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I’m Thankful for Pie!

What is it about Thanksgiving and pies?  Sure, pies are great for any holiday, but I can’t think any other day has to have pie on the menu, except for Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin, apple, pecan, pear, you name it – chances are your Thanksgiving dessert table will feature at least one pie.

Pie baking used to scare me, until I discovered premade piecrusts that you just roll out and fill (yes, guilty).  I’ve seen them OK’d on many gourmet cooking sites, so I think they’ve gotten the stamp of approval from most bakers.  And they make pie baking so much easier! From the totally traditional, to the deliciously different, here are some of my pinned favorites from around the web. Click on any photo to get to the recipe, and check my Sweet Treats Pinterest Board for lots more delicious dessert recipes!

 

Concord Grape Jam Tart|Martha Stewart
Concord Grape Jam Tart|Martha Stewart

 

Pumpkin Meringue Pie|The Corner Kitchen
Pumpkin Meringue Pie|The Corner Kitchen

 

Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie|Vintage Kitchen Notes
Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie|Vintage Kitchen Notes

 

Cranberry Pecan Pie|Redhead Can Decorate
Cranberry Pecan Pie|Redhead Can Decorate

 

Black Bottom Peanut Butter Icebox Pie|The Kitchen is My Playground
Black Bottom Peanut Butter Icebox Pie|The Kitchen is My Playground

 

Pecan Dried Cherry Tart With Maple|Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Pecan Dried Cherry Tart With Maple|Healthy Seasonal Recipes

 

Apple Rose Tart|Baking a Moment
Apple Rose Tart|Baking a Moment

 

Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta Tart|Roxanas Home Baking
Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta Tart|Roxanas Home Baking

 

Easy Strawberry Pie|Julie's Eats and Treats
Easy Strawberry Pie|Julie’s Eats and Treats

 

Cranberry Apple and Maple Phyllo|Martha Stewart
Cranberry Apple and Maple Phyllo|Martha Stewart

 

Grape and Apple Pie|Epicurious
Grape and Apple Pie|Epicurious

Personally, I like my pies with some fruit in them and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  How about you?

Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving, and eat well!

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