When you’re planning your Thanksgiving dinner, the one dessert you know has to be on the menu is pie. It might be pumpkin pie, apple pie, or sweet potato pie, but there must be pie. It’s a rule. Go look it up. We’ll wait. Okay, now that you know it’s true, what kind of pie will you make for Thanksgiving?
You can go traditional and make the pumpkin, sweet potato, and apple pies we mentioned above or step outside the pastry box and try something new. We’re thinking chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch – just to name a few ideas. We have plenty of pie recipes to make your choice easier (or harder because they are all so good). Check out these 35 Perfectly Sweet Vegan Christmas and Holiday Pies, Count on These 25 Amazing Pies for National Pi Day, and Sweeten Your Holiday Dinner With These 25 Amazing Vegan Pies.
Not sure about your pie-making skills? We can help with that too. It may sound hard to believe but making a pie without dairy or eggs is…well, it’s as easy as pie. Now that you have everything you need to start baking, here are 15 incredible pie recipes that will be the star of your Thanksgiving table.
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1. Butternut Squash Swirl Pie
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Pumpkin may be synonymous with fall, but its oblong cousin, butternut squash, makes an amazing addition to all your fall baking needs, too! This delicious Butternut Squash Swirl Pie by Nele Liivlaid has a delicate sweetness that is subtle when served on the same day it’s been baked and sweeter when it’s been refrigerated for a day. It’s incredibly creamy with a warm blend of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom, plus creamy swirls on top for presentation. Whether you’re in the mood for fall baking or getting ready for the holidays, this pie will be a stand-out dessert.
2. Chocolate Ganache Mousse Pie
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Is there a better combination than chocolate on chocolate? This amazing Chocolate Ganache Mousse Pie by Trine Rask has an easy cookie crust and a light, fluffy chocolate mousse filling. Then, it’s all topped with a smooth dark chocolate ganache. Even though this pie is light, it still tastes decadent, so it’s a real treat for any chocolate lover.
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3. Hubbard Squash Pie
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This Hubbard Squash Pie by Ksenia Prints is nestled in a perfectly flaky coconut oil crust, spiked with orange and clove, and sweetened with natural maple syrup. The use of only natural sweeteners in the filling makes for a gentle sweetness that doesn’t overpower Hubbard’s natural taste.
4. Paleo Pecan Pie
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Sirke Reivo‘s Pecan Pie is so creamy, delicious, and dense, no one would ever guess that it’s raw and paleo! The crust is made primarily with pecans, walnuts, and dried mulberries, and the cashew filling is sweetened with dates and swirled with coconut cream. Top this pie with plenty of healthy pecans and a generous drizzle of maple syrup!
5. Nocciolato Hazelnut Cream Pie
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Florian Nouh‘s Nocciolato Hazelnut Cream Pie is a stunner to look at and surprisingly easy to make! Hazelnuts and sticky dates make up the no-bake crust, which is then topped with a silky, hazelnut-chocolate-nougat cream. Taste or appearance, this pie is nothing short of mesmerizing.
6. No-Bake Salted Date Caramel Chocolate Pie
This silky and decadent No-Bake Salted Date Caramel Chocolate Pie by Fabio Gallo is simply delicious. It begins with an almond crust, which is then layered with a creamy salted date caramel filling and eventually topped with a chocolate mousse. Enjoy it firm right out of the freezer, or let it warm up a bit for a deliciously soft pie that melts in your mouth.
7. Easy Apple Galette
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An apple pie that is both delicious and considered “clean eating”? Nope, this is not a joke! Since Hedi Pavelcova‘s Easy Apple Galette is made with spelt flour, coconut butter, and plenty of apples, it is not only sweet and simple to make, it’s relatively good for you! Sprinkle with a little coconut sugar and indulge away!
8. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tart With Candied Nut Topping
Steph McKercher‘s No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tart With Candied Nut Topping has all the makings of a rustic no-bake treat. Its creamy pumpkin filling is flavored with maple syrup and then topped with candied pecans and cashews, all on a nutty, flourless crust. This pie is so good it will become part of your holiday tradition.
9. Pear Galette With Rooibos Glaze
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Annett Velsberg‘s Pear Galette With Rooibos Glaze tastes like a dream. Ripe pears are sliced thin and layered in a flaky crust, then brushed with a syrupy rooibos glaze just before being placed in the oven. As it bakes, the pears soften and caramelize just a bit and the crust turns golden. Garnish with confectioner’s sugar and vegan whipped cream just before serving.
10. Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Pie
This Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Pie by Crazy Vegan Kitchen is like a big peanut butter cup, but better. A light and fluffy peanut butter filling is set over a chocolate sandwich cookie crust that requires no baking at all. It’s then covered with a smooth, rich chocolate peanut butter ganache and sprinkled with a topping of chopped peanuts. The textures all work together in harmony to create a decadent dessert that’ll have you dreaming about this pie.
11. Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie
Melanie Sorrentino‘s Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie is a perfect accompaniment to afternoon coffee or tea. Two thick and dense layers of pudding – chocolate and butterscotch – are set atop a simple, vegan crust. The top is dotted with chocolate chips for yummy bursts of chocolatey goodness throughout. Serve with some coconut whipped cream on the side for added decadence!
12. Apple Crumble Pie
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If you want to skip making the pie crust top but still want something incredibly delicious, this Apple Crumble Pie by Gin Butters is just the thing. It has a delicate crust spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg is a holiday winner. Make sure you have enough for seconds!
13. Sweet Potato Pie
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Sweet potatoes may be your favorite side dish but they steal the spotlight in this dessert. Leah Moldowan‘s Sweet Potato Pie is smooth, creamy, and delicious. Top it with pecans and coconut whipped cream to really wow your guests.
14. Perfect Mini Pecan Pies
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Are you the kind of person who has to try every single type of pie at the Thanksgiving table? Consider adding these Mini Pecan Pies by Amy Lyons to your selection: they’re perfect for tasting because, well, they’re mini! They have a mixture of coconut oil and pecan butter for a healthier alternative that tastes every bit as decadent as the original.
15. Butternut Squash Apple Pie
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Beat it, pumpkin! There’s a new gourd in town, and its name is butternut squash. Sure, you’ve probably had butternut squash roasted or pureed into soup, but it shines in this creamy and sweet autumnal Butternut Squash Apple Pie by Amy Lyons. Adding tart, juicy apples seals the deal on its deliciousness!
16. Open-Face Apple Pumpkin Pie
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This season, instead of covering up the beautifully glazed apples inside of your pies, you give them their time in the spotlight by making Hannah Teson‘s Open-Face Apple Pumpkin Pie! This recipe is like a two-for-one – the rich and spicy filling of a pumpkin pie with the sugar, and cinnamon goodness of an apple one on top! Simply purée, layer, bake, and devour.
17. Pumpkin Cream Pie
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Think you can’t make a good pumpkin pie without using eggs? Think again. Thanks to a little bit of cornstarch, the filling of this Pumpkin Cream Pie by the Cruelty Free Family is just as velvety and delicious as the non-vegan version. Topped with vanilla coconut cream, this pie is everything you want in a Fall dessert.
18. Raw Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Pie
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Impress your guests with Heidi Turunen‘s Raw Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Pie. Set on a cinnamon pecan base and filled with a deliciously decadent date-tahini cream, it’s delightfully sweet, beautiful, and quick to make which is great if you’re crunched for time around the holidays. And the best part is, it’s completely raw, so no need to wait around for it to bake, just pop it in the freezer, go about your day, and return to a gorgeous pie.
19. Chocolate Truffle Tart
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This rich and creamy Chocolate Truffle Tart by Harriet Emily starts with a chocolatey date crust and is topped with a smooth chocolate filling. Cocoa butter gives the filling its truffle center-like texture and after just one bite, you’ll be hooked. The double chocolate combination is sheer bliss and perfect for any chocolate lover.
20. Decadent Hazelnut Maple Apple Tart
Sonja Trurnit‘s Decadent Hazelnut Maple Apple Tart is truly special. It has a nutty whole-wheat crust which is filling and satisfying, rich and creamy almond yogurt and homemade hazelnut butter filling, and maple-infused apples seasoned with nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon on top. This hazelnut maple apple tart is autumn through and through!
With pies this amazing, you had better make two because everyone at your table is going to want a second slice. Maybe even a third…
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