the best pie recipes from around the web

by jenna on November 23, 2011

So, I have a little bit of a problem. You see, last week I made this big Thanksgiving feast for everyone and that feast included two pies—chocolate angel nut pie and buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie is Adam’s favorite thing in the world and I had yet to ever make it so I figured why not? I had a great recipe that we used to make at the yacht club and it turned out great—a creamy vanilla custard with a touch of tang from buttermilk and lemon zest. And even though none of  my California friends had ever seemed to hear about buttermilk pie before, everyone loved it.

But then I started to pack. And deep clean my house. And make lists on ruled notebook paper just to have something to cross off. And somehow, SOMEHOW, my tattered recipe notebook is still sitting on my faux marble counter-top in California.

I’m in Georgia.

Oops.

So instead of pretending I remember the exact amount of flour, sugar and buttermilk (three days ago already feels like three years) I’ll leave you with a slew of pies from around the web that have left me drooling…One of which I’m making for tomorrow night’s feast with my family. I don’t know which though–what should I pick?? What are you having for dessert tomorrow night?

What I really want is a small bite of every one of the pies below. Heavy on the crust. Extra whipped cream.

Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie

Bailey’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Angel Nut Pie

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake

No-Bake Black Bottom Pudding Pie

Maple Cheesecake

Fig Goat Cheese Pie

Brownie Pie a la Mode

White Chocolate Fudge Pie

Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Almost No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Buttermilk Custard Pear Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Brown Butter Apple Pie

Double Chocolate Silk Cream Pie

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie

S’mores Pie

Sweet Potato Pie with Ginger Struesel Topping

Vegan Apple Pear Pie with a Maple Walnut Crunch

Deep Dish Cranberry Apple Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 23, 2011 at 3:19 am

Wow, I have a sudden craving to make about 9 pies. Too bad I am feeding a “crowd” of 3. And one of them is 4 years old :)

Sorry about the notebook laying back on your countertop. I am the queen of forgetting things when I travel.

But you’ve got this pie thing covered…thanks for all the links!

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Joy November 23, 2011 at 3:42 am

My husband makes the best apple pie (the only thing he cooks other than ramen noodles) of you want I can get his recipe for you

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katie @KatieDid November 23, 2011 at 4:08 am

heavy on the crust and extra homemade whipped cream– just what I’ve been enjoying these past few nights with an apple pie and hazelnut crust… mmmmm! Happy thanksgiving to you, I hope you get all the pie you hope for and more!

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Jess November 23, 2011 at 4:29 am

Buttermilk pie is my husband’s absolute favorite! I had never heard of it until I met him! So yummy!

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Katrina November 23, 2011 at 4:29 am

Everything sounds so yummy!

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Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 23, 2011 at 4:29 am

So fun that I have been reading ELR since (before) you worked at the yacht club!! If I had to choose just one pie from this list (the horror!) I think I would go with the brownie al la mode. Man that thing looks delicious. I am a sucker for anything in a pie form that tastes like a rich brownie. Drool. Have a great time with your family!

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Chocolate-Covered Katie November 23, 2011 at 4:31 am

Aww Jenna, thanks for including my no-bake chocolate pumpkin pie. It was such a sweet surprise.

Happy Thanksgiving!! I still don’t know what I’m having either. I might make two different kinds of pie… and you should too! After all, when is two pies not better than one, right? :)

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kathleen @ the daily crumb November 23, 2011 at 4:47 am

tough choices!! i’m a filling girl… unless it’s a graham cracker crust. in that case, all bets are off.

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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy November 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

Sorry to hear about the notebook! But with all these fabulous pie recipes you put me in the mood to bake! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Amanda November 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

All of these pies sound amazing! I’m more of a filling girl myself, but I’ve recently been warming up to pie crust. :)

The chocolate bourbon pecan pie and salted caramel apple pie stood out to me, but I don’t think you can really go wrong with any of them. I’ll personally be enjoying some vegan pumpkin pie (recipe on my blog).

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 23, 2011 at 5:19 am

Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about the notebook! But on a more positive note, holy pies!!! These sound awesome. I’ve never had a buttermilk pie either but I think I need to find out what all the fuss is about!

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Cassie November 23, 2011 at 5:24 am

I love buttermilk pie. The first time I had it I was so skeptical but it’s so wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life November 23, 2011 at 5:40 am

Too bad you left your recipe notebook, but thanks for the fab pie reccomendations. These look scrumpteous! I’m going to have to try that preztel pie. Yum!!!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 23, 2011 at 5:45 am

um…..YUM! Hahah I’ve saved so many recipes now! BTW- I made your chocolate angel nut pie! It was a huge sucess! So delish :D

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove November 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

I’ve never had buttermilk pie but that s’mores pie looks out of control. Oh man… I kind of want to make that. Like ASAP.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 23, 2011 at 6:01 am

This is a dangerous link up the day before Thanksgiving! In a very very good way ;)

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Joelle (on a pink typewriter) November 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

Yummmmmmm! I’ve never heard of buttermilk pie either, but sounds like I something I need to try

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Jen P November 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

I’m making THIS : http://labellecuisine.com/archives/pie/pecan_truffle_tart.htm

It’s from a 1988 issue of Bon App. I made it ten years ago in high school, and my family still talks about it. I couldn’t remember what it was called, but luckily my mom still had it in a folder of dessert recipes in her kitchen. She scanned it and emailed it to me, but as it is way too splattered to read, she googled the name and found it : ) I can taste it already.

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Andrea November 23, 2011 at 6:30 am

I’ve been making Paula Deen’s Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle for the last few years…it’s amazing!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 23, 2011 at 6:46 am

Thank you for the recipe roundup! I am going to use at least one for the holiday :)

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Cait's Plate November 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

So many delicious pie recipes, so little time!

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Maria November 23, 2011 at 7:03 am

I want them all!

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Coco November 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

May I [not so] humbly add my gluten-free pumpkin pie to the mix? It’s really, really good!
http://operagirlcooks.com/2011/11/22/gluten-free-pumpkin-pie-recipe/

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock November 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

Wow…what a round-up of pies Jenna! I like ;)
As for dessert tomorrow night…hmmm a slice of Chocolate Angel Nut Pie sounds pretty spectacular! But I’d settle for any one of the above!

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Maureen November 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

Oh, these all look delicious! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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Lindsey November 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

Love Buttermilk pie! I hadn’t ever had it either until my boyfriend begged for one last year. His aunt used to make them for their family when he was younger. Another one he recently asked for was an applesauce cake which I haven’t made before either.

Thank you for putting up my sweet potato pie. Such a fun surprise. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ella, RD November 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

Why don’t I see my grandma’s apple crisp recipe on here? :) Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, you deserve at least a few days off!!

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Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles November 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

I think I’ve died and gone to Pie Heaven. It’s a wonderful place.

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luvwhatyoudo November 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

I heart sweet potato pie. So happy one made the list!

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Stephie November 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

Hahahaha I JUST posted that I did the EXACT same thing (not with pie, but with another recipe I was going to post this week). Somehow it makes me feel a million times better to know that other people do the same things that I do =)

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Courtney November 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

Buttermilk pie is my husband’s favorite too! I make it using his grammy’s recipe and we served the pies at our wedding in lieu of my husband’s groom’s cake. I’m from CA and my husband is from TX and none of our CA friends knew what it was either…but I got so many requests for the recipe following our wedding!

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Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken November 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

I’m making a pumpkin tiramisu (my first time making ladyfingers!) for tomorrow. I don’t know if that helps or makes your decision more difficult….go with your gut (and your very knowledgeable tastebuds) :)

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Alicia @beingLA November 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

I’m from CA and have never ever heard of a buttermilk pie! I guess there’s a first for everyone right? Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful recipes. Can’t wait to check them all out. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Heather Wischmann November 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

So much yum, not enough time! I’ve been dying to try this one:

http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/2010/03/momofuku-milk-bars-crack-pie.html

Going to try my hand today.

Have a great time in Georgia.
Gobble Gobble!

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Bex November 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’ve got this on my to-make list: http://pateachew.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/caramel-walnut-pie/

I’m normally a straight pecan kind of girl, but can’t wait to try it!

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Kristie November 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

Okay, I swear I thought one of those pictures was a key lime pie. Darn it! Key lime pie is my true love :).

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Liz @ Southern Charm November 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

I love that all of your favorites are in one place … but I have no idea how to pick which to try! I like your idea of one bite each!

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Lauren (LaurenLeatherman.com) November 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

Wow, everything looks insanely delicious! The grasshopper pie is really calling to me, though…

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Jen November 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

Caramel pumpkin pie…mmmmm….

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Moni'sMeals November 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

If I could just sample one of each I would be so so very happy. :)

Thanks for posting all of these! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Katie @ Epicurean Mom November 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Yum!! These recipes look fabulous!! Thanks for featuring Epicurean Mom’s Caramel Pumpkin Pie! :)

xoxoxo

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Molly @RDExposed November 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Fig goat cheese?! That sounds incredible! I’m only making pumpkin bread pudding which sounds dull compared to that.

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Heather @ Bake, Run, Live November 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I have been baking pies for the last 5 days (work party!). So, I made extra for our Thanksgiving dessert: apple with a crumb topping, pecan, pumpkin, and Toll House. Then I don’t want to see another pie(for at least a few days!).
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Leslie Means @ Her View From Home November 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Great recipes!! May I suggest my family’s CLASSIC Pecan Pie?! YUM-O!!!
http://herviewfromhome.com/2011/11/23/her-i-could-and-will-eat-the-entire-pan-pecan-pie/

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Lisa November 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Love this! Are you going home for thanksgiving? :)

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nicole {sweet peony} November 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

all of those pies sound delicious! happy thanksgiving jenna!

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Lauren from Lauren's Latest November 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Thanks for including one of my pies, Jenna! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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esmemerrie November 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Oh wow! drooling indeed! I need to start wearing a bib when I get near your site ;) those all sound delicious!

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Emmy (Wine and Butter) November 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Buttermilk pie sounds amazing – I’d love to know the recipe at ANY time of year. Or day. I thought it was a lemon curd pie when I first saw it, but buttermilk sounds waaaaaay better. Its like a Thankgiving meets Christmas pie!

All those pies look amazing… I think I’d go for the variant on pecan pie though! Im making two pecan pies and thinking maybe one of them shoudl also have chocoalte. I mean why the heck not?! :)

Happy Thanksgiving! xox

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Boulder Locavore November 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Thank you for including my Grasshopper Pie in your delicious list of pies! What a fantastic round up. I’ve bookmarked it for future pie making! Holiday best wishes to you and your family! Toni

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Evan November 25, 2011 at 6:21 am

I KNEW the mysterious pie twitpic was buttermilk! A highly underrated and seriously delicious holiday dessert.

Happy Thanksgiving, Jenna! I hope you enjoyed home…your T-day post was beautiful. :)

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One Hungry Mama November 27, 2011 at 7:24 am

omg—SO MANY delicious pies! bookmarking this for christmas. thanks for including me!

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Jennifer barth November 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I can see that you are putting a lots of efforts into your blog. Keep posting the good work.Some really helpful information in there. Nice to see your site. Thanks!

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