There are a lot of positive things to look forward to during the holidays—time with friends and family (even if it’s socially distanced or virtual), gift giving, holiday dinner, Christmas carols—the list could go on and on. But, let’s be honest…one of the best things about the holidays is the various array of desserts and sweets! And nothing beats a delicious holiday pie. So, we’ve put together some of our favorite holiday pie recipes — but with a unique, nontraditional twist.
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Nothing is more traditional than a warm apple pie. But, have you ever tried an apple galette, hand pie, or a twist on the old favorite? Here are some apple pie recipes to try at your next holiday gathering:
Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Pie
What happens when you combine three of the best ingredients — honeycrisp apples, salted caramel, and a delicious, flaky pie crust? You get this mouth-watering holiday pie recipe from Inspired By Charm!
Apple Spice Hand Pie
A new twist on and old favorite, these individual hand pies are the perfect dessert for a socially distanced holiday gathering—everyone gets there own!
Apple Pie Dip
Instead of going through all the fuss of a traditional pie, why not try this deconstructed pie recipe from Cookies & Cups — apple pie dip with pie crust chips. Yum!
Another traditional holiday pie recipe is the pecan pie. Seriously, why do we only eat this during the holidays, because it is delicious! But, have you ever tried a vegan pecan pie or pecan muffins? Here are some nontraditional (yet still delicious!) pecan pie recipes to try at your next holiday gathering:
Pecan Pie Muffins
Need an excuse to have dessert for breakfast? Try this pecan pie muffin recipe from Cookies & Cups — all the flavors of a pecan pie, but in a sweet, baked muffin!
Classic Vegan Pecan Pie
The ultimate holiday treat, but made with all plant-based or vegan ingredients. This recipe from Connoisseurus Veg is sure to be delicious for ALL your holiday guests.
No-Bake Pecan Pie Sandwich Cookies
Love the taste of pecan pie, but don’t want to go through all the trouble of making one from scratch? These pecan pie cookies from The Candid Appetite will save the day! And the best part? No baking required!
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One more traditional holiday pie — the pumpkin pie. But, there are so many ways to update this classic, such as adding chocolate, making it a mousse, or using vegan ingredients! Here are some unique pumpkin pie recipes to try this year:
Easy Pumpkin Dip
This super easy, no-bake, whipped pumpkin dip recipe will be the hit at your next holiday get-together. Delicious ginger snap cookies give this recipe a sweet and spicy flavor.
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
How do you take a classic holiday pie recipe and make it better? Why, add chocolate, of course! This chocolate swirl pumpkin pie recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes is delicious and also healthier with a whole-wheat crust, maple sweetener, and even gluten free option.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie recipe from My Darling Vegan promises to be so sweet, creamy and delicious, you’d never know it’s vegan!
More Holiday Pie Recipes to Try
We’ve covered three of the most popular and traditional holiday pies, but there are still a few that we just had to mention! Looking to try something different this season? Here are some unique holiday pie recipes to try this year:
Eggnog Cloud Pie
The flavor profiles of eggnog in a decadent pie? This recipe from Life Currents is a holiday dream come true!
White Chocolate Cranberry Tart
This tart recipe from Delight Fuel looks divine, but is actually easy to make! And to make things even better, this recipe is vegetarian and gluten free!
Sweet Potato Pie and Marshmallow Bars
Do you love a sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows? Yeah, us too! This recipe from Handle the Heat takes the classic flavors from a sweet potato side dish and turns it into a delicious dessert.
So many holiday pie recipes, so little time! Which one will you try this year?
Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.