It’s Turkey Day Week so I thought I’d share a quick round-up of some of my favorite pies here on the blog! Some of these are full of classic autumn flavors, and some are just fun options in case you’re switching things up this year or looking for something a little different. Or maybe something even picky eaters would like! This list includes everything from apple pies to chocolate cream pie to peanut butter, so there’s a little something for everyone!
1. KENTUCKY DERBY PIE
This recipe is from my cookbook, which features all kinds of fun Southern desserts. Derby Pie is similar to a cookie pie with lots of pecans and, you know, it has some bourbon in it. Because Kentucky. I flavored it with a little maple syrup as well and topped it with a dreamy Maple Bourbon Whipped Cream.
2. CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE
This pie starts with a homemade, from scratch chocolate pudding, which is really just so so good. The crust and the whipped cream are super easy, so assembly the next day is just baking the pie crust and spooning the pudding into it once it’s cool. And topping it with an actual boatload of freshly whipped cream! Which is also the best when it’s from scratch. Garnishes can include chocolate curls, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, nuts, literally anything you want!
3. Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Everyone’s favorite Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie gets a serious flavor upgrade with the addition of browned butter! It’s like a super gooey chocolate chip cookie in a crust. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate pie experience.
4. Chocolate Turtle Pecan Pie
Here’s another long-standing favorite (that also made its way into my cookbook). A gooey chocolate pecan pie with plenty of pecans on top and drizzles of caramel sauce. If you’re a fan of turtle-flavored anything, this one’s for you!
5. Puff Pastry Caramel Apple Skillet Galette
This Puff Pastry Skillet Galette is perfect if you’re looking to skip a homemade pie crust or are feeling like something a little less traditional is the way to go this year. All you have to do is lay a sheet of puff pastry over a cast iron skillet and fill it with a homemade frangipane (a super easy stir-together filling) and a layer of sliced apples. And bake!
6. Peanut Butter Chess Pie
I love a good chess pie, and I feel like they’re a super underrated option for Thanksgiving! This pie is one of my favorite things in my cookbook. It’s seriously gooey and an excellent choice for peanut butter lovers. The filling is super simple too. Just stir everything together and pour into your favorite pie crust.
7. Apple Pecan Slab Pie
This pie is perfect for Thanksgiving for about a thousand reasons. It’s got a homemade pie crust, a filling that’s easy to stir together, and it bakes in an 9×15-inch pan. This means it’s going to feed a bigger crowd. And if your Thanksgiving is like my Thanksgiving, there will be a crowd.
8. Apple Chess Pie
Another riff on chess pie, but this time with plenty of cozy spices and a layer of sliced apples. This one is a fun option if you’re looking for something a little different than your average apple pie. It’s also the best pie to make if you want something delicious that looks impressive, but is actually so super easy to make.
9. Whiskey Caramel Pecan Pie
If you’re all about the pecan pie on Thanksgiving, this is THE pie for you. Homemade crust, gooey and boozy filling, and plenty of pecans. A whiskey reduction and caramel sauce go right into the filling. It’s a game changer.
10. S’mores Chess Pie
Last but not least, another chess pie?? I’m here for it. Grahams, chocolate, and marshmallows might be the ultimate summer campfire flavors, but I also love some warm and gooey s’mores in autumn too. Chilly night, cozy bonfire, crunchy leaves. Those are the vibes, y’all! Recreated in pie form.
Hope you all have a lovely week with your loved ones and friends! And stay safe, y’all!
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