Delicious Thanksgiving Pies That Aren’t Pumpkin

November 8, 2019

‘Tis the season to feast on the treats you look forward to all year long! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start considering what those treats will be. If you’re already starting to tire of pumpkin everything, skip the pumpkin pie and try these recipes instead.

Cranberry-Pear Pie [Baker by Nature]
Nothing says fall like fresh cranberries! Instead of cranberry sauce, make this fruit-packed pie. It combines tart cranberries and sweet pears (plus just enough butter and sugar, of course). But the look of the pie is almost as sweet as the taste. Interwoven pieces of pie crust create a crispy latticework that’s nearly too pretty to eat.

Cheesecake Apple Pie [Inside Bru Crew Life]
If you typically spend a few minutes at the dessert table agonizing over which sweet to choose, this hybrid pie is right up your alley. Part cheesecake, part apple pie, it combines two of the best fall treats into one. You start by making a cheesecake base, which you can spread directly into a pie crust, and then you layer apple pie filling on top. No need to craft an upper pie crust—just fold over the edges and bake the confection to golden-brown and perfectly gooey.

Pecan Pie [Bon Appetit]
When you’re in the mood for something more traditional—just sans the pumpkin—try this pecan pie. Bon Appetit magazine ranks it as their very best, and it features a homemade crust packed with brown sugar and molasses, butter, and, of course, crispy pecan halves. For the best Thanksgiving day experience, serve it warm with a dollop of melting vanilla ice cream on top.

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