This Thanksgiving, we’re thinking outside the pie box, experimenting with spice and produce to bake up brand new desserts that will shake up your holiday season. Rest assured—these are not your momma’s pies.
1. Mexican Chocolate Fudge Pie
Guajillo chili and cayenne pepper give this fudge pie spicy depth and a kick. Velvety cocoa notes and a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar curb the heat.
Forget pumpkin and sweet potato. This bourbon-spiked squash pie is the new star of your next holiday dinner. This pie embodies all that a custard pie should be, appearing firm with clean slices, but dissolving into silky deliciousness with every bite. Find more recipes for fall pies in our September/October 2017 issue!
3. Shoofly Pie
We turned to Pennsylvania-based food blogger Brett Braley for his updated take on this Shoofly Pie classic. With a punch of orange to accent the underlying molasses, this reprisal of the wet bottom pie is full of decadent flavor. Read more about the history behind this Pennsylvania classic.
Roasted beets deliver subtle, earthy tones that complement the sweet pears and nutty crumb topping in this Blushing Pear Pie. For a closer look at how to master your piecrust, see our perfect piecrust crash course.
5. Honey Pie
This honey pie offers all the sweetness and creaminess of buttermilk pie, but with heaps of honey flavor. It’ll send you into a warm and blissful after-dinner Thanksgiving nap.