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Pies for Thanksgiving

When you’re sitting around the table, full of turkey, mashed potatoes, and other side dishes, that means it’s the perfect time for dessert! The traditional dessert for Thanksgiving is some pie, a delicious combination of crust and filling. In this week’s The Eclipse at 1450 Blog, we’ve got a few recipes we’d like to share with you so you can diversify your dessert offerings.

No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie


  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 ounces chocolate wafer cookies

  • Kosher salt

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted, divided

  • 4 large egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1½ cups heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1½ cups whole milk

  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk

Meringue and Assembly:

  • 4 large egg whites

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted

Bite into a decadent chocolate pie that’s as easy as it is delicious! Try out this recipe for a tasty deviation from the traditional pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pie


  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface

  • 5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • 3 tablespoons chilled lard or vegetable shortening

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend

Filling and Assembly:

  • ⅓ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk, room temperature, beaten to blend

  • 2 cups unsweetened pumpkin purée

  • ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Whipped cream (for serving)

Pumpkin pie is the staple, which is why we wanted to share this recipe! It pairs well with all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings and is delicious to boot.

Apple Pie with Spice Apple-Caramel Sauce


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Filling and assembly:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour plus more for surface

  • 3 pounds sweet-tart apples (such as Pink Lady), peeled, sliced 1/4" thick

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar or granulated sugar

  • Spiced Apple-Caramel Sauce (for serving; click for recipe)

Nothing beats biting into a warm slice of apple pie on a cold November night. The warmth of the pie, the delicious cinnamon and tart nature of the filling, and the flaky crust all combine to make the perfect dessert. Try this recipe today!

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