When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey may be the centerpiece of the table, but it’s dessert that can make the meal extraordinary. Here are eight scrumptious pie recipes using everything from classic ingredients like apples and cranberries to the slightly more adventurous combination of maple and bacon. (Yes, bacon for dessert!) Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings!
For our scrumptious pie recipes, we’ve included recipes that classic ingredients like apples and cranberries to the slightly more adventurous combination of maple and bacon. (Yes, bacon for dessert!) We’ve also included some desserts that are NOT pies for something different.
One of the editors’ grandmothers made this pie every Thanksgiving and it was always a hit. Add a scoop of ice cream for pie à la mode!
This icy-cold Cranberry Dream Pie is sure to be a hit at any table. Made ahead of time and waiting in the freezer, it’s like having an ace up your sleeve.
Bacon and maple in a pie? It doesn’t get much better than this!
This delicious pecan pie is sweetened naturally with maple syrup. Gran’s pie recipes are the best!
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!)
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!
A classic New England dessert, Indian Pudding is made with cornmeal, milk, and molasses. The “Indian” refers to Native American cornmeal. Despite its messy presentation, this “pudding” tastes amazing, especially topped with ice cream or whipped cream.
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 combine to create the perfect flavor and aroma for autumn.
Sweet potatoes for dessert? Yes, please! This simple-to-make sweet potato pie recipe will perfectly complement holiday dinner.
These cranberry-apple pies are sweet, yet tart. What a great combination in one pie! Single-serving pies also work really well at a holiday gathering or dinner party.
See ALL our Thanksgiving recipes—from the turkey to sides dishes to more classic desserts!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipe? Let us know in the comments!