Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are delicious – we wouldn’t make them year after year if they weren’t! But sometimes you just want to mix it up on Thanksgiving, and that’s where these alternative Thanksgiving pies come into play!
Gluten-Free Plum Crumble
Not only is this plum crumble gluten-free, but it’s also free of dairy and eggs so that you can make this vegan crumble for family or friends that may be vegan or have food allergies. In this recipe, gluten-free all-purpose flour, gluten-free rolled oats, raw cane sugar, and vegan butter make the crust using the same techniques that you’d use for regular pie crusts. The filling is made from sliced plums and plum butter, and adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice will take the pie to the next level!
Lemon Fig Cream Tart
It’s no secret that Thanksgiving dinner is full of rich flavors – after all, they don’t call it a turkey coma without reason! If you’re looking for a new turkey day dessert that’s delightfully refreshing, try this lemon fig cream tart! The browned butter dart shell is filled with lemon pastry cream, which is much easier to make than you may think, and the tart is topped with sliced figs just before serving. As the fig on top, the tart shell bakes for just 15 minutes, so you don’t have to worry about straining your list of dishes that need the oven.
Maple Apple Pie
In this maple apple pie, the apples are roasted in maple syrup for 45 minutes to soften them and infuse them with a deep maple flavor. Then, the apples are cooled and tossed in flour and more maple syrup to make the filling. Baking the apples before they are baked into the pie also helps release a lot of the liquid that can lead to a soggy bottom on your apple pie.
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Almond Derby Pie
If someone at your Thanksgiving table is allergic to pecans, make this almond derby pie as an alternative to pecan pie! It has very similar ingredients with corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. However, there’s an extra ingredient in this pie that takes it above and beyond: dark chocolate chips. The chocolate chips are poured into the crust before the filling so that there’s a chocolate layer on the bottom of the pie – YUM!
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