Gorgeous Pies and Tarts for the Holidays

Go ahead, indulge! Every stunning dessert here will delight you and your holiday guests.


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Cranberry-Cherry Pie

    Sweet-citrus flavors mingle in this lattice-top classic, including finely-shredded orange peel, tart cherries, cranberries, and crystallized ginger.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   55 mins  375°F 
Stand   15 mins 
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Buttermilk Pie

    So-rich buttermilk makes this luscious pie a classic. Ground nutmeg adds a pretty topping.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  4 hrs 
Cool  1 hr 
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Honey-Walnut Pie

    A made-by-you cinnamon pastry pairs nicely with the crunchy-tart walnuts in this gorgeous holiday pie.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   45 mins  350°F 
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Pear-Cranberry Deep-Dish Pie

    Cranberries give this full-of-fruit holiday pie a rosy hue and hint of tartness. The best part? You can use frozen cranberries if you prefer.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Cool   30 mins 
Bake   55 mins  to 1 hr  375°F 
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Maple, Apple, and Cheddar Pie

    Cranberries give this full-of-fruit holiday pie a rosy hue and hint of tartness. The best part? You can use frozen cranberries if you prefer.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cool  1 hr 
Bake  1 hr  375°F 
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Mini Holiday Fruit Pies

    Sliced kumquats and fresh sage leaves top this sweet-tart cranberry pie.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 4 pies
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  375°F 
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Pecan-Cranberry Tart

    This tart has all the goodness of pecan pie with a sweet-tart hit from the cranberries.

Makes: 20 servings
Serving size: 2 tarts (10 servings each)
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   35 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
Chill  2 hrs 
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Mini Pumpkin Pudding Pies

    A creamy mixture of pumpkin and butterscotch pudding fills buttery pastry.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 8 pies; each serves one or two
Prep   30 mins 
Chill   30 mins 
Bake   10 mins  450°F 
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Holiday Fruit Pie

    A tart-sweet mixture of cranberries and golden raisins fills a buttery pastry.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill   30 mins 
Bake   45 mins  375°F 
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Triple Mint Ice Cream Dessert

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream and two different kinds of candy top a layer of crushed chocolate cookies.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  1 hr 
Freeze  8 hrs 
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Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Tart

    A sprinkling of coarse salt brings the irresistible salt-sweet combo to this luscious caramel and ganache tart.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
Chill  8 hrs 
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Chocolate Amaretto-Apricot Crunch Pie

    Thin slices of apricot, velvety whipped cream, and a sweet crumb mixture top this decadent pie.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Chill  5 hrs 30 mins  to 24 hrs 
Bake   10 mins  to  12 mins  350°F 
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Nuts About Cranberries Tart

    A sweet mixture of pears, cranberries, almonds, and pistachios fills this gorgeous tart. You can make the rich and buttery pastry crust yourself or use a store-bought one.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   15 mins  to  20 mins  375°F 
Bake   11 mins  to  12 mins  450°F 
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Bittersweet Truffle Tart

    A hint of strawberry flavor adds an unexpected twist to this chocolaty dessert. The cocoa-flavored crust is topped with a layer of chocolate and almond-laced mascarpone.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill  3 hrs 
Bake   12 mins  to  14 mins  350°F 
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Chocolate Eggnog Swirl Pie

    This modern variation of an old-time favorite includes fresh ginger and a velvety cream cheese swirl.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  4 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Cool  2 hrs 
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Raspberry Pie with Chambord

    Chambord, a delicious blend of red and black raspberries, honey, and vanilla infused in cognac, gives this raspberry pie a holiday-worthy twist.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   55 mins  to 1 hr  375°F 
Stand   45 mins 
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Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart

    A buttery crust, made from crushed chocolate or vanilla cookies, is filled with a silky blend of chocolate and peanut butter.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  4 hrs  to 27 hrs 
Cool   10 mins 
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Spiked Eggnog Custard Pie

    Two holiday favorites come together to make this exquisite pie. Creme-filled pirouette cookies and grated nutmeg make a festive topping.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Chill  1 hr  to 24 hrs 
Cool  1 hr 
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Chocolate Pecan Pie with Kahlua

    The roasty-toasty coffee-flavored liqueur enhances the chocolate and pecans in this irresistible pie.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Bake   35 mins  375°F 
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Apple-Toffee Tartlets

    Filled with a buttery blend of apples, toffee pieces, and brown sugar, these tiny tartlets are simple and fun to make. Serve them with a scoop of coffee or cinnamon ice cream.

Makes: 24 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   18 mins  375°F 
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Peppermint and White Chocolate Cream Pie

    Rich white chocolate filling billows over this pie's dark chocolate crust with a double dose of mint flavor

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Chill  8 hrs 15 mins  to 24 hrs 
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Chocolate Meringue Pie

    This deep-dish pie will become one of your holiday favorites. You'll make it again and again.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Chill  3 hrs  to 6 hrs 
Cool  2 hrs 
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Cherry Almond Tart

    A lattice-top crust gives this easy-to-make tart a fancy pastry shop-look. Serve it with a scoop of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cool   15 mins 
Freeze   10 mins 
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Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

    Fresh cranberries and pear slices are piled high in this irresistible pie. Warm caramel sauce adds a touch of sweetness.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cool  1 hr 30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 10 mins  375°F 
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Mini Sweet Potato Pies

    Maple syrup-laced filling and fluffy meringue topping add a fresh spin to this holiday favorite.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   35 mins  375°F 
Broil   1 min 
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Dried Pear and Chocolate Caramel Tart

    This decadent dessert is ideal for any holiday occasion. To make it ahead, bake the tart as directed, chill for 24 hours, and let it stand at room temperature for three hours before serving.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cool  1 hr 
Bake   10 mins  450°F 
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Chocolate-Peanut Mousse Pie

    This luscious pie is sure to be a hit with you and your holiday guests. Chocolate curls and a sprinkling of peanuts jazz it up.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Freeze   35 mins 
Chill  4 hrs or overnight
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Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie

    Leaves cut from pastry dough top this rich and creamy pie. Serve it along with pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or as a dinner party dessert.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill  5 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Cook   15 mins 
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Holiday Must-Have: Perfect Pie Tool Kit

    We love baking apple pies in the fall. This kit makes it easy!

    Make perfect pies every time with our exclusive kitchen-tested kit!

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Chocolate Chess Pie

    If you love chocolate, this pie is a must-try. Make it ahead -- it freezes beautifully -- to save time on the day of your holiday party.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  1 hr  350°F 
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Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

    With a crisp hazelnut crust and creamy chocolate filling, this holiday dessert is true bliss. Chocolate-dipped hazelnuts and coarsely chopped chocolate make a pretty garnish.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill   30 mins 
Bake   38 mins 450/375
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