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Thanksgiving Pie in the Sky

By Elizabeth Beal, November 14, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Beal

What’s Thanksgiving without pie? I look forward to my mother’s Crust-less Pumpkin Custard Pie all year long, especially the chilled, stolen-from-the-fridge leftovers. You’ve got more than 3.14 holiday pie recipe options for your pie hole this Thanksgiving, and we’re here to help you navigate them all. Pumpkin For some, nothing will do but Traditional Pumpkin Pie. Of course we love the classics, but why not try Pumpkin-Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie or Vegan Pumpkin–Pecan Pie? Or go wild with our new Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust. Pecan Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie may be your thing, but we love Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie and even Cashew Chocolate Pie, too! Apple If you’re into apples this Thanksgiving, we’ve got a great Double-Crust Apple Pie recipe. But have you tried A Fresh Take on Apple Pie or Spiced Apple Pie with Cranberries and Currants or Apple Pie with Walnut Crumb Topping? Crusts You can mix and match fillings and crusts, too. Try your favorite pie filling in our Simple Pie Crust, All Nut Crumb Crust, Classic Pie Crust, Gluten-Free Pie Crust, Whole Wheat Pie Crust or Vegan Pie Crust. Pie not your thing? (What’s wrong with you? Kidding!) Try an elegant Pear and Cranberry Lattice Tart or Raspberry and Cocoa Linzer Torte. You’ll find all these pie-namite dessert options and a gravy-boatload more on our holiday recipes page. Whatever pie comes out of your oven this Thanksgiving, we hope you enjoy every slice! Tell us – what’s your favorite holiday pie?




Elizabeth says ...
I'll have to try the chocolate pecan pie... my favorite Thanksgiving pies are vanilla custard pie and pecan pie.
11/14/2011 11:32:37 PM CST
Vered says ...
Definitely this crustless pumpkin pie! http://healthyrecipesblogs.com/2011/11/07/crustless-pumpkin-pie/
11/15/2011 1:46:04 PM CST
Stephen says ...
Elizabeth hi, My concern is that there will be a run on Whole Food pies for Thanksgiving. Could I purchase three or so pies on, say , Tuesday and freeze or refrigerate them until Thanksgiving day when they will be eaten?
11/16/2011 11:16:17 AM CST
Susan Khan says ...
I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving because we are having it in our new home. In 2007, we were homeless and hungry. As, a mother, you never forget the day your first grader tells you their hungry after not eating for days and yourself haven't eaten as well, have nothing to give. We moved, and fought the challenges to provide for our family. We were lucky. I'm thankful for having food on our table, donating food to our shelter and sharing our table with others. Cause you never know what life brings your way!
11/17/2011 10:52:05 AM CST
Candy Beal says ...
I'm the mom with the crust-less pumpkin custard pie. I'm wise to the sneaky kids who like it on the sly, cold from the fridge and always make several so the night-time marauders can eat their fill. Looks like I might have to expand my selection. These recipes look great! Thanks for sharing and hurry home! CB
11/17/2011 12:10:38 PM CST
Dorothy Morson says ...
I will be most greatful at the upcoming Thanksgiving as I will be giving thanks for a brighter future for myself and my family and for those less fortunate than we are and especially the homeless and children in need. Things are bound to get better so let's give thanks today for a better tomorrow!
11/17/2011 1:52:28 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Stephen It's a sad day when the pie is all gone! There are a few ways you can circumvent this problem. I recommend preordering through our online store! The link below will take you to the website for the online store where you'll be able to preorder so much more than just your pie. When you preorder this way, Whole Foods sets aside everything you order for when you're ready to pick it up (Nov 18th through Thanksgiving). OR you can feel free to purchase your pies and freeze them. We recommend that you move the pie from freezer to refrigerator at least 2 days ahead of your serving date. If you like your pies warm, you can even pop them back in the oven at a low temp, if the mood strikes you! www.wholefoods.com/shop
11/17/2011 2:31:02 PM CST
Sera252 says ...
I absolutely love pumpkin pie & love forward to making some for Thanksgiving. :-)
11/17/2011 4:50:15 PM CST
Claudia says ...
@Susan Khan, wow thanks for sharing your story, I am fortunate and thankful because I have always been so blessed. It is hard to hear a story like yours because you would think this doesn't happen here in the US, I whis I would have been there to help :) Congratulations on all your successes now! And look for a wonderful future ahead!! Many Blessings to all.
11/18/2011 12:30:19 PM CST
karen says ...
i would like to know who makes your gluten free pumpkin pie and your gluten free pecan pie . is it made by your bakery or some one else.
11/19/2011 2:30:00 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Karen Good question. Since each store does things a little differently and sources their products separately, the best way to get the most accurate information regarding who produces the GF Pecan and Pumpkin pies is to contact your community Whole Foods Market directly. The link below will help you identify the contact information for that store. A Team Member there will be happy to chat with you about the sourcing of those pies. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/22/2011 10:42:25 AM CST