Even if you’re #teamcake, Thanksgiving is a time to put aside allegiances and accept that pie is the only way to go when it comes to holiday desserts. But if you need some convincing, these holiday pie recipes we’re about to bestow upon you are here to remind you that serving delicious filling inside flaky crust is, indeed, one of the most delicious things a cook can do.
Some people have boxes of old recipe cards, filled with generations-old recipes for pecan, pumpkin, apple, and lemon meringue pies, among other things. But let’s face it, most of us are neither that organized, nor that kitschy. If you need a little bit of help finding those classic pie recipes you know and love, we’ve got you covered.
So, whether you’re looking to make a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving dessert or brainstorming things to bake for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s or any other holiday, there’s bound to be a pie recipe here for you.
Browse our list below, bookmark your favorites and set aside an afternoon to get into the holiday spirit by baking a pie!
It isn’t Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.
Everyone will go nuts for this pecan pie.
Apple Crisp Pie
This apple pie has a streusel-y topping that’s hard to resist.
Southern Fudge Pie
Holiday fudge just got the pie treatment—and we can’t get over this southern fudge pie recipe.
Don’t know what a chess pie is? You’ll have to make one and see.
No-Bake German Chocolate Pie
No oven space? No problem. This no-bake German chocolate pie has you covered.
Pear Custard Pie
This crustless pear custard pie will really hit the spot after a turkey dinner.
Gingerbread Cream Pie
Gingerbread houses are great, but a gingerbread cream pie is much lower maintenance and beyond delicious.
Best Apple Pie
An all-American apple pie, for an all-American holiday.
Kentucky Derby Pie
This pie might be pegged to another holiday, but the combination of pecans and chocolate makes derby pie totally Thanksgiving appropriate.
Love snickerdoodle cookies? Bake ’em into a pie!
Chocolate Cream Pie
Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call and chocolate cream pie will be there.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Because even apple pie can be improved upon with some caramel and a dash of salt. Here, a salted caramel apple pie recipe that’s sure to stun your crowd.
Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut cream pie is a little polarizing, but I’m firmly on the love it side of that debate.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon meringue pie is a year ’round classic, which means it works for Thanksgiving and every other holiday you can imagine.
Streusel Pumpkin Pie
Want to kick a classic pie up a notch? Cover your pumpkin pie with streusel.
The secret ingredient in this crack pie is a little bit of milk powder mixed into the filling. (And not, like, the other thing you were thinking of.)