Thanksgiving is a day of tightly held traditions. For some, pumpkin pie is a necessity. For others, pecan or apple is what brings the feast to a proper close.
Whatever your dessert of choice, we have a recipe for you. Below are five great Thanksgiving pie recipes from chefs in Brooklyn and across the country.
From Prospect Heights food columnist Melissa Clark, here is a fantastic pumpkin pie recipe. She brings it every year to our family Thanksgiving (except for this year, when I will try it), so I can say with first-hand knowledge that it's worth the effort.
Traditional Apple Pie
From Arlington food writer Jill Lewis, a great options for those sticking to tradition.
From Illinois chef Erin Bailey, a nice twist on traditional Thanksgiving desserts.
Sweet Potato Ginger Custard Pie
Also from Melissa Clark—for those who can't imagine Thanksgiving without sweet potato pie.
Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise
A final one from Melissa Clark, that includes a twist on tradition.