It’s the eternal Thanksgiving debate at our house: try out a “new twist” on the traditional desserts (me), or stick with the classics (pretty much everyone else). The men in our family look forward to my mom’s perfect pecan tart all year long, and my sister and Phoebe are major pumpkin pie girls. Though I may get seduced by the sexier caramel layer cakes and pumpkin tiramisu parfaits spotted in my favorite food mags, I’ve got to admit that at the end of the day, it’s hard to beat a wedge of homemade pie with a dollop of whipped cream and cup of coffee. Luckily, within this roundup of our favorite fall pies, there’s something for both the traditionalists and adventurers among us…


Cranberry Pie from Bon Appétit

Brownie Pie from Bakers Royale

Banana and Salted Caramel Pie from Anthology Magazine

Woven Dried-Fruit Tart from Martha Stewart

Nutella Pie Pops from Call Me Cupcake

Kabocha Pumpkin Buttermilk Pie with a Crème Fraîche Swirl from The Bojon Gourmet

Apple Galette with Maple Whipped Cream from Bon Appétit

Salted Honey Pie from A Sweet Spoonful

Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust from Camille Styles

Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Pie from What Katie Ate

Deep-Dish Pumpkin-Meringue Pie from Martha Stewart

Apple Pie Biscuits from Joy the Baker

Black-Bottom Oatmeal Pie from Heart of Gold


Rhubarb, Apple and Raspberry Pie from Donna Hay

Southern Pecan Pie from Wedding Chicks

Salted Caramel Pie from Almost Makes Perfect

Ginger-Apple Crumble Pie from Food52

Chocolate and Whiskey Cream Pie with Toffee Meringue from Donna Hay

Dad’s Sweet Potato Pie from Joy the Baker

Classic Apple Pie from Style Me Pretty

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Comments (7)
  1. 1
    Charlotte November 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I’d say fall into the traditional desserts camp, but these pies have me rethinking my old favorites.
    That apple galette and the pumpkin meringue may find their way to my Thanksgiving table if I can find a way to break it to the purists in my family who demand pecan and pumpkin pies every year!

  2. 2
    Alison Dulaney November 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my recipe for Chocolate Black Bottom Oatmeal pie!

  3. 3
    Aly K November 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Such great recipes! I love putting a twist on the traditional. This year I’m doing personal sweet potato pies – I just did a short post about them!