Thanksgiving Pies and Desserts

Decadent sweets, from chocolate pecan pie to pumpkin mousse trifle.

Sugar Pie
Sugar Pie This recipe uses brown sugar for this pie; maple sugar is traditional but costly. See the recipe for Sugar Pie »André Baranowski

Apricot Tart

This recipe starts with pasta frolla--soft dough--from Carol Fields's The Italian Baker.Beatriz Da Costa
See the RecipeBen Fink
Grape Tart

Grape Tart

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 »Alison Harris

Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin
This tart is traditionally made with apples, but firm-fleshed pears make a delicate and delicious alternative.Vanessa Rees

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Chilled chiffon pie is a lighter and more refined version of plain old pumpkin pie, thanks to egg whites folded into the filling. See the recipe for Pumpkin Chiffon Pie »Christopher Hirsheimer
See the RecipeBen Fink
See the RecipeBen Fink

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is a longstanding Southern tradition--in many families, the holidays simply aren't complete without one. See the recipe for Sweet Potato Pie »Ben Fink
See the RecipeBen Fink
Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

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.Sarah Karnasiewicz
Cardamom-Buttermilk Pie

Cardamom–Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie, an American classic, is a forerunner of cheesecake.Larry Nighswander

French Pumpkin Pie

Make Guy Savoy's fresh pumpkin pie the day you plan to eat it. With hints of granny smith apples, vanilla, and pecans, we're sure you won't have a problem finishing it. See the recipe for French Pumpkin Pie »Martin Schreiber
See the RecipeJames Baigrie
Raisin Pie
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

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.Christopher Hirsheimer
Mock Apple Pie

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.André Baranowski
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Modern Mincemeat Pie

Currants, raisins, nuts, and spices sweeten up this traditional chopped beef pie. See the recipe for Modern Mincemeat PieAndré Baranowski
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

Simple and delicious, this recipe brings out the sweet flavor of the apples.James Oseland
Chocolate cream pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

A crunchy crust and pudding-like filling make this pie a standout.Michael Kraus
Spiced Pumpkin Cake

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.Todd Coleman

Torta di Sant'Antonio (Sant'Antonio Apple Tart)

Cooks in the Italian Alpine village of Oulx flavor this tart with red wine and cinnamon to honor the town's patron saint, Sant'Antonio. Get the recipe for Torta di Sant'Antonio (Sant'Antonio Apple Tart) »Todd Coleman

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 »Landon Nordeman
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust

The dessert's delicate texture is achieved by cooking the cheesecake in a bain-marie, a water bath made by surrounding the springform pan with boiling water.Todd Coleman
Sweet Potato Cake

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.Todd Coleman
See the RecipeAnna Stockwell
Vanilla-Scented Quince and Pear Pie

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.Helen Rosner
Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie

Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie

A crust of finely ground gingersnap cookie crumbs adds delicious crunch to vanilla ice cream, softened apples, and a caramel drizzle.Maxime Iattoni
Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pecans are mixed into the crust and the vanilla ice cream, ensuring each bite is filled with buttery, sweet nuts.Maxime Iattoni
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie

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.Maxime Iattoni

Pumpkin Pecan Gingersnap Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pecan Gingersnap Ice Cream
Use up leftover pumpkin or squash puree in a sweet, spiced ice cream.Anna Stockwell
Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasting the pumpkin will add sweetness and rich flavor to this holiday favorite.Todd Coleman

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Rum and gingersnaps add a spicy, warming flavor to this rich fall dessert.Beth Rooney

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse
All the traditional flavors of pumpkin pie combine in this satisfying, creamy mousse.Todd Coleman
Maple Pot de Crème

Maple Pot de Crème

Creamy custard sweetened with maple syrup makes a lovely ending to any meal.Todd Coleman
Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

A crunchy crust and pudding-like filling make this pie a standout.Michael Kraus
Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar-Pecan Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar-Pecan Crust

The crust is made with raw pecans, a flavorful counterpoint to the traditional spiced filling. Plus, this pie is naturally gluten-free.Anna Stockwell
French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

By carefully layering the apples you can create a beautiful rose pattern in this elegant fruit tart.Todd Coleman

Pumpkin Pie

SAVEUR consulting editor Marion Cunningham has spent years tinkering with her pumpkin pie recipe. This is her latest version. See the recipe for Pumpkin Pie »Evan Sklar

Bouchon's Apple Pie

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 »Eilon Paz