I’m shaking things up for my last day of Pie Week. Rather than share another pie, I’ve got a fun idea for what to do with those leftover pie dough scraps. Plus, there’s a list of 25 dynamite pies from around the web worthy of your Thanksgiving table.
I’m not sure who first shared the idea for pie crust “cookies” with me. Maybe it was my Mom, maybe it was someone else. Whoever it was, thank you. These little treats are brilliant. You take the leftover scraps of pie dough after you’re finished building your pie, cut into shapes, brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, and bake until golden.
A pumpkin pie for those underwhelmed by traditional pumpkin pie (that’s me)— a tart lined with a gingersnap cookie crust, filled with creamy pumpkin and spices, and topped with a dark chocolate ganache.
I thought I hated pumpkin pie for the longest time, until I realized that I loved it completely smothered with whipped cream, or blended up into a milkshake. It’s a little too plain by itself for my tastes. But covered with chocolate? I’ll take two slices, please.
It’s just not Thanksgiving without apple pie, am I right? Here’s a fun twist on the classic, a Dutch Apple Pie baked with a pecan crumble topping.
When I decided to share a week of Thanksgiving pies with you, I had the crazy notion to bake them all in one day. 5 pies in one single day. What was I thinking? I got up early, had prepared all of my pie crust the night before, and got baking.