Homemade Holiday Pies

Serve dinner guests a mouthwatering pie that tastes as good as it looks. Whether you're a baking beginner or born with a sifter in hand, we've got the recipe for you.

  • Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie

    Dark, rich, and intensely chocolatey, this is our favorite new twist on pecan pie. Make it even more special and serve with sweetened whipped cream.
  • Lattice-Topped Cranberry-Raspberry Pie
    Photo: Andrew Purcell; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell  

    Lattice-Topped Cranberry-Raspberry Pie

    Add a splash of festive color to your dessert sideboard with this tangy-fruity pie. For pretty rickrack-shaped lattice, cut the dough with a fluted pastry wheel.
  • French Apple Tart
    Photo: Charles Masters

    French Apple Tart

    This free-form apple pie is accented with apple jelly, nutmeg and vanilla, and comes together quickly with the help of store-bought crust.
  • Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Pie
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Pie

    Pecan pie gets a decadent upgrade with the addition of chocolate and caramel. Serve with fresh whipped cream.
  • Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie

    Pecans and graham cracker crumbs form the crust for this showstopping pie, followed by the "black bottom" chocolate-toffee layer and sweet pumpkin filling.
  • Cranberry-Apple Pie with Pecan Shortbread Crust
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Cranberry-Apple Pie

    Cranberries add a sweet-tart note to traditional apple pie with a lattice crust.
  • Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

    Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

    This light and fluffy pie is traditional at its core, but sweet, nutty coconut adds a little something extra that will keep everyone coming back for more.
  • Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

    Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie

    A cross between a fudge pie and pecan pie, this is all the more stunning if you arrange the pecans from the center in a spiral pattern.
  • Sliced Sweet Potato Pie
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

    Sliced Sweet Potato Pie

    We love the layered look of this ever-so-sweet streusel-topped treat.
  • Apple Slab Pie
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas  

    Apple Slab Pie

    Baked in a jelly-roll pan, this rectangular pie feeds a crowd with ease.
  • Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie
    Photo: Charles Masters

    Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie

    Maple syrup and bourbon infuse the pie with distinctive sweetness. For a decadent treat, top warm pie with low-fat vanilla ice cream.
  • Mocha-Espresso Cream Pie
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

    Mocha-Espresso Cream Pie

    Mocha-Espresso Cream Pie is a chocolate-lover's dream. A crunchy cookie crust is filled with a decadent chocolate filling before being topped off with Coffee Whipped Cream.
  • Apple Butter Pie
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

    Apple Butter Pie

    Apple Butter Pie comes together in a flash with deliciously sweet fall flavor that you (and your guests) won't be able to get enough of.
  • Easy Skillet Apple Pie
    Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Easy Skillet Apple Pie

    Making an apple pie has never been so easy. Simply toss apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar, and spoon over a refrigerated pie crust in the cast-iron skillet. Top with the other crust and bake.
  • Minny's Chocolate Pie
    Photo: Con Poulos

    Minny's Chocolate Pie

    Get a taste of Minny's famous chocolate pie, a recipe inspired by The Help.
  • Blackberry-Apple Pie
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Blackberry-Apple Pie

    This apple-and-berry-packed pie is extra-tasty because of the white-Cheddar cheese crust that provides a sigh-worthy companion for the sweet fruit filling.
  • Quince Tart with Pine Nut Caramel Glaze
    Photo: Charles Masters

    Quince Tart with Pine Nut Caramel Glaze

    Quince is a hard fall fruit with sweet-tangy flavor. You'll find quince paste in specialty stores and most supermarkets.
  • Crumb-Topped Apple Pie
    Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Crumb-Topped Apple Pie

    Sprinkle the top of the apple filling with a buttery brown sugar mixture to add extra flavor and texture to this old-fashioned apple pie.
  • Coconut Cream Pie with Pineapple
    Randy Mayor

    Coconut Cream Pie with Pineapple

    Add a tropical punch to a classic coconut cream pie for an bright burst of flavor. One online reviewer likened the festive dish to a cool piña colada in a crust.
  • Classic Pumpkin Pie
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Classic Pumpkin Pie

    Refrigerated pie dough makes this classic pumpkin pie recipe simple to prepare.
  • Caramel-Pecan Pie

    Caramel-Pecan Pie

    Take traditional pecan pie up a notch by stirring caramels into the filling and topping with chocolate-covered pecans.
  • Cranberry-Apple Pie
    Photo: Charles Masters

    Cranberry-Apple Pie

    This juicy double-crusted beauty combines fresh cranberries and apples, two favorite fall season flavors.
  • Orange-Sweet Potato Pie With Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

    Orange-Sweet Potato Pie With Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust

    The simple addition of fresh chopped rosemary makes this an impressive pie crust that complements the flavors of the spiced citrusy sweet potatoes in the filling. If you don’t want to make a homemade crust, you can follow the directions for adding fresh rosemary to a refrigerated crust.
  • Tiramisu Toffee Trifle Pie

    Tiramisu Toffee Trifle Pie

    Use a store-bought pound cake, sliced diagonally, as the crust of this dressed-up pie version of tiramisu. Whipped cream and chopped toffee garnish the pie, which is sure to shine on any dessert buffet table.
  • Peanut Butter-Banana Pie
    Randy Mayor

    Peanut Butter-Banana Pie

    Update grandma's banana pudding recipe with a few tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and a crispy vanilla wafer crust. Frozen whipped topping, thawed and spread over the chilled pie, takes the place of a meringue topping.
  • Oatmeal Pecan Pie
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Oatmeal Pecan Pie

    You'll never have to worry about extra leftovers with this two-step pecan pie. Dark brown sugar and oats add a rich oatmeal cookie texture to the nutty pecan filling.
  • Fudge Pie

    Fudge Pie

    Make a no-crust pie reminiscent of a classic brownie sundae. Toasted pecans and a hint of vanilla extract dress up the fudgy family favorite.
  • Double Apple Pie With Cornmeal Crust
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Double Apple Pie With Cornmeal Crust

    Our users raved about this now award-winning pie (you're welcome, Mary E!). Don't skip the jelly in the filling—it's an absolute must.
  • Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie

    Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie

    Get creative with a cookie cutter and a little pastry dough. Use a leaf-shaped cutter to create a fall theme atop the smooth pumpkin pie.
  • Peanut Butter Pie
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Peanut Butter Pie

    This easy-to-follow recipe—featuring a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter, and chocolate syrup—makes two pies, so keep one in the freezer for unexpected guests.
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