Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Collection of links to fabulous Thanksgiving pie recipes - apple pies, sweet potato pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

“How many pies should we bake, dad? There are only 5 of us for dinner.”



“Two. Because there is nothing better on God’s green earth than apple pie for breakfast.”

“Ah yes, of course.”

We are making two apple pies for Thanksgiving this year, both with cranberries. The plan is for me to make make the pie dough on Wednesday and for dad to make the pies on Thursday morning, before the turkey goes in. For those of you still deciding what pie(s) to make, assembled is a collection of Thanksgiving pie recipes from Simply Recipes, and links to several delicious sounding recipes from other food blogs.

And you? Are you making a favorite pie for the big day? What’s your Thanksgiving pie strategy?

Thanksgiving pie recipes on Simply Recipes

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

Cranberry Apple Pie

Apple Cranberry Currant Crumble Pie

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Chiffon Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Caramelized Nut Tart

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping

Apple Slab Pie

Apple Tart

Thanksgiving pie recipes on other food blogs

Nutmeg Maple Cream Pie from Deb of Smitten Kitchen

Sweet Potato Cheesecake from Lisa Fain, the Homesick Texan

Spice-kissed Pumpkin Pie from Super Natural cook Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks

Sweet Potato Pie by Barbara of Tigers & Strawberries

Butterscotch Pie from Best Room in the House

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie from Nic of Baking Bites

Apple and Quince Pie from Cookie Baker Lynn

Honey Pumpkin Pie by Alanna of A Veggie Venture

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  • Annette McKenzie

    10-12 pies are baked in our home every Thanksgiving Eve. Family members and friends join us for a little wine and a lot of pie making the Wednesday before Thanksgiving every year. It’s always so much fun. My husband prepares the pie dough early in the morning and then everyone grabs a pie recipe or two to prepare. We get to catch up, laugh, act silly, and enjoy each other’s company before the chaos of Thanksgiving dinner and the start of the holiday season.

  • Steve Nordstrom

    Our pie strategy is to have a pie night extravaganza (it’s tonight!), where we’re inviting 50 friends over to eat pie at our house. Each family (there are 15 coming) will bring a pie to share, and we’ll also be providing the wassail. Everyone can sample all the different types of pies they want, and everyone goes home happy. That way, we won’t have to make lots of pies that we’ll have to eat all by ourselves on Thanksgiving and the days following. It sure saves calories, if you are counting them! We’re making a pecan-butterscotch chip pie to share. Mmm pie.

  • Alyssa

    I’m making 4 pies for 9 people. 2 apple, 2 pumpkin because that’s the way we roll at my house. And yes, apple pie is wonderful for breakfast and lunch and dinner.

  • Devlyn

    I’m actually making mini pie-pudding things in ramekins. There are only 2 of us for the big day this year, and making a whole pie is just going to be too much. I am, however, making my “mini-pies” the same as my normal favorite Thanksgiving pie – layered rum-raisin cheesecake (bottom) with spiced pumpkin pie (top). I’ll have to take some photos this year… Have a fantastic holiday!

  • courtney

    Glad to see I am not the only wierdo making 2 pies for 5 people. I don’t like pumkin (my husband doesn’t really care for it either) and love pecan, but my husband won’t eat it. So I am making apple and pecan because when I mentioned the possibility of not having pumkin in front of his parents and grandmother no one said anything.

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