10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

10 Sweet and Savory Pies Your Guests Will Devour

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac and cheese and green bean casserole are all the usual fixings at a traditional Thanksgiving feast. But no meal would be complete without a delicious homemade pie. And we’re not just talking pumpkin pie. Savory standbys like shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie and British mince pie bring together your favorite comfort food flavors in one dish. Sure, some of these pie recipes may be a labor of love, but we can already taste the memories to come. Take your pick!

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10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

 1. Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sometimes, it’s the flavorful crust that makes the pie and not the filling. In this recipe, rolled oat flour, almonds and hemp seeds make a nutritious and golden, fragrant base. Ground nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon infuse it with mouthwatering fall flavor. Sweet potatoes offer a hearty dose of beta-carotene and vitamin A in the creamy filling. Photo and recipe: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped

10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

2. Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Lentils and Mushrooms

You get the same satisfying taste in this slimmed down version, which uses lentils instead of lamb for a vegetarian twist. Cremini mushrooms offer a meaty texture to the flavorful filling, and mashed potatoes serve as the creamy, pillowy base. Photo and recipe: Phoebe Lapine / Feed Me Phoebe

10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

3. Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

Raise your hand if portion size is your kryptonite? Good news: These single-serving baked apples are the perfect fix for your pie craving — and you still get to enjoy it a la mode, guilt free. Allspice-scented cranberries, blackberries and almonds make the heartwarming filling, and you can use pastry pie dough to create the lattice topping. Once the curst is golden brown, drizzle a little caramel sauce over the apples. Photo and recipe: Mahy / Two Purple Figs

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10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

4. Mince Pies

The classic British holiday dessert, which usually features beef, gets a meatless makeover with this Deliciously Ella recipe. For the crust, she uses ground almonds, coconut oil and medjool dates to keep it naturally sweet. The “mincemeat” is made with the classic fillings of dried cranberries, raisins, sultanas and apples. Photo and recipe: Ella Woodward / Deliciously Ella

10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

5. Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Who says pulled pork is reserved for enjoying it in sandwiches? This delicious pie features barbecue pulled pork — a welcome break from Thanksgiving turkey — but stays true to the original recipe with peas, corn, potatoes, onions and cheddar cheese. Using leftover pulled pork also helps cut down on cook time. Photo and recipe: Kristen Stevens / The Endless Meal

10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

6. 100-Calorie Pumpkin Pie Bites

With a plethora of desserts sure to fill up your holiday table, you’ll be glad you made these mini pumpkin pies. At 100 calories a pop, you still get the flaky, buttery crust and the comforting flavors of pumpkin spice and brown sugar — not to mention, real pumpkin. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

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10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

7. Roasted Tomato & Walnut Cream Tarts

These colorful, bite-sized tarts are festive appetizers to serve before the grand Thanksgiving feast. Thanks to almond flour, these delicious mini pies are gluten-free; nutritional yeast adds a cheesy, nutty flavor to the tarts shells, making them dairy-free as well. And for a flavorful filling, let the walnuts soak overnight so they will easily blend smoothly in the food processor. Roasting cherry tomatoes caramelizes their flavor and allows their delicious juices to burst into the filling. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Every Last Bite

10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

8. Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Mug Recipe

These super-quick chicken pot pies are great for a first course dish. At just 220 calories per mug, this recipe uses fillo sheets for the “crust.” Underneath is brimming with chicken breast pieces, asparagus and mixed veggies. This dish cooks up in just 25 minutes, so you can easily prepare them before your guests arrive. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

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10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

9. Roasted Leek and White Bean Galettes

If you’re looking for a dish that looks like dinner rolls and pie in one, these galettes are your answer. Packed with protein-rich cannellini beans, leeks and gruyere cheese, these galettes are sure to satiate your guests’ appetites before the main meal. The best part is they keep for at least two days in the fridge so you can make them ahead. You can warm them up in the oven before serving or serve them room temperature. Photo and recipe: Deb Perelman / Smitten Kitchen

10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

10. Mini Ham Cheese and Spinach Breakfast Pies

For those who love breakfast for dinner, these homestyle pies are filled with ham, mozzarella and spinach. Garlic, shallots and a hint of nutmeg infuse them with irresistible savory flavor. We’re guessing these will taste pretty good the day after Thanksgiving, too. Photo and recipe: Gina / Running to the Kitchen

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