My friend and I engage in epic discussions of the most importance. Like, which is better, cake or pie? Obviously, it’s pie. Something that can be a vehicle for whipped cream, ice cream or cheese (hey, I’m from Wisconsin) has to be the ultimate winner in the dessert cage match.
One of the reasons pies are so wonderful is because they bring us together during the holidays for just one more bite of yum. Plus, there are so many varieties of pie that it’s easy to create a spread that will please everyone at the table — including those with special diet needs!
Go Gluten Free
Try ground nuts in the crust — almonds are often used, but pecans are great too! You can also pick up ready-made gluten-free crusts in the freezer aisle.
Use silken tofu for ultra-creamy pies. Switch up flavors by trying the natural sweetening power of dates.
Go Dairy Free
Amazing pies don’t need dairy; try chia seeds for their thickening power and your favorite alternative milks. Top ‘em with Whipped Coconut Cream.
Make old favorites with a twist, like choosing maple syrup instead of granulated sugar, adding a pinch of sea salt or combining two classics into one!
Want even more pie ideas? Check out our Holiday Guide for recipe collections, menus, tips, an easy substitution chart and more! Plus, don’t forget you can leave some of the work to us, and order your holiday meal online.
What are your favorite pies for the holidays? Share in the comments section.