Easy and Unique Pie Recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas

What are the best pies?

Few things will never disappear when it comes to families’ dining tables – and that is pie! When you think of Thanksgiving desserts, pie (more specifically pumpkin pie) is the first one to come to mind. And for Christmas, you will most likely see a Christmas decorated pie on the dining table. But have you ever wondered why pies are a must during these two holidays? It actually goes back several years before. While pumpkin pie is one of the staple pies during Thanksgiving, it wasn’t the first known pie. The first known recorded pie is actually a pecan pie which dates back to the late 1920s! And eating pies during Christmas season was heavily influenced by the Church as there were several days wherein it was required to not eat meat which led to fish-based pies, which were popular during those days.

Now that you are aware of the history of pies, you may now be curious as to which pies are the most well-loved. Listed below are some of the best pies all across the globe:

Cream pie – a pie with a crunchy bottom crust and a rich creamy filling topped with whipped cream.

Meat pie – an Australian national dish made with flaky pastry that is filled with grave and minced meat. 

Key lime pie – a green sweet and sour pie dessert consisting of key lime juice, condensed milk, and eggs that are mixed together into a custard. 

Pecan Pie – a thin pastry crust pie that is topped with a mixture of eggs, butter, flour, sweetener, and a variety of chopped pecans. 

Pumpkin Pie – a traditional American Thanksgiving dessert which is a pumpkin-based custard baked in a pie shell and usually flavored with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and topped with whipped cream.

Pot pie – A savory pie filled with meat along with vegetables. 

Apple pie – a golden brown pie filled with cinnamon-sugar coated apples.

Some more famous pies are:

  • Mud pie
  • Banana cream pie 
  • Mince pie 
  • Blueberry pie
  • Custard pie 

Unique Pie Recipes

What is the most popular pie in America?

Pie is definitely known as a classic American dessert enjoyed all year round especially during the holidays. For example, when it comes to Thanksgiving, you can expect to always have a warm pumpkin pie on the dining table. However, people’s favorite everyday pies do vary. Insider conducted a poll last November 16 and 17 2019, deducing the five most popular pies in the US. The five pies included apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, and cherry pie.  See also Delicious Sweet Cherry Recipes.

The top three American choices were apple pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie, with apple pie placing first with the most votes which is not a surprise because nothing can beat a warm, homemade American apple pie. 

Creative pie recipes

Looking for some creative yet tasty pies to make this upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday? Look no more because I have listed 15 of the best and easiest yet creative pie recipes that are perfect for the holidays!


15. Peanut Butter Pudding Pie With Meringue

f you read about my trip to Lubbock, Texas for the Peanut Tour, you will know that I am obsessed with peanuts and peanut butter right now! If you have followed this blog for long, you will also know that I love making homemade pudding (chocolate, pumpkin, and hot chocolate pudding..check them out!)

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14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Dessert doesn’t get any better than a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with layers of graham cracker, peanut butter filling, and chocolate. It’s a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream come true!

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13. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie

This decadent chocolate pie is nestled in a crushed pretzel crust and topped with fresh whipped cream. The rich chocolate custard filling pairs perfectly with the salty pretzels for a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie dessert.

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12. Grain Free Fig And Walnut Tart

This Grain Free Fig and Walnut Tart is a delicious summer-into-autumn recipe!

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11. Gluten-Free Cherry Pie

With a light flaky crust and tart cherry filling, this bright and flavorful gluten-free cherry pie will be a new favorite at your dinner table this holiday season. Or any time of the year, for that matter. This gluten-free cherry pie recipe is popular all year round.

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10. English Banoffee Pie 

Banoffee Pie is one of Englands most famous desserts. A simple, no-bake pie consisting of layers starting with a  graham cracker crust, toffee, sliced bananas and topped with whipped cream.

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9.No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie 

This delicious strawberry Jello pie recipe is easy to make using a premade graham cracker crust, Cool Whip, fresh strawberries, and – you guessed it — Strawberry Jell-O.

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8. Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

This easy no-bake peanut butter pie is the perfect dessert for all year round!

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7.Frozen Lemonade Pie

This recipe for Frozen Lemonade Pie has been sponsored by Eagle Brand. All opinions and love for this brand are 100% my own.

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6. Gluten-Free Dark Cherry Lemon Pie

This gluten free dark cherry lemon pie is sweet, tart, and has just a hint of lemon zest making it taste bright and fresh.

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5. Cherry Crumble Pie

Cherry crumble pie is both a seasonal delight and an easy pie recipe to master. Arguably, the best cherry pies are those that come directly from your grandmother’s kitchen.

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4. Easy Classic Key Lime Pie

Easy Classic Key Lime Pie is an easy key lime pie recipe that’s creamy, refreshing and bursting with fresh key lime flavor!

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3. Lemon Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust

This Lemon Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust is the ultimate summer pie recipe. You can make this pie ahead of time so you’re ready to go when it’s time for dessert!

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2. Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

Make this chocolate mousse pie to wow your guests, it’s a delicious recipe for dessert and so easy to make.. Try our no-bake, easy chocolate mousse pie for a fun dessert for the whole family! If you love chocolate recipes, you’ll love this pie with an OREO cookie crust!

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1. Rhubarb Pie with Crumble Topping

This rhubarb pie with crumble topping is an amazing spring dessert. The sweetened rhubarb is not tart once baked and the brown sugar and oatmeal topping is a perfect pairing. Serve this easy rhubarb pie warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an irresistible treat!

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Thanksgiving & Christmas Unique Pie Recipes

Thanksgiving & Christmas Unique Pie Recipes

Few things will never disappear when it comes to families’ dining tables - and that is pie! When you think of Thanksgiving desserts, pie (more specifically pumpkin pie) is the first one to come to mind. And for Christmas, you will most likely see a Christmas decorated pie on the dining table.


  • Peanut Butter Pudding Pie With Meringue
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie
  • Grain Free Fig And Walnut Tart
  • Gluten-Free Cherry Pie


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