The Thanksgiving Pie Recipes You've Been Waiting For All Year

Pumpkin, pecan and apple are just the beginning.
11/12/2015 06:00am ET | Updated November 14, 2018
Half Baked Harvest

Pie is the reason to sit through Thanksgiving dinner. There, we said it.

There’s a lot of debate about what makes Thanksgiving food so special. Is it the turkey or the sides, the stuffing or the sweet potato casserole, the meal itself or the leftovers the next day? These are tough questions that we’re not yet prepared to answer, but one thing we do know for sure is that we wait with bated breath all year long for the pie. And picking a recipe is almost as fun as eating it.

Pumpkin, pecan and even apple make us happily test the limits of our stomachs after an epic feast. They are worth every painful bite, but they aren’t the only pies worth baking up this Thanksgiving. We’ve rounded up a collection of must-try pies, many of them classic, some of them new twists, and all of them a perfect ending to a beautiful holiday meal and weekend.

1
Chai Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream
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2
Mile High Apple Pie
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3
Butterscotch Pie
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4
Gingerbread Slab Pie
Love and Olive Oil
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5
Cranberry Ginger Pear Pie
Brown Eyed Baker
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6
Homemade Pecan Pie
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7
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
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8
Maple Lime Custard Pie with Pecan Biscotti Crust
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9
Sweet Potato Pie With Marshmallow Meringue
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10
Cider Bourbon Apple Pie With Oatmeal Cookie Crumble
How Sweet It Is
11
The Best Pumpkin Pie
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12
Pumpkin Cream Pie With Candied Walnuts
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13
Salted Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie
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14
Chocolate Pecan Pie
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15
Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie
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16
Pumpkin Tiramisu Pie
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17
Apple Pear Praline Pie
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18
Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie
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19
Bourbon Banana Cream Pie
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20
Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie
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21
Caramel Spiked Pumpkin Pie
Annie's Eats
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22
Salted Honey Pie
Life Love and Sugar
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23
Caramel Apple Pie
Foodie Crush
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24
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
Averie Cooks
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25
Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie
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26
Maple Pumpkin Pie
The Faux Martha
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27
Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie (Vegan)
Minimalist Baker
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28
Sweet Potato Pie with Cheesecake Filling
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