Its officially November and you know what that means: Holiday season has arrived! We transition (literally overnight) from Halloween to Fall holiday festivities in preparation for Thanksgiving and, believe it or not, Christmas, and what better way to do it than with a slice of pie in hand?
Whether you've been in the holiday spirit since the temperatures began to drop, or you still need a little convincing, there's nothing like a freshly baked pie to get you in the mood (we won't blame you if you crank up the Christmas music while you bake).
There are so many varieties and flavors of Fall pies that you might have a hard time picking which recipe to try first. Luckily, you have all season long to test them out. Here are a few of our very favorites:
A twist on a classic, this apple pie recipe from Joy the Baker offers a tart addition to a crowd favorite.
Not to be confused with pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie is a classic in its own right. This simple recipe from Brown Eyed Baker is rich and sweet with a homemade crust layered with brown sugar.
You won't be able to tell the difference between this incredibly easy gluten-free crust (and crumble topping) and conventional recipes when you make this beautiful recipe for plum crumble pie from Purella. It has all of the flavors of fall and uses only six ingredients.
Since you probably have a classic pumpkin pie recipe up your sleeves, why not take it up a notch with an extra fall-spiced surprise: homemade gingersnap crust. This recipe from Closet Cooking will show you the ropes.
Pears, cranberries, and ginger merge perfectly in this unique pie recipefrom Brown Eyed Baker. Make this one if you're looking for something less "tried and true" than apple or pumpkin pie.
Apple pie comes in so many varieties, but arguably the best are those that include bourbon. This recipe for spiced bourbon apple pie from A Beautiful Mess will have your mouth watering just looking at the pictures.
For all of you chocolate lovers, this recipe from The Road to Honeyputs a delicious spin on the classic with mint leaves on top and a brown sugar pecan crust underneath.
Pecan pie is another classic that every family should enjoy at least once each fall. This easy to follow recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen is a classic pecan pie with salted caramel for good measure.