Pumpkin Pie in Autumn Makes Sense, But That’s Not All There Is
As the summer season fades away and the great months of fall come full swing into our lives, thoughts may turn to delicious seasonal pies. Right around Thanksgiving, the default pie is, of course, the pumpkin pie, with some brave and independent maverick people opting for an equally appropriate apple pie.
While both pumpkin pie and apple pie can be delicious, especially during the autumn season, they are far from being the only two types of pies out there, especially in the fall. With that in mind, here are a couple of other fall seasonal pies to consider making over the next couple of autumnal months.
Wisconsin Harvest Pie
If you’ve never tasted Wisconsin Harvest Pie, then you’ve also never tasted anything like it. It’s like an apple pie on steroids, with apples, cranberries, cherries, honey, cinnamon, and the thing that truly makes it a Wisconsin pie: real Wisconsin cheese. Here’s a great recipe for Wisconsin Harvest Pie.
The Pecan Pie doesn’t quite make the upper crust of fall pies like apple and pumpkin, but it’s close. And why not? With its sweet, nutty taste, a Pecan Pie can sometimes be the perfect dessert to enjoy with your latte or espresso. Here’s a cute little method for making mini pecan pies.
Walnut Galette With Bourbon-Vanilla Custard Sauce
If your friends and dinner guests are complaining about your drab, boring apple and pumpkin pies, well, they’re rude and you shouldn’t invite them back. But if they’re not and you suspect they want to, wow them with this cornucopia of complex and delicious flavors contained within an extra-flaky crust: the walnut galette. Here’s how to make it.
If you like Pecan Pie, but feel it isn’t sweet enough, try a hazelnut pie. It’s the same idea, but this one is guaranteed to appease that insatiable sweet tooth of yours. Check out the recipe here.
Sweet Potato Pie
A sweet potato pie is an amazing creation with a character all its own. In some ways both sweet and savory, the sweet potato is as heavily associated with the fall season as the pumpkin, so pulling out a sweet potato pie for dessert to mix things up is a natural choice. Give this tasty recipe for Five-Spice Sweet Potato Pie a try; it includes zesty spices like cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and fennel seed to liven things up.
Cherry pie is not traditionally associated with fall, but why not? Cherries are plentiful in the fall, and they are delicious. Cherry pie can provide a great break from traditional apple, with a juicy, sweet, fruity taste that’s easy to love. You can make a great recipe using these guidelines for Michigan Tart Cherry Pie.
Rustic Blood Orange Tart With Salted Pecan Crust
Want to serve a pie that’s visually arresting as well as delicious? Try a Rustic Blood Orange Tart with Salted Pecan Crust, which sort of resembles a dessert pizza, but has sweet, salty, and tangy flavors all its own. See the recipe here.
Don’t Abandon Classic Fall Pies; Just Add in a New One This Season
We would never suggest you abandon the classic apple pie, and if you show up from the kitchen for Thanksgiving dessert without a pumpkin pie, you could have a riot on your hand.
There’s always room for more pies at the fall festive meal table, and mixing in some of these new favorites and old classics can breathe new life into your autumnal gatherings and even enhance the classic apple and pumpkin pies you already enjoy.