Thanksgiving pie ideas
If there’s one thing that’s better than Thanksgiving turkey, it’s Thanksgiving pie. Apple pie, cherry pie, pumpkin pie, saskatoon berry pie; you name it, and we love it. Even lemon meringue. Yes, even that. If it’s Thanksgiving, we want to be eating pie.
And while we know that the holiday is about much more than pie, we thought it would be fun to do a post all about our favorite Thanksgiving pie ideas.
We’ll start out with our favorite, and an all-time classic: pumpkin. Now this time of year it seems as though everything has been bitten by the pumpkin bug. Coffee, candles, candy, you name it. We’re just waiting for pumpkin spice toothpaste (no, isn’t actually a thing yet, at least to our knowledge). But all of this stems from our love of one thing: pumpkin pie. Yes, the deliciousness of creamy pumpkin in a sweet, sweet crunchy crust with a dollop of whipped cream. There’s nothing better than that. Our Thanksgiving pie idea for this classic is to modify it a bit and make it a pumpkin pie cheesecake!
The next Thanksgiving pie idea we’re tackling is the other classic, apple. Apples scream fall, and if Fall had a spirit animal, it’d be apple pie. Whether you like it hot or cold, a la mode, plain or with cheese, you can’t go wrong with a good, old-fashioned apple pie. Our take on making this a new Thanksgiving pie idea is to add pears to the mix! Apple-pear pie is actually quite delicious! Bake a little orange zest into the crust as well, and you’ve got yourself a pie bursting with flavor.
The last pie we will tackle is French silk. Now, this pie isn’t necessarily always associated with Fall or Thanksgiving, but we love it so much we couldn’t leave it off our list of Thanksgiving pie ideas. We thought of a few ways to spice this one up and they include adding a caramel whipped topping, adding coffee to the french silk mixture or even something as simple as making a chocolate crust.
Pies are fun because there are so many variations you can do and there is essentially nothing you can do to mess a pie up. What are some of your favorite pies? We’d love to hear what you like to bake!