A couple of days after Thanksgiving comes the season to be jolly. Time to plan on the holiday menu, so don’t you think Christmas pies are a sweet addition to the celebrations? From the crunch of pecan pie to the sweet filling of a fruit pie and the gooey cinnamon of apple in an apple pie, plates will be open for a slice or two. Serve up one (or more) of these Christmas recipes to your potluck dinner, large holiday gatherings, or make one for the intermediate family to spice up the spirit of Christmas.
We have listed fifteen pie recipes for you filled with everyone’s favorite holiday flavors such as peppermint, chocolate, cranberry, eggnog, and more. Make sure everyone gets a slice!
1. Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie
Peppermint is the unofficial flavor of Christmas. So, welcome the holidays with this creamy pie topped with toasted coconuts and peppermint candies. Use melted peppermint ice cream for the peppermint flavor, and coconut milk and coconut extract to achieve the coconut flavor. You might want to shop for pre-made shortbread crust in the grocery store. Try this cool and minty pie as you enjoy the cold breeze of this season.
2. Cranberry Cream Pie
Another staple for the holidays is cranberries. This non-traditional pie is a delightful substitute for your regular desserts. You can make this pie from scratch, or you can use a store-bought ready-made graham cracker crust, canned whole-berry cranberry sauce, and a tub of Cool Whip. Whichever you decide to do, I assure you it will result in both a delicious cranberry cream pie and impressed guests.
3. Candy Cane Pie
The candy cane is one of the season’s most popular symbols. You cannot find them all year round, so once you see it, you’ll know ‘tis the season. For this festive pie, all you have to do is crush candy canes, mix it with melted marshmallows, milk, vanilla, salt, peppermint extract, and food coloring to achieve that familiar pinkish color of candy canes. Cool the mixture before pouring it on the chocolate crumb crust, and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes, serve, and enjoy.
4. Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Baking vegetables into a pie might seem odd, especially when it’s for the holidays. But sweet potato pies still make an appearance on tables, so many people still like this. Since sweet potato is starchy, the recipe contains many creams to make it sweet, passing as a dessert. Make meringue and swirl it decoratively on top of the sweet potato filling after cooking for additional sweetness and garnish.
5. Chocolate Cream Pie
This chocolate cream pie has a cream topping with sour cream to excellently balance out the chocolate’s sweetness. For the crust, add unsweetened cocoa powder to your regular pie crust recipe. For the filling, you will need chopped semi-sweet chocolates and more unsweetened cocoa powder. Use sour cream on the cream topping, then add some chocolate curls or grated semi-sweet chocolates for the finishing touch. Now you have a not too sweet chocolate pie that’s fit for all ages.
6. Apple Pie
Apple pie is, and will always be a treat. Whether it’s for the holidays, a special occasion, or just an ordinary day, you can rely on apple pie to satisfy your sweet tooth. Its rich texture and flavor will always put hearts into anybody’s eyes when served. There is nothing more satisfying and comforting than eating warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you favor whipped cream, a dollop of it is just as good.
7. White Christmas Pie
Are you opting for a white-themed Christmas for this year? Take that theme not just in terms of the decor but even on the dessert. This creamy coconut filling with vanilla and almond flavor will complement your concept as well as your palate. Serve it with diced strawberries mixed with confectioner’s sugar on the side to give it a beautiful accent color that balances out the pie’s richness.
8. Cherry Pie
If you haven’t tried this crowd-pleaser yet, be ready to be amazed. A flaky crust and sweet cherry filling are not only iconic, but also very simple to make. Mix flour, butter, sugar, and water for the crust, and make it into a dough. Pit and half the cherries, then cook in water for 10 minutes.
Next, add the sugar and cornstarch. Cook the entire mixture until it thickens. Form your pie shell, then go and fill it with the delicious filling. Create a lattice top or cut out some shapes and place them on top of the filling. You can brush the top with a lightly beaten egg yolk for a tang. Bake. Cool. Dig in.
9. Pumpkin Custard Pie
Cut off some carbs with this crustless dessert. It’s creamy and delicious that you won’t even notice that it’s crustless when you start devouring it. But, if you prefer it with crust, you may buy pre-made pie crust or make your own.
For the pumpkin custard, combine all the ingredients – pumpkin puree, brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk, all-purpose flour, eggs, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract, in a large bowl. Stir until smooth and fully incorporated. Bake until edges are set with a very faint jiggle in the center. You may also opt to serve your pie with whipped cream topping. But if you are pushing the low-carb dessert, it’s better to skip the whipped cream.
10. Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie
You’ll never go wrong with any apple pie variety, much more with the combination of cranberry and apple. Crumbly toppings made from flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and almonds are what makes this pie chewy and crunchy. With the use of a store-bought pastry shell, the recipe will be easy for you to follow. Put together all the ingredients for the filling, top it with the garnish, then bake.
11. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cream Pie
This chocolate custard pie is not just delectable, but it also looks so pretty that you might not want to eat it. It has three layers of different colors – dark brown, pink, and white. So, here’s what you do: Bake your crust, make tasty chocolate filling for your bottom layer, a creamy raspberry filling for the second layer, finish it with whipped cream, raspberries, then top with chocolate curls.
Now cut off a piece, put it on a plate, stare at it for a minute because it is so lovely, and maybe take a picture of it and share it with your friends. Now take a bite and try to remember your name because once you’ve taken a bite of this delicious pie, you will forget everything else.
12. Mint Brownie Pie
Mint brownie pie means a brownie crust and a mint filling. Chocolate and mint – a perfect combination. To make the brownie crust, melt the butter and chocolate, stir in sugar, add eggs and vanilla, stir in flour, then bake. For the filling, beat sugar and cream cheese, add peppermint extract if desired, pour in droplets of green food coloring, and finally fold in whipped cream, spreading evenly on the crust and chill. Drizzle melted chocolate chips on top, and add whipped cream as you please.
13. Eggnog Pie
Eggnog is made even better on a plate. This eggnog pie will surely entice your family and friends if sliced perfectly and made with love. Bring the eggnog, sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a boil, then stir in the gelatin. Let it sit at room temperature. Fold the mixture in whipped cream before pouring it into the crust, then refrigerate until firm. If desired, dust cinnamon or nutmeg on top before serving. It will boost the flavor of the pie and beautify it as well.
14. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie
Serve this decadent pie with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side. First, you have to bake the pecans, then bake the refrigerated piecrust next. Now melt the chocolate morsels and cream. Prepare the batter by mixing cream cheese, sugar, and egg, then add the chocolate mixture. For the caramel spice, microwave caramels, butter, and cream. Combine it with whisked eggs, vanilla, salt, and sugar. Stir in pecans on the mixture, and spoon everything over on the prepared crust. Bake for more than an hour until the center looks settled. Let cool your pie, and enjoy the holidays.
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