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Easy Thanksgiving Pie Recipes: Our Favorite Five

Even after a day devoted to eating, dessert lovers will always leave room for pie. But what pies are easy to make for a busy Thanksgiving host? Our favorite French silk pie uses pre-made pie crust and cream cheese to simplify both the crust and filling. Try these easy Thanksgiving pie recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth and ensure happy hosting.

Plan Your Holiday Dessert With These Easy Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Wondering what to make for Thanksgiving dessert? Pie is almost always the answer. But between rolling out the crust and flavoring the filling, pie-making can use up time you don’t have. Our favorite easy Thanksgiving pie recipes have basic ingredients and utilize simple shortcuts to deliver big flavor with less labor.

5-Ingredient Apple Pie

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The best Thanksgiving pies let their main ingredient’s flavor shine through and this recipe does just that for the fresh apples. While store-bought crust can simplify the process even further, the filling consists of just apples, sugar, butter and cinnamon. Add lemon juice, nutmeg, or another favorite spice to customize this refreshingly simple recipe and make it your own.

Main ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Pie crust


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French Silk Pie

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As fancy as it may sound, easy pie recipes for Thanksgiving include French silk pie for its simple, no-bake filling. Even better, this recipe can transform into a completely no-bake option by using a premade, prebaked pie crust. While traditional French silk pie uses raw eggs to create a custardy texture, this recipe substitutes them for cream cheese. It easily duplicates the fluffy texture and eliminates any concern over raw ingredients.

Main ingredients:

  • German chocolate
  • Unsweetened chocolate
  • Heavy cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar


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Buttermilk Pie

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While traditional buttermilk pie was born out of desperation for additional ingredients, the richness of this simple filling hides its humble origins. Plus, with only one bottom crust required, this is one of those easy Thanksgiving pie recipes that looks like it took all day. Feel free to substitute a store-bought crust but don’t leave out the grated fresh nutmeg and lemon zest. Both provide each bite of filling with warmth and tang.

Main ingredients:

  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter


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Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

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Aside from it’s taste, there’s a reason that pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple: it’s deceptively easy to make. Again, a premade bottom crust makes for a time-saving substitution that no one will notice as they enjoy the rich filling. This one has extra fall flavor from the addition of maple syrup to the cinnamon and ginger spices. Meanwhile, a final dollop of bourbon-spiked whipped cream on each slice makes for a delightful departure from tradition.

Main ingredients:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger


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Easy Kentucky Pecan Pie

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A list of our favorite easy Thanksgiving pie recipes would be incomplete without this nutty classic. The filling comes together with just six basic ingredients, getting its sweet and sticky texture from corn syrup and brown sugar. Meanwhile, chopped pecans provide a welcome crunch and lend their own mild sweetness. Lastly, only one bottom pie crust is needed, so using a premade crust can save time and effort without sacrificing taste or appearance. 

Main ingredients:

  • Light corn syrup
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Chopped pecans


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