Thanksgiving Desserts

8 tasty holiday pies


Though turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving meal, many (including myself) would argue that dessert is the best part.

Cakes, chocolates, turkey shaped cookies, the amount of post-dinner sweets is endless! So where does one get started? Well thanks to fabulous tradition, we start with the gooey, flaky, delicious treat that is pie.

Whether you like to stick to the basics like classic apple or dense pumpkin, or prefer to kick things up with the likes of whiskey-spiked pecan or maple buttermilk, there truly is a Thanksgiving pie for everyone.

Read on for our eight favorites, and be sure to let us know yours below. Don't forget the whipped cream!

Maple Buttermilk Pie

This pie is a bit like flan, but with a more maply flavor and the added flakey pie crust. Full of fall flavors with a dense, creamy texture, this is sure to leave your guests pining for second slivers.

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Tipsy Chocolate Pecan Pie

This whiskey-infused pecan pie might just leave you in a pie-induced coma, but it will be well worth it. The traditional rich and nutty flavors of chocolate pecan pie are amplified with just a hint of sweet alcohol bite. A great way to keep with tradition while still adding a bit of flair.

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Prefer your pie without the booze? Try this Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe instead.

Pumpkin Pie

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie. This standard recipe can be made from either canned or fresh pumpkin, whichever you prefer. Perfect with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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Deep-Dish Wild Blueberry Pie

If you're looking for a balance between sweet and tart in your Thanksgiving dessert, this Wild Blueberry Pie is just the thing. Frozen wild blueberries work perfectly and provide a thicker texture than their fresh counterparts.

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Homemade Apple Pie

An American classic, this pie tradition dates all the way back to the 18th century. Whether you prefer yours topped with crumbs, crust, or just left plain, this Homemade Apple Pie is sure to be a hit at the Thanksgiving table.

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Rhubarb and Cherry Pie

The added rhubarb in this recipe provides an extra element to the more traditional cherry pie. Great for those with a more adventurous sweet tooth this time of year.

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Five-Spice Sweet Potato Pie

Similar to pumpkin pie in looks and consistency, Sweet Potato Pie gained its popularity through southern comfort cooking and has slowly made its way to pie fame up north. Enjoy it alone or with a dab of marshmallow on top.

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