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Frequently Asked Questions

How many pies do you need for Thanksgiving?

This is ultimately a personal choice, but the fun of Thanksgiving is indulging in a variety of different flavors and having leftovers. Each 9-inch pie will yield about 10 generous slices, so I would count about 3 slices per person to allow for sampling and some leftovers. I love to send guests home with a few slices to enjoy later, perhaps when they aren’t so full!

The best way to send guests home with leftover pie

The absolute best way to send guests home with leftover pie at Thanksgiving is in plastic pie containers. You can purchase individual slice containers, but I find sending a variety home in one box is best. Alternate 4 slices of pie in rectangular containers or assemble a smorgasbord of pie slices in disposable pie containers with lids. You could also ask people to bring their own pie dish and send them home with slices in their own dish.

How far in advance can you make Thanksgiving pies?

Thanksgiving pies can be fully baked, cooled and frozen up to two months in advance! Unless you are making dozens of pies, I prefer to separate out the steps and bake the final pies one to two days before Thanksgiving. The crusts can be made and frozen up to a month in advance and any pre-baked fillings can also be made and frozen up to a month in advance. Then just assemble and bake the day before for the freshest pie!

How do you store leftover Thanksgiving pies?

Store leftover baked Thanksgiving pies at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerated up to a week. Unbaked pies like French Silk Pie or Cream Pies need to be refrigerated and will keep for a week.

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20 Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

I have grouped my 20 Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes by category, so it will be easier to pick and choose a variety of flavors. There are traditional pie recipes along with some non-traditional rule breakers! As a professional pastry chef and owner of a bakery, I promise these recipes will bring you success and a Thanksgiving as easy as pie!

Fruit Pie Recipes

Every Thanksgiving dessert table needs at least one fruit pie, but for larger gatherings I like to have several fruit options. Plus, if you have never mixed a tart cherry pie with pumpkin pie, you just haven’t lived!

Blueberry Pie Slice 20 best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

This is my recipe for the most Amazing Blueberry Pie. The filling is precooked, so it is thick and sliceable. Hints of vanilla and orange complement the blueberry flavor. Use fresh or frozen blueberries for an easy double crusted pie.

A slice of blueberry pie with a golden lattice top and scoop of vanilla ice cream.
5 from 7 ratings

Amazing Blueberry Pie

This amazing Blueberry Pie is a thick, sliceable pie. The blueberry filling is flavored with lemon juice, orange zest and a little vanilla extract. The delicious filling is baked inside of a flakey, buttery crust for the best blueberry pie you will ever taste!
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Mixed Berry Pie Tablescape

I use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in this flavorful Mixed Berry Pie. The filling is thick and sliceable and tastes like the best of Summer berries baked into one pie.

A serving of mixed berry pie with a lattice top and silver fork.
4.97 from 54 ratings

Mixed Berry Pie

This is a showstopping Mixed Berry Pie in a latticed crust! It uses four types of berries in a thick, rich berry filling that is perfectly tart and sweet!
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Cherry Pie Almond Crust sliced vintage pie tin tablescape

I originally baked this Cherry Pie in an old-fashioned almond crust, but for Thanksgiving I prefer to bake it in my All-Butter Vodka Pie Crust. The flakey, buttery crust lets the cherries shine! Use tart or sweet frozen cherries. I love this pie so much that I save the last of the tart cherries from the Farmer’s Market just to make it every year.

Cherry Pie Almond Crust slice lattice top.
5 from 42 ratings

Cherry Pie

A juicy, sliceable homemade cherry pie recipe from a professional pastry chef. Flavored with a touch of almond extract, butter, cherries and sugar, and is baked in flakey all butter pie crust.
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Old Fashioned Peach Pie slice 20 best thanksgiving pie recipes

This Old Fashioned Peach Pie is baked in a crumbly shortening crust that lets the peaches shine. Since peaches will be way out of season by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, buy the highest quality frozen peaches you can find.

Old Fashioned Peach Pie sliced with vintage gold fork.
5 from 43 ratings

Old Fashioned Peach Pie

This Old Fashioned Peach Pie is flavorful and perfectly sweet with a flakey, tender shortening crust.
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Strawberry Triumph Pie unsliced whipped cream

This No Bake Strawberry Pie is an easy way to brighten up the Thanksgiving dessert table! You can pour it into a graham cracker crust like I did in this recipe or into a blind-baked pie crust.

Strawberry Triumph Pie Gingersnap Crust
5 from 1 ratings

No Bake Strawberry Pie

This No Bake Strawberry Pie is easy to pull together and is sinfully sweet. It requires no gelatin! A decadent Summer dessert perfect for any occasion!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in almond lattice crust featured

Stash away some frozen rhubarb while you can find it in the grocery stores to make this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for Thanksgiving. It is tart and a little sweet, so it will bring some vibrancy and a touch of the unexpected!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in almond lattice crust featured
5 from 56 ratings

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This Old Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a winning combination of sweet strawberries, tart rhubarb and just enough sugar. The addition of the crumbly almond crust is perfection!
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Thanksgiving Apple & Pear Pies

Apple pie is to Thanksgiving like pumpkin spice is to Fall. Here are my best apple and pear pie recipes. Some are classic and others are fun twists on the Thanksgiving favorite.

Mile High Apple Pie sliced interior

This Mile High Apple Pie recipe uses 5 pounds of fresh apples! I’ve precooked the filling to avoid the gap between the filling and the crust, and to nail the perfect texture.

Mile High Apple Pie slice on blue plate
5 from 1 ratings

Mile High Apple Pie

You will love this easy Mile High Apple Pie! It combines a brown sugar lemon apple filling with a flakey, buttery, and generously sugared crust for the perfect apple pie!
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This Cranberry Orange Pear Pie has a sweet brown sugar orange pear filling and is studded with tart cranberries! With fresh orange juice, zest and Grand Marnier, the flavors are absolute heaven!

In-season pears, oranges and tart cranberries bring a flavor party to this Cranberry Orange Pear Pie. The pie filling is sweet and mellow with pops of tart cranberries throughout!

Cranberry Orange Pear Pie Slice
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Cranberry Orange Pear Pie

This Cranberry Orange Pear Pie has a sweet brown sugar orange pear filling and is studded with tart cranberries! With fresh orange juice, zest and Grand Marnier, the flavors are absolute heaven!
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This Butterscotch Apple Pie in one of 20 best thanksgiving pie recipes

This Apple Butterscotch Pie has a generous amount of my Butterscotch Sauce inside the pie and deserves her place in the best Thanksgiving pie recipes! The flavors of the butterscotch meld with the apples, lemon and spices for a decadent twist on apple pie.

This Butterscotch Apple Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter crust with brown sugar butterscotch sauce!
5 from 1 ratings

Apple Butterscotch Pie

This Apple Butterscotch Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter pie crust with a homemade brown sugar butterscotch sauce
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Caramel Apple Tart Featured

For a more traditional pairing, I have a Caramel Apple Streusel Tart. This has salted caramel baked with the apples under a generous amount of cinnamon streusel topping! It has a few extra steps, but with some advanced planning and preparation, it will be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Caramel Apple Tart with cinnamon streusel
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Caramel Apple Streusel Tart

This Caramel Apple Tart with Cinnamon Streusel Topping is epic! Layers of caramel sauce and sliced apples are piled high in a sweet tart crust and topped with a cinnamon variation of my favorite, go-to streusel!
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Cinnamon Apple Pie Slice on Plate

This Cinnamon Apple Pie has the apple flavor trifecta: lemon, brown sugar and cinnamon. They all bake together in a rich, perfectly-sweetened cinnamon apple filling. If you are an apple cinnamon fan, then this will be your new favorite pie!

Cinnamon Apple Pie Slice on Plate with floral details.
5 from 42 ratings

Cinnamon Apple Pie

This Cinnamon Apple Pie has a brown sugar cinnamon apple filling baked to perfection inside a flakey all-butter pie crust!
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Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Recipes

Pecan pie is a prerequisite on my Thanksgiving dessert table because it is my Dad’s favorite. He gravitates towards the traditional but I love to experiment and get a little crazy (or boozy) every now and again!

Classic Pecan Pie one of 20 best thanksgiving pie recipes

This my Classic Pecan Pie recipe. What began as an accident turned into my secret to the perfect, thick, sliceable pecan pie. The filling is precooked over simmering water before baking in a par-baked pie crust. This ensures the pie filling is sliceable and not over baked and the crust is flakey and would stand up to any sturdy pie challenge!

pecan pie sliced being served.
5 from 45 ratings

Classic Pecan Pie

The Best Pecan Pie Recipe has a silky, sliceable brown sugar filling that isn’t too sweet. An easy pecan filling baked inside a flaky all butter pie crust for the perfect pecan pie!
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Bourbon Pecan Pie slice on blue plate

This Bourbon Pecan Pie is similar to my classic pecan pie above, but it has a healthy dose of Bourbon in the filling! I say the more the merrier, it is a celebration after all!

bourbon pecan pie with golden brown crust.
5 from 5 ratings

Bourbon Pecan Pie

This Bourbon Pecan Pie is creamy, rich and nutty! My vodka all butter pie crust adds the perfect flaky, buttery base for the pecan pie of your dreams!
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie | Pure decadence! You'll love this sweet Southern twist on a pecan pie!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie is decadent and incredibly flavorful, because the chocolate pecan pie filling is rich and intensely chocolate. Pair with creamy vanilla bean ice cream or vanilla bean anglaise to let some dairy cut the richness.

Chocolate Pecan Pie entire pie.
4.84 from 6 ratings

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Chocolate Pecan Pie comes together in no time and is complete with a salted caramel topping that really sets it apart! Indulgent chocolate, fragrant toasted pecans and a sprinkling of salt make for a phenomenal combination that will truly make you swoon.
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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart being served

This Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart combines all of my favorite flavors! I choose a bittersweet chocolate for the filling so that it balances the sweetness of the pecan pie filling. Bourbon just brings it home!

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart tablescape
4.67 from 3 ratings

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart

This Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart, baked in a traditional pâte sucrée, has the silkiest filling with the perfect hit of Bourbon and chocolate.
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Classic Pie Recipes

These are the Classic Thanksgiving Pie Recipes that we couldn’t live without. This small collection begins and ends with pumpkin pie, and there’s a little something fun in between.

Foolproof Pumpkin Pie one of 20 best thanksgiving pie recipes

This is my go-to Foolproof Pumpkin Pie recipe. The filling is smooth, creamy and generously spiced, and it uses sweetened condensed milk for that perfect texture and sweetness.

Pumpkin Pie slice on silver pie server.
5 from 49 ratings

Foolproof Pumpkin Pie

An easy pumpkin pie with only 5 ingredients! Just whisk everything together, pour into the crust and bake! It's creamy with the perfect amount of spice.
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Mary Randolph's Sweet Potato Pie sliced on blue plates

Mary Randolph’s Sweet Potato Pie is a Southern favorite. Fresh sweet potato puree mixed with brandy, lemon and vanilla for the perfect flavorful pie. So perfect you could almost serve it as a side dish! On Thanksgiving rules were made to be broken!

Mary Randolph's Sweet Potato Pie one slice with fork close up
4.95 from 51 ratings

Delicious Sweet Potato Pie

An old fashioned Sweet Potato Pie flavored with brandy, lemon, vanilla and the faintest hint of nutmeg. The creamy, smooth filling baked inside a cream cheese pie crust for the perfect bite.
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Buttermilk Pie Vintage Tin

This Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie is an unexpected choice for Thanksgiving, but the subtle tartness pairs beautifully with sweeter pies like apple, pecan and blueberry.

Buttermilk Pie Perfectly Sliced
5 from 40 ratings

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

This easy Buttermilk Pie uses full-fat buttermilk for a thick, rich custard filling! The flakey, all-butter pie crust balances the flavors and texture of the creamy, slightly tart filling.
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French Silk Pie Silver Fork

My French Silk Pie is epic. There is a mountain of rich, silky chocolate mousse filling underneath a lightly sweetened whipped cream. She will be the statement piece of the dessert table.

French Silk Pie Delicious Taste
4.98 from 49 ratings

French Silk Pie

This light, airy French Silk Pie has a flakey pie crust, a decadent chocolate filling and a lightly sweetened whipped cream on top. The chocolate mousse filling is cooked so it is safe for everyone!
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Perfect Key Lime Pie one of 20 best thanksgiving pie recipes

Key Lime Pie is an easy addition to the best Thanksgiving pie recipes. Just mix all the ingredients in one bowl and pour into a graham cracker crust for an instant crowd pleaser! The meringue topping is optional but show-stopping.

Perfect Key Lime Pie one of 20 best thanksgiving pie recipes.
5 from 2 ratings

Perfect Key Lime Pie

This Easy Key Lime Pie has a creamy, 3 ingredient filling with a graham cracker crust! This easy recipe has no eggs or egg yolks and one secret ingredient that makes it the silkiest, most flavorful key lime pie you’ll ever taste. There are instructions for an optional meringue topping for an impressive dessert!
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Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Twist | My new favorite pumpkin recipe has lemon zest, spices, vanilla and brown sugar! So amazing!

My Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Twist has all the expected flavors of traditional pumpkin pie with the addition of lemon juice. Lemon tampers with the sweetness of the pumpkin pie and lets the pumpkin flavor shine. It is a surprisingly delicious pairing!

Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Twist | My new favorite pumpkin recipe has lemon zest, spices, vanilla and brown sugar! So amazing!
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Pumpkin Pie with a Twist

This Classic Pumpkin Pie with a twist of lemon in the filling. It is a brighter, lighter version of a family staple.
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