15 Irresistible Holiday Pie Recipes

Dive into 15 Irresistible Holiday Pie Recipes and elevate your holiday baking to become the pie master for delightful celebrations!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE RECIPES: Holiday pie recipes are the magic our cravings turn to as the holiday season approaches. What could be more delightful than indulging in a scrumptious pie? I’ve curated a list of 15 Irresistible Holiday Pie Recipes, along with essential techniques to help you perfect the classic sweet.

In my opinion, pies unquestionably take the crown as the quintessential holiday dessert. there’s no better holiday dessert than pies. Their nostalgic appeal and comforting flavors make them a universal favorite. Here on my website, you’ll discover a treasure trove of delectable pies. But for this festive season, these 15 handpicked holiday pie recipes have something to suit every palate, from timeless classics Best-Ever Pecan Pie, to Authentic Irish Apple Amber Pie, to more indulgent creations such as the decadent Hot Chocolate Pie.

  1. Best-Ever Pecan Pie

Best-Ever Pecan Pie baked in a yellow glass dish and has a quarter cut out. one slice is served on a scalloped blue dessert plate with a dollop pf whipped cream. The Pecan Pie has golden-brown flaky crust and crispy topping. The pecans are wrapped in gooey sticky filling and the pecans on top are perfectly baked until crispy.

Pecan Pie is a favorite of mine for its delightful medley of flavors and textures. Between my buttery, flaky Homemade Pie Crust, crunchy toasted pecans, and a caramelly custard center, this truly is the Best-Ever Pecan Pie. This dessert is also really simple and easy to make!

  1. Maple Cream Pie

Maple Cream Pie is baked in an aluminum pie dish. The pie has golden flaky curst with silky filling, topped with light, freshly whipped cream.

My Maple Cream Pie is unbelievably creamy and chock full of maple sweetness. I like to use darker maple syrup for this recipe, so I get that deep maple flavor. And my favorite Homemade Pie Crust is crazy flakey and buttery, making it a perfect companion to that creamy texture. I can’t pass up a slice of this pie with Homemade Whipped Cream

  1. Authentic Irish Apple Amber Pie

Authentic Irish Apple Amber Pie is baked in a dark metal pie pan, with golden flaky crust and nicely toasted meringue on top

While I adore classic American Apple Pie, Irish Apple Amber Pie holds a special place in my heart. Unlike the American version that has big, sweet pieces of apples tucked in crust, the Irish version features an open-faced pie with a luscious applesauce-like filling topped with fluffy meringue. As with many Irish recipes, it’s both simple and scrumptious, making it a must-try for the holiday season!”

  1. Mum’s Mince Pies with Coconut Topping

Coconut Mince Pies are baked until golden brown all around, with slightly crispy edges and flaky crust. One individual mince pie has been taken a bite, showing the soft, sweet and boozy mincemeat filling.


These delightful holiday treats feature the timeless appeal of sweet, spiced mincemeat encased in a buttery pastry shell, but with a tantalizing twist that sets them apart: a luscious coconut topping that adds a hint of tropical paradise to your festive table. Each bite is a harmonious blend of warm, comforting flavors and the exotic allure of coconut. The mince filling, rich with aromatic spices and fruits, pairs beautifully with the golden-brown coconut crown, creating a dessert that’s both nostalgic and refreshingly unique.

I wasn’t on board with the idea of them out of tradition, but now I don’t know if I can live without them ever again!

  1. American Buttermilk Pecan Pie

Buttermilk Pecan Pie is baked in an aluminum round pie pan. One slice is cut from it and served on a dessert plate. It has golden flaky crust and gooey filling loaded with pecans. The pecans on the surface were caramelized and toasted crispy. A big dollop of whipped cream is served on top.

This recipe exemplifies America’s knack for crafting indulgent desserts. Buttermilk Pecan Pie  a delightful twist on the classic, adds a creamy richness and a subtle tang with the inclusion of buttermilk. It beautifully offsets the pie’s sweetness while maintaining the beloved sweet and nutty flavors, all within a flaky, buttery crust we cherish.

  1. Tart & Sweet Blueberry Cranberry Pie

Tart & Sweet Cranberry & Blueberry Pie is baked until golden brown. The top crust is cut out pie dough stars. The purple and pinkish filling is very juicy, oozing out of the top crust.

Blueberries and cranberries, a pairing I’ve come to adore. Their sweet and tart symphony creates a unique dessert, distinct from the classic fruit pie. Every bite gives you a huge burst of bright freshness, and the colors really pop when serving. Even though it’s getting colder this season, this pie will remind you of summer.

  1. Mile-High Sweet Potato Pie

This Mile-High Sweet Potato Pie checks all of my boxes for desserts. It’s soft, sweet, simple, comforting, yet it boasts a delightful twist. The classic creamy, flavorful sweet potato filling is crowned with sky-high, soft, and delicate pillowy clouds of meringue all in a buttery crust. What more could you want for a holiday dessert?

  1. Cranberry Orange Crumb Tart

Cranberry Orange Pie is baked until the crust has turned golden brown, the topping has turned crsipy and the filling was bubbling up.

Whether you seek a dazzling finale to your holiday feast or simply craving a bit of citrusy comfort, our Cranberry Orange Crumb Tart is your answer. This exquisite dessert is a harmonious symphony of tart cranberries and zesty oranges with vibrant colors, all nestled within a perfectly buttery, crumbly crust. Each bite is a burst of sunshine and sweet-tangy goodness, making it the ideal treat to brighten any occasion. But that’s not all! The crumbly topping adds an irresistible textural contrast, delivering the perfect blend of flavors and textures in every mouthwatering morsel.

  1. No-Bake Hot Chocolate Pie

No-Bake Hot Chocolate Pie has crumbly buttery crust, velvety chocolate filling, crowned with light toasted meringue.

No oven, no problem! Indulge in the decadence of our Hot Chocolate Pie -creamy, luscious, and no baking required. Featuring a graham cracker crust, a rich chocolate filling, and a towering mound of perfectly toasted, marshmallowy meringue.

  1. The Perfect, Classic Apple Pie

The Classic Apple Pie is baked to perfection with golden crust and soft sweet apples. The top crust dough has four small apples cut out as decoration.

If you’re anything like me, a generous slice of Apple Pie is pure delight. Warm fruity filling encased in rich flakey crust, Apple Pie never disappoints… EXCEPT when it’s not made from scratch. That’s what sets this pie apart—every element, from crust to filling, is a labor of love. The tart apples are cut in the perfect size so they are soft but not mushy, and the harmonious blend of the tart apples and the sweetness from the rest of the pie is heavenly. Surprisingly, crafting the perfect, Classic Apple Pie is a breeze, making those store-bought pies a distant memory.

  1. Pear Butterscotch Pie

An overhead shot of Pear Butterscotch pie is cooling on a wire rack. Stars were cut from the pie dough to decorate the top and they were baked until crispy and dark golden brown.

This is the perfect decadent fruit pie for the holidays. With a flaky and buttery Pie Crust, ooey-gooey pear and apple filling, and rich Homemade Butterscotch Sauce, you’re in for a real treat. Who doesn’t want to come inside on a chilly day to warm up? One bite and you’ll be in paradise.

  1. Irresistible Buttermilk Pie

The Irresistible Buttermilk Pie is baked in an aluminum pie dish. One slice is served on a blue dessert plate, with flaky crust, silky custard filling with caramelized top, crowned with freshly whipped cream.


Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that leads to pure indulgence with our Irresistible Buttermilk Pie recipe. This timeless classic highlights a velvety, custard-like filling, elevated by the gentle tang of buttermilk and a perfectly flaky, golden crust. Each luscious bite of this pie is a symphony of flavors and textures, combining the richness of a traditional custard with the refreshing zing of buttermilk, all enveloped in a delicate pastry crust. It’s a dessert that tantalizes the taste buds, making every slice a moment of pure joy.

  1. Traditional Easy Treacle Tart Recipe

Indulge in the Timeless Delight of a Classic English Treacle Tart, featuring a buttery, golden crust embracing a simple, yet tantalizing lemon filling. With its comforting flavor, unique texture, simplicity, and charming British heritage, treacle tart is an invitation to explore a culinary tradition that spans centuries. But here’s the secret: it’s remarkably uncomplicated to craft, making it the ultimate dessert for both novices and seasoned bakers alike. Why wait any longer? Treat yourself and your loved ones to a slice of homemade heaven; the experience will be simply unforgettable!

  1. $7 Homemade Pumpkin Pie

If you thought a $2 Homemade Pie Crust was impressive, check out this $7 Pumpkin Pie. Yes, that’s right… a whole, homemade pie for under $7! This isn’t a pumpkin pie recipe that cuts back on flavor to cut back on cash, this is my classic Pumpkin Pie recipe, and it just happens to be this cheap to make!

  1. 5 Impressive & Easy Pie Design Techniques

5 different pie designs, unbaked.

Want to take your pies to the next level? I’ve taken all my favorite pie-decorating techniques that I’ve learned through all my years of culinary and baking experience and put them into one place to help you make your pies extra bold this year. These techniques are so easy and I guarantee your pie will be the star of holiday dinner.

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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