85 Amazing Pie Recipes You'll Want Second Slices of This Holiday Season

No matter the occasion, pie is always appropriate, and you'll be getting loads of recipe requests with one of these amazing pie recipes filled with flavor. There's a pie out there to please all taste buds, from easy no-bake icebox pies to fruit crumble pies to spice-filled pumpkin pies.

Nothing says it's time to celebrate like a rich chocolate pie or a creamy peanut butter pie. And when the holidays arrive, the best way to show thanks is by slicing up a flavorful pecan pie or a classic apple pie to share. These easy pie recipes are perfect for Thanksgiving desserts, to give as holiday gifts and to enjoy throughout the year whenever the mood strikes.

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Our 85 Best Pie Recipes

Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

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Get ready to taste the best slice of American dessert you'll ever have with this timeless favorite!

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Banana-Coconut Pie

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Photo by: Andrew McCaul

You only need six ingredients to make this easy, creamy Banana-Coconut Pie.

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Rich and Creamy French Silk Chocolate Pie

<p>Ben Rayl</p>

Ben Rayl

This French Silk Chocolate Pie is so rich and creamy. If you like a more dense chocolate pie, leave out the whipped cream. If you love a divinely light and fluffy pie, follow the recipe as is—it really is delicious.

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Sheila's Apple Pie

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Photo by: Steven Mark Needham

There's nothing like America's favorite, and this recipe gives you the classic to keep forever. Lemon juice heightens the flavor of the apples.

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Peach Pie

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If your peaches are starting to brown, slice them up for the filling of this flaky summer pie.

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumble Pie

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Photo by: Quentin Bacon

This fruit crumble pie is pretty classic, but you can replace the strawberries with blackberries, apples, peaches, or nectarines; the tart rhubarb goes well with all of those sweet fruits.

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No-Bake Peach-Mango Pie

<p>Callie Blount</p>

Callie Blount

This shortcut pie uses fruit snack cups instead of fresh fruit, but other flavors will work in this pie, from Jocelyn Ruggiero, a food writer and blogger at Foodie Fatale.

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Ireland's Famous Roscommon Rhubarb Pie

<p>Darina Allen</p>

Darina Allen

This comforting pudding called Roscommon Rhubarb Tart is a traditional Irish recipe. It is a perfect example of how recipes originally cooked over an open fire can be adapted to produce the most delicious results today.

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Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

<p>Ben Rayl</p>

Ben Rayl

This Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie has bittersweet chocolate in the bottom custard layer to contrast with the banana flavor. The graham cracker crust provides a perfectly sweet crunchy base, and the vanilla cream on the top layer is what makes banana cream pie what it is.

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Suzanne Loving's Coconut Custard Pie

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Courtesy Of: The Loving Pie Company; Kyle Dreier/Styling by Callie Blount

Chef Suzanne Loving's Coconut Custard Pie is a favorite at the Loving Pie Company in Nashville. It's a delicious homage to her past. "I grew up in a family of coconut lovers and my love for coconut was cultivated by both my grandmothers," says Loving. One made "an absolutely stunning" coconut cake, while the other was famous for her coconut meringue pie. Loving's creation combines elements of both.

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Double Two-Apple Pie

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Photo Courtesy of Flour Bakery + Cafe

This recipe is from Flour Bakery + Cafe in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Macerating the apples before baking them softens them enough that you can really pile apples into the crust. This technique means you get a pie with apples all the way up to the baked top crust, instead of a lofty crust with a huge air pocket between it and the fruit.

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The World's Easiest Key Lime Pie

<p>Ben Rayl</p>

Ben Rayl

This Key lime pie is so simple to make, it's ridiculous. It's the perfect summer dessert—it has just a few ingredients, and is so rich and creamy and perfectly sweet and tart at the same time.

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Amy Adams' Favorite Healthy Pumpkin Pie

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A healthful way to enjoy the holidays, this pumpkin pie is Amy Adams' guilt-free favorite.

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Coconut Pie

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Coconut fans will find this creamy pie a dream to make and even more so to eat.

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Cherry Crumb Pie

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Photo by: Andrew McCaul

As the weather cools down, warm up with a freshly-baked Cherry Crumb Pie.

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Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie

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Photo by: Gourmet

Unlike fresh cranberries, which can be tart, dried cranberries provide an extra layer of sweetness to the classic apple pie. Try it with a double crust as an alternative.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Pie

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Photo by: Johnny Miller

Farmers in the Northwest found that the hearty hazelnut mixed well with other ingredients, like chocolate or maple. Chocolate-Hazelnut Pie is one delicious outcome of that discovery.

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Low-Sugar Apple Pie

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Pair this low-sugar apple pie filling with your favorite diabetic-friendly pie crust.

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Brown Butter Pecan Pie

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Photo by: Kristin Teig

Try this Brown Butter Pecan Pie recipe from Oleana Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a twist on the classic holiday dessert.

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Raw "Apple Pi" for Pi Day

<p>Tasha Edwards</p>

Tasha Edwards

Pi Day is a day to celebrate mathematics with pie. Make a Raw Apple Pie in honor of the scholarly celebration.

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4-Flavor Slab Pecan Pie

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Mark Boughton Photography/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Pecan pie may be America's second favorite pie to enjoy on Thanksgiving (pumpkin pie takes first place), but why stop at one kind of pie when you can make four? Add variety to your Thanksgiving table with this 4-Flavor Slab Pecan Pie.

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Kathleen's Key Lime Pie

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Courtesy of Kathleen Beebout

This recipe took first place in the Key Lime Pie category of PARADE's All-American Pie-Off. Here's what Janet K. Keeler, Pie-Off judge and food editor of Florida's St. Petersburg Times, had to say about the winning pie: "In Florida, we take our key lime pie seriously, after all, it is the state pie. Kathleen’s Key Lime Pie made our mouths sit up and take notice."

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Fresh Fig Pie

<p>Kathy Hester</p>

Kathy Hester

Celebrate the arrival of fall with Nancie McDermott's Fresh Fig Pie. Nancie says, "Fresh figs and a pie crust are about all you need for this satisfying pie. I think combinations of fruit would be wonderful. If you come up with one, let me know. I’m thinking figs and peaches; or pears; or apples; or bananas."

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Rosy Sour Cherry Pie

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If you opt to use frozen or canned sour cherries for this Sour Cherry Pie, buy those labeled for pie filling. They are available all year long.

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Individual Lemon Meringue Pies

<p>Martin Poole</p>

Martin Poole

Paul Hollywood took a classic British dish and made it on a smaller scale, so you can eat Lemon Meringue Pie for tea or as a dessert. You will have more filling than you need—keep the rest in the fridge in a sealed jar.

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No-Bake Triple Chocolate Pie

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There's no shortage of chocolate in this no-bake pie; triple threat ingredients include Cocoa Puffs, chocolate pudding and hot fudge.

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Sheila Lukins' Pumpkin Pie

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It isn't fall without pumpkin pie! Fresh pumpkin or squash puree is always delicious but not nearly as handy as canned pumpkin.

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Fudge Pie

<p>Krista Marshall</p>

Krista Marshall

This decadent Fudge Pie is best described as what would happen if brownies, a hot fudge sundae and a chocolate cream pie all got together and had a baby. If you have chocoholics coming to dinner, this is the dessert to make!

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Sweet Potato Slab Pie

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Mark Boughton Photographs / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Bigger is better with this crowd-worthy dessert from Melissa Sperka of Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen.

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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

<p>Dan Dry</p>

Dan Dry

Go straight to the source for your Kentucky Derby party: make this pie from Churchill Downs Executive Chef David Danielson. Pecan pie is an iconic Southern dessert emblematic of a region that is blessed with a wealth of pecan trees. The combination of earthy pecans, deep chocolate, and piquant bourbon is a Southern classic.

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Sweet Potato Pie

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Photo Courtesy of Community Servings

This classic Sweet Potato Pie recipe is one you can't leave off your Thanksgiving table.

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Vivian Howard's Pecan Chewy Pie

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Kyle Dreier/Styling by Callie Blount

Vivian Howard, star of A Chef's Life on PBS, shares this recipe, inspired by her mother, in her new cookbook, Deep Run Roots. This dessert combines the best of two worlds in a pie with a cookie-like crust. The best part? This makes enough for two pies—one to serve on Thanksgiving and another to save for later.

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Jack Daniel's Pumpkin Pie with Oat Streusel and Maple Whiskey Whipped Cream

<p>Ben Rayl</p>

Ben Rayl

There are so many different flavors in this pie and they all blend together absolutely perfectly. The streusel topping adds fantastic texture and just the right touch of sweetness. The whipped cream is so soft and luscious. If you haven't found the perfect recipe for this holiday dessert staple, you can stop looking now because this is the one.

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3-Ingredient No-Bake Hershey's Pie

<p>Table for Seven</p>

Table for Seven

This pie is a no-bake dessert filled with chocolate delight and you need just three ingredients to make it. It's quick, delicious, and a great way to satisfy your chocolate craving without turning on your oven.

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Mile-High Peanut Butter Pie

<p>Debbi Bracker</p>

Debbi Bracker

This recipe won a finalist spot in Pillsbury's 44th annual Bake-Off competition's 'Sweet Treat' category. It's not surprising, when you consider the fluffy peanut butter cream topping paired with a peanut butter chip-studded chocolate pie.

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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Photo by: Steven Mark Needham

When forming the peaks on this lemon meringue pie, use the back of a spoon to make some spectacular swirls.

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The Best Golden Girls-Inspired Cheesecake Pie

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Photographs copyright © 2019 by Andrew Thomas Lee

The next time you want to say, "thank you for being a friend," say it with this Golden Girls-inspired cheesecake pie from The New Pie by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin. Fans of the '80s series recall that the friends often gathered around a cheesecake while they shared the ups and downs of their golden years.

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Easy Berry Pie

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Photo by Alison Ashton

This Star-Spangled Berry Pie is easy to throw together to celebrate Flag Day or your upcoming July Fourth plans. We call for 1–2 packages of refrigerated pie crust—how much you'll need depends on how lavishly you want to cover the top with stars. We used 1½ packages to create this decoration.

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Related: Best 4th of July Pies

Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie

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Photo by: Ben Fink Photography

This Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie is a signature recipe from Michele's Pies in Norwalk, Connecticut, and was the shop's first National Pie Championships winner. To really blow your guests away, serve this pie warm with a drizzle of bourbon sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Miso-Butterscotch Pie

<p>Photo by Charlotte Dawes</p>

Photo by Charlotte Dawes

This pie might look like an unassuming addition to your holiday dessert lineup, but miso in the filling lends it off-the-charts salty-sweet appeal that will have guests coming back for seconds. The recipe is from Leslie Mialma, pastry chef at Winsome in Los Angeles' trendy Echo Park neighborhood, who has won fans with creative offerings like this.

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pie

<p>Danielle Atkins / Styling by Teresa Blackburn</p>

Danielle Atkins / Styling by Teresa Blackburn

With a chocolate cookie crust and a sweet strawberry filling, this no-bake dessert is a cool and creamy twist on the classic chocolate-covered treat. Make it now to enjoy this weekend—it'll keep in the freezer for up to three days.

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Cherry-Kissed Chocolate Walnut Pie

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This recipe took first place in the Chocolate Walnut Pie category of PARADE's All-American Pie-Off. Sharon Thompson, Pie-Off judge and veteran food writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, described this pie as having a "rich chocolate flavor" with "a creamy consistency" and "just enough nuts." The cherry juice addition to the chocolate walnut filling added a unique spin on the traditional pie.

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Skillet Apple Pie

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Photo: Edmund Barr; Styling: Celeste Shaw

Fall is the time for apple desserts, like this super-easy Skillet Apple Pie.

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No-Bake Lemon Cream Pie

<p>Photo by: Rita Maas</p>

Photo by: Rita Maas

A cool, lemony dessert is the perfect finish to a hot summer day. Bonus: No oven necessary! This No-Bake Lemon Cream Pie would make a tasty 4th of July dessert, or a refreshing way to top off a summer barbecue.

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Graham Cracker Dutch Apple Pie

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This a Dutch Apple Pie with a graham cracker crust is so easy to prepare.

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Lazarus Lynch's 'Bama Mud Pie Mousse

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Photo by: Anisha Sisodia

"I cannot get enough of this pie. I first debuted this recipe on Food Network’s The Kitchen. It was a hit," says Lazarus Lynch of this chocolate pie from his new cookbook, Son of a Southern Chef.

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Pear Pie

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Sweet and delicate, the flavor of Anjou pears is marvelous in this pie. Anjous are the great cooking pears, and a hint of fresh orange juice complements the fruit.

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Lemon Icebox Pie

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Photo by: Peter Frank Edwards

"This old-fashioned dessert is perfect when Meyer lemons are in season, but it's fine to use regular lemons instead. This is a pie you can make in advance and freeze until you're ready to serve it," says John Besh of this pie from in his My Family Table cookbook.

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Water Pie (Great Depression Pie)

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Moore or Less Cooking

Great Depression Water Pie or Depression Era Pie is a wonderful dessert that calls for a few pantry ingredients. All you need is hot water, vanilla, sugar, butter, flour and a deep-dish pie crust. The hot water pie crust literally couldn't be easier to make and it turns out super buttery and delicious.

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Kentucky Chocolate-Nut Pie

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Photo by: Johnny Miller

Though not exactly the same as Derby-Pie, whose name has been trademarked, this Chocolate-Nut Pie is traditionally eaten around the time of the Kentucky Derby.

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Guilt-Free Sweet Potato Pie

<p>Pam Beth</p>

Pam Beth

Every holiday, someone always makes their wonderful recipe for sweet potato pie. The problem is most recipes could have over 400 calories for a small slice—and about 20 grams of fat. No one will know this version is lower in calories and lower in fat.

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Easy Key Lime Pie

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Almonds add nutty flavor and texture to the graham cracker crust in this easy Key Lime Pie.

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Blushing Peach Pie

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The most effective way to peel ripe peaches for this pie is to drop them into boiling water for 30 seconds, then into ice water. Then slip off the skins and proceed with the recipe.

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Blueberry Maple Pie with a Flakey Cinnamon-Butter Crust

<p>Warren Brown</p>

Warren Brown

This Blueberry Maple Pie comes from Warren Brown’s cookbook, Pie Love. Inspired by how his sister sweetened her blueberry pies with maple syrup, he created his own recipe with a flaky, buttery crust.

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Peach-Blackberry Pie

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This Peach-Blackberry Pie is a beautiful pie for summer celebrations. Brush the bottom pie crust with an egg wash to keep the fruit from making the pie soggy as it bakes.

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Blueberry Lemon Crunch Pie

<p>Danielle Atkins / Styling by Teresa Blackburn</p>

Danielle Atkins / Styling by Teresa Blackburn

When it's too hot to even think about turning on the oven, no-bake desserts are the way to go. With a winning combo of blueberries and lemon in the filling and a crunchy granola crust, this creamy icebox pie is just the thing to stash in the freezer for an anytime dessert.

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Related: Best Spring Pie Recipes

Olallieberry Pie

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Photo by: Johnny Miller

The “olallie” (a young-berry-loganberry cross) was developed at Oregon State University in 1949; not long after, it was put in a pie. This red, knobby fruit, grown on the California coast, delivers a not-too-tart, not-too-sweet flavor.

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Jamie Deen's Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

<p>John Kernick</p>

John Kernick

This pie is from Jamie Deen's Good Food cookbook. "Pecans are such a big part of our lives and Southern culture in general, but this one riffs on tradition just a bit: A pretzel crust and the palate-pleasing flavor of salted caramel are sure to land this divine dessert on your short list," he says.

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Apple-Pecan Pie with White Chocolate Bourbon Sauce

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This recipe took first place in the Apple Pie category of PARADE's All-American Pie-Off. Michelle Stuart, Pie-Off judge and twenty-six time National Pie Championship award winner, was taken by the pie's sweet cookie crust, the apple-pecan cinnamon filling, and its simple, heavenly secret sauce: a white chocolate bourbon drizzle.

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Pumpkin Spice Pie

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Photo Courtesy of Community Servings

This spiced, homey pie from Massachusetts' Ashmont Grill gets added flavor from a splash of dark rum or bourbon.

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Easy Berry Pie

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Photo by: Mark Thomas

Showcase your favorite seasonal fruits in a pretty pie the whole family will love. This filling also makes a delicious sauce for ice cream or pound cake. Refrigerate, and use within two days.

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Patricia Ballard's Sweet Potato Pie

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Alison Ashton; Kyle Dreier/Styling by Callie Blount

"As a young girl, I loved my mom's sweet potato pie, which was handed down from my grandmother," recalls Patricia Ballard, who lives in Los Angeles and works as a senior case manager at American Honda Motor Corp. Ballard learned to perfect her pie from her mother, who measured through taste instead of by the traditional method.

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Pecan Pie

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Photo: Johnny Miller

Using whole pecans halves make a big difference in this pie. It is possible to use chopped pecans, but whole pecan halves make for a beautiful presentation and are nicer to bite into.

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Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

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Photo by: Johnny Miller

An early mention of this sugar cream pie dates from 1816, the year Indiana gained statehood. It’s also known as “desperation pie,” since it can be baked with ingredients found on any farm.

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Chocolate + Beer + Pecans = ?

<p>Jackie Dodd</p>

Jackie Dodd

The nutty sweetness of that Southern charmer, the pecan pie, is a perfect match for the malty flavors of a good dark beer. Stouts and porters work well for this beer-ified pie, but a nutty pecan brown ale will do just fine as well.

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Grandma Siderman's Pumpkin Pie

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Photo: Indiana Public Media

This recipe took first place in the Pumpkin Pie category of PARADE's All-American Pie-Off. Debbie Macomber, Pie-Off judge and award-winning author, says, "This pie was a surprise. I didn't have high expectations because the recipe is rather simple and ordinary with the exception of the corn meal. But the look and taste won me over."

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

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MARK BOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY / STYLING BY CALLIE BLOUNT

This creamy, crunchy, frosty pie makes a refreshing change for Thanksgiving dessert—while hitting all the right pumpkin spice notes. It's from The Pumpkin Cookbook by Deedee Stovel. Once assembled, you can wrap the pie in aluminum foil and freeze for up to one week.

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Ryan Scheide's Cranberry-Walnut Pie

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WM Nieman/Great Expectations; Mark Boughton

Fresh cranberries may be an essential anchor on most Thanksgiving tables, but for Ryan Scheide, owner of the restaurant and catering company Great Expectations, they are a year-round favorite. “We live in cranberry country,” says Scheide of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, where he and his wife, Amy, have served customers for 13 years. “This tart is on our menu all year. It’s local and sustainable, so people always order it.”

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Ginger-Peach Pie

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Con Poulos

Three pounds of summer's freshest peaches are packed into this sweet and spicy pie. We can't wait for you to try this ginger-peach combo.

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Creamy Orange Pie

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Photo by: Frances Janisch

This tangy treat only looks rich and fattening. For easier peeling, roll an orange on a countertop or squeeze gently.

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Full of Berries Pie

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The fruits’ natural flavors are so intense in season that just a pinch of cinnamon and a little lemon zest are all that’s needed to enhance them.

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Autumn Apple Pie

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Photo by: Johny Miller

This extraordinary pie graced PARADE's cover on November 13, 2011. America's favorite (and Vermont's state) pie is made from hundreds of apple varieties. The best ones for bakers are the Mutsu, Braeburn, Honey Crisp, and (perhaps tops) Northern Spy. We used Granny Smith in this version—they're more widely available.

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Quick & Easy Chilled Peanut Butter Pie

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Patrick Onofre Photography

This is a no-nonsense celebration recipe for when you want a sweet treat! You'll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to make.

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Shelly Johnson's Cherry Pie

<p>Addie Chinn</p>

Addie Chinn

This treat is adapted from Damn Fine Cherry Pie, Lindsey Bowden's cookbook by inspired by David Lynch's cult '90s TV series that was revived on Showtime in 2017.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Streusel

<p>Melissa Sperka</p>

Melissa Sperka

The pecan crunch streusel is really what sets this sweet potato pie apart, adding a decadent praline layer and a crunchy crumb topping. Serve with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream for a truly mouthwatering treat.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cream Pie

<p>Chad A Elick</p>

Chad A Elick

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cream Pie goes from prep to plate in 30 minutes. The epic pie starts with a cookie and peanut butter cup pie crust. The peanut butter filling is sweet, light and fluffy with bits of peanuts throughout, topped with homemade whipped cream and a generous amount of peanut butter cups, peanuts and chocolate.

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Apple-Pecan Skillet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

<p>Clabber Girl</p>

Clabber Girl

This may look like apple pie, but it resembles the flavor and texture of a pineapple upside-down cake. Flaky pie crust is topped with slices of brown sugar glazed apples and a moist pecan and Kahlúa flavored buttery cake. Then it's baked in a cast-iron skillet and drizzled with a rich dulce de leche apple glaze.

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Harvest Sweet Potato Pie

<p>Sheila Lukins</p>

Sheila Lukins

Turn leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving into this sweet potato dessert. The non-fat yogurt adds just the right tang to what is usually a sweet and dense filling.

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4-Ingredient Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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MARK BOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY / STYLING BY TERESA BLACKBURN

With so much to cook, clean and organize on Thanksgiving, having a few shortcut dessert recipes on hand can help you stay on schedule. And if baking isn't your forte, you'll love this simple 4-Ingredient Pecan Pie Cheesecake.

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Summer Plum Pie

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The bite of gingersnaps in the crust and the sweetness of ripe plums are just right together in this Summer Plum Pie. If you prefer a milder tasting crust, vanilla wafers can be substituted for the gingersnaps. Be sure to use red plums.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Almond-Oat Crust

<p>Jonny Bowden</p>

Jonny Bowden

This Sweet Potato Pie works perfectly well as a crustless dessert, but the almond-oat crust is worth the extra effort.

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New England Pecan Pie

<p>Photo: Gourmet</p>

Photo: Gourmet

This recipe took first place in the Pecan Pie category of PARADE's All-American Pie-Off. Rosemary Black, Pie-Off judge and contributing editor, says, "There was a nice, hearty chewiness to this pie thanks to the oatmeal and coconut, and the maple syrup gave it an extra mellow finish. The balance of buttery sweet custard to nuts was perfect."

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Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust

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Photo by: Sara Wyse/Finding Joy In My Kitchen

This recipe took first place in the Sweet Potato Pie category of PARADE's All-American Pie-Off. Kathleen Purvis, Pie-Off judge and veteran food editor of the Charlotte Observer, says, "Combining the gingersnap crust with the sweet potato filling was a natural twist without being overwhelming."

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Shoofly Pie

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Recipe Girl

Shoofly pie originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch. It's a molasses pie (or sugar pie), and it's believed to have gotten its name because sweet molasses attracts flies which need to be "shooed" away.

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Chocolate-Truffle Tart

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Photo by: Romulo Yanes

This tart has a creamy, almost pudding-like center. We used bittersweet chocolate so the ganache filling wouldn’t be too sweet. Choosing a quality brand results in more well-rounded flavor and even silkier texture. We’re quite certain there’s a greater than 1 in 2 million chance that you’ll love the results.

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