Break with Tradition: 6 Unconventional Thanksgiving Pies

Break with Tradition: 6 Unconventional Thanksgiving Pies

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Emma Christensen
Nov 16, 2009
Feel like shaking things up this year? Here are six decidedly non-traditional pies that would nonetheless look perfectly at home on your Thanksgiving table! 1. Cranberry Tart from The Kitchn - Cranberries are great for more than just sauce! This tart is a nice alternative for those of us who don't like super-sweet desserts. 2. Grape Pie from Martha Stewart - Think of blueberry pie, except with juicy sweet-tart grapes instead. This pie is especially fantastic made with Concord grapes and other local varieties. 3. Buttermilk Pie from Food & Wine - You have got to try this traditional Southern pie at least once. Once baked, the buttermilk turns custardy and sweet with just a hint of tang. It's like crème brulée's grown up cousin! 4. Shoofly Pie from A Splendid Table - Rich with molasses and sweetened with a good dose of brown sugar, a slice of this pie will satisfy any lingering dessert cravings after your holiday meal! 5. Chocolate S'more Pie from Epicurious - You don't tend to see a lot of chocolate in traditional Thanksgiving desserts, and we've never understood why! Toasted marshmallow fluff over chocolate cream with a graham cracker crust will do the job nicely. 6. Pear-Butterscotch Pie from Epicurious - Pears cooked in brown sugar until it melts into a butterscotch sauce all inside a flaky crust? Oh, very yum! Do you have a non-traditional pie that you like to serve at Thanksgiving? Related: Creamy Decadence: Eight Ice Creams Perfect for Fall (Image: Romulo Yanes/Epicurious)
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