15 Thanksgiving Apple Pie Recipes for the Best Pie of the Season
Looking for homemade apple pie recipes with wow-factor? Whether you want to make a perfect deep-dish apple pie with a crunchy crumble topping, or an irresistible upside down caramel apple pie that's well worth the effort, we've compiled this selection of our top-rated, must-have apple pie recipes that you'll love to make for a show-stopping dessert this Thanksgiving!
Snickerdoodle-Crusted Apple Pie
If you love snickerdoodle cookies and Dutch apple pie, give this mouth-watering apple dessert with its buttery, cinnamon-spiced crust and topping a go. "It is great to not have to make a crust for the pie," says home cook nana98. "I have made it twice and it was delicious! My family raved about it when I made it for Thanksgiving."
Chef John's Caramel Apple Pie
Chef John elevates a traditional apple pie to a fantastic Thanksgiving dessert by combining apples with a homemade cinnamon-caramel sauce and creating a simple lattice design on top for an impressive finish. "I have tried several apple pie recipes only to be disappointed...until this one!" says reviewer Luv2cook. "This is finally a go-to apple pie recipe for me!"
Apple Streusel Pie
This delicious apple pie dessert with a crunchy pecan streusel topping is guaranteed to please your Thanksgiving guests! "I made this up from a pie I had eaten at a restaurant years ago," says recipe contributor Lori Jett. "This is the first on the dessert table to be devoured at any function or festivity!" Plus, there's an added bonus to consider — this recipe makes two deep dish pies!
Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie
A chunky Granny Smith apple pie is baked upside down on a layer of sweet caramel and pecans before it's inverted onto a serving plate and served warm. Get ready for the applause — your Thanksgiving guests will simply love the perfect combination of flavors and textures in every bite!
Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Pie
This unique apple and custard pie with a streusel topping will not only taste delicious but it'll also look beautiful on your Thanksgiving table. "I am famous within my large family for my pies and have made hundreds of different varieties," says home cook En bonne sante. "When I made this for the family all proclaimed that THIS was the best pie I had ever made!"
Autumn Apple and Pear Lattice Pie
Autumnal apples and pears, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg make for a delicious flavor combination inside a buttery, flaky pie crust with an attractive lattice top. "This was my first attempt at making a pie and it was way easier than I thought," says home cook Hannah D. "I made this for a Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious!"
Apple Crumble Pie
With hundreds of 5 star reviews, this apple pie with a simple crumble topping is a great choice if you need a quick and easy option for an impressive Thanksgiving dessert. "This is the best apple pie I have ever made!" says home cook DarkestStar. "I started making it in September and by Thanksgiving I had family demanding it!"
Mini Rose Apple Pies
Tender slices of apple are arranged in the shape of a rose and baked in pastry cups to make these irresistible individual apple pies for a show stopping Thanksgiving dessert. A finishing touch of strawberry preserves gives them a gorgeous shine. This recipe calls for Pink Lady apples, but Braeburn and Honeycrisp apples also work.
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
The most reviewed and shared apple pie recipe on Allrecipes for years has the top spot for a reason! Sliced apples are covered with a sweet, buttery sauce in this clever apple pie recipe that is very, very popular indeed! "This recipe is amazing!" says home cook SCIOTA. "You won't find a better recipe for apple pie. I will make it for anyone I am trying to impress!" Instead of a lattice crust, you could decorate the top of the pie with egg-washed pastry leaves to give the pie a Thanksgiving theme.
Mom's Cranberry Apple Pie
A winning combination of sweet-tart flavors are combined in this seriously good apple pie with fresh cranberries and cinnamon. This recipe uses a pre-made pie dough for convenience during the holiday season but you can make your own. Try using a variety of apples if you like, and give it a lattice top crust for an extra special presentation at Thanksgiving.
Caramel Pecan Apple Pie
This recipe is a combination of a deep-filled traditional apple pie, combined with an upside-down apple pecan pie to create a truly impressive Thanksgiving dessert that's well worth the effort. "Everyone gobbled it up!" says home cook Tina Maus. "The family was so impressed and it was a great change over basic apple pie!"
Vegan Apple Pie
This versatile vegan version of apple pie will please all your guests at Thanksgiving. You can use millet flour or a gluten-free flour blend in the crust if you need to make it gluten free as well as vegan. Brush the dough with vegan margarine and a sprinkling of sugar on top for added crunch and a beautiful finishing touch.
Chai Apple Pie
A masala chai spice blend adds a delightful twist to traditional apple pie and might even become your new favorite fall dessert! "I love apple pie anyway, but the spiciness of this one is to die for!" says reviewer Melissa Bezner. "I made this for my family for Thanksgiving, and apparently I'll be making it again for Christmas because everybody absolutely loved it!"
This spiced apple galette made with puff pastry boasts a rustic yet impressive presentation and is much easier to make than a double-crusted apple pie. Try adding some raisins or dried cranberries to the filling, and serve warm with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a stress-free Thanksgiving dessert!
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Go back to basics with this recipe for a classic spiced apple pie filling that sets up perfectly inside a prepared crust, saving you time and effort but leaving a lasting impression on your guests!