13 Thanksgiving Pies to Make With One Easy Crust

A four-ingredient buttery crust is the shortest route to amazing pie

Pie is the greatest reward after enduring the savory side of Thanksgiving. And while you'll find pie crusts that use any assortment of shortening and lard, we say butter is pie's best friend. Nothing beats it on flavor or flaky texture, so take this recipe to heart. It's a mere four ingredients, and all it takes is a food processor, flour, frozen butter, and a slow, steady stream of ice-cold water to make the queen of all doughs.

Once you have it, go use it in one of the 13 pies above. Or two. Or three.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie
A deep-dish pie is packed with both sweet and tart apples to balance the rich, salted caramel sauce. Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie »Andrew Ingalls
Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Browned butter accentuates the flavor of earthy walnuts and a sour cream topping offsets the richness of the filling for a balanced, delectable dessert.Andrew Ingalls

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
Concord Grape Pie

Concord Grape Pie

This recipe comes from the so-called Grape Pie Queen of Naples, New York, Irene Bouchard. She started baking these sweet pies in the early '70's.Helen Rosner

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie
My mom, Ellendean, would occasionally surprise me with this creamy chocolate pie when I came home from school, then watch as I devoured a quarter of it while watching "M*A*S*H" reruns. —Keith PandolfiHelen Rosner
Navy Bean Pie

Navy Bean Pie

The silky, custardlike base of this autumnal pie is made from sweetened navy bean purée spiced with nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon.Andre Baranowski
Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

The toffee-like interior and beautiful bronze top layer of halved pecans won Rubyane Surritte first place in the pie contest at Oklahoma's Drummond Ranch.James Roper

Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie

Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie
Maple syrup is folded into the filling of this take on a classic. Just before serving, the chilled pie is brûléed, yielding a caramelized top with a dramatic crunch.Andrew Ingalls
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate pudding is layered with a peanut butter mousse in this pie inspired from Bradley's Corner Cafe in Topeka, Kansas.Todd Coleman
Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

Simple and delicious, this recipe brings out the sweet flavor of the apples.James Oseland
Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasted Pumpkin Pie

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

Indiana Sugar Cream Pie

Indiana Sugar Cream Pie
As Indiana's state pie, this rich, nutmeg-dusted custard pie also goes by the name "Hoosier Pie."Farideh Sadeghin
Rosemary-Caramel Apple Pie, holiday pie recipes

Rosemary-Caramel Apple Pie

Rosemary adds a subtle, herbal undertone to a gooey caramel sauce that gets stirred into tart apples in this sophisticated yet all-American dessert. Get the recipe for Rosemary-Caramel Apple Pie »Matt Taylor-Gross