November 13, 2023

Beyond Pumpkin: Seasonal Pie Recipes Featuring Apples, Pears, Pecans and More

As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, our cravings for warm, comforting pies intensify. While pumpkin pie has long been a fall staple, it's time to explore the bountiful flavors of the season with some equally delicious and mouthwatering pie alternatives.

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Fall and pies are a match made in baking heaven, as the cool weather inspires cozy evenings filled with the sweet scent of apple and pumpkin, and the joy of crafting the perfect flaky crust becomes a delightful weekend ritual. While pumpkin pie might be the go-to seasonal dessert, there’s a world of beautiful pies waiting to be explored. Step beyond the pumpkin patch and discover the delightful taste of pies featuring some seasonal favorites including apples, pears, pecans and other autumn treasures. 

Carrot Cake Pie with Cream Cheese Whip Topping

Why choose between carrot cake and pie when you can have the best of both worlds? This Carrot Cake Pie with Cream Cheese Whipped Topping combines the warmth of spices, the sweetness of California raisins and the crunch of nuts. The pie’s flaky crust envelops a luscious filling of green apples, shredded carrots and a medley of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. What sets this dessert apart is the decadent cream cheese topping, a velvety crown that enhances the flavors inside.

Whole Wheat Pear Pie

There’s nothing wrong with going back to the pie basics with a generous pie crust and warm, fruity filling. In this whole wheat pie, USA pears take center stage, creating a sweet and juicy filling that pairs perfectly with the nuttiness of the whole wheat flour. Enjoyed on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this pie is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

California Walnut Apple Pie

This recipe for California Walnut Apple Pie features a rich pastry crust filled with chunky tart apples and California walnuts, creating a delicious and satisfying dessert. The combination of the sweet and tart flavors of the apples, the nuttiness of the walnuts, and the buttery pastry crust makes this pie a perfect treat for any occasion. Topped with a lovely traditional pie crust design, it’s a treat that delights both the eyes and the palate. Make sure to toast walnuts for an even bolder flavor!

Caramelized Apple Cheesecake

For a no-bake dessert that embodies the essence of autumn, look no further than the Caramelised Apple Cheesecake. Featuring the crisp and refreshing taste of Washington apples, this recipe brings together so much goodness. A graham cracker crust provides the perfect base for a smooth cream cheese filling, while the caramelized apple topping adds a sweet and stunning finish. Easy to prepare and a great dessert to share with family and friends.

Cranberry Pie

With cranberry harvest in full swing, these ruby red berries are the perfect ingredient for a variety of seasonal goods, including a tart Cranberry Pie. The bright red filling made of U.S. cranberries strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet. This recipe is designed to save you time without compromising on flavor, and the option of using a store-bought frozen pie crust makes sure you spend more time enjoying your pie than making it.

Classic Pecan Pie

No seasonal pie round-up is complete without the timeless Classic Pecan Pie. This Thanksgiving staple stays true to tradition with buttery pecans and a simple store-bought crust. Upgrade your holiday spread with the rich and nutty flavor of American pecans, making every bite a celebration of autumn. So whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this pie is a foolproof way to add a touch of warmth and comfort to your dessert table.