When it comes to a Thanksgiving spread, you know what’s better than the main course and sides? The desserts, of course! And with this collection of Thanksgiving pies, you have so many options to choose from. Whether you want to bake a classic or try something new, here are the best pies to treat yourself and your loved ones to this holiday season.
1. Pumpkin pie
Sometimes, all you need is a classic pumpkin pie! We, however, recommend ditching the extra-sweet condensed milk for a more traditional spiced and whipped pumpkin filling. Pour the filling over a buttery, flaky homemade crust for a delicious treat that no one can say no to.
2. Sweet potato pie
If you want to add some Southern flair to your Thanksgiving meal, there’s no better treat than this irresistible sweet potato pie. The best part is that it’s made using easy-to-find ingredients, which you likely already have in your pantry. All you need to do to whip up this old-fashioned delight is bake some sweet potatoes, butter, eggs, milk, and sugar together and layer it on a pastry crust.
3. Apple crumble pie
The perfect fall dessert, this pie has a delicious, juicy apple filling that is paired with a flaky, buttery crust. The crumble topping is easy to make and a perfect complement to the rich filling inside. We recommend using a little cinnamon and nutmeg to bring out the flavors even more.
4. Peanut butter pie
If your loved ones can’t get enough of peanut butter, this is one dessert you have to try. This pie has a silky filling that is truly melt-in-your-mouth delicious and easy to whip up. Simply pour the filling over your favorite pie crust and top it with some whipped cream — you can sit back and watch this treat get devoured in a matter of seconds.
5. Maple pecan pie
There’s really nothing like maple syrup and brown sugar to create that rich, deep flavor that we all love. For this classic Thanksgiving dessert, you’ll need to whip up some sticky-sweet pecan filling and top it over a butter crust. To balance the flavors, we recommend sprinkling some sea salt over the filling.
6. Banana cream pie
This creamy custard pie is made from scratch and layered with freshly sliced bananas and a delicious vanilla layer on top. We recommend layering it over your favorite crust. Just be sure to top it with heaps of whipped cream before serving.
7. Coconut cream pie
The coconut cream pie is a classic, but want to know what you can do to take it to a whole new level? Ditch the sweetened stringy coconut, and use shredded coconut in its place! This pie’s got a subtle flavor that’s not too overpowering, and the filling itself has a luscious, amazing texture.
8. Chocolate pecan pie
This pie is a chocolate lover’s dream! In this version, the classic pecan pie gets an upgrade with a layer of chocolate that makes for pure holiday-season bliss. You can use dark, semi-sweet, milk, or white chocolate. We recommend using dark so it can cut through the sweetness of the pie.
9. Dutch apple pie
This pie is made with pink lady and granny smith apples that are combined with a hint of cinnamon to make a rich apple pie filling. The best part about this dessert is that it has the perfect amount of tartness. You can serve this over your favorite crust and layer it with a butter crumb topping.
10. Cranberry pear pie
Tart cranberries, juicy pears, spices, and sugar will make this fall holiday dessert a quick favorite among your dinner guests. Finish this pie with a classic braided top or even a lattice pattern, and serve it with some ice cream.