Every Perfect Pie Recipe You Need for Thanksgiving
When it comes to Thanksgiving pies, a lack of options isn’t a problem — at all (we’ve got over 50 of ‘em right here for you). But of course you want to bake a classic that’s a crowd-pleaser. Any of these recipes will do the trick.
Pumpkin Pie (pictured above)
It’s just not Thanksgiving without it, right? Try Bobby Flay’s recipe, which has lots of spice, a crumbly graham cracker crust and a bourbon-maple whipped cream.
Ina Garten does not mess around when it comes to apple pie. She uses an oversize pie dish, which means there’s room for 4 pounds(!) of Granny Smith apples between the crusts.
If you’re not a fan of the double crust, this nutty and crumbly topping is an interesting alternative that pairs superbly with the pie’s toffeelike apple filling.
Pumpkin pie’s look-alike cousin has a denser, custard-like texture, and this recipe upgrades the aromatics with a little maple syrup, a little booze and a lot of spice.
Ree Drummond’s quintessential recipe is everything you want in a pecan pie; the end result is crunchy yet gooey with lots of nuts, brown sugar and decadence.
You might call this ultimate mash-up pie the dessert for people who can’t decide what they want. We consider it the treat that ensures you never have to choose.
This flavor pairing might not typically be found on a Thanksgiving buffet, but it is a classic. Just look at that photo from Food Network Magazine — you know your guests won’t be able to resist.
Got a newfangled idea for a pie filling? Start with Ina’s foolproof pie crust as the base. Very cold ingredients and a combination of butter and shortening ensure that it’s flaky and delicious.