Is there a better time of year for pies? If you’re thinking: “Yes, summer” – we respect you but we have to disagree. The cooler weather of Fall makes the preparation of a butter pie crust and the lengthy oven bake much more enjoyable. It’s time to load up your market bag and pull out your warming spices! If you’re not a fan of pumpkin pie, this list is still for you.
Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Have you ever made pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin before? The flavour and texture is next level! To make it worth the effort, we suggest doing a big patch in order to save some pumpkin puree in the freezer for muffins and other delicious baked goods throughout the Fall and Winter. Ask your farmer which pumpkin they would suggest. You can also use butternut squash, and no one will tell the difference!
Check out this recipe from Simply Recipes here.
How about a sweet potato pie?
If you want to switch it up a bit this year while keeping the essence of pumpkin pie, why not try sweet potato! Sweet potato pie offers a dense texture with all the same fall warming spices.
Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction here.
Apple Cheddar Pie
The combination of apples and sharp cheddar cheese is loved by many! Why not incorporate some of your favourite market cheese into the crust for extra flakiness and golden brown edges?
Get this recipe for Apple Cheddar Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction here.
Pear Custard Pie
If you want to offer something unique to the dessert table while still embracing the Fall harvest, this pear custard pie is the perfect choice. This custard takes 5 minutes to put together, and there’s no crust! Simple and delicious.
This this Pear Custard Pie recipe from Dinner at the Zoo here.
Cranberry Gingersnap Pie
Now this is the showstopper. The vibrant colour of local cranberries cannot be beat! This cranberry pie is paired with a gingersnap and walnut crust to cram in all the warm spicy toasty-ness we love about Thanksgiving.
Try this Cranberry Gingersnap Pie recipe from The View from Great Island here.
Butternut Squash Quiche
Lastly, if you’d like to go the savoury route, a fall quiche can’t be beat. Pick up some farm fresh eggs and whichever local squash tickles your fancy to make this rich and tasty pie.
Try this Butternut Squash Quiche recipe from Leite’s Culinaria here.