25 Delicious Apple Pie Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast
Pick any one of these delicious Thanksgiving apple pie recipes and rest-assured it will definitely be a hit!
Browned Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust
How do you make good old-fashioned apple pie even better? Enhance the crust with shredded cheddar cheese and stir browned butter into the filling. Wonderful! —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Be sure you don’t make any of these baking mistakes when you try your hand at this recipe!
Maple-Glazed Apple Pie
Even though we’ve lived in Florida for three years, I still feel like a “Vermonter.” My parents send us a bushel of Vermont apples each fall, and we try to visit in the spring to do some sugaring. —Patricia Putnam, Lakeland, Florida. You’ll want to know these brilliant kitchen shortcuts when you’re baking, too.
Swedish Apple Pie
This decadent apple pie serves up homemade flavor in every bite. This is a perfect snack with coffee or as an after-dinner treat. —Sarah Klier, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Upside-Down Apple Pie
This pie has won eight ribbons at area fairs. People say it looks and tastes like a giant apple-cinnamon bun. I take time off from work around the holidays to fill pie requests from family and friends. The recipe has become everyone’s favorite. —Susan Frisch, Germansville, Pennsylvania. Not into apple pies? Try baking vintage pies instead.
Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Pie
Apple pie baked in a cast-iron skillet is a real stunner. This beauty, with its flaky, tender crust, also works in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. —Renee Schettler Rossi, New York, New York
Candy Apple Pie
This is the only apple pie my husband will eat, but that’s all right since he makes it as often as I do. Like a combination of apple and pecan pie, it’s a sweet treat that usually tops off our holiday meals from New Year’s all the way through to Christmas! —Cindy Kleweno, Burlington, Colorado. Do you know what America’s favorite Thanksgiving pie is?
Dutch Apple Pie Tartlets
These adorable mini apple pie pastries make a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. The recipe calls for convenient frozen phyllo shells, so they’re surprisingly easy to prepare. The lemon curd filling adds a unique flavor twist. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
Apple Crumble Pie
The crumb topping of this apple crumb pie recipe is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it’s the chunky apple filling. Either way, it’s a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa. Add these Thanksgiving cooking hacks to your repertoire as well.
Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie
This pie is special to me because I won a blue ribbon for it at the local fair and was able to compete at the state farm show. —Collette Gaugler, Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
All-Star Apple Pie
Pie recipes using canned apple pie filling are rare, but my two boys, Ben and Andy, made this scrumptious apple pie with a sweet, crunchy topping. It’s simple to assemble with a store-bought crust and canned pie filling, yet it tastes like it’s made from scratch. —Cindy Glick, Bradford, New York.
Spiced Upside-Down Apple Pie
My grandma taught me to make this pie when I was four. Over the years I’ve kept it about the same with just a few changes. Flip it out the second it stops bubbling. The glaze it makes looks like stained glass. —Francine Bryson, Pickens, South Carolina
I remember coming home sullen one day because we’d lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested, “Maybe a slice of my homemade apple pie will make you feel better.” One bite and Grandma was right. If you want to learn how to make homemade apple pie filling, this is really the only recipe you need. —Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, Washington. If you’re looking for something nostalgic too, try more of these recipes just like Grandma used to make.
Mom’s Maple-Apple Pie
Mom’s apple pie might be a cliché, but others have tried and failed to rival my mom’s recipe. My siblings and I panic when anyone else takes the holiday apple pie assignment, but we make sure Mom is making hers, too. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois. Don’t miss these timeless cooking tips we learned from Grandma.
Farm Apple Pan Pie
You’ll find this pie’s very convenient for taking to a covered-dish supper, picnic, etc. But be prepared—people always ask for a copy of the recipe! —Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania
Golden Apple Pie
Pies are the dessert I like best to prepare. This one’s the favorite for family get-togethers, and it has been awarded blue ribbons at a couple of local fairs. —Theresa Brazil, Petaluma, California. Add this pie to the ultimate Thanksgiving Day menu.
Hand-Held Apple Pies
When I was in high school, my best friend’s mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was thrilled when she shared it with me—I finally felt like an adult! —Katie Ferrier, Houston, Texas
No-Bake Apple Pie
We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband has diabetes, and this recipe fits into his diet…but everyone enjoys it. —Shirley Vredenburg, Ossineke, Michigan. Be sure to add these secret ingredients to your Thanksgiving recipes.
Apple Pie a la Mode
This pie a la mode is a family favorite that combines apple pie filling and butter pecan ice cream with caramel topping and chopped nuts. I created it when trying to think up a rich dessert to complete a dinner party menu. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Golden Harvest Apple Pie
You’ll think Grandma was baking in the kitchen when you taste your first bite of this old-fashioned pie. The golden, tender crust holds a yummy apple filling with a hint of orange.—Drew Menne, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. Don’t forget the side dishes for Thanksgiving!
German Apple Pie
I live in a big apple-producing state, so I think this recipe represents our region well. I tasted this pie many years ago when my children’s babysitter made it. I asked for the recipe and have made it many times since.
Washington State Apple Pie
This pie won Grand Champion in the Apple Pie category at the 1992 Okanogan County Fair. The pie looks traditional, but making your own filling gives it a different flair and great taste. —Dolores Scholz, Tonasket, Washington. Now make sure you know how to fix even the most common cooking and baking disasters.