How to Make the Top 10 Essential Thanksgiving Pies

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without at least one of these pies on the table

How to Make the Top 10 Essential Thanksgiving Pies

Gentl & Hyers

There are a few classic pies that are essential to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Learn how to make the top ten.

Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet potato pie can make its way onto the dining table at any point throughout the meal. As a side dish, the sweetness balances out the rest of the savory goods around the table, and guests will love the switch from pumpkin on the dessert table. Click here to see the recipe.


Butternut Pie

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Roasted and pureed, butternut squash becomes slightly sweet and is the perfect base for an autumn dessert. Click here to see the recipe.

Pecan Pie

Taste of Home

A classic American dessert that never fails to impress, pecan pie uses pantry staples for a delicious treat. Click here to see the recipe.


Pumpkin Pie

Pillsbury

The simplest pie recipe around, pumpkin pie is a staple at the Thanksgiving table. For an extra twist, spice up standard whipped cream with a splash of bourbon. Click here for the recipe.

Apple Pie

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A lattice crust makes a classic apple pie feel so much more special. Make sure your butter is extra cold before making the pie crust, and be sure to let the dough rest for an hour in the fridge before rolling it out. Click here to see the recipe.

Pear Pie

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Fall is pear season, so stock up and make a pear pie instead of apple this Thanksgiving. Choose ripe pears, which take on a honey flavor while baking. Click here for the recipe.

Spiced Peanut Butter Caramel Pie

Susan Whetzel from Doughmesstic

The only thing you need to bake for this dessert is a graham cracker crust; the rest is whipped together and sets in the refrigerator. Click here to see the recipe.

Chocolate Cashew and Maple Pie

Melissa Clark

A variation on pecan pie, this cashew pie adds in the homey flavors of maple and chocolate as well. Click here to see the recipe.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Gentl & Hyers

Salted caramel adds a complex layer of flavor to standard apple pie. A blend of sweet and tart apples (think granny Smith and golden delicious) will deliver the filling you crave. Click here to see the recipe.

Shoofly Pie

Emeril's Shoofly Pie

Shoofly pie is a molasses-based pie, made popular by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Use prepared pie shells, and you’ll have this in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Click here to see the recipe.