The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a pie (or two … or three …)! To help you get ready for the season, we’ve rounded up our top picks for everything from apple pie recipes to pecan and pumpkin pie recipes, too. Read on and get ready to dig in.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crust

Gluten-free guests don’t have to miss out on dessert thanks to this genius recipe from Valerie Cogswell. The crust is made with a simple walnut mixture, and mascarpone cheese gives the filling a creamy, indulgent taste. Check out this recipe and more simple pumpkin pie recipes by clicking here


Frank’s Apple Pie

Homey and delicious, it just doesn’t get any better than the classic apple pie. Click here to get our favorite recipe, which is laced with plenty of butter and warming spices.

Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie

There are bacon lovers. And there are pie lovers. And bourbon lovers, too. What if you combined all of these things into one luxurious dish? Nicole at Brown Sugar has done just that with her decadent Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie, a dessert just as comfortable on the table of southern farmhouse as it is on the counter at a chic coffee shop. It’s the pie that keeps on giving! Get her full how-to at Brown Sugar. Like your bacon combined with sweet? Check out these other bacon-baking recipes

Lemon Meringue Pie

Your guests are sure to fall in love with this jaw-dropping lemon meringue pie from Food Nouveau. You can use a classic pie crust or try out her cookie-like hazelnut crust—either way, it’ll be absolutely delicious. Click here to get the recipe.

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

If you can’t decide what kind of pie to make, why not go for three in one? Inside Bru Crew Life’s genius recipe combines a pumpkin cheesecake base with a pecan pie topping to make a dessert that will disappear from your table in no time. Snag the recipe and more pumpkin pie recipes by clicking here


French Silk Pie

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This French silk (aka chocolate cream) pie from Amanda’s Cravings will be the star of your dessert table. Be sure to bake it the day before you want to serve it, so it has plenty of time to rest overnight. To get the recipe, click here.

Super Easy Key Lime Pie

Because not everybody likes pumpkin (yeah, we know, but it's true!) try your hand at the world's easiest key lime pie. We love this recipe our Managing Editor swears by (and she's terrible at making pies). 

Pecan Pie

A southern staple, you can’t go wrong with a classic pecan pie. This recipe from Sugar & Soul Co. uses all brown sugar to give it a deeper flavor that goes great with the pecans. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

For an after-school snack that satisfies a sweet tooth without being unhealthy, you’ve got to try this pumpkin pie pudding from My Life Cookbook. It comes together in the blender in less than 10 minutes, and tastes great topped with coconut cream or whipped cream. Find out how it’s made by clicking here.

Vegan Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Avocado Pie

Hear us out. This rich and fudgy dessert is made even better by some sneaky avocado. It’s also a no-bake masterpiece so you can whip it up in no time for any party, potluck, or mid-week treat. For the recipe, head to A Taste of Madness. Need more vegan recipe ideas? Click here

Skillet Apple Pie

We’ve all been there: as you try to piece together your broken pie crust with ice water, your frustration skyrockets and you swear that you’ll never make a pie crust ever again. For anyone who has ever cursed their pie crust, we’ve got a great solution for you—an apple pie made in a skillet! Click here to get the recipe.

Artichoke Pie

Artichokes will become your kids’ new favorite food after taking a bite of this savory artichoke pie. With gooey cheese, flaky pie crust and soft and chewy artichokes, we bet you can even sneak in other veggies or protein when you whip up this kid-approved dish. Click here to grab the recipe.

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

We love how this fruit tart is equal parts sweet and creamy and think this is a nice "lighter" alternative to the more traditional pie recipes served this time of year.  (Psst! The crust uses coconut oil, which adds an extra dose of delicious flavor.) Visit Homemade Food Junkie for the full recipe details.

Pie for Breakfast

If you’ve got any leftover canned pumpkin on your hands, this smoothie recipe from Dishing Delish is the perfect way to use it up. It’s the next best thing to having a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast. To get the recipe, click here.

The Wonderland Tart

We love this Alice-inspired tart from The Piebrary—with a cookie crust, a rose-infused custard filling and fresh raspberries studded throughout, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. The red and white color scheme pays homage to the infamous Queen of Hearts. To grab the recipe, click here.  Got an Alice fan in the house? We've got a ton more adorable and yummy ideas here

10 Unique Recipes that Give Pie a Whole New Look

True fans know that pastry love extends way beyond grandma’s apple pie. From shepherd’s to Boston cream, there’s more to pie than meets the eye. Click here to see some unexpected sweet and savory takes on your favorite slice.

—Susie Foresman



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