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Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

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.

A collage of Thanksgiving pie recipes

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!

The best Apple Pie with beautiful maple leaf crust in a pie dish

#2. Pear Cranberry Pie

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!

A slice of Pear Cranberry Pie on a plate

#3. Pear Pistachio Frangipane Tart

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.

#4. Apple Tart with Almond

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!

Apple Tart with Almond Paste Filling | wildwildwhisk.com

#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.

This Pumpkin Pie with beautiful decorative crust and a cheesecake like filling will be the center piece of your Thanksgiving dinner table this year. | wildwildwhisk.com

#6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

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!

This Cookie Bomb Pie is modeled after the Baltimore Bomb Pie. It has a decadent filling using chocolate chip cookies and a buttery custard. | wildwildwhisk.com

#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.

This Chess Pie Tart is a less sweet version of the traditional chess pie. So if you have been putting off making chess pie due to the extreme sweetness, here’s your chance to enjoy one that’s much less sugary. | wildwildwhisk.com

#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!

This S’mores Bomb Pie tastes like campfire s’mores on steroid. It is an intensely decadent dessert that will blow your mind! | wildwildwhisk.com

#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.

Apple Butter Empanadas | wildwildwhisk.com

#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.

A slice of Pineapple Coconut Frangipane Tart 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.

Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars garnished with whipped cream and a pie crust maple leaf

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!


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  1. Kenneth Orloff
    November 5, 2019 /

    Chess pie! Looks and sounds just right after a big Thanksgiving meal.

  2. Wendy Bilton
    March 9, 2018 /

    I’m always on the lookout for something new to try. I saw the mini banana cream pies and this could impress. My daughters’ are always asking to try new cakes, new anything really!!

    I will let you know the reaction to these. I don’t think they will just want one of these. Could be two or three lol.

    Their ages are, by the way, 21 and 23!! Yes, they still like coming home for Mum’s cooking!! They are my biggest critics!!!

    • Trang
      March 9, 2018 /

      Hi Wendy, how wonderful that you still enjoy cooking for your children. They are very lucky! Be sure to let me know if you enjoy the pie. I really do hope you’ll like it 🙂 Thank you for visiting and checking out my recipes!

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