11 Thanksgiving Pies To Bake If You Have Something To Prove This Holiday

Pie is without a doubt the perfect dessert, but there's just something about baking a pie that screams one thing and one thing only, "I have something to prove!" You could just have easily baked cupcakes for everyone to enjoy, or maybe even purchased a dozen cannolis from the Italian bakery and brought them along. But no, you outdid yourself yet again. You baked a freakin' pie. You used ingredients you never thought you would ever bake with, you braided lattice better than you've ever braided hair, you put blood, sweat, and tears into that thing (hopefully only metaphorically) And for what? Well, for the glory of course.Like I said, pies are the perfect dessert, and if you have to something to prove this Thanksgiving, look no further than than these pie recipes. They put your basic old pumpkin pie to shame. Enjoy!

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Balsamic cherry pie with a black pepper crust

Use this balsamic cherry pie recipe from Adventures in Cooking to say “Look mom, I’m doing just fine!”

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Cinnamon apple hand pies

This cinnamon apple hand pie recipe from Baked By Rachel is perfect for impressing your new in-laws.

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Pumpkin pie wontons

These pumpkin pie wontons from Savory Sweet Life say “Yeah, I went that extra mile and fried my pies. All you brought was green beans.”

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Apple pecan pies

Make these apple pecan pies from A Beautiful Mess to prove that pe-cahn is actually pronounced pecan.

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Salted rose and honey pie

This salted rose and honey pie from Adventures in Cooking looks sweet, but screams “Don’t mess with me, I am the dessert queen!”

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Moon pies

Perhaps you accidentally launched into an angry political rant last Thanksgiving, and now you’re looking to make amends. Make up for it with these delicious moon pies from Brave Tart.

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Momofuku milk bar crack pie

This pie from Brown Eyed Baker means “I live in Brooklyn and know more than you, but no really trust me this pie is amazing” (because seriously, it is).

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Peanut butter oreo ice cream pie

Prove you know just what the people want with this peanut butter Oreo ice cream cookie pie by Cookie Monster Cooking.

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Pretzel crusted peanut butter cup blondie pie

This blondie pie from Cookies and Cups proves you can be salty and sweet.

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Deep dish nutella stuffed pizookie

Prove you are still young and hip with this pizookie (pizza cookie) recipe from Deliciously Yum. Not only is it deep dish, it’s stuffed with chocolate and nutella, guys.

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Lattice pie crust tutorial

Use this lattice pie crust tutorial from Dessert Now Dinner Later to prove once and for all that you can braid a pie better than the rest of them.

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