When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie to pick? Here are some of our favorite pie recipes made with seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apple, pecans, sweet potato, cranberry, and more. Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings and a seasonal pound cake!
For those who love a crumb topping, we offer an apple pie that looks as good as it tastes with a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and apples. These ingredients are impeccably combined to create the perfect flavor and aroma for autumn.
This icy-cold Cranberry Dream Pie is sure to be a favorite at any table. Made ahead of time and waiting in the freezer, it’s like having an ace up your sleeve (and is one less thing to think about on the big day itself).
Here’s an interesting one. If you decide that a few helpings of mashed potatoes just aren’t enough potatoes for you on Thanksgiving, try this potato pie for dessert! (Don’t worry—it’s sweet, not savory!)
We can’t leave off the classic pumpkin pie. This recipe won a blue ribbon at the Goshen (Connecticut) Fair. The pumpkin pie is nice and firm, not too custardy. It’s a basic pie recipe, but the crust turns out very well. After all, appearance and taste count most at the fair!
This pudding is like pumpkin pie, but with a firmer, denser texture. Skip making the crust and try this twist on the classic pumpkin pie. All you have to do once it’s done cooking is top it with whipped cream and serve! (Kids love this recipe, too!)
A classic New England dessert, Indian Pudding is made with cornmeal, milk, and molasses. The “Indian” refers to cornmeal, which was introduced to European colonists by Native Americans and sometimes called “indian flour.” Despite its messy presentation, this “pudding” tastes amazing, especially topped with ice cream or whipped cream.