Thanksgiving recipes include some of the best food we eat the entire year, including all the delicious Thanksgiving pies for dessert! I’ve gathered our best traditional pie recipes, a few delicious pies with a new twist, plus fool-proof pie crust recipes, to give you all your pie needs in one place.

You can also find some tips and tricks for making pies ahead of time, freezing pies, and storing pies at the bottom of this post! Those tips will be helpful to reduce stress in the kitchen this holiday season.

Plus, make a no-fuss Thanksgiving menu by following my Best Thanksgiving Recipes post for all your Thanksgiving favorites! 

A collage of images featuring the best Thanksgiving pies! Pies featured include a crustless pumpkin pie, key lime pie, brownie pie, pecan pie, frozen peanut butter pie and asphalt pie!

Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

These traditional pie recipes are our favorite pies to have this time of year. They are seasonal pies filled with those delicious fall flavors such as pumpkin, apples, pecans, and more! Here you’ll find the best pumpkin pies and best holiday pies around!

Praline pumpkin pie is made with a classic flaky crust, your favorite pumpkin pie filling and then is topped with a brown sugar pecan crumble! It’s the perfect combination and gives your slice of pie a nice crunch.

Praline Pumpkin Pie
This praline pumpkin pie is always a huge hit at Thanksgiving! It takes pecan pie and pumpkin pie, and marries the two together for something absolutely delicous!
A slice of praline pumpkin pie.
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Crustless pumpkin pie is a classic pumpkin pie recipe, but made without the crust! This is perfect for those who are looking for a low fat or gluten free option. Instead of spending time making a gluten-free pie crust, opt for this crustless pie! Just be sure to check that all the ingredients for your pumpkin pie filling are certified gluten free!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie
This Crustless Pumpkin Pie gives you a delicious pumpkin pie, without the crust!
Overhead photo of a slice of whipped cream topped Crustless Pumpkin Pie on a plate with a fork to the side.
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Southern pecan pie is a classic Thanksgiving pie at my family gatherings. This traditional recipe has a buttery homemade crust, a deliciously creamy custard on the bottom, and then is topped with that crunchy, sweet pecan pie filling!

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe
This delicious Southern pecan pie recipe takes 5 minutes to make! A delicious smooth and custard like base is topped with a crunchy, toasted pecan topping. It's baked in a flaky pie crust and makes for the most amazing pie!
A pecan pie on a white background with pecan pieces in the background.
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French silk pie has become a staple for our Thanksgiving table. We love all the traditional thanksgiving pies that feature delicious fall flavors, but our traditional pies have started to include an indulgent chocolate pie option. And this pie totally fits the bill! It’s silky smooth and richly chocolate — perfect for all you chocolate lovers!

French Silk Pie
This French Silk Chocolate Pie is perfectly rich and creamy. Sugar, butter, chocolate, and eggs (with a splash of vanilla for good measure) produce this irresistible pie! Pair this pie with a graham cracker crust or my all butter pie crust for a dessert that everyone will rave about!
A French Silk Pie on a graham cracker crust with a slice removed from the full pie.
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This salted caramel apple pie recipe has a buttery crust and a delicious caramel apple filling. It is perfect served with a scoop of ice cream!

The BEST Apple Pie Recipe with Salted Caramel – Brown Eyed Baker
This salted caramel apple pie embodies the flavors we look forward to each fall — tart apples, a rich caramel sauce, and a flakey pie crust.
The BEST Apple Pie Recipe with Salted Caramel - Brown Eyed Baker
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Non Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

We all love those delicious fall flavors in our Thanksgiving day dessert table (I always have a slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie each year), but I find that it is super fun to mix things up and have a few homemade pie recipes that are typically uncommon to see at a Thanksgiving feast! Sometimes these end up being the best holiday pies that every has seconds of.

Key lime pie is a delicious zesty pie recipe and is a great way to add a tart recipe to the holiday celebration! I made this pie for last Thanksgiving and the whole pie was gone in minutes! Everyone loved it!

Key Lime Pie
This creamy key lime pie is sweet and tangy! We use fresh key limes to deliver that iconic flavor. The filling is made with only 4 ingredients: sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, and key limes. It's paired with my homemade graham cracker crust to deliver one of the best pies you'll ever have!
A metal spatula holding up a slice of key lime pie.
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Bannoffee pie is a great option for banana cream pie lovers. There’s a delicious dulce de leche toffee layer, fresh sliced bananas and a creamy whipped cream topping. It’s a classic recipe with a fresh fruit element!

Banoffee Pie
A delicious graham cracker crust topped with smooth toffee, banana slices, and freshly whipped cream. 
A Banoffee Pie on a white plate, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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No bake peanut butter pie is the perfect make-ahead dessert for peanut butter lovers. I like making this recipe even a few days in advance because you can just store it in the freezer! Remove it day of and top it with Reese’s peanut butter cups and hot fudge and it’s ready to serve!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
If you like peanut butter, you'll love this pie! It's a great (and easy) recipe you can make year-round.
A No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie topped with hot fudge and chopped peanut butter cups.
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Biscoff pumpkin pie is a delicious spin on classic pumpkin thanksgiving pie recipes. It’s a no-bake pie made with pumpkin puree, biscoff cookie butter, fall spices and whipped cream!

Biscoff Pumpkin Pie
A biscoff pie crust is filled with a creamy cream cheese biscoff pumpkin pie filling, and let me tell you, it's AMAZING!
Biscoff Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream on a wood plate.
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This classic lemon meringue pie is a classic pie for Thanksgiving in my extended family! I have an aunt that totally nails this recipe every time. It is the best pie for those who love lemon flavors and smooth textures!

Classic Lemon Meringue Pie – Brown Eyed Baker
There’s nothing quite like perfect lemon meringue pie. Made with a butter pie crust, a creamy, tart homemade lemon filling, and piled high with fluffy meringue, this is a pie lover’s dream come true.
Classic Lemon Meringue Pie - Brown Eyed Baker
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On that same creamy pie topic, we have this delicious coconut cream pie recipe! It’s packed with delicious coconut flavor.

Coconut Custard Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream – How Sweet Eats
If you give me one choice of pie, it’s going to be coconut. Important: do not judge this pie on my inability to photograph it! UGH YOU GUYS. I am the worst at photographing pie. Probably because it takes patience and patience is something that I just do not have. Plus, pie gives me anxiety. […]
Coconut Custard Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream - How Sweet Eats
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Oreo pudding pie is another great pie to make ahead of time and store. Serve with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! I’m a big Oreo fan so it’s fun to add an Oreo pie to the big day!

Oreo Pudding Pie – The First Year
Oreo pudding pie is an easy no bake dessert to make for any occasion! This oreo pie with pudding is thick, fluffy, and has a mousse like texture! 8 ingredients and 20 minutes to prep.
Oreo Pudding Pie - The First Year
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And in case one Oreo pie wasn’t enough, this asphalt pie recipe is one of the best Thanksgiving pies because all you need is an Oreo crust, mint chocolate chip ice cream, whipped topping and some caramel sauce. No baking, just assembling and you’re done! You can even opt for a store-bought crust to make it one of my favorite easy pies for Thanksgiving.

Asphalt Pie
Oh how I adore this pie! I could eat it every day without batting an eye. This recipe features an Oreo pie crust (homemade of course) filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream then topped with whipped cream, lots of caramel, and crushed Oreos. It's a pie to be enjoyed year round!
A slice of Asphalt Pie on a white plate.
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If you follow Salt & Baker then you know my deep love of brownies! So of course I had to do a recipe that turned delicious brownies into pie! This brownie pie recipe is deeply chocolate, made with a flaky crust and has the iconic crackly top we love to see in brownies.

Brownie Pie
This fudgy brownie pie is baked in a butter pie crust and is loaded with delicious cocoa and lots of chopped chocolate. It bakes up beautifully and has the iconic crackly brownie top!
A brownie pie sliced into several servings, with one slice topped with white whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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This chocolate chip pecan pie is a fun twist on a traditional pecan pie recipe. The added chocolate chips is a nice touch to entice those who maybe wouldn’t opt for it otherwise. Use dark chocolate chips for a delicious dark chocolate pecan pie!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie – Fresh April Flours
Traditional pecan pie gets a chocolate overhaul with chocolate chips and/or chopped chocolate. This sweet and salty combo is perfect with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Just in time to finalize your Thanksgiving spread or start thinking about your Christmas menu, today I’m sharin…
Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie - Fresh April Flours
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Pie Crust Recipes

This is my go-to graham cracker crust recipe. It’s perfect every single time and you can either bake it or chill it! It’s great for pumpkin pies, chocolate pies, peanut butter pies, fruit pies and more!

Graham Cracker Crust
An easy to make, fool proof graham cracker crust recipe. We use this recipe for cheesecake, key lime pie, and french silk pie, to name a few!
A homemade Graham Cracker Crust pressed into a pie plate on a light gray background.
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My all-butter pie crust recipe is made in the food processor to really help speed things up and simplify prep. This recipe makes enough for 2 pie crusts, so you can get two pies in one go!

Food Processor Pie Crust
We love this pie crust! The buttery, tender, and super flaky crust is the perfect accompaniment to any pie!
An All Butter Food Processor Pie Crust in a pie plate with fluted edges on a gray background.
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Oreo pie crust is a great option to use for chocolate lovers! Where you use graham cracker crusts, you can almost always swap it out for an Oreo crust.

Oreo Pie Crust Recipe
This Oreo pie crust recipe is easy to make and so yummy! It's perfect for any and every pie.
An Oreo Pie Crust in a glass pie dish on a gray background.
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Biscoff pie crust is a fun cookie crust option to use for some of those spiced pie recipes. It also pairs well with chocolate flavors, so don’t let that limit you!

Biscoff Pie Crust
The possibilities for this pie crust are endless!! Think of all the yummy pie fillings you can place in this Biscoff Pie Crust: pumpkin, chocolate, key lime, peanut butter, cheesecake. The list goes on!
A deep orange colored Biscoff Pie Crust on a beige textured background.
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Preparing Pies in Advance

There are so many tricks to help lighten the load on Thanksgiving Day food preparation! Make pies in advance is one of them. Here are some steps for how to prepare pies in advance:

  • Make your pie crust ahead of time. Whether it’s a graham cracker pie crust or a butter pie crust, you can make the crust ahead of time so you aren’t spending as much time on the day of.
  • Chilled pies vs. warm pies. The trick is to know what pies store well in the fridge and which should be served hot. If you are serving apple pie, you’ll want to make that pie the day of so you can serve it warm. If you are serving a chilled pie like key lime pie or chocolate cream pie, those you’ll want to make ahead of time so they can be fully chilled prior to serving.
  • Make a variety of pies. What I mean by this is, make a frozen pie like my frozen asphalt pie a few days before (or even a week before!). Then make a chilled pie the day before (like my no-bake peanut butter pie) and then make a pie you’ll serve warm on the day of (like a salted caramel apple pie). This will make things much easier than having to make three or so warm pies the day of!

How to Store Pies

Pies to Store at Room Temperature

Fruit pies made with sugar can be stored at room temperature for 1-2 days.

If you make crusts ahead of time, you can store a cookie crust (like a graham cracker or Oreo crust) at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Pies to Store in the Fridge

Any pie that has dairy or eggs in it should be stored covered in the fridge. This includes pumpkin pies, pecan pie, no-bake pies, etc. However, as a general rule of thumb, all pies will keep better and longer if stored covered in the fridge.

How to Freeze Pies

  • Freeze a butter pie crust before baking it. Once the pie crust is set in the pie pan, freeze it for 1-2 months prior to baking. When ready to use, remove from the freezer and bake as directed.
  • For freezing a pie you’re going to bake, freeze it prior to baking. Let flash freeze in the freezer until set (about 30 minutes). Then remove from the freezer and double wrap in plastic wrap, then single wrap in aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for 1-2 months. For fruit pies, remove from the freezer and bake from frozen.
  • For freezing no-bake pies, if they’ll have whipped topping on them when you serve them, freeze without the whipped topping. Flash freeze until set and then double wrap in plastic wrap and single wrap in aluminum foil and store in the freezer for 1-2 months. Let thaw at room temperature until it is chilled but no longer frozen. Top with whipped topping and serve.

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