Our list of pumpkin pie recipes has everything you’ll need to make a showstopping dessert this Thanksgiving. Heck, you don’t need to wait until the big day. Pumpkin pies are the perfect autumn dessert, anytime.


Maple pumpkin pie slices on 3 plates, topped with whipping cream. Flanked by a napkin, a cup of coffee, and a bowl of whipping cream.
Joseph De Leo
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Maple Pumpkin Pie

This maple pumpkin pie is just about as traditional as tradition can get. The crust is a flaky pâte brisée, and the filling is pumpkin purée, flavored with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and the twist of maple syrup.
A pumpkin meringue pie in an orange stoneware pie plate, sitting on a cooling rack with a pie server.
Ben Fink
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Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin meringue pie. At long last, a slice of pumpkin pie can be considered stunningly sophisticated as well as complete in and of itself—no dollop of whipped cream required.
A slice of half-eaten pumpkin pecan pie on a gold rimmed plate.
Robert Bredvad
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Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This pumpkin pecan pie means no longer must you confront the eternal Thanksgiving dilemma of pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Thanks to its pecan topping, it’s two, two, two pies in one!
Caramelized honey pumpkin pie in slices on dessert plates, each garnished with dollops of whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.
Alex Lau
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Caramelized Honey Pumpkin Pie

Caramelized honey pumpkin pie will make pumpkin pie lovers out of even the most pumpkin resistant. Gently spiced and with the addition of brown butter and caramelized honey, it hits all the right spots. An all-butter crust is a perfect complement to the sweet, creamy filling.
A pumpkin sweet potato pie in a brown pie dish with a fork resting inside and a linen napkin next to the pie dish.
Andy Lyons
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Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie

This pumpkin sweet potato pie takes the best parts of pie and sweet potato casserole and combines them into this magnificent side dish.
A slice of drunken pumpkin bourbon tart on a white plate with a fork beside it and a mini pumpkin and leaves in the background.
Hélène Dujardin
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Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken pumpkin bourbon tart. Exactly the sort of Thanksgiving dessert that will make the relatives a heck of a lot more tolerable.
A slice of pure pumpkin cheesecake on a white plate drizzled with caramel glaze with a fork resting beside it.
Cenk Sönmezsoy
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Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pure pumpkin cheesecake is exactly what you’d expect. The creaminess of cheesecake melded with all the spice of pumpkin pie spice and a gentle lilt of, natch, pumpkin. Perhaps your Thanksgiving tradition just got upturned.
A slice of caramelized butternut squash pie with a dollop of whipped cream on a plate with a fork.
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Caramelized Butternut Squash Pie

This caramelized butternut squash pie is silky and creamy without being pasty or heavy. Even with the hefty dose of ginger, the flavor is fresher and brighter than its pumpkin kin, but close enough to fool people come Thanksgiving.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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