Unconventional Thanksgiving Pies
A popular holiday pie, apple lattice, done, baked, and ready to be served to Thanksgiving guests. Photo courtest of tarina on Pixabay.
Before the reign of Minter, the month of November beckons in cranberry, apple, and pumpkin pie flavorings. While pumpkin flavoring has jumped beyond the realm of mere pie, from spiced lattes, pastries, ice cream, and even beef jerky, it is still the Thanksgiving dessert of choice, conquering other traditional pie flavors such as apple or cherry. What others flavors does pie have to offer?
Grasshopper pie is more relevant once Minter rolls around, but its cookie crust and mint chocolate chip filling make it a hit among many. An easy recipe, make it with an Oreo crust, and fill it with either creme de menthe flavored marshmallow cream or mint chocolate chip ice cream. A cool whip topping is optional.
For those with an even sweeter tooth, there are also chocolate s’mores pies, baked in an oven instead of over a fire. This consists of a graham cracker crust, a marshmallow topping, and a chocolate cream filling, as the name would suggest.
If a dessert pie is a little too far off the beaten path, make a pear-butterscotch pie. It takes less time than the s’mores pie, five hours as compared to seven, and a brown sugar mixture provides the butterscotch taste.
All of these recipes can be found on Epicurious, along with the original list.