Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Pie Ideas

Thanksgiving Pie Ideas

I never know what pies I'm making for Thanksgiving until the very last moment. There's just so much to choose from and I wonder if should go with an old standby or try something new and experimental and potentially risky?! I feel overwhelmed by the possibility. If you're like me and still at a loss, here's a handy list of suggestions to help guide you in your selection. Still haven't found what you're looking for? Visit the Recipe Index for more ideas, and take a gander at last year's guide.

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato
Drunken Pumpkin Pie with Mascarpone Cream
Pumpkin & Chai Spice Nut Butter Pie, pictured top left
Sweet Potato Speculoos Pie

Fall Fruits
Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Glaze
Cranberry-Lime Galette, pictured bottom left
Pear & Cardamom-Fig Pie
Quince Biscuit Pie, pictured bottom right

Chocolate & Nuts
Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Pie (a long-time Thanksgiving favorite)
Chocolate Chess Pie
Lemon-Hazelnut Tart

Custard & Cheese
Cranberry Goat Cheese Tart with Almond Shortbread Crust (a favorite from last year's Thanksgiving)
Maple Bourbon Buttermilk Pie
Pumpkin-Ginger Cheesecake Pie
Salty Honey Pie, pictured top right

Savory
Gordy's Cherry Pepper Spread Galette
Red & Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Tart
Swiss Chard & Goat Cheese Galette

I'd love to hear what you come up with, whether it's from this list or not (and maybe it will help me in my own decision). Happy baking!

5 comments:

Sally Anne said...

This is the first place I came for Thanksgiving pie inspiration, and it didn't disappoint! I think I'll go with the cranberry goat cheese tart, double yum

Also I'm thinking of adding black cardamom to a pumpkin pie...have you ever used this spice? it is the most perfect thing ever

emily said...

Sally! I think you'll like that tart--it was a favorite last year. Black cardamom?? I've used cardamom but not black cardamom--are they different? Tell me more! I love putting cardamom in sweet things, especially brownies à la Vimala Rajendran of Vimala's Curryblossom Café in Chapel Hill.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sally Anne said...

Ok, I made the tart! Looks beautiful. To the pumpkin pie, instead of adding bourbon, I added some black cardamom bitters that Andrew made. Haven't tried it yet, but the batter tasted amazing.

Black cardamom is a different spice (but related). It is really smoky and camphor-like, seriously has an amazing smell. You should definitely check it out next time you're at a fancy spice shop

Keylan said...

Oh thank you, thank you for your wonderful recipes! I made Cranberry-Lime Galette and it was DIVINE. I can't wait to make it again and to try others. The turbinado sugar on top gave it such lovely little crunch and I'd never serve it without whipped cream -- that put it over the top yum-wise!

emily said...

How did the black cardamom bitters turn out, Sally??

Keylan, thanks so much for the kind words and I'm so glad you loved the cranberry galette! I love anything with cranberries--they're such an ideal fruit to bake with.