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5 from 16 votes

Holiday Pie Recipes

Whether it's for company or the family, everyone loves homemade pies.   And my Holiday pie recipes are easy to make and are guaranteed to bring smiles to your table!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pies, thanksgiving recipes
Servings: 8
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

Pecan Pie

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • cup ¼ packed brown sugar
  • cup ¼ sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted 1/4 stick
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • tsp ½ salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans 6 oz dry weight
  • 50 half pecans for decorating top of pie optional
  • 1 Pie shell premade or your favorite recipe

Apple Cranberry Pie

  • 6 large granny smith or your favorite cooking apple
  • 2 cups whole berry cranberry sauce store or homemade
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups streusel topping
  • 1 deep dish pie shell

Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

Pumpkin Pie

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 oz pureed pumpkin not pumpkin pie
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 inch unbaked 9- deep-dish pie shell

Instructions

Pecan Pie

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In the bowl of your mixer beat eggs slightly, and add in corn syrup, sugars, salt, butter, bourbon, and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add in chopped pecans
  • Pour mixture into pie crust and bake for 50 -60 minutes or until a thermometer in the center of the pie reads 200 degrees

Apple Cranberry Pie

  • peel and cut apples into slices or chunks
  • mix apples with cranberry sauce, brown sugar and cinnamon
  • add the mixture to pie crust and top with streusel topping
  • bake for 60-70 minutes at 350 degrees on a foil-lined cookie sheet to catch drippings

Struesel Topping

  • mix flour, oatmeal, salt, cinnamon and sugars together
  • add in butter and work into flour mixture until butter is completely cut into flour mixture
  • mixture should have small clumps and look grainy

Pumpkin Pie

  • Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl.
  • Beat eggs in with your mixer until frothy
  • Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture.
  • Gradually add in evaporated milk (I use only about 3/4 of the can)
  • Pour into pie shell.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack and refrigerate until serving
  • Top with whipped cream before serving.