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Perfect Thanksgiving Pies

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To some, Thanksgiving is just one big excuse to eat pie. Lots of pie. We understand that. Here, we’re sharing our best Thanksgiving pie recipes, from spiced-up pumpkin to classic apple to chocolaty pecan, all with tender, buttery crusts.

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    Sugar & Spice Pumpkin Pie

    It’s the brandied ginger cream that takes this pumpkin pie over the edge. Reviewers rave about the recipe’s pumpkin-y flavor and light, creamy texture.
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    Classic Apple Pie

    A classic meal calls for a classic pie. The filling is a lovely blend of sweet Cortlands and tangy Granny Smiths, laced with just enough sugar and spice to make the apples’ flavors sing.
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    Chocolate Espresso Pecan Pie

    Chocolate lovers, this is the pecan pie for you, but be quick. People who’ve baked this pie for Thanksgiving claim it’s the first to disappear.
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    Fresh Pear Pie with Dried Cherries & Brown Sugar Streusel

    A hint of spice lets the delicate flavor of the pears shine through, while the dried cherries are a welcome alternative to traditional raisins.
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    Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie

    With notes of butterscotch, espresso, and bourbon, this is a pecan pie like no other.
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    Sweet Potato Pie

    Because of its similar texture, sweet potato is a natural stand-in for pumpkin in this spin on the traditional Thanksgiving pie. Visit the Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner for more pies and Thanksgiving desserts.

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    Autumn Fruit Pie

    With subtle Anjou pears and sweet-tart fresh cranberries, this is apple pie dressed up for the holidays.
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    Classic Southern Pecan Pie

    This is not one of those overly sugary, super-gooey pecan pies. Instead, this version strikes just the right balance—the filling is rich but not cloying, so the pecans take center stage, and the flaky, tender crust has enough salt in it to offset the sweetness of the filling.

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    Caramel Velvet Apple Pie

    Combining caramel and apple in a dessert is reminiscent of a childhood favorite, but there’s nothing childlike about this pie. The filling’s caramel flavor is sophisticated and elegant, and the baked apple texture is downright velvety. Put them together and you have a filling that’s a far cry from its stick-to-your-teeth candy-apple cousin.

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    Classic Pumpkin Pie

    This pie has it all—a flaky, buttery crust and a creamy, spiced pumpkin filling. You can make the crust and even bake the pie before the big day, so there’s absolutely no excuse for buying a pie for Thanksgiving.
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    Ginger-Spice Cranberry-Apple Streusel Pie

    Tart apples and cranberries are tempered with a nutty, sweet streusel and a hint of cardamom in this elegant Thanksgiving dessert.
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