November brings one of the most anticipated and delicious holidays of the year, Thanksgiving! And pies are must-have Thanksgiving desserts for your Thanksgiving dinner menu. Make one of these amazing pie recipes to impress your guests this year.
I always make at least one, or two, or more pies every year for our family Thanksgiving dinner. I usually like to have at least one traditional pie like apple or pumpkin, and another slightly different flavor to keep our menu fresh and exciting.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving pie or one a little more unique, I’m certain you’ll find one here that the whole family will enjoy. Each of these pie recipes offers a little twist that makes them special, and I can promise you everyone will ask for a second helping!
#1. Apple Pie
This delicious apple pie has been making her appearance at our Thanksgiving get together for as long as I can remember. The apple pie filling is made with a variety of apples, making it the best of all worlds. And the impressive maple leaf top crust is very easy to put together, but your guests don’t need to know!
Pear is the underdog Autumn fruit. But this gorgeous pear pie can take on any apple pie you throw at it. So make room for this spectacular centerpiece at your Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s guaranteed to become the talk of the night!
This unique pear tart is unlike any other and will steal the spotlight on any occasion. The nutty and buttery pistachio frangipane encases the sweet pear slices in its amazing all-natural green color! Pretty to look at and delicious to eat. Plus, it’s extremely easy to make.
This apple tart is so simple and will delight almond lovers. It is made with a layer of homemade almond paste just below the apple layer, and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. Easy to put together yet tastes like a labor of love!
#5. Pumpkin Pie
For those of you who aren’t into traditional pumpkin pie a whole lot, this pumpkin pie has a rich and creamy cheesecake filling that will please the pickiest eater. Once you make this pumpkin pie, you’ll never go back.
Who says you can’t have cookies for Thanksgiving? This special pie is filled to the brim with homemade chocolate chip cookies in a custard filling. You can certainly opt for premade cookies to save time. Either way, this pie is the bomb!
#7. Chess Pie
Anyone finds chess pie a little too sweet? I know they are supposed to be sweet, but I prefer a moderate sweetness. So if you’re like me but you want your pie and eat it too, try this less-sweet chess pie.
#8. S’mores Pie
Are you ready for the most decadent pie ever? The classic campfire s’mores gets a makeover and turned into an indulgent S’mores pie. Chocolate lovers, s’mores lover, pie lovers unite! We have the most perfect pie for your Thanksgiving right here!
#9. Apple Hand Pie
If you like your pies to fit in the palm of your hands, these apple hand pies are for you. They’re great for work potlucks, Friendsgivings, and any holiday parties you’ll be attending this season. You can make them with apple pie filling or apple butter.
#10. Pineapple Tart
Get tropical with this pineapple tart and take a little trip to paradise at the end of your meal! This tart is made with fresh pineapple and a creamy coconut frangipane, an ultimate combination to treat your guests to a quick little tropical vacation on a plate.
Bonus: Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars
If you’re having a small party for Thanksgiving and don’t want to make a whole pumpkin pie, try these pumpkin pie shortbread bars instead. They are made with a creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling baked on top of a buttery shortbread crust. They are the perfect sweet little bites to end the meal.
If you make any of these pie recipes for Thanksgiving, please let me know! Leave a comment, send me a photo, rate them and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!