What’s the best part about Thanksgiving? The pies, naturally!
Coming home to the aroma of your favorite dessert filling the air is about as good as it gets!
While options are plentiful, we’ve gathered some of our favorites pies for Thanksgiving, along with popular recipes for each, so make sure to leave room for dessert!
A dish first made popular in the South, pecan pie is now a Thanksgiving staple across the land. Pecans and light corn syrup are the primary ingredients, but variations with brown sugar and darker syrups are also very popular.
Check out this recipe from Southern Living, affectionately called Mom’s Pecan Pie.
Ahhh, the smell of pumpkin pie baking in the oven makes all our worries disappear! Many people spice up their pumpkin pie recipes with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and even ginger.
Here’s a very traditional pumpkin pie recipe, Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie.
Lemon Meringue Pie
The creamy, melt-in-your-mouth tanginess of lemon meringue pie makes us wish we had one all to ourselves! Initially concocted in medieval Europe, meringue pie as we now enjoy it has remain unchanged since the 19th century. Be warned, however; this pie requires some extra skill!
Celebrity chef Emeril Legasse’s Lemon Meringue Pie recipe is renowned as one of the best. Are your baking skills up for a challenge?
Chocolate Cream Pie
You had us at chocolate! Nothing caps off a thanksgiving feast better than chocolate cream pie perfection. The variety of cocoa-based ingredients makes chocolate cream pie highly customizable to your tastebuds, making it especially popular during the holidays.
Foodie blogger Jenn Segal of Once Upon A Chef shares her Chocolate Cream Pie recipe fancied up with a chocolate cookie crust.
It’s only fitting we conclude this mouthwatering list with this Thanksgiving classic. Apple pie has inspired songs, romance and road trips. It’s as American as…well, you know.
Traditional apple pies typically use Granny Smith, Northern Spy, or Bramley apples due to their sweetness retained after baking. Variations are plentiful as far as spices, but cinnamon is almost always included.
For a simple take on this delicious treat, check out this simple recipe from Taste of Home.
There you have it, folks! Nothing brings the family together like a sweet, delicious pie. If you have the time, homemade is almost certainly better than pre-made. But if you’re short on time, stop by the grocery store and pick one up for the holidays. After all, store-bought pie is better than no pie at all! What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie?