Don’t get me wrong – I’m kind of a pumpkin pie fanatic. I’m a pumpkin-everything fanatic, which is why autumn is my favorite season of all. However, even while pledging my love for pumpkin pie, I admit that it kind of gets all the credit during Thanksgiving. When there are so many pies in the world, why focus on only one?
So for those of you looking for a change, or if the thought of pumpkin pie makes you gag, here are a few other favorites that deserve a bit of recognition – and maybe a place on your Thanksgiving dinner table. I’ve also included some videos, if you’re feeling daring and want to try to make these pies from the comfort of your own kitchen.
1. Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie has been named America’s third favorite pie. Can you guess what #1 is?
2. Apple Pie
Personally, my favorite apple pies include ice cream. Because apples and vanilla bean are a match made in heaven.
3. Lemon Meringue Pie
While you might think this pie is a little summery, hear me out! It’s light enough to enjoy even after you chow down on all of the other delicious dishes that Thanksgiving has to offer.
4. Banoffee Pie
Ian Dowding and Nigel Mackenzie, the former chef and owner at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex, claimed to have created the pie in the 1970’s. The pie still holds some controversy – people can’t decide if the pie is supposed to have a biscuit or a pastry base. Dowding personally hates “biscuit crumb bases and that horrible cream in aerosols”, and creates his base from shortcrust pastry.
5. Coconut Custard Pie
Let’s talk pies – what are some of your favorites? Are there any that you wish made the list?
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