Heavenly Cinnamon Pie
Let's all admit it: cinnamon is the secret star of many a fall dessert, from pumpkin pie to apple pie. It's about time that this sweet spice got its own delicious dessert, and a pie filled with silky cinnamon custard fits the bill.
Get the recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
Easy Eggnog Pie
It's never too early for eggnog. After all, if you serve this Thanksgiving pie as dessert, you're technically serving it when Thanksgiving is over, so you're seasonally in the clear. Rich, luscious egg custard mingles perfectly with subtly sweet spices, and it will keep you coming back, bite after bite.
Get the recipe from Meatloaf and Melodrama.
Cranberry Apple Pie
Think of this as the lemon zinger of Thanksgiving pies. It has all the classic elements you love from traditional apple pie, but a bit of a kick from those cranberries. The tart little fruits aren't overpowering, though, paired with a sweeter apple and a buttery crust.
Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.
Silky Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
No collection of Thanksgiving pies would be complete without pumpkin. But while we love the classic combo of pumpkin and sweet bakign spices, we think it gets a decadent upgrade with a gingersnap crust. One bite might just enough to make you agree.
Get the recipe from Fork Knife Swoon.
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is possibly the most decadent dessert in the Thanksgiving pies collection, which is why we love that this blogger added a splash of bourbon. The alcohol cooks out of the filling, but that subtly sweet bite lingers, leaving this new version more balanced than the original.
Get the recipe from A Family Feast.
Snickerdoodle Cream Cheese Apple Pie
Let's just call this pie three desserts in one: A snickerdoodle cookie base is buttery perfection at the bottom, a luscious cream cheese layer is like decadent cheesecake, and the apple and streusel topping is like a French apple pie as the cherry on top. But you can summarize it all in one word: WOW.
Get the recipe from Bunny's Warm Oven.
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
If you're one of those people who savors sweets but can't help but wonder, "Wouldn't this be even better if I added chocolate?" This pumpkin pie recipe is the one for you. The two flavors are swirled together in a delicious tango that will make your taste buds sing.
Get the recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
We all know caramel and apple go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but why is the salt so important? Those pops of salty flavor actually make the sweet, luscious caramel and tart, spiced apples taste that much sweeter by comparison. You'll love the combination.
Get the recipe from Baker By Nature.
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
Sky-high sweet meringue is the perfect topping for this traditional Southern treat. It's part crunchy, part sticky like marshmallow, making it incredibly fun to eat on top of being delicious. Kids and adults alike will come back for seconds.
Get the recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
Classic Pecan Pie
Sweet, syrupy and oh-so nutty, if there's one traditional Thanksgiving pie recipe that people love but are afraid to master, it's pecan. Don't let the Southern sweet intimidate you. You're in good hands with this blogger, who expertly walks you through the pecan pie recipe so clearly, you'll feel like you've been making them all your life.
Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.
Maple Buttermilk Custard Pie
Poor maple. We lean on it for cozy morning comfort on everything from pancakes to oatmeal, but we rarely give it a chance in dessert. Bake this Thanksgiving pie recipe one year, though, and the breakfast topping will prove to you and your whole family that it's good for so much more.
Get the recipe from Dinner, a Love Story.
Having a feast without Thanksgiving pies is like, well, having a holiday feast without the turkey.
And while turkey offers only two options for eaters, white and dark meat (and, c’mon, we all know which one is better), Thanksgiving pies offer almost endless delicious options for indulging. That’s why we tracked down eleven that sound simply divine. There are some classics in our collection, but also a couple out-of-the-box options that might make you rethink your yearly dessert spread.
Every Thanksgiving pie recipe you find in this collection screams cozy comfort that you want in those cooler fall months — you won’t find any strawberries in this list — but we’ve added some seasonal flavors that get pushed out of the spotlight by pumpkin and pecan. (That doesn’t mean you won’t find those fall favorites, though. We’ve included pumpkin pie recipes and pecan pie recipes that take the classic flavor combos and add a new spin so you find something new to love about them.)
But what we might love most about these Thanksgiving pies is that they highlight some of the season’s best flavors that we all too often ignore. Think sweet, syrupy maple, subtly spicy gingersnap and zingy cranberries. And, of course, we’ve thrown in the Southern classic sweet potato pie for good measure. If you’re hosting guests, you can be sure they’ll walk away from the dinner table with something to talk about.
And while we know you have well-worn family recipes that are a tradition on your Thanksgiving table, we’ve never met someone who would say no to an additional dessert option. So pick one of the easier ones you’ve never tried and throw it in the oven. If you end up with one too many pies, well, we’ll take the leftovers if you don’t want them.