There are two things you can’t skip at your Thanksgiving dinner – the turkey and the pies! Most people will gravitate toward either a pumpkin pie or an apple pie. Some families will serve both. But what if you’re having more guests this year or you just want to do things a little differently?
Here are 5 pies to make for this Thanksgiving. And did you know Cabinfield offers beautiful Amish pie safes? Handcrafted from rich hardwoods in a variety of sizes and furniture styles, a pie safe cabinet is sure to impress your guests.
1. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is another traditional holiday pie selection that some families serve for Thanksgiving while others wait for Christmas. But why wait? Especially when you twist this classic up with chocolate and bourbon? Rich, soothing, and incredibly sultry, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your after-dinner drinks, especially bourbon on the rocks.
2. Cranberry Cheesecake Pie
Cranberries are both sweet and tart, a perfect contrast on your Thanksgiving plate. Enjoy them while they’re in season by using them in a pie. If you love cheesecake and cranberries, take the best of both worlds and meld them together for a pie that will disappear faster than you can say “cranberry cheesecake pie!”
3. Cinnamon Pie
Admit it. As soon as the leaves started changing colors, you ran out and bought a cinnamon-scented candle. It’s one of the most irresistible scents of the season. Cinnamon is warm, welcoming and incredibly comforting. When you make it into a creamy pie surrounded by a golden crust, it is truly an unforgettable ending to your Thanksgiving feast.
4. Pumpkin Dutch Apple Pie
For families that don’t want to choose between pumpkin and apple pie, making one that combines them both is brilliant. It’s like having two pies in one, with the dense and rich pumpkin layer married with a crispy and crunchy apple layer. It’s the best of both worlds. It allows you to please everyone at the table plus it leaves you room to try something new for one of your other pies too. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top is pure decadence.
5. Apple, Pear & Cranberry Pie
Some families need a fruit pie on the dining room table. The harvest fruits for fall like apple, pear and cranberry are downright delicious on their own. Turn them into pies and they make you want to cozy up in your favorite sweaters before taking a bite. Put all three of these fruits into one pie and it is pure genius. The fruity flavors unite to create a sweet yet tart tangy goodness that’s hard to beat.
So go ahead and put out your traditional pie options. There’s nothing wrong with them. Keep in mind though that variety is the spice of life and having a variety of pies to taste on Thanksgiving is purely divine. Don’t forget to enhance your kitchen interior or dining room set with a pie safe.