The Pie List

pie buffet

Here are the pies made for my Thanksgiving Pie Party:
(Pies that I have recipes written up for have links attached- they’re the underlined ones.)

Two savory pies started the buffet. They were cream and cheese based, rather than eggy. Quite rich.

Zucchini Tart

zuchinni tart


Corn and Tomato Tart

corn and tomato tart


There were several riffs on apple pie. All of the apples used were locally grown and were tart baking varieties, like Empire and Cortlands.

Classic Apple Pie. The cinnamon stick adds flavor and is also the steam vent.

classic apple pie


Cranberry Apple Pie with a Oatmeal, Pecan, Crystalized Ginger Crumble. (Here’s a version of that topping.)

apple cranberry pie with crumble


Lemon Pie. The easiest recipe, ever.

Of course, there were pies made with chocolate.

Tollhouse Pie, and also a version with mint chocolate chips.

toll house pie


Chocolate Chunk, Pecan and Peanut Butter Chip Pie.

chocolate chunk peanut chip pecan pie


And, finally, this rich, complex Chocolate Pie with Mascarpone Whipped Cream.

dark chocolate pie

I made two of those and there’s a piece left in the fridge! Leftovers are the best part of the Pie Party.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful crust on your Classic Apple Pie! If I could make a crust like that, I would die a happy person.

  2. Yummm! I can totally understand how everyone at your Thanksgiving table consumes a half a pie each. How can anyone resist sampling each and every one of those delicious creations?

  3. They all look delicious but I am especially intrigued by the corn and tomato tart. Oh and I think your chicken light-switch cover is priceless.

  4. All look yummy! I especially like the idea about the cinnamon stick.

  5. I made pies for Thanksgiving, and I too enjoy every minute of it since I made a list ahead of time what needed to be done when. I also was able to take a day to myself in the midst of too much family socializing to do nothing but roll out crusts and bake, which was a wonderful respite for someone that is usually quiet. There was key lime, apple, peach (lattice top), pumpkin, pecan with sorghum, and a mince pie. I think I could get away with serving nothing but pie, a turkey breast and gravy. Maybe next year I’ll get to!