Hector Manuel Sanchez

Don’t leave your dessert decisions to chance. Let the stars guide you to your sweets.

Kimberly Holland
November 15, 2018

The dessert options for the typical Thanksgiving dinner read like a who’s who of the greatest sugary confections of all time. Pumpkin pie? Check. Pecan pie? Check. Custard pie? We wouldn’t dare dream of a Turkey Day without you.

Alas, the options are so plentiful they can feel a bit overwhelming. Narrowing your options may not be as easy as picking your favorites. It’s pie—they’re all our favorites.

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This year, turn to something a bit more mystical to make your pie picks: your zodiac sign. We took to our handy star charts and scoured all the qualities, good and bad, of every sign to find the absolute best pie for your Thanksgiving. If astrology isn’t your thing, these just happen to be some of our best Thanksgiving pies, too.

Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Tiziana Agnello

Aries

Aries, the ram sign, is dynamic and dominant. You’re the leader of the pack, upbeat and always moving. You need a pie that’s as boisterous and charismatic as you are. This Seriously Lemon Tart has major pucker power thanks its over-the-top tartness, and it happens to be quite gorgeous, too. (We wouldn’t expect anything less from you, Aries.)

 

 

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Taurus

Taurus, you’re practical and down-to-earth, a no-nonsense kind of person who appreciates keeping things sailing smoothly. The holidays are certainly no exception. You help everyone around you stay grounded, and you love for things to go just as you planned and plotted. In other words, you don’t like to rock the boat, and you really don’t like when someone rocks it for you. A classic Pecan Pie will be heartily welcomed in the buffet of dessert options of every Taurus, and everyone else for that matter.

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Gemini

Dear sweet Gemini, you live for the party. You’re playful, freewheeling, and fun. You may be averse to routine and tradition, which is why you should steer clear of the most traditional of Thanksgiving desserts. Instead, take a bit of an adventure with this year’s pie. This Chessame Pie plays dual roles here: It has the two-toned look of a divided decider. (The Gemini symbol is twins.) And it kind of looks like a dance floor, a place you’ve been known to shine a time or two.

Cancer

Ruled by the moon, individuals in the Cancer sign are often among the most comforting and caring individuals you’ll ever meet. They emit a maternal energy that makes everyone feel at home, which is exactly where Cancers prefer to be. What’s more homey and soothing than a Double-Crust Apple Pie? Perhaps nothing. The classic pie gets a double “hug” of crust for extra love. It’s a feel-good dessert no matter your sign.

Photo: Darcy Lenz

Leo

Listen, we know—you’re the star of the show. You’re not here to slink back into any corner, and your pie isn’t either. Like you, your dessert needs to be a stand-out, a knockout even. That’s why this Pink Lemonade Pie has a place with you this Thanksgiving. It’s unexpected but highly appealing. It’s certain to take the spotlight from the basic pies around it. In short, it’s you, in pie form.

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Virgo

As the only human among the zodiac signs, the virgin Virgo is considered the helper of the zodiac. You find solace and meaning in helping others, and you’re often considered wiser than your years. You put a lot of thought into your choices, which is why this Pumpkin Praline Pie appeals to you. You and your Thanksgiving guests get the best of both traditional T-Day pies, pumpkin and pecan. Everyone’s happy, and that makes you happy.

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Libra

Your sign’s symbol, the scales, couldn’t be more accurate for you, dear Libra. You’re balanced, the diplomat among your friends and family. Everyone feels warmed by your presence, perhaps because you’re secretly quite charming, too. Your pie match is a Chai Cream Pie. The harmonious blend of spices balance the sweetness, making for a pie that is delicious as can be.

Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Tiziana Agnello

Scorpio

Scorpio, your dessert should be as intense as you are, and that’s a tall hill to climb. If any dessert can do it, it’s this Pecan Cake with Caramel Mousse and Brown Sugar Topping. No, it’s not a pie, but that’s exactly how you like it. Your intense nature makes you a natural-born leader, and if you decide cake is the better option, cake it is. This isn’t just any cake, however. Like you, this cake is loaded with layers, something each diner as to work to get through before they taste the true essence of the cake. The topping has a bit of sultry energy with its drips and luminous glow. It’s you in cake form, dear Scorpio. Enjoy it.

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Sagittarius

The typical Sagittarius is never too far from their next adventure. You’ll try anything once. You’re always looking for something exciting to fulfill a craving for unique experiences, so for your Thanksgiving, this Can’t-Be-Beet Tart with Goat Cheese aligns perfectly with your insatiable appetite for the new and different.

Capricorn

You’re a worker, Capricorn. You’re a nose-to-the-grindstone 9-to-5 worker bee that’s driven and disciplined. You’re practical, too, and you’re just not known to break the rules, something everyone admires you. That’s why if you showed up with anything other than this Classic Pumpkin Pie, you’d be breaking form—and you just don’t do that, Capricorn. Take a break from work today. Enjoy the holiday and this pie. Duty calls tomorrow. 

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

Aquarius

Everyone expects nothing but the most eccentric pie pick from you, Aquarius. You love a chance to show how unique you are. If an ice cream pie at Thanksgiving doesn’t put you in the “different” category, not much else will. This Toasted Almond and Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream Pie is tremendously special and unique, just like you. (It’s also a little cold, which you’re known to be from time to time, too.) But your caring nature tells you your pals will appreciate your uniqueness when they’re really tired of that plain ‘ole pumpkin pie and craving something a bit different.

Photo: Jody Horton; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 

Pisces

There is no kinder or more gentle a sign than Pisces. Your generous nature and highly imaginative approach to everyday life is a joy to behold, just as is this Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue. You know what you’re going to love about this pie, Pisces? The pumpkin flavors of this tart reach deep into your need for an emotional connection to the Thanksgiving traditions, but your unshakable need for creativity lets you have a little fun with the dreamy cheesecake and a layer of cloud-like meringue.

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