The Thanksgiving meal isn't complete until you've managed to scarf down some pie, no matter how full of turkey you are. There are lots of store-bought options that you could serve up, but nothing beats a homemade pie. If you're wondering how you'll find the time and oven space to whip one up, try busting out your slow cooker. There are some delicious Crock-Pot pie recipes for Thanksgiving that you can set and forget until it's time to dig in.
Pie is probably not the first thing you think of when you think of the Crock-Pot, but it seems there's nothing you can't toss in there. If you're hosting a feast of your own or just want to be the perfect guest who brings the most delicious dessert, being able to throw all your ingredients into the appliance and leave it alone for a few hours can save you tons of time and stress on a hectic holiday. Slow cooking your pie also saves you lots of clean up, because you can usually prepare everything right in the gadget without dirtying any other pots or pans. And if you're super pressed for time, or just really hate doing dishes, you can even line your Crock-Pot with foil or a special Crock-Pot safe plastic liner ($9, Amazon)
Pumpkin and apple pies tend to be the star of the dessert table on Thanksgiving, but there's no rule against trying other flavors, too. As long as it's sweet and delicious, you and your guests will be totally satisfied.
Here are some slow cooker pie recipes that will have you counting down the days until Thanksgiving.