Turkey might be the headliner at Thanksgiving dinner, but let’s be honest, it’s the pies that steal the show.Nothing quite takes you out of your tryptophane torpor like that dessert sugar high that comes from sampling every single flavor, as any true Thanksgiving warrior will do.
You’ve got all of your classics, and you can’t go wrong with a pumpkin, pecan, or apple variety. But why not try something a bit out of the ordinary this year and whip up a pie that resembles one of your favorite desserts? Think about it. A scrumptious dessert that, while still true to the traditional Thanksgiving pie form, also utilizes the flavors of your most-loved candies and baked goods — could it get any more delicious? Everything from store-bought cookies to candies can be transformed to a filling that’s sandwiched between a flaky crust.
Sure, put out a pumpkin pie for good measure. But while Grandpa snoozes in front of the football game and the kids get excited for their first visit from The Elf on the Shelf, also try serving some of these alternative pies that’ll wow everyone’s taste buds. And consider wearing your most spacious pair of sweatpants — you’ll want extra room for seconds.