45 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Need pie inspiration? I gathered my favorite Thanksgiving pie recipes including pumpkin pie, apple pie, sweet potato pie, coconut cream pie, and more!

collage of Thanksgiving pie images

After a week full of pie recipes, let’s admire even more PIE. ‘Tis the season, right?

First, Pie Crust

Before browsing these Thanksgiving pie recipes, make sure you have a quality pie crust recipe. Here is my #1 rated pie crust. The careful ratio of butter and shortening guarantees a buttery, flaky crust. I also have an all butter pie crust if you prefer just butter.

My Success Tips:

  1. Use COLD ingredients
  2. Plenty of liquid– the drier the dough, the more it will crack
  3. Mix by hand. A food processor often over-works dough. Trust me.

All the Extras

Now let’s get into all the Thanksgiving pie recipes.

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Pies

1) The Great Pumpkin Pie – forever my favorite
2) Pumpkin Slab Pie is perfect for a large crowd.
3) Upgrade your pumpkin pie with Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie!
4) Or with my Praline Pumpkin Pie
5) Pumpkin Pie Bars if pie crust intimidates you
6) And, of course, my favorite Sweet Potato Pie

slice of sweet potato pie with whipped cream

Apple Pies

7) Deep Dish Apple Pie is my classic apple pie with extra filling
8) If a full pie seems daunting, try this easier Salted Caramel Apple Galette.
9) Apple Crumble Pie is heavy on that crumb topping.
10) Apple Slab Pie with Maple Icing is spot-on for a big crowd.
11) The BEST apple filling award goes to Apple Cranberry Pie
12) Or throw in an upgrade and turn it into Cranberry Almond Apple Pie
13) Apple Cheddar Pie is sweet with a salty, savory, cheddar crust
14) My favorite apple pie is Salted Caramel Apple Pie
15) Apple Hand Pies mean no utensils required!
16) Want a total upgrade? Chai Spice Apple Pie

slice of chai spice apple pie on a pie server

Other Fruit Pies

17) Not into traditional Fall pies? Try my Homemade Banana Cream Pie
18) Or this Coconut Cream Pie
19) Lemon Meringue Pie is a favorite classic!
20) For something different, try my Caramel Pear Pie
21) Blueberry Crumble Pie is my favorite blueberry pie recipe!
22) For a refreshing end to your meal, serve my best Key Lime Pie
23) The best pie I made last Thanksgiving was this Cranberry Pear Crumble Pie

slice of cranberry pear crumble pie on a white plate

Seriously Nutty Pies

24) Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie always draws a crowd!
25) My favorite Pecan Pie is a classic recipe with a little cinnamon for extra flavor.
26) Or try my adorable Salted Pecan Pie Tarts!
27) Looking pecan pie without corn syrup? Maple Pecan Pie.
28) Brown Butter Pecan Pie Bars if you don’t want to mess with pie crust.

No Fruit Pies

29) French Silk Pie is my best yet. Smooth as silk!
30) Gluten free? Try this Chocolate Coconut Almond Tart.
31) Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie for the ultimate chocolate/peanut butter fix.
32) Snickers Caramel Tart. As if you need convincing.
33) No pie crust alert! Here’s Brookie Pie.
34) Nutella Tart with Toasted Hazelnut Crust. Enough said!!

Nutella tart

If Pie Crust Freaks You Out

And to finish up all these Thanksgiving pie recipes, here’s a list of recipes that do not use traditional pie crust.

35) Sky High Chocolate Mousse Pie. Two words: OREO CRUST.
36) Easy to make, serve, transport, & freeze: Cranberry Crumble Pie Bars
37) Banoffee Pie = dulce de leche, bananas, & whipped cream. 🙂
38) Refreshing and easy! Creamy Lemon Pie
39) Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are complete with a shortbread crust.
40) Also works as an appetizer: Quick & Easy Honey Pear Tart
41) Easy Apple Turnovers are made with store-bought puff pastry.
42) Cherry Pastry Pies also use store-bought puff pastry. Frozen cherries work, too!
43) Skip the crust, but keep all the fall flavor with Cinnamon Apple Pear Crisp
44) This Chocolate Pudding Pie uses graham cracker crust!
45) Bourbon Cherry Crisp is perfect with frozen sweet cherries.

bourbon cherry crisp with ice cream on top

Q: Which pie are you making this holiday season?


  1. Charlotte Moore says:

    WOW!! I think you have everyone covered in the pie area. HA!!

    1. I hope so! 😉

  2. Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Pumpkin and Pecan pies. Those will be on my dessert table.

    1. Two classics! Happy baking, Susan 🙂

  3. Sonia Lightsey says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these pies!

    1. YAY! Happy baking 🙂

  4. I just want to try every single one of these! I’m going to try your new cranberry crumble pie bars next weekend, then either your sky high chocolate mousse pie or your spice cake for Thanksgiving day! You’re recipes have become an important part of all our family holidays and birthdays 🙂

    1. I absolutely love reading this, Rebecca! Thank you for baking and trusting my recipes 🙂

  5. Any advice on storing/freezing pies prior to use?

    1. Hi Annie, Almost every single one of my recipes has “make ahead tips” in the recipe notes with freezing instructions. I hope you find them helpful!

  6. Yum,
    I’m 100% sure that I’m going to make the pumpkin pie one that look ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, DELIGHTFUL.
    I’m so excited to me this.

    1. I hope you love it, Zoe!


  7. I’ve already had requests for your chocolate chip cookies so those are going to be made, as well as the new cranberry bars and your pumpkin pie (store bought crust though… still just can’t do it!)

    1. Sounds like a delicious menu!! Happy baking, Allison 🙂

  8. Thanks again for all your wonderful recipes. I cant decide what I want to bake first!!!!

    1. You are so welcome, Tammy!

  9. I’m definitely making your Praline Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving this year. That topping sounds awesome and is calling out to me. Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

    1. That’s the perfect pie for Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to your family, too!

  10. I love how you show TONS of pictures for every recipe! And you give great tips on how to make every recipe. The pies look great and the only addition I will make to the pumpkin pie will be the addition of a small amount of molasses. It’s a traditional addition to pumpkin pie with my family in New England

    Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you so much, Karen! The addition of molasses sounds delicious 🙂

  11. What pie is pictured above in the white dish with ice cream on top and cherries on the table? I can’t find that one>>>

  12. Hi! Is there a pie you suggest for a beginner baker?

    1. Hi Preeti! Absolutely- I suggest a slab pie or galette for a beginning baker. Here are 2 of my favorite recipes: pumpkin slab pie and apple galette.

  13. You have just made my job easier! I have NEVER made anything from your site that hasn’t been absolutely fab! And I bake often! Thanks so much!

    1. You’re so welcome Laura!

  14. Sonia Lightsey says:

    Hi Sally, I am not hosting this year so I am kind of limited to what I can bring. Out of the list I will be making your favorite cranberry sauce, the soft dinner rolls and finally the pecan praline pumpkin pie (I doing the November challenge). To my HUGE regret, I am gluten intolerant and never get to eat your creations but I get a kick out of making them and hearing people say oooohh and aaaaagh!

  15. These all look DELICIOUS! All your recipes that I’ve made so far have been nothing short of amazing, so I’m sure these will be too!

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