These fall pie recipes feature all the classic flavors of the season like pumpkin, apple, and sweet potato, but this collection doesn't stop there. You'll also find fun variations like muffin tin pies, butterscotch pies, and even Halloween-themed mummy pies!
I'm a big fan of pie of any kind. I love all the fruity flavors of summer pies like berries, peach, and pear. They're some of my favorite treats when the weather is hot.
As delicious as those pies are, though, there's just always been something about the flavors of fall pies that really speaks to me. I'm a sucker for anything with pumpkin in it. I love sweet potato pie, and of course, apple is always a classic dessert, too.
When those flavors come together? Oh, it's heaven on a plate! When it's time to make a delicious dessert for a family meal, a holiday, or just a party during the fall months, the pies I've collected here are always the ones I think of first.
Why You'll Love These Fall Pie Recipes
There's a lot to love about these fall pie recipes. There are so many flavors and textures in this collection, every tastebud will be satisfied with every bite.
- They use simple ingredients, many of which are kitchen staples.
- They're easy to make, so you can get back to enjoying your evening.
- They feature classic fall flavors perfect for the season.
- With so many flavors, there's a pie for every occasion on this list.
Classic Fall Pie Flavors
Thanks to canned pie filling, these days, you can make any kind of pie you like at any time of year. That convenience is nice, but I always opt for the classics. So what are the classic fall pie flavors, anyway?
When you think of fall pie recipes, you most likely think of pumpkin pie first. That blend of pumpkin and classic pumpkin spices has been a fall staple for hundreds of years and is my favorite fall pie.
Pumpkin pie was already incredibly popular in the 18th century as a Thanksgiving staple because pumpkins came into season right around that time.
Classic apple is another fall pie flavor because many varieties begin coming into season just as fall begins. That means throughout fall, apples are as fresh as possible, offering the best flavor for apple pies.
Sweet potatoes are another classic fall pie ingredient. Offering a similar flavor and texture and coming into season close to fall, sweet potatoes contain basically all the same ingredients as pumpkin pie but with a different base.
Pecan pie is rich and super sweet. It's another huge favorite during the fall season. Again, it has to do with when the pecans become available as fresh as possible. Over the years, this pie has become a staple among many families for Thanksgiving and at parties and events throughout the fall.
Spices to Use
Spices play a significant role in enhancing the flavors of fall pies. Some of the most commonly used spices in fall pies include:
Cinnamon: A versatile spice that highlights the natural sweetness of fruits and adds warmth to desserts.
Nutmeg: Another classic pie spice, nutmeg adds a hint of nuttiness and warmth to fall pies.
Ginger: Use fresh or ground ginger for a spicy, zesty kick in your pies.
Apple Pie Spice: A perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cardamom ready for use.
Pumpkin Pie Spice: A wonderful blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves ready for you to use.
Choosing the Right Sweeteners
Sweeteners help to balance and enhance the flavors of your fall pies. Some popular options to consider are:
Maple syrup: Offers a rich, earthy sweetness, perfect for complementing fall flavors.
Molasses: Provides a robust, dark sweetness that works well in pies containing ginger or spices.
Brown sugar: Adds a sweet, caramel-like flavor that enhances the natural sweetness of fruits and spices in pies.
To elevate your fall pies, try incorporating these additional flavor enhancers:
Bourbon or rum: Adding a splash of bourbon or rum can bring a warming depth to your pie, as well as complementing the flavors of fruits and spices.
Bittersweet chocolate: For a decadent touch, try adding some chunks of bittersweet chocolate to your pie filling.
Lemon juice: A touch of lemon juice can help balance the sweetness of your pie, adding a little zing to the overall flavor.
Pecans: Nuts can add a delightful crunch and contrast to the soft, tender fruits in your pie and pecans are a classic choice for many fall pies.
What to Serve with These Fall Pie Recipes
When it comes to serving up a slice of any of these pies for dessert, there's nothing better than a little whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. They're also perfect for serving with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea.
The classic, rustic flavors of these pies, also make them the perfect after-dinner dessert for classic meals like turkey dinners, roast beef, chicken dishes, and pork.
During the fall season, popular fruits for pies include apples, pears, cranberries, and pumpkins. These fruits are at their peak flavor during the autumn months, making them perfect for creating delicious and seasonal pies. You can use them individually or mix and match to create unique combinations in your dessert.
A perfect pie crust uses: all-purpose flour, cold unsalted butter, salt, and ice water. Try our super easy 3 ingredient pie crust.
Absolutely, using a pre-made pie crust can save you time in the kitchen while still producing a delicious fall pie. Follow the instructions on the packaging for optimal results.
Yes, many fall pies, like pumpkin and apple, can be made ahead of time and frozen. Make sure to wrap the pie well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil to protect it from freezer burn and allow it to thaw in fridge overnight before serving.
Delicious Fall Pie Recipes
These fall pie recipes feature the best of the best when it comes to classic fall flavors. In addition to classics like pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, and pecan pie. You'll also find pumpkin mousse pie, apple pie muffins, Halloween mummy cherry pies, and more.
I've collected these recipes to give you the wides variety of flavors and textures possible, and I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I and my family and friends do.
Try These Delicious Fall Pie Recipes
From classic pumpkin pie to apple pie muffins and everything in between, there's a pie on this list for you! Whether you're pairing them with a Christmas dinner or serving them alongside a roast, ham, turkey, or pork chops, these classic fall pie recipes are going to make your next meal all the sweeter.