Now that Christmas is fast on its way, we’re in full on holiday baking mode! We like to bake all kinds of things all year round but when it comes to Christmas, pies are the big winner for us. There are just so many deliciously seasonal pies to be made this time of year that we simply can’t resist! That’s why we’ve always got our eyes peeled for holiday recipes we’ve never tried before.
Are you feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about the idea of making scrumptious Christmas pies this season? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, flavour combinations, and recipes that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Candy cane pie
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make yourself a homemade Christmas pie from scratch, would you rather make it something totally novelty and eye catching that will also really appeal to the kids? Well, if you’re a lover of sweet things and mint flavours then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll appreciate the way Taste of Home made this awesomely creamy candy cane pie!
2. Pecan pumpkin pie
Are you the kind of pumpkin lover who still isn’t over the flavour even after eating it all fall? Well, just because it’s winter now doesn’t really mean that you can’t still get your pumpkin fill. Instead, add a bit of seasonally winter flavour to it to customize it a little and change things up! We love the way Blessed Beyond Crazy added some wintery crunch in the form of nuts to make this fragrant pecan pumpkin pie.
3. Brown sugar rum raisin pie
If you’ve never tried some kind of brown sugar based pie before than we are very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very delicious indeed! We’d suggest fixing that now but putting an awesome holiday spin on things by following the recipe featured on She Wears Many Hats to make the delicious brown sugar run raisin pie that smells just as much like the holidays as it tastes.
4. Cherry lattice pie
Where we come from, cherries might not grow and come into season solely in the winter but they’re certainly a seasonal flavour that has a true hey-day right around Christmas. Cherry chocolates are actually a Christmas morning family tradition in our house! That’s probably why we adored this cherry lattice pie idea from Good to Know so much.
5. White Christmas pie
Has your very favourite kind of pie actually always been cream pie but you feel like you don’t often see cream pies that are flavoured for Christmas and the holidays? In that case, we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to come across this white Christmas pie outlined step by step on Ann’s Entitled Life! Take a better look at their recipe and tutorial to learn how the white chocolate filling is made, as well as how to subtly but perfectly spice it so it smells and tastes like the Christmas spirit.
6. Apple cranberry streusel pie
Apple pie is another simple holiday tradition where we come from, since certain types of apples that are great for baking come into season around this time of year. Just because we grew up with simple, classic apple pies at Christmas, however, doesn’t mean we’re not open to trying new things! For example, we just knew we have to make this apple cranberry streusel holiday pie from Barbara Bakes the very moment we saw it.
7. German chocolate pie
Just like we said when we talked about brown sugar pie, you’ve been missing out on a delicious classic if you’ve never had a chocolate pie before! Chocolate might not seem like a typical holiday classic but the Christmas break is certainly the leading time of year when we eat the absolute most chocolate, so we still think it fits the bill! Take a better look at the recipe and tutorial on Creations by Kara to see how this German chocolate pie was made.
8. Pumpkin cream cheese pie
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a pumpkin pie even though it’s winter now and not fall, but you’ve also been considering the idea of making a cheesecake as dessert this year? Well, what if we told you that you can actually combine the two in one place so you don’t have to choose at all? We were very excited indeed to learn about this deliciously smooth pumpkin cream cheese pie outlined step by simple, creamy step on Ashlee Marie.
9. Candy cane Oreo pie
Do we actually still have you thinking about the very first idea we showed you at the top of our list but, if you’re going to make something kind of novelty tasting and unconventional, you think you might like to add more flavour than just candy cane? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this candy cane Oreo pie instead! See how it’s done with all kinds of flavour on Kleinworth & Co.
10. Traditional mince pies
Of course, most people’s traditional holiday family pie recipes are, in fact, for sweet and dessert pies, but that’s not actually the only kind you can make for the holidays! Many people prefer to make savoury pies instead of or as well as a dessert. We’ve made classic mince pies many times before, but this year we’re feeling very intrigued by the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking that shows you how to make a miniature version!
11. Delicious banoffee pie
Banoffee pie is the kind of pie that has so many decadent layers you can hardly believe that such a thing is real by the time you’re making it. Far from tasting overpowering, this practically gourmet flavoured pie is actually quite light and pleasant in its taste, making it essentially the perfect dessert. Bananas might not seem like the usual holiday ingredient of course, but the perfect blend of cream and spices included in all of this gives it that hint of flavour that hits just right around the holidays. Get the full details for making your own banoffee from scratch on e-Recipe!
12. Chocolate caramel apple pie with streusel topping
Have you actually felt pretty intrigued by quite a number of the dishes you’ve seen so far and now you’re having trouble deciding which one you want to make first? Well, what if we said that instead of choosing between the elements you’re feeling tempted by, you could make something that has quite a number of them already in one place? This delicious chocolate caramel apple pie with streusel topping, laid out nice and clearly on A Bountiful Kitchen, is the perfect example of what we mean.
13. Sweet potato pie with cream cheese swirl
Have we really got your attention with this whole idea of making a slightly fall sounding pie but with a creamy Christmas twist on it, but you can’t help feeling like you’ve already eaten enough pumpkin for one season? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Eating Well made this fantastic sweet potato pie with cream cheese swirl instead!
14. Cranberry ice cream pie
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make a Christmas pie of some kind from scratch would you much rather make something really unconventional but still Christmas flavoured that your family probably hasn’t tried before? Well, if you’ve ever been a fan of cold treats, then we think you simply must take a look at how Brown Eyed Baker made this incredibly decadent but surprisingly simple cranberry ice cream pie!
15. Eggnog pie
Have you actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how you haven’t really felt entirely sold on any of these pies really tasting specifically like Christmas? Well, patience pays off nicely, because here’s a recipe that couldn’t possibly hold more classic Christmas flavour! Take a better look at the recipe featured on Taste of Home to see how it’s made in more detail.
Do you have another favourite Christmas pie recipe that’s always a huge hit in your household but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or share the recipe with us in the comments section so we can give it a try as well!