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If Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of food holidays, we like to think of pie as the starting quarterback. It’s just not Thanksgiving if it doesn’t end with something sweet in a crust. Here are 50 of our favorite recipes—from tried-and-true classics to new ideas that might just become tradition in your family.
It doesn’t get more fun—or easy—than this.
Because fresh cranberries are so much better than that stuff in the can.
If ever there were a holiday where you might need a little extra booze…
For anyone who thinks that the ideal dessert is a jar of cookie butter and a spoon.
No one ever said a pie had to be round.
Some people are Team Pumpkin, some people are Team Sweet Potato. We see no need to pick favorites with silky, cinnamon-scented goodness.
A godsend when your oven is in holiday overdrive.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to know how to play chess to eat this.
Perfect for guests with dietary restrictions.
Thanksgiving is kind of the first day of Christmas season.
If your mom’s apple pie recipe got all gussied up in heels and a LBD.
The best use for those Girl Scout cookies you stashed in the freezer.
Autumnal to the max.
Yep, there’s a layer of gooey dark chocolate under the pecans and caramel.
Your house will never smell this good again.
Your favorite, honey-dripping Greek dessert, without the sticky fingers.
Part-sugar cookie, part-cannoli, part-hazelnutty chocolate goodness. Totally over the top, in the best way.
You can make this way ahead of time (like, weeks!) and keep it the freezer until your guests show up.
Just a little pinch of cayenne gives this pie an unexpected—and totally sophisticated—flavor.
If Sunday morning pancakes came in pie form…
These little guys are almost too cute to eat. (Key word: almost.)
A gorgeous orange dessert that isn’t made from pumpkins or sweet potatoes will make your holiday table stand out.
This liqueur gives the pie a nice boozy kick and a deep richness, with just a hint of coffee.
The next best thing to a campfire.
A delightful (and unexpected) combo.
Wow your guests with this (slightly labor-intensive but totally swoon-worthy) presentation.
Perfect for the Tofurkey crowd (and everyone else, too).
Our two favorite holiday ingredients, together at last.
It comes together in a flash, with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Fun, fresh and oh-so-gorgeous.
Sure to be a hit at the kids' table.
An elegant—and rectangular—take on tradition.
The only way to improve upon a brownie? Put it in a flaky pastry shell.
Super classy and almost too beautiful to eat. Bonus: They’re dairy- and gluten-free.
Perfect for fighting off the inevitable food coma.
These need to be flash fried right before eating. But trust us: They’re so worth it.
Perfect for a destination holiday (or pretending, anyway).
Take this sweet-savory mash-up a step further and use bacon fat to sauté the apples.
Thanksgiving may be a quintessentially American holiday, but there’s never a bad time for this English dessert.
As decadent (and delicious) as it sounds.
Not a Thanksgiving standard (yet). The fresh citrus will be welcome after all that gravy and mashed potatoes.
This guy isn't kidding around.
The best part about galettes? They’re supposed to look rustic, leaving plenty of wiggle room when you’re rolling out the dough.
Watch out graham crackers, there’s a new crust in town.
There’s always room for cheesecake.
Another pumpkin alternative: same flavor profile, hold the gourd.
Over-the-top? Perhaps. Efficient? Definitely.
Dessert for a crowd in under an hour? Genius.
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