One thing’s for certain this Thanksgiving dinner; there’s going to be pie. Why not astound your friends and family members with a homemade reci-pie? It’s the perfect time for fall pies, seasonally speaking. Here are some ideas for pies ranging from the traditional to the downright modern.

“My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother's Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife's Midwestern roots; the Campbell's green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.” - Douglas Conant

Apple Ginger Pear

Apple ginger pear pies for thanksgiving
Look at that crust design! Source: Food Network

This one is well known for its signature crust work. Many families have opted to create the leaf-shaped crust that really adds some personality and flair to the dessert. It’s one of the more creative pie recipes. For this recipe, you’re going to need:

  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a classic treat
For people who love pecans and deliciousness. Source: News South Food Company

Because everything tastes better with bourbon in the title. This delicious treat is somewhat more challenging to make, but so worth the effort. Some might even call it one of the best pie recipes of all time. You will need the following ingredients for the filling:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Bourbon
  • Salt
  • Pecans
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Whipped cream

Pumpkin Pie

A humble slice of pumpkin pie. Top with whip cream!
Doesn't that look simply amazing? Source: Chowhound

Here’s a Thanksgiving classic. The delicious taste of fall pumpkin flavors in its original setting: pie. Before there were spiced lattes, beers, and peanut butter, there was pie. Chances are it may be a tradition in your house. Traditional Thanksgiving pies may be simpler to make, and taste just as good. You will need:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Whipping cream
  • Crust
  • Heavy cream
  • Pumpkin filling

Mocha-Espresso Cream Pie

Mocha-Espresso cream pie for people who enjoy flavor
Sometimes words can't describe the beauty. Source: Eating Well

Just the name can make people begin to salivate. This delectable treat is perfect for dessert, and rarely becomes leftovers. Enjoy this with a post-dinner tea, coffee, or just on its own. Is this one of the best pie recipes of all time? We’d like to think so. The ingredients are as follows:

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Half-and-half
  • Espresso
  • Coffee whipped cream

Cranberry Pie

Almost like an apple fritter, but not.
Take a slice home, you know you want to. Source: Taste of Home

Another classical tradition that many families are no stranger to, cranberry pie is a dessert as old as pie itself. Labeled something as one of the customary fall pies, seasonal tastes are clearly a factor. Some families have an assortment of fruit based pies available for Thanksgiving.

The All American Apple Pie

Nothing quite beats a warm apple pie with some ice cream on the side
What could be more American? Source: Martha Stewart

What could be a more American tradition than apple pie for Thanksgiving? We dare you to find a more traditional Thanksgiving pie than this. All you need for this recipe is:

  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg

Butterscotch Mousse Pie

Never underestimate the mousse. Or a moose.
Ending on a high note. Source: Food and Wine

Here’s an amazing dessert for Thanksgiving. If you like butterscotch, mousse, and whipped cream then this one is for you. The only downside with this recipe is the long cooking time at around three hours. Otherwise the following is needed for this delicious pie:

  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Half-and-half
  • Cornstarch
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt

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