Who doesn’t love pie? I mean, there might be a few people out there, but the majority of us agree: pie is delicious. Of course, you can eat pie all year around. There’s strawberry pie, rhubarb pie, peach pie, coconut pie, but you’ve got to admit, some of the best pie recipes are commonly made during the winter months for the holidays. We’ve gone around the internet and found some of the best holiday pie recipes that you absolutely have to try before the season’s over.
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is already awesome, but you know what makes it even more awesome? Chocolate. This chocolate swirl pumpkin pie will knock your socks off. The crust is perfectly buttery and flaky, and the filling is creamy and spicy – that perfect mix of flavors without being too sweet. The recipe uses maple syrup to sweeten the pie, giving it a completely unique flavor. It’s a long-haul recipe, taking about 2 hours to make, and it feeds eight people. Get the recipe here.
For me, nothing says ‘Christmas’ like eggnog. It’s so creamy, so nutmeg-y, and so tasty. I love it when the Starbucks eggnog latte comes into season and eggnog is being sold in stores. Basically, if I could have an eggnog-IV, I would be so happy. So, naturally, an eggnog pie recipe had to make this list.
This is a fairly inexpensive recipe, using only a few ingredients. While it calls for a prepared pie crust, you can make it even more inexpensive by making your own. All you need besides that is a box of vanilla instant pudding mix, eggnog, whipped cream, and some nutmeg. Get the recipe here.
Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pie
If you haven’t tried a sweet potato pie, you’re seriously missing out. Sweet potato pie is so delicious, and while it’s similar in taste to pumpkin pie, it’s a welcome change from what might be traditional at your house. This pie sits on a beautiful crust, and it’s sweetened completely with dark brown sugar, and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves and ginger. It has a wonderfully smooth, fluffy texture that’s sure to melt in your mouth and keep your guests, friends, and family coming back for more. Get the recipe here.
Apple Cranberry Pie
For those of you who love fruit pies, this is the pie for you! Many people enjoy apple pie during the winter holidays, but this recipe gives that traditional favorite a twist by adding tart cranberries to the filling. Start with a homemade pie crust, and then after that all you’ll need is the filling. It’s made up of apples and cranberries, of course, but you’ll also need some sugar, cornstarch, orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and butter.
You don’t necessarily have to go through all the work of a lattice crust if you don’t want to. Avoid the lattice by simple rolling out a second pie’s-worth of crust and laying it over the top and crimping it into the first crust. Then, cut some slits to allow steam through, and it’s good to go! Get the recipe here.
Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie
Don’t be intimidated by the amount of ingredients in this pie, they’re all inexpensive and the pie itself is pretty easy to assemble. In fact, the prep time is only 30 minutes, and it only takes an hour to bake. Make the crust yourself, and then create a gorgeous spiced pumpkin filling, and top it with the pecan streusel topping. It’s sweet, it’s crunchy, it’s creamy…it’s gorgeous. To serve, slice it up and top it with some optional maple whipped cream. Get the recipe here.