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Nov 19, 2007 06:47 AM

Thanksgiving Pies

Hey all!!!

I am looking for all your pie info! I am making pumpkin for sure (my filling is the best I ever tasted but I still have not made the pie crust yet) and I am also looking for another kind. Maybe pecan, chocolate, apple etc. What pies are requested year after year on your family table? Thanksgiving week is here! :)

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  1. I'm making the traditional pumpkin tho our recipe is more custardy than most and trying a new Chocolate Cashew Maple - a transparent style like pecan but I love cashews. The traditional requests in our family are the grandpa special - a little slice of each kind of pie - usually pumpkin, pecan (or the cashew this year), apple or cherry, and mincemeat

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    1. re: AlaskaChick

      That chocolate cashew maple sounds fabulous, chick.

      I was planning on apple and squash only, plus some gunky chocolate dessert for those so inclined, but now I'm also thinking of a maple walnut pie.

      In my husband's Italian family a lemon pie (double-crusted) with a dark chocolate glaze on the top crust was customary. There was a farm around here that sold them by the boatload. I could never cozy up to chocolate and lemon, though. Orange and chocolate, yes.

      A pie I've often made for Thanksgiving, and it's always been popular, is an apple custard pie--apple slices arranged in the shell as with a tart, custard poured over that, baked until set.

      Also nice is a pear-apple pie with walnuts in the filling and the "dutch apple" crumb topping.

    2. I too have a great pumpkin pie recipe.
      If it's in Canada, I HAVE to make my lemon meringue pie but when I'm "Down yonder" I usually make a pecan pie.


      1. Would you mind sharing your pumpking pie filling recipe? I'm always on the lookout for a better pumpkin pie filling

        1. likewise- can someone share their amazing pumpkin pie recipe for a newbie like me??

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          1. re: so_hungry

            I am so sorry I am posting this today!!! I coulnt find my recipe and have been going crazy! Alas I find and still have time to pull it off!
            1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
            2 cups canned pumpkin
            1 cup sugar
            1/4 teaspoon salt
            1 egg plus 2 egg yolks
            1 cup half-and-half
            1/4 cup melted butter
            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
            1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
            1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional

            Preheat the oven to 350
            In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.
            Pour the filling into pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set.

          2. These 2 pies from Epicurious are both great and really easy...

            Fudge Pecan Pie


            Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie


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            1. re: valerie

              Im at work now but when I get home I will post pumpkin pie filling- I make it every year (you think i would have amounts memorized by now) but I would rather wait to get home so i dont make a mistake! That fusge pecan sounds yummy as does chocolate maple cashew!!!!!