30 Fall Pies to Bake This Season
When fall rolls around, no dessert shines quite like pie. Baking pie is the ideal fall activity — not only are pies delicious, but they'll also fill your kitchen with a sweet, warm aroma that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of cider. From classic pies like pumpkin, apple, and pecan, to unique twists on these classics, here are 30 fall pie ideas to add to your list this season.
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
With over 12,800 five-star ratings, it's safe to say this apple pie is beloved by thousands of home cooks. Many reviewers suggest preparing a lattice pie crust ahead of time to cut down on prep time. Reviewer wee red says, "Believe the hype. I made this for the first time for a dinner party I had last week — mostly because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. And it did not disappoint."
Crustless Cranberry Pie
Reviewer Mtnlaurl describes this pie as, "A mix and dump pie that makes its own crust, nothing could be easier. Without exception, everyone liked it — even those picky eaters who wouldn't touch my homemade Cranberry Chutney — and some took home a piece for later."
Apple Crumble Pie
Ever wish you could have the warmth and taste of apple pie without having to make the crust? Let me introduce you to the apple crumble pie. "I made 2 of these pies with home grown granny smith apples," says reviewer TINAKITTY. "They turned out delicious and were SUPER easy!"
Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Put fresh pumpkin on display with this seasonal pie. Reviewer PEACHVT says, "I was worried that it may be stringy since pumpkin was only hand-mashed and not food-processor pureed, but it came out with a great texture and gentle seasoning that let the pumpkin flavor through."
Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel
"The crunchy oat topping adds an extra dimension to this delicious apple pie," says recipe creator Ginny.
This old-fashioned buttermilk pie is creamy comfort in every bite. Reviewer Brooke says, "I've been searching for the recipe my grandmother used to make and this is very close. Tasted great and was easy to make."
Fresh Pear Pie
If you're tired of apple everything, give some love to fall's other sweet, seasonal fruit: Pears. Take it from reviewer Jen who says, "This pie recipe was a hit! It tasted like an apple pie but it was not as tart."
Sweet Potato Pie II
This Southern-favorite is a must-have as the weather cools down. Reviewer Lonnie describes this pie as, "Very early American, old fashioned and perfectly delicious."
Caramel Apple Pie II
Apples and caramel make the perfect fall flavor pairing. Even those who don't like apple pie will love this one: "This was the best apple pie I ever made! I usually don't like apple pie but this pie with its added caramel and taffy mixture made it great," says reviewer lindadue.
Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is layered with a cream cheese mixture to lighten up this classic. Some reviewers suggest chilling the crust before and after adding the first layer to help them set and avoid any mixing.
No Bake Pumpkin Pie I
If the weather where you are hasn't quite cooled down, you can still enjoy fall flavor without cranking up the oven. This no-bake pie is served chilled for a refreshing change of pace. Reviewer kelsey describes it as, "So much creamier than the traditional baked and all the flavor."
Old Fashioned Paradise Pumpkin Pie
"This triple-decker pie has a cheesecake layer on the bottom, pumpkin custard in the middle, and a pecan streusel layer on top," says recipe creator MARBALET.
Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Pie
Sweet buttermilk custard pie is combined with tart autumn apples to make the ultimate fall dessert.
Apple Slab Pie
Slab pie is truly the best of all worlds. Slab pies are baked in a sheet pan and cut into 'slabs,' for easy serving. Reviewer BELLAROSE23 says, "Apple Slab Pie was incredibly easy to make, bigger than your average pie, and was absolutely delicious. If you like to make things that are easy to prepare, try this recipe. I know for sure that I will be baking this pie over and over again."
French Apple Pie with Cream Cheese Topping
Is there anything that can't be made even better with a bit of cream cheese frosting? Reviewer CABEAVER says, "This pie is more like a cake but what a surprise to your guests when they cut into it!"
Whipped Pumpkin Pie
Even the pumpkin-pie haters will be able to get behind this light and airy whipped pie. "This is a wonderful light whipped pumpkin pie. My husband doesn't like traditional pumpkin pie but loves this recipe I came up with," says recipe creator luvtobake. "The cream cheese adds a wonderful flavor with a traditional pie taste but light/whipped. It is made with a homemade graham cracker crust."
Zucchini Apple Pie
This seasonally-ambiguous dessert will use up your the last of your summer zucchini bumper crop, while still giving you that fall apple flavor you're craving. Reviewer OHIOMOMX2 says, "Amazing...best disguise for zucchini yet."
Apple Streusel Pie
This pie has a caramel-streusel topping that looks almost as good as it tastes.
Cranberry Apple Pie II
Cranberries and apples might sound like an odd combo, but it works. Take it from reviewer Ann Philbeck who says, "I don't ever make pies, but my church was having an apple pie contest, and I won first prize with this recipe."
Anna's Custard Pie
The secret to custard pie is to allow plenty of time for it to set. "This was the first custard pie I'd ever made. I took it for Christmas dinner and it was quite the hit," says reviewer HARLEYHON44.
Pumpkin Tart With Pecan Crust
Trade your standard graham cracker crust for the nutty, pecan crust on this pumpkin tart. Plus, this recipe is vegan!
While you might only associate them with spring, carrots have a fall harvest too. "Carrot Pie, with its sweet cinnamon taste, has been in my family for at least 5 generations," says recipe creator Laura. "It's a must-have at our family Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers."
Apple Crunch Pie with Vanilla Sauce
"Not your typical apple pie," says recipe creator Cynthia Clark. "Cinnamon chips are scattered throughout the pie and in the streusel, giving the apples the cinnamon flavor they deserve."
Pumpkin Torte II
Cream cheese and pumpkin are layered and finished off with whipped topping and walnuts. "Absolutely the best pumpkin dessert I've ever eaten," says reviewer HaleysGM.
Pumpkin Custard Pie II
This pumpkin pie has two not-so-secret ingredients: Candied ginger and cognac. Take it from reviewer MADAMEMCM who says, "This is the best pumpkin pie I've ever made. The ginger and bourbon give it such a zing!"
Easy Freezy Pumpkin Pie
"This pie is an excellent alternative as it saves oven space and can be made WAY ahead of time," says reviewer abreitbach. "I found that it tasted better, less sweet and more creamy after a couple days in the freezer." This easy, make-ahead dessert should be frozen for at least three hours before serving.
Frost on the Pumpkin
A light, whipped pumpkin mixture is layered with a whipped cream mixture in this melt-in-your-mouth dessert. "It has all the flavors everyone wants in a pumpkin pie without the heaviness," says recipe creator Ruth.
Fuyu Persimmon Pie
Persimmon is the most underrated fall fruit — it's a little bit tangy, a little bit spicy, and sweet all at the same time. Recipe creator Amanda123 says, "Most persimmon pies are made as a custard pie with persimmon pulp. This one is made with sliced firm fruit and the delicious fall flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar."
Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Pie
You can please both the chocoholics and the pumpkin-purists in your life with this pudding pie. "No need to bake the filling, this pudding pie combines the flavors of dark chocolate and pumpkin in a rich and satisfying dessert," says recipe creator Bibi.
Vegan Apple Pie
This vegan pie has the same buttery crust and filling, just without all the butter. "This method is excellent," says reviewer Buckwheat Queen. "It creates a beautiful filling thick and juicy. The crust is wonderful."