Classic apple pie gets an upgrade at Las Vegas' Bouchon Bakery, where pastry chef Scott Wheatfill tops a flaky sweet crust with housemade apple butter and almond cream. The result is a delicate, refined tart with a creamy interior and a concentrated spicy flavor. Get the recipe for Bouchon's Apple Pie »
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Decadent sweets, from chocolate pecan pie to pumpkin mousse trifle.
In Spain, it’s thought that eating one grape with every strike of the clock at midnight brings good luck for the New Year. This grape tart lets you eat all 12 grapes in just a few sweet bites. See the recipe for Grape Tart »
Pear Tarte Tatin
This tart is traditionally made with apples, but firm-fleshed pears make a delicate and delicious alternative.
Thanksgiving Twofer Pie
This Thanksgiving, indulge in a two-for-one pie that combines our two favorites, pumpkin and pecan (sorry, mincemeat), into one delicious combo.
Buttermilk pie, an American classic, is a forerunner of cheesecake.
Author Apple serves several types of pies at Thanksgiving dinner. This is one of his favorites–at least partially, he says, because the raisins have an intense flavor that reminds him of fresh fruit. See the Raisin Pie recipe Russell Kaye
Libby’s Pumpkin Pie
Adapted from the “Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie” recipe printed on the back of Libby’s cans of pure pumpkin purée, this recipe is a testament to the enduring power of classic desserts.
Mock Apple Pie
Crackers, tossed with a lemony apple pie-spiced syrup take on a remarkable cooked apples-like texture in this recipe, perhaps a forebear of modern molecular gastronomy.
Classic Apple Pie
Simple and delicious, this recipe brings out the sweet flavor of the apples. Three days before the feast, start prepping by making the pie dough for both pies, the cranberry sauce, and the mashed potatoes. Bring your bird home at least two days before Thanksgiving so you have ample time to presalt, a simple step that keeps the turkey juicy and intensifies its natural flavors.
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Spiced Pumpkin Cake
A welcome addition to the holiday table, this simple frosted layer cake can be made with either canned or homemade puréed pumpkin.
Maple Sugar Pie
When making this recipe for tarte au sucre d’erable, home cook Nathalie Decaigny folds any extra dough over the side of the pan for an extra-thick crust and serves the tart warm with whipped cream. See the recipe for Maple Sugar Pie »
Sweet Potato Cake
Layers of spiced sweet potato cake alternate with marshmallowy meringue icing in a rich dessert that’s a riff on the classic Thanksgiving side.
Vanilla-Scented Quince and Pear Pie
This sweet, tart fruit pie is a beautiful showcase for the flavors of fall and winter. It’s great on a holiday table, and is at its best when served alongside a plate of cheese: the rich quince flavor balances beautifully with a wedge of funky, crumbly blue beside it on the plate.
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie
This pie packs in all the spicy sweetness of your traditional pumpkin pie, with the added bonus of a creamy pumpkin ice cream filling.
French Apple Tart
By carefully layering the apples you can create a beautiful rose pattern in this elegant fruit tart.
Bouchon’s Apple Pie
Classic apple pie gets an upgrade at Las Vegas’ Bouchon Bakery, where pastry chef Scott Wheatfill tops a flaky sweet crust with housemade apple butter and almond cream. The result is a delicate, refined tart with a creamy interior and a concentrated spicy flavor. Get the recipe for Bouchon’s Apple Pie »