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101 Best-Ever Thanksgiving Pies

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Apple Cranberry Slab Pie

Thanksgiving pies don’t always need to be plain old apple! I make this one with apples and cranberries. It’s so good, I bend the rules and let the grandkids have it for breakfast. —Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

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Nothing says Thanksgiving like a slice of pie. And you can relish every luscious bite of this pumpkin pie recipe since the tender crust is made with canola oil and a mere hint of butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Get your best-ever pie when you use canned pumpkin. Really! Our taste testers enjoyed pies made with canned pumpkin over the fresh stuff!

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie

I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t have room for a piece of this pie! Up here 8,000 feet in the Rockies, my husband and I are enjoying retirement. We’re active in our little church (where I try all my recipes on people who love to eat!). We have four grown children and 11 grandchildren. —Jean Lockwood, Bayfield, Colorado

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Gingersnap Crumb Pear Pie

This basic recipe was one my grandmother used for making crumble pies from fresh fruit. She simply substituted oats, gingersnaps or vanilla wafers depending on the fruit. Pear was always my favorite, and I added the ginger and caramel to give it a new twist. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

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Spiced Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

With its 10-minute prep time and lovely blend of mild eggnog flavor and spices, this is a dream dessert for a busy hostess! It’s a staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In fact, my grown kids request it whenever they come to visit. —Patti Leake, Columbia, Missouri

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Start this recipe out right with our Test Kitchen’s favorite canned pumpkin.

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Wisconsin: Cranberry Pie

To showcase abundant fall cranberries, make this beautiful lattice-topped pie. A dollop of orange cream complements the slightly tart flavor. Love to bake? Subscribe to the Bakeable newsletter and join our baking community on Facebook where you’ll find recipes, tips and challenges. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Dutch Apple Pie Tartlets

These adorable mini apple pie pastries make a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. The recipe calls for convenient frozen phyllo shells, so they’re surprisingly easy to prepare. The lemon curd filling adds a unique flavor twist. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

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Spiced Butternut Squash Pie

My mom always made this dessert with her homegrown squash. It was my dad’s favorite after-dinner treat. I continue to make it to this day. —Johnna Poulson, Celebration, Florida.

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Here’s a homemade crust recipe for all your Thanksgiving pies.

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Special Raisin Pie

When I first made this pie, I thought it was wonderful. Then I entered it at the county fair, and I guess the judges thought it was tasty, too, since it won first place. —Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho

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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Streusel

Want to dress up ordinary pumpkin pie for the holidays? Give it a buttery, sugary streusel topping of gingersnaps and pecans.

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I first made French silk pie when I was in high school. Years later, I tinkered with the recipe until I was happy with it. Now it’s one of my husband’s favorites. —Lisa Francis, Elba, Alabama

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Double Peanut Pie

I created this recipe for a national pie contest and won second place for my state. Many peanuts are grown in Virginia, and I always look for ways to use local products. —Vivian Cleeton, Richmond, Virginia

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Instead of the usual ho-hum apple pie, my grandmother and I prepared this showstopper salted caramel apple pie for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time preparing it and an even better time eating it! —Emmie Hine, Wilmette, Illinois

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Molasses Pumpkin Pie

When our sons come home at Thanksgiving to hunt with their dad, I make this pie recipe from Grandma Fetting. We celebrate Thanksgiving in our cabin in the North Woods, a 40-year-old tradition. —Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin

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Be sure to stash your pie in the fridge: Pumpkin pie needs to be refrigerated.

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Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

The fluffed filling in this mouthwatering pie forms beautiful peaks and is nutmeg-colored. Rich and creamy, this popular dessert tastes so good with its buttery graham cracker crust. —Sheila Bradshaw, Powell, Ohio

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Buttermilk Pie with Pecans

Branch out from the usual pecan pie with a creamy-crunchy version that comes out of the oven golden brown. Big pieces are even better with a generous dollop of whipped cream. —Kathy Harding, Richmond, Missouri

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Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that I had to give out copies of the recipe.—Steve Meredith, Streamwood, Illinois

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Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Whip up this simple chocolaty pie the day before and you’ll feel just like the champ when you serve it on party day. —Addrenne Roth, Donna, Texas

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Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

I only use this recipe on special occasions. It’s an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is a custardy delight, and the meringue gives the whole thing a lightness that’s the perfect ending to a multi-course feast. —Therese Asche, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

As a teenage foreign exchange student in the south of France, I was horribly homesick. Then my host family’s Grandmother Miette arrived and asked if I’d like to help her bake this nutty tart from scratch. It turned my trip around and inspired my lifelong passion for baking. Weighing ingredients, roasting nuts, kneading dough—the art of baking transcends language. —Lexi McKeown, Los Angeles, California

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Fried Sweet Potato Pies

With my dad being a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I can recall. This recipe, however, resulted from an experiment for a church bake sale when we had excess pastry. People couldn’t get enough of these pies! —Marilyn Moseley, Toccoa, Georgia

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This peanut butter pudding pie is pretty enough to serve to company… if your family doesn’t get to it first! No one can resist a sweet piece of this creamy chocolate and peanut butter dessert. —Valerie Sisson, Norton, Ohio

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Meringue Cranberry Pie

Folks who favor the tartness of cranberries will fall for this pretty pie. The crimson berries look so beautiful under the airy meringue topping.

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Nutella Hand Pies

These pint-sized Nutella hand pies made with puff pastry are too good to keep to yourself! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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No-Crust Pumpkin Pie

Baked in a water bath, this pie has a texture that’s more like a custard than a traditional pumpkin pie. In place of canned or fresh pumpkin, I sometimes use cushaw, a type of crookneck squash.

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Old-Fashioned Custard Pie

This recipe came from the best cook in West Virginia—my mother! I just added a little to her ingredients. I’m a widow, and my grown children live in another state. So mostly I make my custard pie for church and club functions. It’s the most different pie of all the ones in my collection.

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking. This old-fashioned chocolate cream pie recipe with a flaky crust was his favorite thing to make. —Mary Anderson, De Valls Bluff, Arkansas

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Freezer Pumpkin Pie

This freezer pumpkin pie is a cool twist on traditional Thanksgiving pies. Gingersnaps and pecans form the delicious baked crust for the pumpkin and ice cream filling. —Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming

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Banana Fudge Pie

This dessert, which is like a banana sundae, is both light and good. I make it often. —Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas

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Lemon Tart with Almond Crust

Our state produces an abundance of lemons, and everyone is always looking for new ways to use them. This beautiful tart is my delicious solution to the excess-lemon problem! —Lois Kinneberg, Phoenix, Arizona

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United Kingdom: Mince Pies

Most people use canned mincemeat, but this is the old-fashioned way to make a mince pie. It is a sweet holiday dish that will satisfy you and your loved ones. —Diane Selich, Vassar, Michigan

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Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

I first tasted this pie at a local restaurant and hunted around until I found a similar recipe—now it’s my husband’s favorite. —Martha Sorensen, Fallon, Nevada

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Golden Apple Pie

Pies are the dessert I like best to prepare. This one’s the favorite for family get-togethers, and it has been awarded blue ribbons at a couple of local fairs. —Theresa Brazil, Petaluma, California

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Autumn Surprise Pie

What better way to welcome fall than with a homemade pie? This one calls for apples, pears and raisins flavored with rum extract. —Karen Gauvreau, Portage, Michigan

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Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie

A traditional Italian dessert served during the holidays and for special occasions, this pie features the classic pairing of orange and chocolate. The result is rich and tangy—a perfect finale to a Mediterranean-style dinner. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Cranberry Pecan Pie

I first prepared this pie at Thanksgiving to share with my co-workers. It was such a success! Now I freeze cranberries while they are in season so that I can make it year-round. —Dawn Liet Hartman, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

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Sour Cream Apple Pie

A cool, creamy version of the original, this delicious dessert is the perfect finish to a satisfying summer meal. Its crumbly topping and smooth apple filling are crowd-pleasers! Be prepared to serve seconds. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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Caramel Nut Tart

My mom loves caramel, nuts and cream cheese, so when I found this tart recipe I knew I had to try it. Now the dessert is a family favorite and it is served at every get-together. —Donna Urban, Glenolden, Pennsylvania

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Coconut Macaroon Pie

Coconut macaroons are divine, but they can be a little messy to make. I turned the batter into a pie filling, and the luscious results speak for themselves. —Becky Mollenkamp, St. Louis, Missouri

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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. —Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas

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Also known as Ohio lemon pie, this Shaker lemon pie is a Midwestern favorite. Its thrifty use of whole lemons is unique and gives the pie a lovely combination of sweet, tart and slightly bitter flavors. Lemon lovers won’t be able to stop at a single piece. —Deb Perry, Traverse City, Michigan

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Pear Tart

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly scrumptious. —Kathryn Rogers, Suisun City, California

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Walnut Toffee Tart

I usually serve this scrumptious tart on Christmas and New Year’s Day. It really showcases walnuts and is so impressive to serve. —Patricia Green, Yuba City, California

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Spiced Plum Pie

The subtle tastes of orange and nutmeg bring out the fresh flavor of plums in this comforting pie. Be sure to have a slice while it’s still warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Lucille Mead, Ilion, New York

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Chai Truffle Tart

My chai-flavored tart boasts chocolate and caramel layers tucked inside a salty pretzel crust. Truffles on top make it extra indulgent. —Chantal Bourbon, Montreal, Quebec

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New Hampshire: Maple Syrup Pie

Folks in New Hampshire apparently appreciate maple syrup almost as much as we do in Vermont. When my husband and I took a road trip through New Hampshire, we discovered this pie at a number of diners and restaurants. We loved it so much we created our own version. It’s now in rotation with our traditional Thanksgiving pies. —Laurie Herr, Westford, Vermont

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Old-Time Buttermilk Pie

This recipe is older than I am…and I was born in 1919! My mother and grandmother made this pie with buttermilk and eggs from our farm and set it on the tables at church meetings and social gatherings. I did the same and now our children make it, too! —Kate Mathews, Shreveport, Louisiana

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Raisin Pecan Pie

I remember my Grandmother Voltie and Great-Aunt Ophelia making this southern-style pie for Thanksgiving. It was always one of the many cakes and pies lined up for dessert. —Angie Price, Bradford, Tennessee

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White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Tart

A sweet white chocolate drizzle perfectly balances the tangy cranberries in my signature holiday dessert. I also make this tart for local coffee houses and restaurants. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Maple Cream Meringue Pie

This dessert won first place in the pie category at the annual Vermont Maple Festival. It’s simple to make and uses more maple syrup than most other maple cream pies. I like to serve it as a Thanksgiving pie.

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Oatmeal Pie

This delicious oatmeal pie recipe came from my mother. My husband especially enjoys it during the holidays. I have shared the pie crust with many others because it’s flaky and so easy to roll out. We even use it at our children’s school when apple pies are made for a fundraiser. —Ruth Gritter, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Upside-Down Apple Pie

This pie has won eight ribbons at area fairs. People say it looks and tastes like a giant apple-cinnamon bun. I take time off from work around the holidays to fill pie requests from family and friends. The recipe has become everyone’s favorite. —Susan Frisch, Germansville, Pennsylvania

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Frosty Pumpkin Pie

This frozen treat is so delightful no one would guess it’s made with reduced-fat ingredients. We actually prefer a slice of this layered dessert to traditional pumpkin pie at Christmastime. —Janet Jackson, Homedale, Illinois

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Squash Custard Pie

Acorn squash has been a favorite of mine since I was little and my mother baked it with sugar and cinnamon. This particular pie was something I improvised. We love pumpkin pie, but had fresh squash in excess. So I came up with this new variation! It’s good to take to potlucks, to pie or cake walks at school, or to serve as a different dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. —Mary Kelly, Hopland, California

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Turtle Tart with Caramel Sauce

Between the creamy chocolate filling, crunchy nut crust and gooey caramel sauce, this tart has a whole lot to love. Plus, you can make it two to three days in advance. One of my daughters even asks for this instead of cake on her birthday. —Leah Davis, Morrow, Ohio

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Candy Apple Pie

This is the only apple pie my husband will eat, but that’s all right since he makes it as often as I do. Like a combination of apple and pecan pie, it’s a sweet treat that usually tops off our holiday meals from New Year’s all the way through to Christmas!
-Cindy Kleweno, Burlington, Colorado

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Cranberry Cheese Crumb Pie

My mind works overtime to plan treats that surprise the family. They give this cranberry pie a “wow” and invite friends over to share it. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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Easy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie does not have to be difficult to make. This easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe has a wonderful taste and will be a hit at your holiday meal. —Marty Rummel, Trout Lake, Washington

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Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

Espresso enhances and intensifies the dark chocolate flavor of my truffe tart. I make the crust with toasted walnuts and dust the cooled dessert with baking cocoa before serving. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

We make our own maple syrup, and that’s what gives this pie its special taste. Include this with your lineup of Thanksgiving pies (there won’t be any leftovers!). —Martha Boudah, Essex Center, Vermont

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Cranberry Chocolate Walnut Pie

For a showstopping holiday pie, I mix cranberries, chocolate and walnuts. A little touch of rum makes it even happier. —Lorrie Melerine, Houston, Texas

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Homemade Pear Pie

I entered this pie in a local baking contest and ended up winning! Bartlett pears hold up well when baked, adding a nice layer of texture. —Darlene Jacobson, Waterford, Wisconsin

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Caramel Pecan Pie

This is hands down the best pecan pie—it’s so good, it’s scary! I’m making it for Thanksgiving because there will be others around to share it with me. Here’s the trick: Toss the bag of caramels to your kid or spouse and promise they can eat whatever is left after they unwrap your 36 caramels. —Larry Crowder, Grand Blanc, Michigan

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Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie

This recipe is a family treasure: My grandmother made this treat every year for Christmas (though it also is a great Thanksgiving pie). It’s much better than everyday apple pie. —Maxine Theriauit, Nashua, New Hampshire

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Lemony Sweet Potato Pie

For a finger-licking finale to any holiday meal, I turn to this light and luscious sweet potato pie laced with just a hint of lemon. Funny how folks always seem able to find room for this delectable dessert! —Peggy West, Georgetown, Delaware

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Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

After my sister took the family to the local cranberry festival, my mom bet me that I couldn’t make a holiday pie out of cranberries and oranges. Considering the pie was gone before the holidays arrived, I think I won! —Heather Cunningham, Whitman, Massachusetts

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Buttermilk Pecan Pie

This is the treasured “golden oldie” that my grandmother made so often whenever we’d come to visit. Grandma grew her own pecans, and we never tired of cracking them and picking out the meat when we knew we’d be treated to her special pie! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

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This creamy sweet potato pie is subtly spiced and slices beautifully! We suggest baking up a few sweet potato pies around the holidays to give to friends and family. — North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission

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Silky Chocolate Pie

Chocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash of brandy is smooth as silk and oh, so special. —Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island

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Cranberry Walnut Pie

Here’s a wonderful dessert for Christmas or Thanksgiving. With ruby-red color and a golden lattice crust, this pie looks as good as it tastes. —Diane Everett, Dunkirk, New York

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Grandma’s Sour Cream Raisin Pie

The aroma of this pie baking in my farm kitchen oven reminds me of my dear grandma, who made this pretty pie for special occasions. —Beverly Medalen, Willow City, North Dakota

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Kentucky: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

When my fiance first made this chocolate bourbon pecan pie for me, I declared it to be the best pie ever! Creamy chocolate combines with crunchy nuts in a great, gooey filling. We can’t get enough of this recipe inspired by Kentucky Derby bourbon chocolate pecan pie. —Tanya Taylor, Cary, North Carolina

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

If you’re looking for a classic autumn dessert, try this pumpkiny cheesecake pie. It’s a winner at potlucks and on the Thanksgiving table. The gingersnap crust forms a spicy-sweet foundation. —Sharon Crockett, La Palma, California

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Apple Crumble Pie

The crumb topping of this apple crumb pie recipe is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it’s the chunky apple filling. Either way, it’s a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa

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Honey Pecan Pie

Looking for a sweet ending to a special meal? This attractive pecan pie is bound to please with its traditional filling and honey-glazed pecans. —Cathy Hudak, Wadsworth, Ohio

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Cranberry Pear Crisp Pie

Filled with a bubbling combination of cranberries and pears, this crumb-topped dessert is a wonderful change of pace from traditional pies. — Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

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Vermont Maple Oatmeal Pie

This yummy pie has old-fashioned appeal, but is so easy to prepare. Serve it with ice cream drizzled with maple syrup or top it with maple- or cinnamon-flavored whipped cream. —Barbie Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota

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Honey Lemon Meringue Pie

My husband especially enjoys this lemon meringue pie recipe with condensed milk. His mother made a similar treat for him when he was a child, but it was rewarding for me to create a recipe of my own that he loves so much! —Portia Gorman, Los Angeles, California

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Chocolate Almond Silk Pie

This pie recipe is one I clipped years ago that became a big hit with my husband and three daughters. I’ve been baking since I was 9 years old. Back then, my friends and I would get together on Saturdays to bake chocolate chip cookies—but we liked the dough so much we ate lots of it raw! Of all the cooking I do today, I think I still enjoy baking best. —Diane Larson, Roland, Iowa

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Mile-High Cranberry Meringue Pie

Your holiday crowd will be blown away when they see this pie with towering meringue on top. Let it sit in your refrigerator for at least four hours for best results. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida

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Can’t-Miss Coconut Custard Pie

This soft coconut custard pie has a mild coconut flavor. Who wouldn’t love a generous slice topped with a dollop of whipped cream? —Betty Swain, Bear, Delaware

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Maple Pecan Pie

Our Vermont maple syrup can’t be beat, and this is one of my favorite pies. It’s also quick and easy to make. —Mildred Wescom, Belvidere, Vermont

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Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie

This creamy pie is perfect for any autumn celebration. A store-bought graham cracker crust makes it such a cinch to whip up. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts

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Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

In fall or any time of year, this nutty, rich and delicious pecan pie recipe is one I am proud to serve. While it seems very special, this caramel pecan cheesecake is a snap to make. —Becky Ruff, Monona, Iowa

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Cranberry and Walnut Pie

The ladies of the former First Baptist Church of Warrens baked hundreds of cranberry pies and served slices to visitors during the Warrens Cranberry Festival. This was the recipe they used for years. —June Potter, Warrens, Wisconsin

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Deep-Dish Apple Pie

This deep-dish apple pie is a winner! The crust is so flaky and the filling is sure to please everyone. —Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, Massachusetts

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A hint of honey flavors this old-fashioned honey custard pie that comes together quickly with simple ingredients. Don’t be afraid of blind-baking the crust, it’s easy to do. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Smooth Chocolate Pie

My mom and I made this chocolate pie, just the two of us, and our whole family got to enjoy it. We think you will, too. —Steve Riemersma, Allegan, Michigan

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Bourbon-Kissed Pecan Pie

This rich pie is always on our Thanksgiving dessert table. Find more of my recipes on my blog, A Southern Grace.—Grace Mannon, Abingdon, Virginia

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Southern Sweet Potato Tart

Our family loves sweet potatoes, so I try to incorporate them in as many dishes as I can. My secret ingredient is the bourbon—it’s what makes this tart so delicious. —Marie Bruno, Watkinsville, Georgia

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Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

You’ll love the smell in your kitchen—and the smiles on everybody’s faces—when you make this scrumptious caramel apple pie recipe. It takes me back home to Virginia, to my granny’s table. —Jean Castro, Phoenix, Arizona

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Butternut Harvest Pies

This egg- and dairy-free pie is a great alternative to standard Thanksgiving pies! We love to make the pies with squash from our garden. Feel free to adding more of your favorite spices! You’ll be glad the recipe makes two. —Juliana Thetford, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

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Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Even though we’ve lived in Florida for three years, I still feel like a Vermonter. My parents send us a bushel of Vermont apples each fall, and we try to visit in the spring to do some sugaring. —Patricia Putnam, Lakeland, Florida

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Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

My grandmother’s sweet potato casserole contains coconut and marshmallows. I thought it would be even better as a pie. —Simone Bazos, Baltimore, Maryland

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This Fireball pumpkin pie recipe takes the traditional fall dessert to a whole new level! Try adding whipped cream or cinnamon on top for some added sweetness. We’re sure it’ll be a hit at the Thanksgiving pie table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Walnut-Cranberry Pie

After this ruby red pie got rave reviews on Thanksgiving, I was happy to bake it again for Christmas dinner. The naturally tart cranberries are perfectly sweetened and accented with walnuts, raisins and lemon. —Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie

Apples and cinnamon go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s no wonder my kids love this scrumptious cinnamon roll apple pie recipe that uses a shortcut ingredient to make a deliciously fun crust. —Barbara Curran, Lebanon, New Jersey

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Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Two favorite fall fruits bring out the best in each other — and rum works its own mellow magic. Few people pass up a piece of this pie. — Adri Barr Crocetti, Sherman Oaks, California

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Apple Tart

For 15 years my husband, daughter and I owned and operated an apple orchard, where we raised 27 variations of apples on 2,200 trees. This easy apple tart recipe is my personal favorite. My family even prefers this wonderful dish with tart apples over traditional apple pie. I hope you enjoy it, too. —Marilyn Begres, Dexter, Michigan

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food, 101 best-ever thanksgiving pies

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

This simple but special deep-dish pie provides a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals. Pecans and pumpkin pie spices make this a comforting Thanksgiving pie. —Paul Azzone, Shoreham, New York

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Dar’s Coconut Cream Pie

When I whip up a toasted coconut cream pie, my family goes wild and the pie vanishes. —Darlene Bartos, Shoreview, Minnesota

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