Top 5 Pies for the Holiday Season

Even though many bakeries offer awesome pies around Christmas and Thanksgiving, nothing beats homemade. So this year, why not make your own?

These five pies can help you come up with ideas as to how to decorate your festive desserts or what to include in them. The good thing is, they are all super easy to make!

  1. Mincemeat Pie 

This pie originated from “across the pond.” It’s a traditional British pie that is served during the holidays. It has a buttery and flaky crust that is filled with a mix of dried fruits and spices and baked until golden. I’ve actually never tried this pie, but it sounds pretty good! This is also one of the oldest pies since it dates back to the 13th century. They are shaped into ovals to represent the manger that Jesus was born. As centuries have rolled by, the pies have gotten sweeter and smaller. 

BEST Mince Pie – The Daring Gourmet

  1. Pecan Pie

This is the perfect pecan pie recipe since it ensures that your crust is crispy with an ooey-gooey filling and a toasty pecan topping. It makes the pie heavenly. It is just a simple mixture of sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla that creates an amazing flavor that compliments the pecans beautifully. This pie also has a very flaky and buttery crust. Whipping up the crust from scratch is absolutely worth it. 

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe – Sally’s Baking Addiction

  1. Macadamia Coconut Tart

This is basically a pecan pie with a tropical twist! It is ridiculously rich and buttery. The combination of macadamia nuts and coconuts provides a sweet tooth’s dream. The flakey golden crust is filled with a mixture of brown sugar, butter, vanilla, macadamia, and flaked coconut. The nutty and chewy filling goes perfectly with the buttery crust.

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  1. Treacle Tart

Fun fact: This is Harry Potter’s favorite dessert! It’s a traditional British dessert that is served during tea time. It has a buttery shortbread crust and a lemon-flavored filling. The base of the filling is made with lemon zest, breadcrumbs, and treacle, hence the name. Treacle consists of sugar, water, and citric acid that is made into a sweet and golden syrup. Once cooked, these ingredients create a thick, buttery mixture that is a lot like caramel. 

Traditional Treacle Tart – The Daring Gourmet

  1. Hazelnut Pie

This one is for all of the Nutella lovers out there. Cream cheese and Nutella are included in this pie to make it rich and creamy. The combination of cream cheese and hazelnut creates a mind-blowing flavor! And the best part is: it’s a no bake pie! All that you have to do is stir together softened cream cheese, Nutella, and powdered sugar, and your filling is done. 

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