81 Thanksgiving Pies That’ll Have People Fighting For Seconds

updated Nov 1, 2023
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Overhead view of a slice of pecan pie being taken out of a whole pie on a white dish.
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When I think about a Thanksgiving dessert spread, my mind immediately jumps to a table speckled with pie plates. Yes, there are a near endless variety of impressive holiday desserts to choose from when planning your Thanksgiving menu, but it’s hard to imagine a classic Thanksgiving meal not ending with a slice of pie.

While for many it’d be a shame to not have the standard pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie, others just might crave a bit of chocolate at the end of the night. Whatever way you like to slice it, here are more than 80 of our best Thanksgiving pies for a perfect holiday dessert.

Pumpkin Pie

Whether it’s classic pumpkin pie you’re after, a newfangled twist, or pie-inspired bars, there’s something for every pumpkin pie lover here.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie
Four steps lead to pumpkin pie bliss. Here's how to master each to bake the perfect pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving table.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Orange-Scented Crust
Made with a buttery, flaky orange-infused crust and topped with a creamy pumpkin-spiced filling, this recipe is a vegan take on a holiday mainstay.
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Crustless Pumpkin Pie
In lieu of crust, this crustless pumpkin pie gets its crunch from chopped candied pecans.
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Easy Pumpkin Pie
A store-bought crust means this pumpkin pie is completely fuss-free.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This rich and creamy vegan pumpkin pie features an easy homemade coconut oil pie crust and silky-smooth vegan filling.
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Pumpkin Black Sesame Pie
Nutty black sesame makes this twist on a very traditional pie nothing short of a show-stopper.
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Easy 5-Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pies
Ready to bake the cutest mini pumpkin pies for your Thanksgiving table? Here's how to do it!
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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
A new favorite take on pumpkin pie made with a graham cracker crust and a heaping spoonful of fresh ginger.
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie
If you've never considered using your Instant Pot to make pie, it's well worth giving it a try.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving essential, and this gluten-free version tastes just as good as the classic — and maybe even a little better.
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Deep-Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie
Piped high with fluffy, toasted marshmallow-like topping, this deep-dish pumpkin meringue pie is just the thing to spice up your dessert table.
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Maple Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping
A hint of maple syrup in the filling lends nutty sweetness while a buttery streusel topping makes it totally irresistible.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars
With just 5 ingredients, these pumpkin pie bars are easy to make and share.
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Pumpkin Slab Pie with Ginger-Pecan Streusel Topping
The best thing about slab pie is you don't even need a fork to dig into a square!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Cheesecake meets pumpkin pie, all layered on a classic graham cracker crust.
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Apple Pie

No matter which of these crowd-pleasers you choose, don’t forget the vanilla ice cream.

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Apple Crumble Pie
The all-American classic apple pie gets crowned with an unforgettably crumbly top.
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
With three impressive layers, plus a double dose of caramel sauce, these pie bars are a fall dessert you don’t want to miss out on.
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Mini Apple Pies
Just when you thought apple pie couldn't get better, these individual miniature apple pies — baked up in muffin tins — came through to change the game.
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Apple Pie
Try this easy, foolproof recipe for when you want a warm slice of apple pie as soon as possible.
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Homemade salted caramel sauce mingles with spiced apples in this sweet-salty apple pie.
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Classic Dutch Apple Pie
A classic Dutch apple pie with a crunchy streusel topping.
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Classic Double Crust Apple Pie
Although any strong pie plate will certainly do, double crust pies like this one usually turn out better when baked in metal, preferably aluminum.
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Shortcut Apple and Pear Phyllo Pie

Should you seek a fuss-free applie pie, look to store-bought phyllo dough.

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Apple Sage Gouda Pie
This clever pie celebrates the timeless combination of fruit and cheese. Gouda lends salty, nutty flavor to the crust, which offsets the sweetness of the apples.
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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Pie
Slow cooker apple pie is everything you love about warm apple filling with a gooey, cake-like topping, and it comes together with 3 ingredients.
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Mini Apple Rose Pies
If you have been on Pinterest lately, you've probably come across the popular apple rose design. Here's an easy tutorial for making your own.
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Apple Galette

A simple-assembly galette with apples and a caramel surprise shared with us by the baking legend herself, Dorie Greenspan. Need we say more?

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Pecan Pie

If you believe Thanksgiving is not complete without pecan pie, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll never go wrong with the classic, but should you want to change things up, we have a version that ups the ante with apple brandy, one that includes a cheesecake mashup, and pie-inspired bars that Editor-in-Chief Faith swears by.

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Classic Pecan Pie
We've streamlined the process of making classic pecan pie to create this easier version that's just as delightful. The filling is rich with brown sugar and a sweet syrup, then topped with a ring of pecans and baked in a flaky, pastry crust.
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Bourbon Pecan Pie
A splash of bourbon is the star of this indulgent pecan pie from legendary chef Alexander Smalls.
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Brandy Pecan Pie
Grab some apple brandy to kick your pecan pie up a notch with this twist.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Classic pecan pie get a glow-up with your choice of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate.

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Instant Pot Bourbon Pecan Pie
Thanks to the Instant Pot's steamy pressure chamber, this pecan pie — flavored with bourbon, brown sugar, and molasses — cooks perfectly every time.
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Pecan Pie Cheesecake
This luscious, creamy cheesecake with a caramel pecan pie topping will wow any crowd, making it perfect for any holiday dessert spread.
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Maple Pecan Pie Bars
These maple pecan pie bars bring you all the flavor of pecan pie, with none of the fuss.
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Chocolate Pies

If there’s a chocolate lover at your table, you cannot go wrong with any of the decadent pies from this selection.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream
All three components of this pie — the crust, the filling, and the topping — are made in the food processor, meaning it's all prepped and assembled and ready to chill in the fridge in just 10 minutes.
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Frozen Mud Pie
With its Oreo crust, ice cream, crushed toffee, and whipped cream, frozen mud pie will instantly win you over.
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Vegan Banana & Chocolate Coconut Pie
If you love coconut and are looking for a vegan treat that delivers on flavor, this is it. But to be clear, the real star of this recipe is the incredibly flaky vegan pie crust.
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Mississippi Mud Pie
Chocolate lovers, listen up! You’ll want to dive deep into the layers of Oreo cookie crust, chocolate pudding, chewy fudge brownie, and whipped cream.
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Chocolate Cream Pie
This silky-smooth chocolate cream pie made with an Oreo crust and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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French Silk Pie
Make sure to whip up plenty of extra whipped cream for topping off this super creamy chocolate pie.
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Fudge Bottom Pie
This Midwestern icebox pie boasts a buttery, sweet-salty graham crust, puddle of fudge, silky layer of vanilla custard, all crowned with a cloud of sweetened whipped cream.
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How To Make Easy Chocolate Pie
Step-by-step guide to making an easy, yet decadent, chocolate pie.
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Chocolate Chess Pie
This soul-satisfying pie requires only the most basic ingredients and just a few minutes of your time.
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S'mores Pie
Here's everything you love about the campfire dessert in pie form.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Classic pecan pie get a glow-up with your choice of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate.

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Other Favorite Thanksgiving Pies

While pumpkin, apple, and pecan are popular favorites, we mustn’t forget about other great varieties, like sweet potato pie and creamy cheese pie.

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Cranberry Crumb Pie
A citrus-kissed cranberry filling provides tangy contrast to the sweet, buttery crumble topping in this festive pie.
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Cardamom Crème Brûlée Pie
This beautifully spiced crème brûlée pie is flavored with cardamom and vanilla and topped with a torched sugar crust.
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Peanut Butter Pie
This luscious peanut butter pie is saturated with peanut flavor and you can whip it up in less than 20 minutes.
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Shoofly Pie

This grandma-approved shoo-fly pie houses a layer of intensely sweet molasses filling on the bottom, followed by a cake-like layer, and a topping of sweet buttery crumbs.

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Banana Cream Pie
Making this pie ahead is a key component to getting it right because the chilling time is as much of an ingredient as the bananas or cream.
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Neapolitan Ice Cream Pie with Rice Krispies Crust

Ice cream is never off-limits, especially when three flavors (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry) are dolloped in layers in a playful crust made of rice krispies treats.

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Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potato pie is lighter yet creamier than its pumpkin cousin, with a heavy dose of vanilla and subtle spices. And beyond tasting better, sweet potato pie is easier to bake.
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Buttermilk Chess Pie
Here's how to make a classic buttermilk chess pie, with a crackly top crust and smooth custard-y center.
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“New School” Sweet Potato Pie
This sweet potato pie is a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving recipe. It includes a couple variations: a baked sweet potato pie recipe (with homemade crust), or a crustless custard recipe.
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Ancho Chile Sweet Potato Pie
This classic sweet potato pie gets a little heat and smoke thanks to the ancho chile. It's the perfect pie for your Thanksgiving table.
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Boston Cream Pie
With three delicious layers of sponge cake, pastry cream, and chocolate ganache, this nostalgic dessert is a stunner.
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Kentucky Bourbon and Walnut Pie
Think of this Kentucky bourbon and walnut pie as a chocolatey riff on a pecan pie.
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Orange Cream Pie
This pie is a perfect blend of the classic combination of tart citrus and creamy vanilla. It starts with a simple pie crust made from iced cornflakes, and inside, you'll find two fillings: juicy orange curd and silky vanilla custard.
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Banoffee Pie
Make no mistake — this British classic is a sweet slice, one that will make you fall back in love with toffee flavors and ripe bananas.
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Brown Sugar Swirled Boba Pie
This recipe uses cream cheese sweetened two ways to mimic the rich milky taste and swirls of brown sugar boba.
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Raspberry Pie with Streusel Topping
This pie gives you a tart, fruity raspberry filling and crumbly streusel filling, all on the flakiest pie crust.
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Lemon Chess Pie
A classic chess pie with a bright and tart lemon butter filling.
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Buttermilk Pie
Once you've nailed down the flaky crust and the sweet yet tangy filling, you can confidently and casually bake one as an anytime dessert.
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Million Dollar Pie
A retro pie that pairs a crunchy graham cracker crust with a rich, creamy filling studded with sweet pineapple, toasted pecans, and coconut.
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Custard Pie
This rich recipe is the perfect weekend baking project.
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Fateerat Tamar Wa Joz (Date-Walnut Pie)
Reem Assil's date-walnut pie is the perfect weekend baking project.
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Any-Citrus Meringue Pie
Use whatever citrus juice you like best in this fun choose-you-own-adventure dessert.
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Blood Orange Chess Pie
Chess pie is perfect for winter months when fresh fruit is slim. The creamy pie is the perfect vehicle to incorporate your favorite citrus, like blood orange.
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How to Make Easy, Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie
A step-by-step recipe for making a classic coconut cream pie.
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Tart Recipes

Want to branch out with something a little different, but still kind of in the pie family? Go ahead and try one of these tarts for dessert.

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Pear Galette
Pears gently tossed in brown sugar, warm baking spices, and lemon juice, then baked in a rustic crust until jammy and deep golden-brown.
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Free-Form Apple Tart
If you’d rather not make homemade tart dough, simply replace it with a box of frozen puff pastry or pre-made pie crust.
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Fancy No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Tart
It couldn't be easier to make this chocolate caramel tart that looks as fancy as anything you would find at a restaurant, thanks to two very clever shortcuts.
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Classic Tarte Tatin
Basic Granny Smith apples are perfect for making a tarte Tatin. They hold up well in the rather rigorous caramelization and baking process, and their tartness translates into very pure apple flavor when pitted against the rich caramel.
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How to Make a Classic Lemon Tart
A showstopping lemon tart with a buttery crust and a sunny lemon curd filling.
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Gluten-Free Pear Tart with Walnut Crust & Frangipane
Made with a rich walnutty tart crust, filled with creamy golden frangipane, and topped with tender slices of spiced poached pears, this is a guaranteed crowd pleaser that also happens to be gluten-free.
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Lemon-Yogurt Icebox Tart
It what you're after is a light and bright dessert to end you're meal, this no-bake tart is a good idea.
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Grandbaby Cakes’ Banana Tarte Tatin

Here, warming cinnamon and nutmeg heighten bananas that are tenderized in a brown sugar caramel.

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Cranberry Tart with Nut Crust
The tart is a spot-on combination for fall: the assertive nutty flavor of the crust paired with the tart berries and the maple sugar is the perfect dessert for this time of year and will take you through to Thanksgiving.
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Kumquat Tarts with Almond-Date Crust
Sweet dates and tart kumquats join forces for this stunning dessert.
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Rustic Pear and Apple Galette
This galette is basically apple pie's lazier and equally delicious dessert. The recipes calls for a mix of pears and apples, but you can use all apples if you prefer.
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Citrus-Cranberry Tart
This festive tart features a spiced speculoos cookie crust, a citrus-cranberry curd, and a sweet-tart cranberry glaze.
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