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 or Mini Pumpkin Pies are 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!!

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

  3. Sonia Lightsey says:

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

  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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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!)

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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>>>

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. Hello Sally,
    My meme made mock cherry pie with cranberries and raisins and almond extract. It really tastes like a tart cherry pie! I can pass it on if you are interested. I think it might be a NE thing too. Love your recipes~!
    Celeste from MA

    1. Stephanie @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Celeste, We love hearing about different recipes! Feel free to email it to us at [email protected]

  15. Thank you, Sally!
    It’s quite simple and your flaky pie crust will make it all the more special for the holidays! Its 3 cups of halved cranberries (fresh) to 1.5 cups raisins that have been microwaved for a minute with 1to 2 T vanilla and 2 tsp of almond extract. At least 1 cup of sugar to 1.5 c sugar and 3 T flour. The crust is best if your pre-bake the crust for 15 minutes at 425’F. ( Pierce the crust with a fork on the sides to help prevent shrinking.) Then add cranberry mixture and lattice, or traditional top crust. Bake as for your apple pie until it bubbles on a 425′ oven till the crust starts to brown and the filling bubbles.
    If the outer edges of the crust start to get too dark a foil or pie edge cover works well. Placing a cookie sheet under is also advised as it may bubble over. Cook for 45 minutes or until the filling bubbles.
    Cool on a rack.
    The filling should thicken as it cools. My meme made this at Christmas and my mom was lucky enough to have her write this one down. My mom made it every holiday and her daughters have kept this tradition going as well. Enjoy! I found a similar recipe in an old NE cookbook as well.

  16. Carol Panepinto says:

    I will be making the pies this Thanksgiving. I am not a pie baker and the crust is intimidating to me. I will be making your pumpkin and apple pies. I’ve watched your videos, but I’m a little confused. Should I blind bake the crusts on both pies and do prick them so they don’t shrink. Thanks for the help.

    1. Hi Carol, you only need to blind bake pie crusts when the recipe calls for it. My pumpkin pie does require blind-baking, but that’s worked into the recipe instructions. Follow that recipe for details.

  17. Hi Sally!
    I have tried several of your recipes since subscribing. And have not once been disappointed. I have several that I get so many compliments on! The next one I’m going to try is The salted caramel apple pie bars. I think they will be the perfect size to have after a large Thanksgiving meal. And they sound so yummy!

  18. This is so comprehensive! Have you ever made a cranberry curd tart recipe? I’d love to try that.

    1. Thanks Anne! I don’t have a cranberry curd tart recipe. Sounds incredible!

  19. Hi Sally,
    I love collecting and experimenting with recipes. It has been a hobby of mine for many a year. I just had to tell you that I love your site; your pictures, your cooking instructions and great recipes too!!!!!
    Now I have to figure out which one to try tonight!!!
    Thanks for your great work! You are appreciated!!!


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