75 Best Thanksgiving Pies

Updated: May 24, 2024

On dessert duty? These are the Thanksgiving pies you need. Sure, there are pumpkin and apple, but we've got so many more that'll please your crew.

For some, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. For others, though, it’s just not a holiday without plenty of Thanksgiving pies to slice and share.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, including classics like pumpkin, apple and pecan, as well as others that use fall flavors in a whole new way. So make sure you know how to make a flaky pie crust and have plenty of canned pumpkin stashed in your pantry. It’s time to start baking!

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Citrus Cranberry Pie

This pie proves that cranberry and orange is the holiday flavor combination to beat. These flavors come together beautifully in this lattice-topped pie. Our Test Kitchen suggests topping this treat with whipped cream that has a bit of orange zest.

Also, Easter is just around the corner, so plan on adding these seasonal Easter pies to your holiday menu.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Is it even Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? This classic version uses all the spices you expect from this treat—cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove—to create the perfect flavor. And you can make this your best-ever pie by using our Test Kitchen’s favorite canned pumpkin.
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The Best Pecan Pie

When we say the best, we mean it! This pecan pie is full of rich flavors. It’s not just toasted pecans—it’s maple syrup and bourbon, too!
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Caramel Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

I developed this recipe through the years to get it exactly where we want it. I’ve entered several pie contests with it and placed first each time—one bite and you’ll know why this pie’s a winner! —Laurel Dalzell, Manteca, California
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Chocolate Cream Pie

Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking. This old-fashioned chocolate cream pie recipe with a flaky crust was his favorite thing to make. —Mary Anderson, De Valls Bluff, Arkansas
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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potatoes are wonderfully smooth and vibrant in color—perfect for transforming them into delicious desserts. Our favorite way to use these tubers is to bake them into a classic sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving.
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Buckeye Pie

In Ohio, there’s no treat as iconic as a buckeye. For Thanksgiving, this peanut butter and chocolate candy gets transformed into a pie to share. It’s made all the more delicious by the thick layer of chocolate ganache on top.
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Cranberry Apple Sheet Pie

When you have lots of folks to serve during the holidays, opt for a sheet pan pie. This tart and sweet pie makes enough to serve 24!
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No-Crust Pumpkin Pie

Want to skip the fuss of making pie crust? Try this crustless pumpkin pie. Like a cheesecake, it’s baked in a water bath. The result is a creamy, custard-like dessert that tastes great with whipped cream.
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The Best Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving tradition in my house, and I was on a quest to create the ultimate version. This might be it!& mdash;James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Lemon Chess Pie

This bright and creamy lemon chess pie cuts beautifully and has a smooth texture. The bright and tart flavor is a great contrast to the rich Thanksgiving dinner that gets served first.
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French Silk Pie

This recipe is one of our most highly rated pies of all time! It’s no wonder since it’s light, fluffy and delightfully chocolaty. Don’t forget to top with chocolate curls!
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Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Can’t decide between two classic Thanksgiving pies? With this recipe, you don’t have to. It combines a creamy pumpkin base with a crunchy pecan topping.
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Nutella Hand Pies

Not all Thanksgiving pies need to be sliced. These mini pies are a great grab-and-go sweet treat to enjoy after a big dinner. Use Nutella or one of our Test Kitchen’s top-rated chocolate hazelnut spreads.
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Double Peanut Pie

While pecan pies are plentiful this time of year, we suggest shaking up your Thanksgiving dessert routine a bit. This recipe uses plenty of peanuts and peanut butter for a treat that tastes amazing on its own or served with a scoop of chocolate ice cream.
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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Usually I prepare two different desserts for our holiday dinner, but one of them must be pumpkin pie—otherwise, it just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving. My version calls for more eggs than most, making this pie’s custard filling especially rich. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

This pie is made with a layer of vanilla pudding and then a layer of creamy pumpkin. Together, this pie is light, fluffy and oh-so tasty.
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Spiced Butternut Squash Pie

Instead of serving baked butternut squash at dinner, incorporate this squash into dessert. It has a similar texture to sweet potato, so you can be sure it’ll make for a satisfying pie.
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Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

This pie is speedy to stir up. Use a packaged pudding mix as the base and a store-bought pie crust. In minutes, you’ve got a Thanksgiving Day (or any day) dessert to share.
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Gingersnap Crumb Pear Pie

Don’t let apples steal the show at your table. This pear pie is wonderfully autumnal, especially with its gingersnap crumble on top.
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Mom's Custard Pie

Just a single bite of this traditional custard pie takes me back to the days when Mom would fix this pie for Dad, Grandfather and me. Mom also regularly prepared pies for large gatherings. This dessert was often requested. —Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California
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Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Use a mini muffin tin to make the crust for these pint-sized pies. A brown sugar crumble is the perfect finishing touch.
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Freezer Pumpkin Pie

Need Thanksgiving desserts that won’t crowd the oven the day-of? Try this freezer pie. The filling is made from canned pumpkin, spices and ice cream. It can be made weeks in advance, too! Just take it out of the fridge 20 minutes before serving.
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Mince Pies

Don’t let the name fool you! These tiny Thanksgiving pies are made with chopped apples, apricots, raisins, citrus zest and warm spices.
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Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Sour cream helps make the filling for this lemony pie extra smooth. Take this dessert over the top by serving with fresh whipped cream.
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Apple Pie

When making apple pie for Thanksgiving, make sure you’re choosing the right apples. Go for Cortlands, Granny Smiths, Braeburn or Jonagolds.
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Autumn Surprise Pie

Thanksgiving pies like this one make you feel right at home. This recipe includes apples, pears, raisins, fall spices and a splash of rum.
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Butterscotch Pie

If you ask us, butterscotch is absolutely a fall flavor—and one you can enjoy in Thanksgiving pies. This pie’s filling is like a creamy pudding, and it’s crowned with golden peaks of meringue.
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Cranberry Pecan Pie

Chopped pecans and cranberries are the base for this pie’s filling. Use fresh or frozen berries—either works!
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Sour Cream Apple Pie

A cool, creamy version of the original, this delicious dessert is the perfect finish to a satisfying summer meal. Its crumbly topping and smooth apple filling are crowd-pleasers! Be prepared to serve seconds. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
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Fried Sweet Potato Pies

Need a grab-and-go treat for Thanksgiving? These handheld treats are perfect for snacking on in the car on the ride home or enjoying as you sit on the porch post-supper.
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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Usually I prepare two different desserts for our holiday dinner, but one of them must be pumpkin pie—otherwise, it just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving. My version calls for more eggs than most, making this pie’s custard filling especially rich. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Chai Truffle Tart

Chai is a natural fit for fall and winter desserts. This tea is filled with warming spices like cardamom, clove and cinnamon. This recipe uses a few chai tea bags to infuse plenty of that spiced flavor into the dark chocolate tart.
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Spiced Upside-Down Apple Pie

We’ve all heard of upside-down cakes, but what about upside-down pie? This dessert is made in a 9-inch pie pan and then turned over after baking to reveal the pecans.
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Possum Pie

This pie may have a funny name, but it packs some serious flavor. Possum pie is made with vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding and pecans. Who can resist that?
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Grilled Figgy Pies

After grilling turkey for supper, keep the coals hot. You can heat up these figgy pies over the grates. And, no, the filling isn’t plain ol’ figs; inside you’ll find figs, walnuts, spices, mascarpone cheese and even a splash of bourbon.
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Sour Cream Apple Pie

For this recipe, use tart apples like Granny Smiths. These types of apples play especially well with the sour cream in this recipe.
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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Usually I prepare two different desserts for our holiday dinner, but one of them must be pumpkin pie—otherwise, it just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving. My version calls for more eggs than most, making this pie’s custard filling especially rich. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Coconut Pie

Watching my mother cook from scratch, I hardly knew that anything was available “pre-made” until I’d left home. One of Mom’s best desserts is her creamy old-fashioned coconut pie. A rich slice is true comfort food. —Mary McGuire, Graham, North Carolina
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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Don’t want to fuss with a full-blown pie this Thanksgiving? That’s what this top-rated galette recipe is for! It has the flavors of apple pie but without the trouble of crimping pie crust. Instead, roll out your go-to crust and pile the apples in the center. Fold the crust over and voila! You’ve got an easy and delicious Thanksgiving dessert.
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Shaker Lemon Pie

Also known as Ohio lemon pie, this Shaker lemon pie is a Midwestern favorite. Its thrifty use of whole lemons is unique and gives the pie a lovely combination of sweet, tart and slightly bitter flavors. Lemon lovers won’t be able to stop at a single piece.
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Hubbard Squash Pie

Squash is a must at Thanksgiving. This recipe takes Hubbard squash, a lesser-known winter squash, and transforms it into a Thanksgiving pie worth sharing. It has a similar flavor to butternut squash, a common substitute for canned pumpkin.
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Maple Syrup Pie

Believe it or not, you only need four ingredients and a pie crust to make this Thanksgiving dessert.
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Homemade Pear Pie

Add pears to your fall baking repertoire. Bartlett pears hold up well when baked, adding a nice layer of texture to this Thanksgiving pie.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Rich, creamy and wonderfully spiced for the holidays, this vegan pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for every guest at your holiday table.
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Creamy Chocolate-Banana Pie

Bananas, chocolate and cream are welcome at any celebration—including Thanksgiving. Top with whipped cream and plenty of chocolate shavings or chocolate chips. You could even try peanut butter and banana whipped cream!
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Maple Cream Meringue Pie

Maple makes for some amazing Thanksgiving pies. Make sure you use the best maple syrup you can find since this recipe features this ingredient so heavily. And buy the big bottle—you’ll need a full cup to make the filling.
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Old-Time Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk is the base for this slightly tangy yet sweet pie. Make sure you’re using the real deal when you make this pie—not any buttermilk substitutes.
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Oatmeal Pie

Oatmeal pie is a wonderful old-fashioned dessert that deserves a comeback. The filling is made with oats, coconut, butter, corn syrup and vanilla. When you’re making this recipe, be sure to follow these grandma-approved pie tips.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars

These bars taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and pecan pie—yum! If you can’t find butter cake mix, yellow cake mix works. —Sue Draheim, Waterford, Wisconsin
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Mile-High Cranberry Meringue Pie

Your holiday crowd will be blown away when they see this pie with towering meringue on top. For best results, let the pie chill in the fridge for a few hours before slicing.
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Dutch Apple Pie Tartlets

These bite-sized apple pies are the perfect size for enjoying after a big dinner. Better yet: They start with premade phyllo cups so you can make a batch in a flash.
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Mock Apple Pie

Mock apple pie is a Depression-era dessert that’s still worth stirring up today. Instead of being filled with apples, it’s filled with crushed crackers, lemon juice and plenty of spices.
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Vegan Pecan Pie

Need some vegan Thanksgiving recipes for your celebration? This vegan pecan pie gives you all the great flavors of a traditional pecan pie but uses ingredients every guest can enjoy.
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Swedish Apple Pie

This old-fashioned pie is easy to put together. It has no crust; instead, all the ingredients are mixed together and baked in a pie dish. Before serving, dust with a bit of confectioners’ sugar.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Got gluten-free eaters at your Thanksgiving feast? Treat them to this dessert that’ll satisfy their sweet cravings. The crust is made with a gluten-free flour blend as well as ground almonds. You can use this crust recipe for other gluten-free pies, too.

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French Silk Pie

I first made French silk pie when I was in high school. Years later, I tinkered with the recipe until I was happy with it. Now it’s one of my husband’s favorites. —Lisa Francis, Elba, Alabama
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Cookie Butter Pie

Biscoff spread, or cookie butter, is the perfect addition to Thanksgiving pies thanks to its gingersnappy flavor. We love this recipe for the holiday season since it’s swift to assemble and doesn’t require the oven.
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Grandma’s Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Oatmeal-raisin cookies aren’t the only reason you should keep raisins in your pantry. This pie makes the most of these dried fruits and tastes so tempting when topped with a toasted meringue.
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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Bourbon, chocolate and pecans? This is a flavor trio that can’t be missed. Our recipe calls for dark chocolate chips, but feel free to use milk chocolate if you prefer that flavor.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

If you’re looking for a classic autumn dessert, try this pumpkiny cheesecake pie. It’s a winner at potlucks and on the Thanksgiving table. The gingersnap crust forms a spicy-sweet foundation.
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Vermont Maple Oatmeal Pie

This yummy pie has old-fashioned appeal but is so easy to prepare. Serve it with ice cream drizzled with maple syrup or even this bourbon whipped cream.
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World's Best Lemon Pie

Mother’s pies were always so memorable, with tender, flaky crusts. In summer the order of the day was lemon meringue! —Phyllis Kirsling, Junction City, Wisconsin
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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Usually I prepare two different desserts for our holiday dinner, but one of them must be pumpkin pie—otherwise, it just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving. My version calls for more eggs than most, making this pie’s custard filling especially rich. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Part cheesecake and part pecan pie, this is one dessert that won’t leave you with leftovers.
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Honey Pie

A hint of honey flavors this old-fashioned honey custard pie that comes together quickly with simple ingredients. This recipe does require you to blind bake the crust; that just means baking the crust on its own before adding the filling.
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Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Rice flour, tapioca flour and potato starch form the base of the crust for this pie. The filling is very similar to the filling of other apple pies: apples, spices, lemon juice and a bit of corn starch.

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Butternut Harvest Pies

This egg- and dairy-free pie is a great alternative to standard Thanksgiving pies. It’s sweetened with honey and has a wonderfully silky texture. This recipe also makes two pies—perfect for bringing to multiple gatherings.
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Fireball Pumpkin Pie

This Fireball pumpkin pie recipe takes the traditional fall dessert to a whole new level! It gets a spicy kick thanks to a splash of Fireball whiskey.
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Cranberry Walnut Pie

Here’s a wonderful dessert for Christmas or Thanksgiving. With ruby-red color and a golden lattice crust, this pie looks as good as it tastes. —Diane Everett, Dunkirk, New York
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Apple Pie

I remember coming home sullen one day because we’d lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested that maybe a slice of hot apple pie would make me feel better. She was right. —Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, Washington
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Classic Sweet Potato Pie

This recipe calls for a cast-iron skillet. This deep dish gives you more room for delicious sweet potato filling. And if you’re looking for more sweet ways to use this skillet, check out these other tasty cast-iron pan pies.
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The Best Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving tradition in my house, and I was on a quest to create the ultimate version. This might be it! – James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Easy Coconut Cream Pie

This coconut cream pie has been a favorite dessert for decades. I even made several of these pies to serve a threshing crew of 21 men! —Vera Moffitt, Oskaloosa, Kansas