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Popular Pies for Thanksgiving

Popular Pies for Thanksgiving

I’m putting the final touches on my Thanksgiving menu. For dessert this year, pie is on the menu. These popular pies for Thanksgiving will have your family asking for a second slice.

With a spiced pumpkin custard, Pumpkin Pie is a holiday classic. Malinda Coletta (North Providence, RI) shared her classic recipe with a slight twist.

“This recipe uses sweetened condensed milk and gives a richness not achieved with evaporated milk – the standard recipe,” explains Malinda.

Flaky and easy to make, Malinda’s pie crust is perfect. It holds the creamiest pumpkin filling. Pumpkin pie spice isn’t used in this recipe. The spices are a little heavier on cinnamon than nutmeg and I think this pie is delicious.

Your friends and family will think it took all day to make Catherine Cantrell’s (Columbus, GA) Cafe South’s Pecan Pie. There’s no need to know how easy it is to make.

“My husband’s grandmother Mona worked for years making desserts at her sister’s restaurant, Cafe South,” shares Catherine. “So easy and so delicious!”

There’s not as much “goo” inside this pie (since there’s no corn syrup), but it’s delicious and filled with pecans. There is sugar in the filling, but a few teaspoons of white vinegar balances out the sweetness.

Richard Cooley’s (Valparaiso, FL) Caramel Apple Pie is simply divine.

“I like the crust; it goes well with the pie filling and it comfortably makes enough to cover the large pan and pie top,” reveals Richard. “However, getting a pre-made pie crust should work as well.”

When sliced, you can see how jam-packed this pie is with apples. There are layers of thick apples, sugar, spice, and caramel inside a flaky crust.

The from-scratch pie crust is easy to work with and comes together easily. But, if homemade crust scares you, buy your favorite deep dish one at the supermarket.

Denise LaRoche (Hudson, NH) combined two Thanksgiving favorites into one dessert – her New Hampshire Maple Apple Pecan Pie recipe.

“This non-traditional apple pie is so so yummy,” says Denise. “Impress your guests, they will be truly amazed.”

The golden brown crust is the perfect vessel for the warm apple filling that’s sweet with notes of cinnamon and vanilla throughout.

Using pecans and natural cane sugar for the top layer adds a sweet, crunchy texture. A drizzle of maple syrup and the maple whipped cream really take this pie to a whole new level.

Teresa Howell (Cusseta, GA) shared her aunt’s Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie recipe that’s heavenly.

“This sweet potato pie is a pie my aunt always used to make and serve with vanilla ice cream,” Teresa reminisces. “A memory that I’ll never forget.”

It has just the right amount of spices. Buttermilk gives the pie a buttery, tangy richness. Serve a slice with freshly whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon. So good!

This selection of Thanksgiving pie recipes is uncomplicated, full of flavor, and will be beautiful on your dessert table. If pie isn’t your favorite, we have a Holiday Baking collection that’s filled with tons of goodies. Happy Pinching!