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Delight At First Bite: 16 Thanksgiving Pies That Will Make Everyone Happy

Just imagine the reaction when you bring this beauty to the table — and it's simple to make!


It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the pie — somehow we always manage to find room for a slice (or two!) after the big feast. From spiced-just-right pumpkin to comforting apple and rich pecan, the holiday classics are filled with the flavors of the season. And if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy all that goodness, the Woman’s World test kitchen has just the recipe for you. We gathered together our best Thanksgiving pies that are sure to become your new favorites too. Even better, our step-by-step instructions make it easy to bake up these delicious desserts. So keep scrolling for the Thanksgiving pies that are sure to become new holiday traditions.

16 recipes for Thanksgiving pies

From dressed-up classics to fun new flavor twists, these pies will be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dessert table. Want even more holiday treats? Click through for our fun Thanksgiving cupcakes or bake up a batch of these amazing Thanksgiving cookies. And for all our recipes, tips, tricks and more, click here for everything Thanksgiving.

1. Thankful Pumpkin Pie

Thankful Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Not a baking pro? No problem! Our luscious pie comes together in a snap, thanks to a convenient mix and readymade pie crust.

2. Maple Pecan Tart

Maple Pecan Tart for Thanksgiving

A double dose of maple gives this beauty unforgettable flavor, and a shortcut crust makes it a cinch to whip up.

3. Simply Stunning Apple Rose Tart

Simply Stunning Apple Rose Tart for Thanksgiving
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This easier-than-it-looks tart combines sweet apples with tangy orange cream for a dreamy dessert that’s almost too pretty to eat.

4. Butterscotch-Pumpkin Cream Meringue Pie

Butterscotch-Pumpkin Cream Meringue Pie for Thanksgiving
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No one will ever guess this sky-high meringue pie is such a cinch to make, thanks to creamy pudding mix. 

5. Cran-Apple Caramel Pie

Cran-Apple Caramel Pie for Thanksgiving
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Precooking the apples means the filling won’t shrink as much during baking — this helps prevent a sunken pie and collapsed or cracked crust.

6. Apple Cider Cream Pie

Apple Cider Cream Pie for Thanksgiving
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Neufchâtel cheese helps give this pie its rich, velvety texture — without piling on the extra fat and calories that cream cheese would. (Click through for health benefits of apple cider vinegar.)

7. Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving
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A touch of bourbon balances the deep sweetness that this pie gets from brown sugar and maple syrup.

8. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving
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A crust made of cookie crumbs topped with chocolate chips is simple to make — and adds a chocolaty goodness your whole gang will love.

9. Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Butter Pecan Ice-Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust for Thanksgiving

Packed with pecans and sweet dried fruit and topped with pecan maple syrup, this easy make-ahead dessert will be the star of your party.

10. Brandied Apple-Pumpkin Pie

Brandied Apple-Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Can’t decide between apple and pumpkin pie? Have ’em both in this decadent dessert garnished with brandy-spiked whipped cream.

11. Apple Pie with Cream Cheese Crust

Apple Pie with Cream Cheese Crust for Thanksgiving

Lemon and ginger give a light, fresh flavor to our beautiful apple pie.

12. Maple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Maple Butter Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

This creamy pie is sweetened with pure maple syrup and crowned with maple whipped cream for an extra burst of Thanksgiving-perfect flavor.

13. Cinnamon-Bun Apple Pie

Cinnamon-Bun Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

It’s the very definition of pie perfection — classic juicy apple pie wrapped in an amazing cinnamon bun crust and served with rich cream cheese icing on the side.

14. Apple Crumb Pumpkin Pie

Apple Crumb Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Layers of apple pie filling and buttery cinnamon-scented crumbs give this Thanksgiving classic a delicious twist.

15. Gobble, Gobble Pumpkin Pie

Gobble, Gobble Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Our festive decoration will make this upgraded dessert classic the talk of the Thanksgiving table.

16. Almond-Meringue Pumpkin Pie

Almond-Meringue Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Our traditional pumpkin pie gets dressed in its holiday best with a easy meringue topping.

For more Thanksgiving fun, click through the links below:

Our 5 Best-Ever Thanksgiving Appetizers for a Wow-Worthy Start to Your Holiday

16 Easy and Delicious Casserole Recipes Perfect for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Have You Laughing Off All Those Pumpkin-Spiced Calorie

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