Autumn is a season perfect for pies. Cooler weather, leaves turning red and gold, more time spent inside to enjoy cozy evenings with apple cider and a crackling fire. Even if you don’t have a fireplace, you can still enjoy the comfy warmth of the season with a homemade pie! We’ve picked out a selection of easy to make, easy to love pies the whole family will love – or as a special treat just for you!
Let’s start with a classic. It’s not autumn without pumpkin pie appearing in a grocery store near you! But instead of buying a ready-made pie, why not make your own? With canned pumpkin readily available, this is an easy pie that will keep the smiles coming all season long. Just don’t forget the whipped cream.
A Southern classic, pecan pie is a sweet and crunchy treat! You can dice the pecans into pieces, or leave them whole on top for a striking, aesthetic topper. No matter the style, you can be sure you’ll have a delicious seasonal pie to follow any meal!
Thinking outside the box? Instead of a traditional pie, consider these folded pastries as an easy handheld option! Filled with your favorite fruit, hand pies are a traditional favorite that can be customized and decorated for any season or occasion.
The start of the school year, the first gust of fall wind – all of these can be celebrated with a classic apple pie! With a variety of crust options (closed, open, lattice, or with decorative cut-outs!), you can make this traditional pie new again with your own creative flourishes.
Why not put vegetables in pies? With this southern comfort staple, that’s exactly what you’re doing! Seasonal additions of nutmeg and cinnamon make this a holiday standard that many people even prefer over pumpkin pie.
Pick a pie that makes your mouth water and spend an afternoon baking! It’s a great way to celebrate welcoming the new season and a fun activity if you have kids that like to help in the kitchen. Plus, any activity that ends with dessert is something worth celebrating.