sized pie isn’t just about looks — it’s packed with fall flavor, thanks to two types of apples and a hidden layer of marzipan filling.

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Pumpkin-Ginger Pie with Golden Marshmallow Topping

Torn between pecan and pumpkin pie? Have the best of both worlds with this pumpkin pie recipe that features a layer of pecan-laced streusel beneath the pumpkin filling.

Sauternes Apple Pie

A good dessert wine is delicious alongside apple pie, but it's absolutely irresistible inside the pie. Adding Sauternes to the apples makes perfect sense; chefs often add a little cider vinegar to the crust to help keep it tender. Here Sauternes does the same while adding a great flavor.

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Spiced Heirloom Pumpkin Pie

Fluffy orange flower meringue adds tang to this nicely spiced take on pumpkin pie.

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Shoofly Pie

The Pennsylvania Dutch are responsible for this gooey molasses pie, made easily from pantry ingredients to satisfy a sweet tooth anytime of the year. The deep, slightly bitter molasses flavor coupled with a sandy topping is unforgettable.

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Fried Apple Hand Pies

These pies are perfect for people who deep-fry their turkeys on Thanksgiving. Instead of wasting leftover oil, use it for dessert! These pies can be made days, weeks or even months ahead of time and just fried up after the big meal. It'll cut down on dishes too.

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Pecan Pie Pops

It's just more fun to eat food off a stick. And your guests will appreciate a bite-sized treat (as it will let them do double duty on the dessert table).

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Kelsey's Banana Caramel Cream Pie

This pie opens up like a gift: Layers of creamy custard, sliced bananas and salted caramel are all hidden beneath fresh whipped cream.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Leave it to Alton to take tradition in a new direction, with steamed sweet potatoes (not roasted) blended with yogurt (instead of cream) for a fluffy, not-too-sweet filling.

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Salted Maple Pie

Finishing the pie with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt balances out the maple custard's sweet flavor.

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Pear-Cranberry-Ginger Cutie Pies

Piquant cranberries and earthy pears make for a fabulous fall pairing, with a hint of ginger for kick. Tote these to a party and get on everyone's guest list.

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Deep Dish Cheese Pie

This recipe was inspired by a pie at Four and Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn. While it may not live up to the pie shop's version, it's pretty close. The addition of cardamom in the filling does wonders!

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New School Sweet Potato Pie

Don't be fooled by the whole-wheat vegan crust — Bobby Deen's lightened-up pie is as delicious as can be, with a creamy filling sweetened with brown sugar and molasses.

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Buttermilk Pie

This traditional custard-like pie is popular in the South and offers a sweet, simple finish to the complicated Thanksgiving meal.

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Live Apple Pie

While it may look traditional, this apple pie is anything but ordinary. Apples are dried and rehydrated, then blended with homemade applesauce to create a (nutritious) filling that's akin to baked apples.

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Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Give the classic pumpkin pie a snappy kick with Justine Simmons' buttery gingersnap crust.

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Candied Ginger Apple Pie

Candied ginger adds spicy flavor and a pop of delightfully chewy texture in the middle of tender apples and flaky pie crust.

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Apple Pie Bites

Indulging in apple pie creates a little less guilt when the pie is cute and bite-sized. These are a cinch to make, thanks to store-bought refrigerated crust.

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Upside-Down Pumpkin Pie

Bake all the ingredients of pumpkin pie filling without the crust, then top with crumbled graham crackers and whipped cream for a lighter (and easier) take on the traditional Thanksgiving dessert.

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